Eight Snowboard and Freeski Olympic Gold Medalists to Compete in Dew Tour Mountain Championships

12 November 2014
On Behalf of Alli Sports

The Dew Tour Mountain Championships, the world’s premier annual winter action sports event, returns to the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colo. December 11-14. The four-day event will feature many of the world’s best international snowboard and freeski athletes, including all eight superpipe and slopestyle gold medalists from the Sochi Olympics. In addition, NBC and NBCSN will combine to present seven hours of Dew Tour Mountain Championships coverage, December 13-14.
Athletes competing in the 2014 Dew Tour Mountain Championships include snowboard slopestyle competitors Sage Kotsenburg (USA/ Gold), Mark McMorris (CAN/Bronze), Jamie Anderson (USA/Gold), Enni Rukajarvi (FIN/Silver) and Jenni Jones (GBR/Bronze); snowboard superpipe competitors Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI/Gold), Ayumu Hirano (JPN/Silver), Kaitlyn Farrington (USA/Gold) and Kelly Clark (USA/Bronze); freeski slopestyle competitors, Joss Christensen (USA/Gold), Gus Kenworthy (USA/Silver), Nick Goepper (USA/Bronze), Dara Howell (CAN/Gold), Devin Logan (USA/Silver) and Kim Lamarre (CAN/Bronze); and freeski superpipe competitors David Wise (USA/Gold), Mike Riddle (CAN/Silver), Kevin Rolland (FRA/Bronze), Maddie Bowman (USA/Gold), Marie Martinod (FRA/Silver) and Ayana Onozuka (JPN/Bronze).
In the men’s snowboard superpipe competition, 2014 Winter Olympic gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov will face a collection of competitors vying to top the podium, including Ayumu Hirano and Danny Davis. In the women’s snowboard superpipe contest, Winter Olympic gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington and bronze medalist Kelly Clark will compete. The men’s snowboard slopestyle competition will feature Winter Olympic gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg against bronze medalist Mark McMorris, while the women’s competition will include Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson, silver medalist Enni Rukajarvi and bronze medalist Jenny Jones.
After making its Winter Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Games, the sport of freeski will see top international contenders take the stage at the Dew Tour Mountain Championships. In the men’s freeski superpipe contest Olympic gold medalist David Wise will face silver medalist Mike Riddle and bronze medalist Kevin Rolland. The American trio that topped the first-ever Olympic men’s freeski slopestyle podium in Sochi, including gold medalist Joss Christensen, silver medalist Gus Kenworthy and bronze medalist Nick Goepper, will once again be going head-to-head, this time for the coveted Dew Cup. In the women’s freeski slopestyle contest, Olympic gold medalist Dara Howell, silver medalist Devin Logan and bronze medalist Kim Lamarre will be competing.
The 2014 Dew Tour Mountain Championships will be televised, December 13-14 on NBC and NBCSN.
Saturday, Dec. 13 1 – 3 p.m. NBC
Saturday, Dec. 13 1 – 2:30 a.m. NBCSN
Sunday, Dec. 14 1 – 3 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Dec. 14 4 – 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
*All times ET
For additional Dew Tour event or telecast information, visit www.DewTour.com and the Dew Tour Facebook page.
The Dew Tour consists of four marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), with additional competitions integrated throughout the year. Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is televised on NBC and NBCSN and streamed on DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed domestically on Universal HD and Comcast SportsNet, and internationally on Eurosport, TVA, Fox Sports Asia, Extreme Sports Channel, MCM, ProSieben and Globosat. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Paul Mitchell, Wheaties, Quiznos and Squatch. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.
For further information:
Dew Tour:
Colleen Hillgard: (630) 908.6334

Ketchum PR for Dew Tour
Katie Trotsky: (312) 228.6883
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction 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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