THE WINTER DEW TOUR HEADS TO VERMONT’S KILLINGTON RESORT FOR THE SECOND STOP OF THE SEASON, JANUARY 20-23, 2011

World’s Best Snowboard and Freeski Athletes to Descend Upon Killington Resort, Including Olympians Louie Vito and Kelly Clark and New England’s Simon Dumont

Burr Ridge, Ill. – January 18, 2011 – Over 140 of the best freeski and snowboard athletes will compete this weekend at Killington Resort on the second stop of the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour season. Welcoming the Tour for the first time, Killington Resort will host the four-day event that features competitions with the top winter action sports athletes in freeskiing (slopestyle and superpipe) and snowboarding (slopestyle and superpipe).  The three-stop Tour will conclude with the Toyota Championships at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah February 10-13, 2011.

The star-studded field of athletes competing in this weekend’s Winter Dew Tour at Killington includes reigning Dew Cup champions, Olympians and rising stars. Among them are:

Snowboard (SNB)

- Louie Vito (men’s SNB pipe): 2010 Vancouver Olympian and 1st place snowboard superpipe finisher at last month’s Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge
- Mason Aguirre (men’s SNB pipe/slope): Olympian in 2006 and competing in both superpipe and slopestyle this weekend
- Torstein Horgmo (men’s SNB slope): Winter X Games 2010 silver medalist, second in 2009-10 Dew Cup standings, 1st place snowboard slopestyle finisher at Breckenridge’s Nike 6.0 Open
- Sage Kotsenburg (men’s SNB slope): sixteen-year-old 2009-10 defending Dew Cup Champion
- Queralt Castellet (women’s SNB pipe): two-time 1st place women’s snowboard superpipe finisher at Winter Dew Tour’s season-opening event in Breckenridge
- Elena Hight (women’s SNB pipe): Olympian in 2006 and 2010 and 2nd place women’s snowboard superpipe finisher at Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge
- Jamie Anderson (women’s SNB slope): Winter X Games 2010 silver medalist, 2009-10 defending Dew Cup Champion and 1st place women’s snowboard superpipe finisher at the Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge

Freeski (SKI)
- Simon Dumont (SKI pipe/ slope): Winter X Games 2009 gold medalist and 1st place freeski superpipe finisher at the Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge
- Jossi Wells (SKI pipe/ slope): Winter X Games 2010 silver medalist and 2009-10 defending Freeski Superpipe Dew Cup Champion
- Bobby Brown (SKI slope): Winter X Games 2010 gold medalist and 2nd place freeski slopestyle finisher at the Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge
- Andreas Hatveit (SKI slope): Winter X Games 2010 silver medalist and 2009-10 defending Freeski Slopestyle Dew Cup Champion

Athletes are pre-qualified based on their 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour rankings. The full list of pre-qualified athletes is as follows:

Men’s Snowboard Superpipe    Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle
Mason Aguirre    Mason Aguirre*
Fredrik Austbo    Torgeir Bergrem
Zach Black    Cody Boan
Greg Bretz    Yale Cousino
Bryan Daino    Tyler Flanagan
Brett Esser*    Chas Guldemond
Steve Fisher    Seth Hill
Trevor Jacob    Torstein Horgmo
Roger Kleivdal    Sam Hulbert
Ilkka-Eemeli Laari    Tim Humphreys
Matt Ladley    Nick Julius
Jack Mitrani    Nate Kern
Luke Mitrani    Sage Kotsenburg
Scott Moline    Mark Mcmorris
Scotty Pike*    Justin Morgan
Spencer Shaw    Aleksander Ostreng
Brennen Swanson    Nick Poohachoff
JJ Thomas    Brandon Reis
Louie Vito    Jeremy Thompson
Broc Waring    Ian Thorley
Ben Watts    Sondre Tiller
Sebastien Toutant
Andreas Wiig
Eric Willett

Women’s Snowboard Superpipe    Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Jamie Anderson    Jamie Anderson
Gretchen Bleiler*    Madison Blackley
Queralt Castellet    Megan Ginter
Kelly Clark    Shelly Gotlieb
Kaitlyn Farrington    Jenny Jones*
Leslie Glenn    Joride Karlinski
Elena Hight    Spencer O’Brien*
Ellery Hollingsworth    Nicki Slechta
Kelly Marren    Rebecca Torr
Meg Puh    Molly Wilson
Serena Shaw
Katie Tsuyuki
Soko Yamaoka

