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The Winter Dew Tour: One Step Closer to the 2014 Winter Olympics

Before moving to Breckenridge, I had the opportunity to really familiarize myself with the winter sports world. A few years back, I worked for FOX31 in Denver as a television news producer. During that time, I developed an interest and started covering winter competitions that were held annually in Colorado, such as the Winter Dew Tour, the Winter X Games and the Grand Prix. Some of the best skiers and snowboarders flock to Colorado every winter to compete in these events. What’s different this year is that both the Winter Dew Tour and the Grand Prix will ultimately decide which snowboard and freeski athletes will represent the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia! Even better, three events that have always been a part of the Colorado competitions were added to the Olympics schedule: Slopestyle Skiing, Slopestyle Snowboarding and Skiing Superpipe. This means that this year’s Winter Dew Tour will be historic. On December 12–15, America’s best athletes will be here in Breckenridge competing for a coveted spot on the Olympic team. Below, I’ve listed the athletes I think will be the American front-runners at this year’s Dew Tour event, therefore making the Olympic team.

Snowboard Slopestyle

Snowboard Slopestyle

Men Chas Guldemond, 26-year-old from Reno, Nevada Sage Kotsenburg, 20-year-old from Park City, Utah Eric Willett, 25-year-old from Breckenridge, Colorado   Women Jamie Anderson, 23-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, California Jordie Karlinski, 24-year-old from Snowmass Village, Colorado Ty Walker, 16-year-old from Stowe, Vermont  

Snowboard Superpipe

Snowboard Superpipe

Men Shaun White, 27-year-old from Carlsbad, California Louie Vito, 25-year-old from Sandy, Utah Scotty Lago, 26-year-old from Seabrook, New Hampshire   Women Gretchen Bleiler, 32-year-old from Aspen, Colorado Kelly Clark, 30-year-old from West Dover, Vermont Elena Height, 24-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, California  

Skiing Slopestyle

Skiing Slopestyle

Men Bobby Brown, 22-year-old from Breckenridge, Colorado Nick Goepper, 19-year-old from Lawrenceburg, Indiana Tom Wallisch, 26-year-old from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   Women Keri Herman, 30-year-old from Breckenridge, Colorado Devin Logan , 20-year-old from West Dover, Vermont Grete Eliassen, 27-year-old from Salt Lake City, Utah  

Skiing Superpipe

Skiing Superpipe

Men Simon Dumont, 26-year-old from Bethel, Maine David Wise, 23-year-old from Reno, Nevada Torin Yater-Wallace, 18-year-old from Basalt   Women Maddie Bowman, 19-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, California Jen Hudak, 27-year-old from Park City, Utah Devin Logan, 20-year-old from West Dover, Vermont   To see a full list of athletes that were invited to the Winter Dew Tour, click here.  

Full Schedule

Thursday, December 12

Men's Snowboard Superpipe Qualifier

Men's Freeski Slopestyle Qualifier

Recognize: Film (RiverwalkCenter)

Friday, December 13

Women's Freeski Superpipe Final

Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifier

Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final

Men's Freeski Superpipe Qualifier

Nike Snowboarding Streetstyle (Washington Street)

Saturday, December 14

Men's Snowboard Superpipe Final

Women's Snowboard Superpipe Final

Women's Freeski Slopestyle Final

Men's Freeski Superpipe Final

Concert: Fitz and the Tantrums (RiverwalkCenter)