Mountain Dew® and TEN: The Enthusiast Network announced the initial schedule for the annual winter Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition and festival to be held in Breckenridge, Colo. December 14-17, 2017. This year’s winter Dew Tour will serve as a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding and skiing competitions. The Dew Tour will also host its signature Team Challenge and Streetstyle competitions and a calendar of fan-based activities, both on the mountain and within the town of Breckenridge.
Competition kicks off with the qualifying rounds of Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle and Halfpipe competitions on Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14. The top seeds will continue to the finals on Friday and Saturday, all of which are U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic qualifying events. Thursday night is the annual POWDER Awards to be held at the Riverwalk Theatre.
Friday, December 15 includes Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard Superpipe finals beginning at 10 a.m MST. That evening, Dew Tour’s signature Streetstyle event will feature an exciting ski and snowboard jib session held in downtown Breckenridge, followed by the TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING annual Riders Poll Awards at the Riverwalk Theatre.
On Saturday, December 16, Olympic qualifying events continue with the Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle competitions starting at 9:30 am. Dew Tour’s tradition of incorporating music, art and culture into its events will be highlighted Saturday evening with its concert at the Riverwalk Theatre. Details on the concert and ticket sales are forthcoming.
Sunday, December 17, Dew Tour’s Superpipe and Slopestyle courses will be specially modified for the unique Team Challenge competition. The Team Challenge includes 12 of the biggest winter hardgoods brands (six ski and six snowboard) competing in a format that embraces the industry’s community. Each brand has one team captain and three of their team athletes compete in one of three sections — modified Superpipe, jibs and jumps.
From Thursday through Sunday, the Dew Tour Experience will be showcased at the Peak 8 base area with a myriad of activities, athlete autograph signings and free giveaways featuring Dew Tour partners. In downtown Breckenridge, the Dew Tour Apres Festival continues from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday - Sunday at Blue River Plaza and Riverwalk Lawn, with apres festivities, partner exhibits and live music.
See the Winter Dew Tour’s schedule of events here (subject to change).
About Dew Tour
Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands and fans in a celebration of creativity and style.
In 2016, TEN: The Enthusiast Network became the official strategic partner to lead content production, execution and event staging for the Dew Tour. Working in close collaboration with TEN’s core action sports media brands and in partnership with DEW®, Dew Tour continues to progress events and content, bringing millions of action sports fans engaging stories and experiences across digital and broadcast mediums. In addition to Dewtour.com and TEN’s digital network, Dew Tour’s summer and winter events will be broadcast on NBC.
About TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 60 websites, 50 publications, 50 annual events, the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service, as well as the world’s largest automotive and action/adventure sports media platforms, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.
About Breckenridge Ski Resort
With five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22ft Superpipe, 11 bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, there are good reasons why “Breck” is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of its locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities and events, Breck embodies more than just a destination, it inspires a way of life. www.breckenridge.com.