Excitement Over the AST Winter Dew Tour
The AST Dew Tour is a very popular five month summer extreme sport series featuring three sports, each incorporating a number of different disciplines, taking place at venues across the USA. The AST Dew Tour sports include BMX (Dirt, Park and Vert), Skateboard (Park and Vert) and Freestyle Motocross. The recent news that the AST Dew Tour will be extended to include three months of winter competition has been greeted with great enthusiasm from snow skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts.
AST, together with major sponsor Mountain Dew, and covered by NBC Sports, is planning to launch the three-event AST Winter Dew Tour on 18 December at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado. The Winter Tour will feature a program packed with freesking and snowboarding events for both men and women. Snowboarding and snow skiing events for men will include superpipe and slopestyle, and women can look forward to competing in their own, similar events.
Following the 18-21 December event at Breckenridge, the second event in the AST Winter Dew Tour will take place on 8-11 January 2009 at the Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vermont, with the third and final event being hosted by Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in Lake Tahoe, California, on 19-22 February 2009. In a similar fashion to the Summer Dew Tour, the AST Winter Dew Tour will be run on a cumulative points system. An AST Winter Dew Cup champion will be crowned in each competition discipline at the final winter stop.
AST President, Wade Martin, has expressed his confidence that the three chosen resorts will contribute significantly to the success of the AST Winter Dew Tour, saying: “We feel that each resort is a great fit for the AST and we look forward to the start of another successful action sports series.” 2007 World Superpipe Champion, Simon Dumont, has been reported as saying that winter sports athletes have been waiting for a series like the AST Winter Dew Tour for some time and are really “fired up” about the inaugural event.
By the time the 2008/2009 skiing season comes around, snow skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts will be itching to hit the slopes again. The AST Winter Dew Tour promises to add some extra action to the mix, giving snow sport enthusiasts even more to look forward to.