KILLINGTON RESORT TO HOST SECOND STOP OF 2010-11 WINTER DEW TOUR SEASON, JAN. 20-23
Posted on July 20, 2010
VERMONT’S KILLINGTON RESORT TO HOST SECOND STOP OF 2010-11 WINTER DEW TOUR SEASON, JAN. 20-23
Winter Dew Tour at Killington Resort to Feature 22-Foot Superpipe
Burr Ridge, Ill. – July 19, 2010 – The Winter Dew Tour today announced that Vermont’s Killington Resort will host the second of three stops for the Tour’s third season, January 20-23, 2011. The four-day event will feature a 22-foot superpipe while showcasing the top winter athletes from around the world competing in freeskiing (slopestyle and superpipe) and snowboarding (slopestyle and superpipe).
“The Winter Dew Tour has established itself as one of the premier winter events out there, and we are pleased to have been asked to host this world-class event for these outstanding athletes to showcase their talents,” said Killington’s President and General Manager Chris Nyberg. “As the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America, Killington will make a great stop on the Winter Dew Tour. The national and international exposure that this event will bring to our region, here in the heart of the Green Mountains, will increase the awareness of the many attributes our region has to offer.”
“We are excited to have Killington join the family as a host resort partner,” said Chris Prybylo, General Manager of the Winter Dew Tour. “We’re looking forward to a successful event on all levels. It’s a great mountain, a great town and we’ll have elite competition venues featuring their new 22-foot superpipe.”
Boasting the largest media platform in all of winter action sports, all three stops of the Winter Dew Tour will be televised Live on NBC, simulcast on Verizon V CAST and around the world on Eurosport 2 and Fox Sports Australia, with additional broadcasts on USA Network, MTV2 and Universal HD.
The complete 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Dec. 16-19 Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Jan. 20-23 Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.
Feb. 10-13 Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah – Toyota Championship
Entering its third season, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2009-10 Dew Cup champions include Andreas Hatveit (Freeski Slopestyle), Jossi Wells(Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Sage Kotsenburg (Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Kaitlyn Farrington (Women’s Snowboard Superpipe), JJ Thomas (Men’s Snowboard Superpipe).
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 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. Current Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew, Toyota, Nike 6.0, Verizon, MATADOR by Jack Links, Power Bar, Paul Mitchell, Ball Park and National Guard.
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer-facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour. Alli Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.
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Killington Resort offers the most diverse ski and snowboard terrain in the East, world-class terrain parks, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world complemented by numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. www.killington.com