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Winter Dew Tour ready to invade Northstar-At-Tahoe

Sylas Wright
Nevada Appeal Staff Writer

NORTHSTAR-AT-TAHOE ” Shaun White confirmed he is competing.

So did Steve Fisher, Andreas Wiig, Kelly Clark, Tanner Hall, Simon Dumont and more. Many, many more.

Network cameras will be rolling, competitive juices flowing, uncanny ability on display.

These all-stars of skiing and snowboarding have much to gain, given a $1.5 million total prize purse dangling for the taking, and professional pride on the line.

The third and final stop of the Winter Dew Tour ” the Toyota Championship ” began Thursday and continues to take flight in Northstar-at-Tahoe’s superpipe and terrain park through Sunday.

If the above tidbits don’t provide enough of a clue, it’s kind of a big deal.

“The top slopestyle and halfpipe athletes will be there. It’s kinda like X Games coming to your home town,” Squaw Valley skier Michelle Parker said Thursday in an e-mail interview.

“There is a lot of progression that goes on in these competitions as well. It’s the final stop of the Dew Tour, so people aren’t just trying to win the contest, but the overall title.

“There’s a lot of cash on the line. Things are going to get exciting. Be there.”

Friday

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ” Men’s

Freeski Slopestyle Prelims

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ” Men’s/

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final

5 p.m.-7 p.m. ” Concert in Festival Village – Common and Tweak Bird

Saturday

10 a.m.-1 p.m. ” Men’s/Women’s

Snowboard Superpipe Prelims

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ” Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final

3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ” Women’s

Freeski Slopestyle Exhibition

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. ” Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final

Sunday

11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ” Women’s Freeski Superpipe Exhibition

Noon-3 p.m. ” Men’s/Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final

” Schedule subject to change

On the net

http://www.northstarattahoe.com/