Confirmed Athletes for Winter Dew Tour Opener Announced

First Round of Confirmed Freeski Athletes for the Winter Dew Tour's Nike 6.0 Open at Breckenridge Ski Resort, Dec. 16-19, 2010

Wells, Dumont, Brown, Carlson, Schiller and Hudak Among Confirmed Freeski Athletes

Below is the first round of pre-qualified* freeski athletes confirmed to compete at the first of three stops on the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour – the Nike 6.0 Open at Breckenridge Ski Resort, Dec. 16-19, 2010. The Winter Dew Tour continues to be the leader in fostering new talent and will hold its Open Qualifiers at the Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge to allow spots for emerging talent on the Tour. Highlights of some open qualifier freeski athletes are below as well.

The second round of confirmed freeski athletes for the Nike 6.0 Open will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 with the full, final roster of athletes to be announced closer to the event.

Athlete registration for the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour season is currently open and will remain open until Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. CST. To register, please visit


Men's Freeski Superpipe Men's Freeski Slopestyle
Xavier Bertoni Elias Ambuhl
Justin Dorey Anders Backe
Matt Duhamel Bobby Brown
Simon Dumont Sammy Carlson
Banks Gilberti Philip Casabon
Antti-Jussi Kemppainen Ian Cosco
Dan Marion Charles Gagnier
Peter Olenick Banks Gilberti
Tucker Perkins Steffen Hamre
Mike Riddle Elvis Eidsvold Harsheim
Jossi Wells Andreas Håtveit
Colby West JF Houle
Torin Yater-Wallace Sean Jordan
TJ Schiller
Alex Schlopy
McRae Williams

Open Qualifiers

Men's Freeski Superpipe Men's Freeski Slopestyle
Noah Bowman Antti-Jussi Kemppainen
Thomas Krief Nick Martini
Matt Margetts Mike Riddle
Tyler Peterson Oscar Scherlin
Walter Wood Colby West
Women's Freeski Superpipe Women's Freeski Slopestyle
Jessica Cumming Grete Eliassen
Devin Logan Keri Herman
Rosalind Groenewoud Jen Hudak
Jen Hudak Kristi Leskinen
Mirjam Jaeger Meg Olenick

* Athletes are pre-qualified based on their rankings at the end of the 2009-10 Winter Dew Tour season.

The complete 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                            Date            Location

Nike 6.0 Open                   Dec. 16-19      Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.

Winter Dew Tour Killington      Jan. 20-23      Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.

Toyota Championships            Feb. 10-13      Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah

Entering its third season, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2009-10 Dew Cup champions include Andreas Hatveit (Freeski Slopestyle), Jossi Wells (Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women's Snowboard Slopestyle), Sage Kotsenburg (Men's Snowboard Slopestyle), Kaitlyn Farrington (Women's Snowboard Superpipe), JJ Thomas (Men's Snowboard Superpipe).