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2011-12 WINTER DEW TOUR RETURNS TO KILLINGTON RESORT

07/18/2011

Killington Resort will host the only East Coast stop of the tour

KILLINGTON, Vt. (July 18, 2011) –Vermont’s Killington Resort will be the host of the second stop of the 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour, the largest snow sports event in the East, following Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado and leading into the Dew Tour Championships at Snowbasin Resort in Utah. The four day event will showcase the world’s top freeski and snowboard athletes competing in slopestyle and superpipe on January 19-22, 2012.

“Killington Resort is thrilled to be partnering with AlliSports once again to host the second stop of the 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour,” stated Chris Nyberg, president and general manager of Killington Resort. “Last season’s Dew Tour at Killington’s Bear Mountain was an extraordinary event that was embraced by our community and appreciated by our guests.”

Entering its fourth season, the Winter Dew Tours includes three events over the course of three months with each stop featuring a premier 22-foot superpipe and top-notch slopestyle course as well as live entertainment and a festival village. The Tour will be televised live on NBC with additional domestic and international programming reaching more than 200 million households worldwide.

“The Town of Killington is delighted to welcome the Winter Dew Tour,” said Seth Webb, director of economic development and tourism of the Town of Killington, ”It’s a perfect match – a world class event at a world class ski destination, and our entire community is eager to have it back.”

Top athletes from around the world will battle it in the 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2010-11 Dew Cup champions include Bobby Brown (Freeski Slopestyle), Kevin Rolland (Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Torstein Horgmo (Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Kelly Clark (Women’s Snowboard Superpipe) and Louie Vito (Men’s Snowboard Superpipe).

“AlliSports puts on a fantastic show and we’re looking forward to another successful four day event,” added Matt Porter, events and partnership manager of Killington Resort.

2011-12 Winter Dew Tour Schedule:
December 15-18, 2011: Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
January 19-22, 2012: Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.
February 9-12: Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah – Toyota Championship

About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination that sits on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. The Resort boasts more than 70 miles of diverse snowsports terrain spread out over six peaks and offers the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in the East. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course as well as 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. In addition, the numerous après, dining, shopping and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 50 years. Killington.com


Winter Dew Tour
The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events spanning across the country. 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. Current Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Nike 6.0, Ball Park, Pantech, Paul Mitchell, Playstation, and Power Bar. For more information, visit www.allisports.com.

AlliSports
AlliSports, is an action sports lifestyle brand whose mission is to connect fans with athletes and brands through best in class events, media, and authentic branded products. AlliSports includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli Media which creates, produces, and distributes original content; Alli RideShop an online retailer carrying top skate and BMX consumer products; and Alli MotoShop an online retailer carrying top moto consumer products. AlliSports is owned by NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.allisports.com.

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