Breckenridge, Colo. – December 20, 2009 – Norwegian-native Andreas Hatveit took home his first Winter Dew Tour win at the freeski slopestyle final.
Hatveit, 23, earned a first-place score of 93.00 with a run that included a double cork 1080 and a switch right 1080. Tom Wallisch of Pittsburgh, Pa. locked in the second-place finish during his second run, landing a pretzel on the rail, a rodeo 900 and a misty 5 off the rail to earn a score of 92.38. Following in third was Sammy Carlson of Tigard, Ore., with a score of 91.13. Sammy's solid run included a 270 onto the rail and a switch misty 900 poke.
"Getting here [to the Winter Dew Tour] and watching the level of riding, I was just aiming to get third," said Hatveit. "But I finally got my run together, and it was definitely the best run I've ever had in my life so I couldn't be happier."
The four-day competition was the first of three stops of the Winter Dew Tour, featuring men's and women's snowboarding and freeskiing disciplines. Approximately 32,000 people experienced the Winter Dew Tour this weekend in Breckenridge, Colorado. The Tour will continue on to Snowbasin, a Sun Valley Resort, in Ogden Utah, and conclude at Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vermont.
The complete 2009-10 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Totino's Open Dec. 17-20 Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Wendy's Invitational Jan. 14-17 Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah
Toyota Championship Feb. 4-7 Mount Snow Resort – West Dover, Vt.