Despite a slow start to the winter season in Breckenridge, CO, the Dew Tour will be packed with action and will go off on December 8-11. This year's event will feature the all-new Team Challenge, an adaptive banked slalom race, a modified slopestyle contest, and streetstyle event. Our TransWorld SNOWboarding Rider's Poll Awards will also take place on Friday, December 9th, and we’ll present the most coveted awards in snowboarding.
Unfortunately Mother Nature hasn't produced the necessary conditions needed to build the superpipe, so that portion of the event has been canceled, but through the dedicated work of Snow Park Technologies, Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Dew Tour, the rest of the events and courses will be dialed and ready for a great event.
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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."
•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.
"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."
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.