Fantastic line-up for the Winter Dew Tour
Thu 13 November 08
Looks like ol' Shaun White has gone and double booked himself between the 2nd event on the tour at Mount Snow and the BEO over in Switzerland. Travis Rice, Hannah Teter, Torah Bright and Danny Kass will be vying for the $1.5 million prize purse as well
The Winter Dew Tour today announced the world’s top snowboard athletes that will compete for the coveted Dew Cup and a share of the $1.5 million prize purse offered at the end of the three-stop series, which will kick off December 18 in Breckenridge, Colo.
The athlete roster reads like the who’s who of professional snowboarding, highlighted by multiple X Games and Olympic medalists including Shaun White, Hannah Teter, Andreas Wiig, Travis Rice and Gretchen Bleiler.
"I feel like the Dew Tour is gonna be huge and I'm really looking forward to riding on the entire series this year," said Teter. "The roster of athletes that will be competing on the Winter Dew Tour is sick. It'll be a fun battle to see who comes away with Dew Cup at the end of the season."
White, who’s competed in skateboard vert on the Summer Dew Tour, will be the first Summer crossover athlete. White was the Dew Tour season points leader for skateboard vert in 2007, and was awarded the coveted Dew Cup for his efforts. After successful Summer season’s, White will compete in the superpipe discipline on the Winter Dew Tour. The 22-year-old from Carlsbad, Calif. has been a force to be reckoned with in competitive snowboarding since the tender age of 14.
“This is shaping up to be as impressive of an athlete field as anyone could hope for in a winter event; the Winter Dew Tour competition is bound to be a fight to the bitter end,” said Wade Martin, AST president. “With more than 28 hours of original programming on NBC, MTV, MTV2 and USA, there will be action-packed content for the crowds onsite in addition to the fans at home tuning in to the broadcast.”
The roster of snowboard athletes includes the following notables:
• Shaun White
• Mason Aguirre
• Trevor Jacob
• Hannah Teter
• Gretchen Bleiler
• Kelly Clark
• Travis Rice
• Andreas Wiig
• Danny Kass
• Kevin Pearce
• Jamie Anderson
• Hana Beaman
• Torah Bright
The complete list of Winter Dew Tour competitors will be released on Monday, Nov. 24.
Similar to the Dew Tour’s summer competition structure, the Winter Dew Tour will be based on a cumulative points system as the top snow athletes battle it out for a piece of the $1.5 million prize purse and the chance to take home the Dew Cup at the conclusion of the season in February.
The complete 2008/09 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Stop 1 Dec. 18-21, 2008 Breckenridge, Colo.—Breckenridge Ski Resort
Stop 2 Jan. 8-11, 2009 West Dover, Vt.—Mount Snow Resort
Stop 3 Feb. 19-22, 2009 Lake Tahoe, Calif.—Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort
Thu 13 November 08, Davos, Switzerland
a 5*TTR slopestyle is added to the 6* Quarterpipe competition this season at the O'Neill Evolution in Davos
Tue 18 November 08
8 team GB riders including new tour leader Jamie Nichols headed to Germany for the first event in the series
Mon 24 November 08, Snozone Castleford, United Kingdom
Brit Jamie Nicholls does it again and this time back on his own turf.
Tue 02 December 08
If you're reading this then you'll already noticed a few tweaks but read on to get details on all the things that have changed.
Mon 08 December 08, Ischgl, Austria
After performing at the official opening event for the new season in Ischgl, Austria, she then took a bit of time out to take some snowboarding lessons