SNOWBASIN TO HOST WINTER DEW TOUR, JANUARY 15-17
The Winter Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long winter action sports tour, announced that Snowbasin, a Sun Valley Resort, in Huntsville Utah, near Ogden Utah, will host the second of three stops Jan. 15-17, 2010 for the Tour’s second season. The Winter Dew Tour showcases top winter athletes from around the world competing in freeskiing (slopestyle and superpipe) and snowboarding (slopestyle and superpipe) for both men and women.Snowbasin, which hosted the Men’s and Women’s Downhill and Super-G events for the 2002 Winter Olympics, is a new host resort for the Winter Dew Tour, which had its inaugural season in 2008-09. ”Utah hosting the Winter Dew tour along with the Summer Dew tour continues to illustrate the growth Utah is experiencing in the action and adventure sports industry”, said Jeff Robbins, president & CEO of the Utah Sports Commission, “Utah will receive significant benefit from this new event providing an anticipated $5 million in economic impact and $6 million in national and international media exposure.”
All three stops of the Winter Dew Tour will be televised Live on NBC and simulcast around the world on Eurosport 2, Extreme Channel and Fox Sports Australia, with additional coverage on USA Network and MTV2.
“Both the Summer and Winter Dew Tours have proven to be well regarded events by fans and athletes alike,” said Kent Lyons, General Manager of Snowbasin. “We are beyond excited to host the Winter Dew Tour, and we feel that Snowbasin will make a great fit.”
“The state of Utah has had a tremendous partnership with the Summer Dew Tour over the last three years which has exposed our beautiful state to millions of people around the world,” said Lieutenant Governor Gary R. Herbert. “Utah is the State of Sport, and we’re looking forward to hosting the world’s best freeski and snowboard athletes this winter at Snowbasin.”
“We are thrilled to be the host community for this event,” said Mayor Matthew R. Godfrey, Mayor of Ogden, Utah. “Ogden’s national reputation as being the Mecca of high adventure recreation is a perfect match for a premier extreme winter sporting event like the Winter Dew Tour.”
“We are extremely excited to have Snowbasin as our new host resort for the second stop of the 2009-10 season,” said Chris Prybylo, Vice President of Events for Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports. “Utah has proven to be a great fit for the Summer Dew Tour and we look forward to continuing that success for the winter competitions.”
The complete 2009-10 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Dec. 18-20 Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Jan. 15-17 Snowbasin Resort – Huntsville, Utah
Feb. 5-7 Mount Snow Resort – West Dover, Vt.
Entering its second season, the Winter Dew Tour had nearly 70,000 fans experience last year’s inaugural season and an average of 26 million viewers tuned in via NBC, USA and MTV2 during 2008-09. The top athletes in the world will take part in this year’s Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded in Mount Snow, Vt. at season’s end. The ’08-’09 Dew Cup champions include Shaun White (Snowboard Pipe and Slopestyle), Kelly Clark (Snowboard Pipe), Spencer O’Brien (Snowboard Slopestyle), PK Hunder (Freeski Slopestyle) and Tanner Hall (Freeski Superpipe).