LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort welcomes The Winter Gatorade Free Flow Tour on Jan. 22 and 23.  The official amateur series of the Winter Dew Tour, the Winter Gatorade Free Flow Tour visits the country’s premier mountains, giving top amateurs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go from “Flow” to “Pro.”

The goal is to find top talent from across the country while giving snowboarders and freeskiers of all abilities the opportunity to have fun while competing in a contest.

As the official amateur series of the Winter Dew Tour, Gatorade Free Flow Tour offers winners from each event expense-paid trips to the Tour Finals, which take place at the Dew Tour pro event in February. The overall winners at Finals earn a wildcard spot into the first Dew Tour stop the following season.

The 2010/11 Tour consists of 10 regional events across 10 mountain resorts in the U.S., featuring snowboarding (slopestyle and superpipe) and freeski (slopestyle and superpipe). The winner of each regional event earns a trip to compete in the Winter Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals held at the Winter Dew Tour’s Toyota Championships. The champions in the six disciplines of the Winter Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals earn a spot to compete against the pros at the first stop of the 2011/12 Winter Dew Tour. Gatorade’s partnership with the Free Flow Tour began in 2009, and with its presence comes an added commitment to uplift amateur freeskiers and snowboarders and provide an extended platform to grow action sports. Fuel TV broadcasts select coverage of the Winter Gatorade Free Flow Tour, and allisports.com is the home of all digital content and tour information.

Online registration is available at www.gatoradefreeflowtour.com <http://www.gatoradefreeflowtour.com/> . The fee is $20 for a single discipline and $30 for two. The competition will take place in Okemo’s Superpipe and adjoining Dew Zone terrain park.

To learn more about Okemo Mountain Resort, visit www.okemo.com <http://www.okemo.com/>  or call (802) 228-1600.