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THE WORLD’S BEST SNOWBOARDERS AND FREESKIERS DESCEND UPON KILLINGTON RESORT, JANUARY 19-22

01/16/2012

Louie Vito, Simon Dumont and Kaya Turski to compete in Winter Dew Tour’s Pantech Invitational at Killington’s Bear Mountain 

KILLINGTON, Vt. (January 16, 2012) - Vermont’s Killington Resort is set to host the second stop of the Winter Dew Tour’s Pantech Invitational, the largest snow sports event in the East. Top athletes in freeskiing and snowboarding from around the world descend upon Killington’s Bear Mountain to compete in superpipe and slopestyle competitions, January 19-22.

“Killington Resort is thrilled to have top freeskiers and snowboarders competing at Bear Mountain,” stated Chris Nyberg, president and general manager for Killington Resort. “With the combination of cold temperatures, our commitment to snowmaking and recent snowfall, we have been able to create a world-class venue and look forward to hosting another exceptional four-day event,” continued Nyberg.

Top men’s snowboarders and freeskiers, including reigning champs Louie Vito and Kevin Rolland, will throw down for the chance to gain points as they head into the final stop at Snowbasin in Ogden, Utah. Additionally, women’s freeskiing will debut at Killington’s Pantech Invitational.

Besides the action-packed competitions, the four-day event will also include a Friday night VIP party at the Wobbly Barn and will feature a live DJ set from RAC, the Portland-based cutting edge duo of Andre Allen Anjos and Karl Kling, spinning original remixes and party favorites.

“The Winter Dew Tour is an extraordinary event that brings the entire community together,” stated Chris Karr, president of Killington Chamber of Commerce, “And showcases Killington’s dedication to snow sports on a national level.”

Men’s snowboarders (SNB) and freeskiers (SKI) superpipe and slopestyle competitors:

Men’s SNB Superpipe  Men’s SNB Slopestyle  Men’s SKI Superpipe  Men’s SKI Slopestyle
Mason Aguirre  Mason Aguirre  Duncan Adams  Elias Ambuhl
Fredrik Austbo  Ulrik Badertscher  Tai Barrymore  Aleksander Aurdal
Zachary Black  Torgeir Bergrem  Xavier Bertoni  Bobby Brown
Danny Davis  Gjermund Braaten  Noah Bowman  Sammy Carlson
Benji Farrow  Pat Burgener  Simon D’Artois  Philip Casabon
Christian Haller  Danny Davis  Justin Dorey  Joss Christensen
Trevor Jacob  Chas Guldemond  Simon Dumont  Charles Gagnier
Roger Kleivdal  Torstein Horgmo  Gus Kenworthy  Alexis Godbout
Keito Kumazaki  Sam Hulbert  Thomas Krief  Nick Goepper
Matt Ladley  Nick Julius  Nils Lauper  Andreas Hatveit
Scott Lago  Dash Kamp  Matt Margetts  Russ Henshaw
Arthur Longo  Sage Kotsenburg  Dan Marion  JF Houle
Joeseph Mensch  Scott Lago  Jon Marks  PK Hunder
Nils Mindnich  Mark McMorris  Peter Olenick  Jamieson Irvine
Jack Mitrani  Justin Morgan  Tucker Perkins  Sean Jordan
Luke Mitrani  Aleksander Ostreng  Joffrey Pollet-Villard  Gus Kenworthy
Iouri Podladtchikov  Charles Reid  Mike Riddle  Chris Laker
Spencer Shaw  Brandon Reis  Kevin Rolland  Chris Logan
Louie Vito  Staale Sandbech  Taylor Seaton  Ole Christian Mustad
Ben Watts  Seppe Smits  Benoit Valentin  Alex Schlopy
   Jeremy Thompson  Josiah Wells  Dane Tudor
   Sondre Tiller  David Wise  Tom Wallisch
   Sebastien Toutant  Torin Yater-Wallace  McRae Williams
   Eric Willett    James Woods
       Torin Yater-Wallace

 
Women’s freeskiers (SKI) superpipe and slopestyle competitors:

Women’s SKI Superpipe Women’s SKI Slopestyle
Maddie Bowman Ashley Battersby
Anais Caradeux Emma Dahlstrom
Rosalind Groenewoud Grete Eliassen
Keltie Hansen Keri Herman
Keri Herman Kim Lamarre
Mirjam Jaeger Devin Logan
Devin Logan Meg Olenick
Brita Sigourney Anna Segal
  Kaya Turski
  Emilia Wint

 
Highlighting the four-day competition schedule are Saturday’s superpipe finals. Following the women’s freeskier superpipe finals, the men freeskiers will compete in superpipe finals under the lights as Killington Resort unveils their 22-foot pipe live on NBC. The Winter Dew Tour’s Pantech Invitational at Killington complete schedule of events for the Winter Dew Tour’s Pantech Invitational at Killington is the following:

Thursday, January 19 – Festival Village Opens at 9:30 a.m.

8:45-9:50 a.m. Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Qualifier
10:30-11:30 a.m. Men’s Freeski Superpipe Last Chance Qualifier
11:05 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Last Chance Qualifier
1:30-2:15 p.m. Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Last Chance Qualifier
2:00-4:00 p.m. Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Last Chance Qualifier
4:30-5:30 p.m. Women’s Freeski Superpipe Qualifier


Friday, January 20 – Festival Village Opens at 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Semi-Final
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Women’s Freeski Superpipe Semi-Final
1:30-4:00 p.m. Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final
2:00-3:30 p.m. Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final
6:00-7:30 p.m. Men’s Freeski Superpipe Semi-Final
9:00-11:00 p.m. RAC at Wobbly Barn


Saturday, January 21 – Festival Village Opens at 9:30 a.m.

9:00-10:30 a.m. Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final
12:00-1:00 p.m. Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
3:00-3:40 p.m. Women’s Freeski Superpipe Final
4:30-6:00 p.m. Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final


Sunday, January 22 – Festival Village Opens at 9:30 a.m.

10:00-10:45 a.m. