Yeti-Bowing at the Winter Dew Tour

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 18, 2012 1:24 am

“Sensory overload.” That’s the best way I can describe attending (and filming) the Winter Dew Tour at Breckenridge resort. I’ll start at the beginning.

The weather was glorious – not a cloud in the sky. Perfect for those competing in a huge event like the Winter Dew Tour, spectating at a huge event like the Dew Tour, snowboarding and skiing past said event, or just sitting outside with a beverage… within earshot of aforementioned event.

The Winter Dew Tour brought out some of the most recognized names in skiing and snowboarding. Breck’s superpipe and slopestyle setup was incredible. In fact, the superpipe at Breckenridge tops over 600’ in length, making it one of the longest pipes in the world.

I schlepped my camera equipment to the bottom of the pipe to watch the men’s snowboard semi-finals where Shaun White (in the tightest pants ever) scored a 98 in his second run putting him in 1st place. As he left for slopestyle practice, he was mobbed with fans and graciously signed several autographs.

If there’s one thing I took away from attending the Winter Dew Tour, it’s how awesome the pros are to their fans – never passing an opportunity to pose for pictures, shake hands or sign autographs.

The rest of the day was filled with cupcake consumption, tebowing Yetis and tough-talking 12-year-olds. Apparently, Breckenridge breeds ‘em tough. I’ll have to beef up my boxing game before returning.


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- Halley O’Brien

Halley O’Brien is a freelance videographer, marketer and storyteller based in Boulder, Colorado. She loves sharing her enthusiasm for snowboarding, traveling and new experiences. 

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