The AST has had huge success with their Summer series and we in the Winter sports world have been waiting for something like the Dew Tour for some time.
Breckenridge, CO (PRWEB) July 27, 2008
The AST, the umbrella brand and organization of today's most prestigious action sports events, has announced the host resorts and dates for the three stops of the inaugural AST Winter Dew Tour. The Winter Tour, which will feature freeskiing and snowboarding disciplines for both men and women, will kick off at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colo., Dec. 18-21, 2008 continue at Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vt., Jan. 8-11, 2009, concluding at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Feb. 19-22, 2009.
The disciplines for the men will include slopestyle and superpipe snowboarding as well as slopestyle and superpipe skiing. The disciplines for the women include slopestyle and superpipe snowboarding and slopestyle and superpipe skiing exhibitions. All three stops of the Winter Dew Tour will be televised on NBC and event information for spectators will be available prior to the start of the season.
"We are extremely excited with all three of our host resorts for the inaugural AST Winter Dew Tour," said Wade Martin, AST President. "We feel that each resort is a great fit for the AST and we look forward to the start of another successful action sports series."
"From a athletes perspective we are all really fired up about the inaugural AST Winter Dew Tour season, said Simon Dumont, 2007 World Superpipe Champion." "The AST has had huge success with their Summer series and we in the Winter sports world have been waiting for something like the Dew Tour for some time."
The Breckenridge event marks the return of the Dew Tour to Colorado after a two-year hiatus from the original summer series at the Pepsi Center in 2005-06. The five-stop summer series includes season-long competition in skateboarding, BMX freestyle and freestyle motocross, in which competitors earn points toward an overall championship cup awarded at season's end. A similar structure is planned for the winter series, with a $1.5 million competitive purse spread across the three stops.
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