Canadian freeskier Justin Dorey completed a right double 1260 safety, left 900 tail, air-to-fakie, switch 720 Japan, alley-oop left flat 540 critical, and left double 1260 Japan nearly flawlessly to win the men's freeski superpipe final at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, Colo. this weekend. This was just a sample of the high level of athleticism on display at the Dew Tour.
Top male and female skiers and snowboarders descended on this mountain enclave for five days of competitions in slopestyle and superpipe disciplines including freeski superpipe.
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Breckenridge's plush 22-foot superpipe enabled athletes to boost higher, achieve massive amplitudes and once again push the boundaries of what's possible on snowboards and skis in freestyle terrain.
Athletes included Bobby Brown, Kelly Clark, Justin Dorey, Simon Dumont, Tanner Hall, Elena Hight, Scotty Lago, Kai Mahler, Brita Sigourney, Louie Vito, Shaun White and Byron Wells.
The slopestyle course, which started adjacent to the superpipe on Peak 8, featured four massive jumps with two sets of box, rail and wall-ride features; the course was kinked instead of the traditional straight-shot to the base.
New this year was the big-air competition held on the last jump of the slopestyle course at the base of Peak 8 and a streetstyle competition held in downtown Breckenridge. The nighttime streetstyle competition had urban-inspired features including a 4X4 van, dumpster and concrete jersey barriers on which snowboarders jibbed.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed a sold out show on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. DJ duo Two Fresh spun a set during Saturday’s snowboard big air contest under the lights. Film Night, held at the Riverwalk Center on Thursday, featured "Recognize: A night of recognition for the action sports film industry."
Previous Winter Dew Tours included three events at three different mountains, but this year's winter Dew Tour was a one-stop event in Breckenridge where winners took all.
Breckenridge provides the perfect venue for the Dew Tour; freestyle snowboarding cut its teeth here in the 1980s before many ski areas allowed snowboarding. Breckenridge built one of the world's first halfpipes and continues to be one of the most progressive venues for freestyle winter sports.
The Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships wrapped up on Sunday.