Freeski Superpipe    Freeski Slopestyle
Noah Bowman    Aleksander Aurdal
Joss Christensen    Paul Bergeron
Sean Collin*    Bobby Brown
Justin Dorey    Sammy Carlson
Simon Dumont    Philip Casabon
Banks Gilberti    Ian Cosco
Mitch Gilman*    Thomas Dolplads
Rob Heule*    Simon Dumont
AJ Kemppainen*    Charles Gagnier
Gus Kenworthy    Banks Gilberti
Thomas Krief    Alexis Godbout
Matt Margetts    Nick Goepper
Dan Marion    Henrik Harlaut
Peter Olenick*    Andreas Hatveit
Tucker Perkins    Russ Henshaw
Tyler Peterson    Jf Houle
Mike Riddle    PK Hunder
Kevin Rolland    Sean Jordan
Taylor Seaton    Chris Laker
Byron Wells    Chris Logan
Jossi Wells    Alex Schlopy
Colby West    John Strenio
David Wise    Dane Tudor*
Walter Wood    Matt Walker*
Torin Yater-Wallace    Jossi Wells*
Colby West*
McRae Williams
James Wood

*Indicates wild cards

Highlighting the four-day competition schedule are Saturday’s Superpipe Finals. Following the snowboard superpipe finals, the freeski superpipe finals will be held under the lights as Killington Resort debuts their 22-foot pipe live on NBC. The Winter Dew Tour at Killington complete schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, January 21st – Festival Village Opens at 9:30am
9:30AM – 10:30AM                 SNB Slopestyle Women Prelims
10:50AM – 1:00PM                 SNB Slopestyle Men Prelims
1:00PM – 2:30PM          SKI Superpipe Prelims
4:00PM – 5:00PM          SNB Superpipe Women Prelims
5:20PM – 7:00PM          SNB Superpipe Men Prelims
9:00PM – 11:00PM                 VIP Party at Wobbly Barn with DJ Cassidy

Saturday, January 22nd – Festival Village Opens at 8:30am
10:30AM – 11:10AM               SNB  Superpipe Women FINAL
11:30AM – 12:30PM               SNB Superpipe Men FINAL
12:30PM – 2:30PM                SKI Slopestyle Prelims
5:00PM – 6:00PM         SKI Superpipe FINAL

Sunday, January 23rd – Festival Village Opens at 8:30am
10:30AM – 11:30AM               SKI Slopestyle FINAL
1:30PM – 2:10PM         SNB Slopestyle Women FINAL
2:30PM – 3:30PM         SNB Slopestyle Men FINAL

***SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

Beyond the competitions, Winter Dew Tour’s VIP Party featuring world-renowned DJ Cassidy will be held at the Wobbly Barn Friday, January 21st at 9pm. Tickets are just $20 and available at the door.

Mega Passes for the Winter Dew Tour at Killington are available for $50 for the weekend and are on sale through www.Allisports.com. Mega Passes provide exclusive athlete autograph sessions, a ticket to the Winter Dew Tour’s VIP Party featuring DJ Cassidy (21+), discounts within the Town of Killington and more!

Boasting the largest media platform in all of winter action sports, all three stops of the Winter Dew Tour will be televised live on NBC with additional broadcasts on USA Network, MTV2 and Universal HD. In addition, it’s simulcast on Verizon V CAST and around the world on Eurosport 2 and Fox Sports Australia.

TV Schedule
NBC
Saturday, Jan. 22       4:30-6:00pm EST
Sunday, Jan. 23  4:00-6:00pm EST

USA Network
Friday, Jan 21st                 3:00am-4:00am EST
Saturday, Jan. 22       12:00am-2:00am EST
Sunday, Jan. 23 2:00am-3:00am EST

MTV2
Friday, Feb. 4th                10:00am-11:00am EST
Friday, Feb 11th                10:00am-11:00am EST

For additional Winter Dew Tour event information, visit www.Allisports.com.

The complete 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                            Date            Location
Nike 6.0 Open                    Dec. 16-19      Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Winter Dew Tour at Killington   Jan. 20-23      Killington Resort – Killington, VT.
Toyota Championship             Feb. 10-13      Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah

In its third season, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2009-10 Dew Cup champions include Andreas Hatveit (Freeski Slopestyle), Jossi Wells(Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Sage Kotsenburg (Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Kaitlyn Farrington (Women’s Snowboard Superpipe), JJ Thomas (Men’s Snowboard Superpipe).
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Winter Dew Tour
The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, and a $1.5 million competitive purse.  Each event features snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle) and freeskiing (superpipe and slopestyle). At season’s end, the overall point’s leaders are crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements compliment the competitions at each Tour event including the Festival Village, specialty competitions, and live cutting edge music. The Winter Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC Sports with additional competition and lifestyle broadcasts on MTV, MTV2 and USA.  The Winter Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia and Extreme Channel. Current Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew, Toyota, Nike 6.0, Verizon, MATADOR by Jack Links, Power Bar, Paul Mitchell, Ball Park and National Guard. For more information, visit www.Allisports.com.

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