Final Countdown to Dew Tour Ski and Snowboard Competition in Breckenridge Begins

30 November 2016
With Nine Days Left Until Winter Dew Tour Kicks Off, TEN Confirms Course and Format Modifications Including Return of Slopestyle and Streetstyle; Debut of New Adaptive Course, Dew Tour Experience and Team Challenge; Cancellation of Superpipe Competition
Nov. 30, 2016 (CARLSBAD, Calif.) – The final countdown is on for the ninth annual winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colo. scheduled for Dec. 8 – 11, presented by Mountain Dew® and TEN: The Enthusiast Network. Weather patterns have brought snow, cold temperatures, and favorable weather to the forecast, allowing TEN and Breckenridge Ski Resort to provide a new two-part slopestyle competition, a new adaptive banked slalom competition, a new team challenge and the return of streetstyle. Winter conditions did not arrive in time for the construction of the modified superpipe competition, which has been removed from the event schedule.

“We are fortunate to have the combined expertise of TEN: The Enthusiast Network, Snow Park Technologies and Breckenridge Ski Resort in delivering a modified course and competition that will embrace the spirit and style of the reimagined Dew Tour,” said Adam Cozens, VP and General Manager, Dew Tour. “We’re excited to kick off this preeminent winter season event with the modified jumps and jibs course, adaptive, streetstyle and our new team challenge, as well as a whole weekend of competition and fun including our Saturday night concert, the Powder Awards and TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards, activations on-hill and in-town and more.”

What to Look Forward To:
  • The fully integrated Dew Tour Experience – the four-day winter celebration and intersection of music, art and action sports culture – will take place at the base of Peak 8 and in downtown Breckenridge.
  • The Team Challenge which allows invited ski and snowboard brands to build teams of two specialized athletes who will compete on Dew Tour’s reimagined two-part slopestyle course
  • Reimagined individual slopestyle competition that will include a Jump Section with one massive big air style jump where diversity will be rewarded as athletes are scored based on their best two out of four jumps and the Jibs Section, now featuring four separate jib setups, in which the best one out of three runs will be judged. Results from both sections will be combined for one total slopestyle score.
  • Adaptive competition makes its debut at Dew Tour with adaptive athletes slated to run on a banked slalom course on Springmeier trail and compete for fastest times.
  • Streetstyle, a fan favorite, will take place in the heart of Breckenridge on Dec. 9, coinciding with the other new town events – Powder Awards and TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards.
 
A full updated schedule is now posted on DewTour.com. 
 
“We’re thrilled to see the Dew Tour come to life for the ninth consecutive year and to be able to reimagine the experience for athletes and fans,” said John Buhler, vice president and chief operating officer of Breckenridge Ski Resort. “We’re extremely proud of the partnerships we’ve established with TEN and Mountain Dew and the hard work put in by all to realize this remarkable event.”
 
For updates on the Dew Tour schedule of events, visit DewTour.com and follow @DewTour on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. NBC will air two specials on the Winter Dew Tour on Dec. 17 and Dec. 24, 2016. 
 
About Dew Tour
Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands and fans in a celebration of creativity and style.  
 
In 2016, TEN: The Enthusiast Network became the official strategic partner to lead content production, execution and event staging for the Dew Tour. Working in close collaboration with TEN’s core action sports media brands and in partnership with DEW®, Dew Tour continues to progress events and content, bringing millions of action sports fans engaging stories and experiences across digital and broadcast mediums. In addition to Dewtour.com and TEN’s digital network, Dew Tour’s summer and winter events will be broadcast on NBC.
 
About TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 60 websites, 50 publications, 50 annual events, the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service, as well as the world’s largest automotive and action/adventure sports media platforms, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.
 
About Breckenridge Ski Resort
With five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22ft Superpipe, 11 bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, there are good reasons why “Breck” is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of its locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities and events, Breck embodies more than just a destination, it inspires a way of life.  www.breckenridge.com.
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate ten world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com




 
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