Winter Dew Tour champions to be crowned at Vermont’s Mount Snow Resort during last stop

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 3, 2010 7:27 am

Tomorrow, get ready for the final stop of this season’s Winter Dew Tour as Mt. Snow Resort in Vermont hosts the Toyota Championship. The world’s best snowboarders and freeskiers will compete in slopestyle and superpipe competitions and on Saturday, the awards ceremony will reveal the Winter Dew Tour Champions for 2009-2010.

In the lead right now for men’s snowboard slopestyle are youngins Tyler Flanagan and Sage Kotsenburg, a pair of 16-year-olds holding the first and second-place positions going into the finals. In order to steal the Cup from his friend, second-place Kostenburg will need Flanagan to finish third or lower at Mount Snow to claim the year-end title.

The freeski slopestyle event will be a nail-biter. Both first and third places are a tie right now. Tom Wallisch will battle it out with potential Rookie of the Year Andreas Hatveit for the top spot, as both enter the Toyota Championship with 190 points. Sammy Carlson and Bobby Brown, two-time gold medalist at last weekend’s Winter X Games, are not far behind in third place, tied with 155 points. This race for the Dew Cup is the tightest by far, with so many big names needing every point they can get.

Sitting in first place in freeski pipe is Jossi Wells, whose 190 points give him a nice cushion over Simon Dumont’s 155 points. Wells needs to place in the top six to take home his first Dew Cup. Second place is up for grabs between Dumont and Xavier Bertoni, currently sitting in third with 150 points.

Some more info from First Tracks: “In addition to the competitions, the Toyota Championship will feature a daily Festival Village with interactive booths, athlete autograph signings and free product giveaways at Mount Snow. The Snow Barn will play host to a Friday evening concert headlined by folk rock band Alberta Cross and opening act The Constellations, and the Dew Cup awards ceremony on Saturday to close out the second year of the Winter Dew Tour, immediately followed by a performance by 40oz. to Freedom.

Tickets for the Friday night Alberta Cross concert (9 p.m.) and Saturday awards ceremony (9:30 p.m.) cost $15 with a $5 donation per ticket going towards the renovation of the Dover School playground. Tickets are on sale at www.allisports.com.

Sunday will host the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, the official amateur series of the Winter Dew Tour, as well as the Toyota Tricktopsy Big Air Presented by Real Player specialty competition. The stars of freeski, including Sammy Carlson, Bobby Brown and TJ Schiller, will be throwing down their biggest tricks for the fans and the $5,000 in prize purse up for grabs.”

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