The Gatorade Free Flow tour offers up-and-coming amateur snowboarders and freestylers under 21 a chance to earn a spot on next year's Winter Dew Tour.

The tour involves 54 contests at 10 parks this winter.

It begins Jan. 15 at Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood, Calif.

"We're looking forward to building upon the success of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour's inaugural winter season, and to see the first crop of winter champions compete at the Winter Dew Tour this December," said Carla Hess of Gatorade. "We've seen the momentum carry over from summer, and anticipate similar growth with our second year in the winter scene."

The Gatorade Free Flow Tour will showcase the top amateur winter athletes competing in snowboarding (slopestyle and superpipe) and freeskiing (slopestyle and superpipe). Snowboarding disciplines will have separate competitions for men and women, while the freeski contests will be open to both.

The 10-event schedule will include resorts in all areas of the United States - three in the East, three on the West Coast, on in the Midwest, two in the Rocky Mountains, and one in the Wasatch Mountains.

The events are open to all amateur snowboarders and freeskiers 21 and younger.

Stops are Mountain High Jan. 15; Vail Jan. 15-16; Tyrol Basin Jan. 22-23; Okemo Mountain Resort Jan. 22-23; Mt. Bachelor Jan. 29-30; Jackson Hole Jan. 29-30; Killingon Jan. 29-30; Sierra-at-Tahoe Feb. 5; Brighton Feb. 5-6; Holiday Valley Feb. 5-6; and Snowbasin Resort Feb. 12-13.

In addition to the main contests, each stop of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour includes a Junior division, offering separate rail jam and superpipe contests for snowboard and freeski competitors 13 and under. The Junior Jam will take place prior to each of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour's Open Division competitions, giving young amateurs valuable contest experience.

More information and to register.