Winter is upon us and we are just weeks away from the 9th annual Dew Tour ski and snowboard event that kicks off the competition season. Dew Tour will be returning to Breckenridge, Colorado December 8th-11th. The cozy mountain town will be taken over by snowboard and ski athletes, fans, artists and entertainer from all around the world. The event has grown overtime and brings in the biggest names in extreme winter sports. The competition embraces creativity and has continuously evolved each year to keep up as the sport grows. It has introduced and pushes the limits in style, including the new addition of the street style competition. It has gained respect from the entire world of sports and has served as a qualifying event for the Winter Olympics.
TEN (The Enthusiastic Network) has taken over production for the 2016 Dew Tour and has promised that this year it has been completely “re-imagined” bringing brand new elements not only to the slopes but to the event as a whole. The coordinators have planned a “festival-like” four day event that is expected to bring in more people to Dew Tour than ever before.
Opening night, Powder Magazine will host the 17th annual “Powder Awards” at the Riverwalk Theater. This award ceremony recognizes the best cinematography, photography, and athletic achievement in skiing. There will be a two day street festival with live music and entertainment followed by the “Transworld Snowboarding’s Rider’s Pole Awards” on Friday.
Snow Park Technologies have engineered and built a course that breaks the mold of traditional designs and could possibly change the format of all snowboarding and ski competitions around the world. These pioneers of design have created exciting new competition courses for men and women’s slope style, superpipe and the brand new three-person “Team Challenge”. This year, the Dew Tour course will be split into three sections: the modified-superpipe, slope style jump zone and separate slope style rail section, and jib zone with five islands that has more features than have been seen in past events.
Although Dew Fest has been revamped and has gotten a complete face lift, it still encompasses the vision from the very first year, to bring together the Snowboard and Ski community and test the boundaries of the sport and challenge athletes of all ages and levels. Admission for spectators has always been and will continue to be free which brings in fans who may not have experienced a competition of this caliber.