Northstar This Weekend: Final Stop of Winter Dew Tour

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on February 20, 2009 10:30 am

The inaugural Winter Dew Tour winds up its three stop tour this weekend at NorthstarPrelim action took place yesterday, Thursday.  If Vegas is taking odds, I’d put money on more tour stops next year.  It’s been a successful first year for the winter version of thew Dew Tour.  It’s drawn the best terrain park snowboarders and skiers, and the level of competition, especially in slopestyle, has been pushed to new levels.  With only three stops, titles in the two disciplines — slopestyle and superpipe — are wide open.  And with a total purse of $1.5 million on the line, slacker style will simply be the outer costume hiding a serious competitive drive.

It is highly recommended to make the scene tonight.  Legendary hip-hop guru, Common will be performing.  Rock upstarts Tweak Bird will open the show.  Never heard of Tweak Bird?  I hadn’t either, but they name check the Melvins and Big Business as influences.   The Melvins and Big Business?  Correct!  You may plug in…

Coverage of the events will be broadcast live on NBC and late night on USA Network Friday and Saturday.  Did someone say house party?

photo: Tanner Hall at stop #1 in Breckenridge courtesy taylor and africa

SCHEDULE:
Thursday, February 19
11:00AM – 2:30PM Mens/Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Prelims
Noon – 1:30PM Men’s Freeski Superpipe Prelims

Friday, February 20
10:00AM – 12:30PM Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Prelims
2:00PM – 3:30PM Men’s/Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
5:00PM – 7:00PM Concert in Festival Village – Common and Tweak Bird

Saturday, February 21
10:00AM – 1:00PM Men’s/Women’s Snowboard Superpipe prelims
11:30AM – 1:00PM Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
3:00PM – 3:30PM Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Exhibition
6:00PM – 7:30PM Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final

Sunday, February 22
11:00AM – 11:30AM Women’s Freeski Superpipe Exhibition
Noon – 3:00PM Men’s/Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final

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