For Immediate Release
WINTER DEW TOUR ARRIVES IN BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. FOR THE TOTINO'S OPEN, DECEMBER 17-20 AT
BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT
Colorado-Natives OneRepublic to Headline Two Nights of Concerts at Riverwalk
Burr Ridge, Ill. – December 15, 2009 – The Winter Dew Tour, the world's premier season-long winter action sports tour, kicks off its 2009-10 sophomore season with the first of three stops, the Totino's Open, beginning Thursday, Dec. 17 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Winter Dew Tour returns to Breckenridge, Colo. for the second consecutive year, hosting four days of slopestyle and superpipe competitions for the world's best snowboard and freeski athletes.
The athlete roster includes the who's who in the snowboard world, highlighted by defending 2008-09 Dew Cup champion Spencer O'Brien (SNB slope) as well as Olympic hopefuls Mason Aguirre, Steve Fisher and Breckenridge-local Zack Black, fresh off a third-place finish at the Grand Prix at Copper. The best of the best in the freeski world will also be competing at Breckenridge Ski Resort, with icon Simon Dumont and local athletes Colby West and Bobby Brown representing their sport.
The complete schedule of events for the Totino's Open is as follows:
Thursday, December 17th
SNB SS Men Open Qualifier 9:30am – 1:00pm
SKI SP Open Qualifier 1:00pm – 4:00pm
SNB SS Women Open Qualifier 2:15pm – 4:00pm
Friday, December 18th
SKI SS Open Qualifier 9:00am – 12:30pm
SNB SP Women Prelims 10:00am – 10:45am
SNB SP Men Prelims 11:05am – 12:30pm
SNB SS Men Prelims 1:30pm – 4:00pm
SKI SP Prelims 4:00pm – 5:30pm
OneRepublic concert at Riverwalk 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, December 19th
SNB SS Women Prelims 9:30am – 10:30am
SNB SP Women Final 11:00am – 11:40am
SNB SP Men Final 12:00pm – 1:00pm
SKI SS Prelims 2:00pm – 4:00pm
SKI SP Final 5:30pm – 6:30pm
OneRepublic concert at Riverwalk 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Sunday, December 20th
SKI SS Final 10:30am – 12:00pm
SNB SS Women Final 2:00pm – 2:40pm
SNB SS Men Final 3:00pm- 4:00pm
**SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Action Zone tickets for the Winter Dew Tour's Totino's Open are available for $100 for the weekend and are on sale exclusively through gobreck.com/dewtour. Action Zone tickets are for adults and children and provide access to priority reserved viewing areas for all finals contests throughout the event, in addition to official Winter Dew Tour swag, a behind-the-scenes tour, athlete autograph session, merchandise discount coupon and cold Mountain Dew or hot chocolate.
Beyond the competitions, Colorado-natives OneRepublic will headline two nights of the Winter Dew Tour's Music Series presented by Verizon Wireless – Friday and Saturday, December 18-19, at the Riverwalk Center in the town of Breckenridge. Friday night's concert will begin at 7pm, while Saturday's will kick off at 7:30pm. Tickets for both shows are $22 and are be available via allisports.com. Five dollars of every ticket purchased will be donated to local charity SOS Outreach.
NBC Saturday, Dec. 19 3-4:30pm EST SNB Pipe Women's/Men's Finals
NBC Sunday, Dec. 20 4-6pm EST SNB Slope Women's/Men's Finals
USA Network Saturday, Dec. 19 Midnight-1am EST SKI Pipe Finals
USA Network Sunday, Dec. 20 2-3am EST SKI Slope Finals
USA Network Monday, Dec. 21 7-8am EST
MTV2 Saturday, Jan. 2 10-11pm EST
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.
Entering its second season, the top athletes in the world will take part in this year's Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded in Mount Snow, Vt. at season's end. The 2008-09 Dew Cup champions include Shaun White (Snowboard Superpipe and Slopestyle), Kelly Clark (Snowboard Superpipe), Spencer O'Brien (Snowboard Slopestyle), PK Hunder (Freeski Slopestyle) and Tanner Hall (Freeski Superpipe).
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Winter Dew Tour
The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, and a $1.5 million competitive purse. Each event features men's and women's snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle) and freeskiing (superpipe and slopestyle). At season's end, the overall point's leaders are crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements compliment the competitions at each Tour event including the Festival Village, specialty competitions, and live cutting edge music. The Winter Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC Sports with additional competition and lifestyle broadcasts on MTV, MTV2 and USA. The Winter Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia and Extreme Channel. Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor); Totino's, Wendy's and Toyota (event title sponsors). Associate partners include Ball Park, MATADOR by Jack Link's, Nike 6.0, Paul Mitchell, PowerBar, Shaun White Snowboarding and Verizon Wireless. More information can be found at www.allisports.com.
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