Winter Dew Tour arrives in Breckenridge for the Totino's Open, Dec. 17-20


Colorado-Natives OneRepublic to Headline Two Nights of Concerts at Riverwalk

Burr Ridge, Ill. – December 15, 2009 – The Winter Dew Tour, the world's premier season-long winter action sports tour, kicks off its 2009-10 sophomore season with the first of three stops, the Totino's Open, beginning Thursday, Dec. 17 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Winter Dew Tour returns to Breckenridge, Colo. for the second consecutive year, hosting four days of slopestyle and superpipe competitions for the world's best snowboard and freeski athletes.

The athlete roster includes the who's who in the snowboard world, highlighted by defending 2008-09 Dew Cup champion Spencer O'Brien (SNB slope) as well as Olympic hopefuls Mason Aguirre, Steve Fisher and Breckenridge-local Zack Black, fresh off a third-place finish at the Grand Prix at Copper. The best of the best in the freeski world will also be competing at Breckenridge Ski Resort, with icon Simon Dumont and local athletes Colby West and Bobby Brown representing their sport.

The complete schedule of events for the Totino's Open is as follows:
Thursday, December 17th
SNB SS Men Open Qualifier                   9:30am – 1:00pm
SKI SP Open Qualifier                            1:00pm – 4:00pm
SNB SS Women Open Qualifier              2:15pm – 4:00pm

Friday, December 18th
SKI SS Open Qualifier                            9:00am – 12:30pm
SNB SP Women Prelims                        10:00am – 10:45am
SNB SP Men Prelims                             11:05am – 12:30pm
SNB SS Men Prelims                             1:30pm – 4:00pm
SKI SP Prelims                                     4:00pm – 5:30pm

OneRepublic concert at Riverwalk            7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, December 19th
SNB SS Women Prelims                        9:30am – 10:30am

SNB SP Women Final                          11:00am – 11:40am
SNB SP Men Final                               12:00pm – 1:00pm
SKI SS Prelims                                     2:00pm – 4:00pm

SKI SP Final                                        5:30pm – 6:30pm
OneRepublic concert at Riverwalk            7:30pm – 9:30pm

Sunday, December 20th
SKI SS Final                                        10:30am – 12:00pm

SNB SS Women Final                          2:00pm – 2:40pm
SNB SS Men Final                               3:00pm- 4:00pm


Action Zone tickets for the Winter Dew Tour's Totino's Open are available for $100 for the weekend and are on sale exclusively through . Action Zone tickets are for adults and children and provide access to priority reserved viewing areas for all finals contests throughout the event, in addition to official Winter Dew Tour swag, a behind-the-scenes tour, athlete autograph session, merchandise discount coupon and cold Mountain Dew or hot chocolate.

Beyond the competitions, Colorado-natives OneRepublic will headline two nights of the Winter Dew Tour's Music Series presented by Verizon Wireless – Friday and Saturday, December 18-19, at the Riverwalk Center in the town of Breckenridge. Friday night's concert will begin at 7pm, while Saturday's will kick off at 7:30pm. Tickets for both shows are $22 and are be available via Five dollars of every ticket purchased will be donated to local charity SOS Outreach.

TV Schedule
NBC                 Saturday, Dec. 19          3-4:30pm EST               SNB Pipe Women's/Men's Finals
NBC                 Sunday, Dec. 20            4-6pm EST                    SNB Slope Women's/Men's Finals

USA Network     Saturday, Dec. 19          Midnight-1am EST         SKI Pipe Finals
USA Network     Sunday, Dec. 20            2-3am EST                    SKI Slope Finals
USA Network     Monday, Dec. 21           7-8am EST

MTV2                Saturday, Jan. 2            10-11pm EST

The complete 2009-10 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event Date Location

Totino's Open                Dec. 17-20                    Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.

Wendy's Invitational       Jan. 14-17                     Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah

Toyota Championship     Feb. 4-7                        Mount Snow Resort – West Dover, Vt.

Entering its second season, the top athletes in the world will take part in this year's Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded in Mount Snow, Vt. at season's end. The 2008-09 Dew Cup champions include Shaun White (Snowboard Superpipe and Slopestyle), Kelly Clark (Snowboard Superpipe), Spencer O'Brien (Snowboard Slopestyle), PK Hunder (Freeski Slopestyle) and Tanner Hall (Freeski Superpipe).