Pro skiers and riders from around the globe descended on the slopes of Killington, Vt. to put on an epic show for Dew Tour fans. The four-day event was filled with fresh snow, top-level competition and a handful of personal and Dew Tour bests.
Iouri Podladtchikov, stoked on his first superpipe win. Photo by Ben Sarle/Thread Magazine.
Iouri Podladtchikov picked up his first Winter Dew Tour win when he ousted reigning champ Louie Vito for the top seat. I-Pod, who was trailing Vito in points, blasted into the pipe with an assortment of big, stylish 1080s to score a 96.75. Vito had a chance to match and came close, upping his score from a 94.75 to a 95.25, but it proved to fall short. I-Pod now holds a two point lead in the chase for the Dew Cup.
Louie Vito threw down massvie double corks in the superpipe, but it wasn't enough. Photo by Ben Sarle/Thread Magazine.
Eric Willett blew away the competition with a stellar run in men's slopestyle, despite the variable conditions while light snow coated the course on Saturday. He went huge to finish out the run, throwing down a series of three back-to-back double corks.
“You just have to be comfortable with your riding and send it,” Willett said.
Two new Dew Tour records were set by the men of freeski.
Torin Yater-Wallace tops the men's superpipe podium, the youngest winner in Dew Tour history. Photo Courtesy of Alli Sports.
Torin Yater-Wallace became the youngest athlete to win a Dew Tour final. The 16-year-old proved he could hang with the big boys, starting his run with a double cork 1260 mute and finishing with a switch 900 mute, instead of the 720 he had planned on throwing.
"I ended up stomping it and I’ve never done aswitch nine, so luckily I landed it. I’m so stoked. I’ve never podiumed at a Dew Tour and I’ve never gotten first at a pro event, so it’s a good day for everything.”
The DJ collective, RAC kicked off the weekend at the Dew Tour VIP Party at Wobbly Barn, Friday. Photo by Pete Biolsi.
Meanwhile in the slopestyle finals, Tom Wallisch earned the highest Winter Dew Tour freeski score ever, 95.25 and the top spot on the podium with his second run. Wallisch carries a 200 into the final stop of the tour.
Vermont's Devin Logan found herself on the podium twice over the weekend. Photo Courtesy of Alli Sports.
The consistency award for the weekend went to Vermonter Devin Logan, who took home second in both ski superpipe and slopestyle events. Logan sits in second for the tour, just 10 points behind Maddie Bowman.
Athletes and audience members took a moment to remember Sarah Burke before the Women's Superpipe Finals, Saturday. Photo Courtesy of DewTour, instagram.