Winter Dew Tour ready to invade Northstar-At-Tahoe
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.”
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
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
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
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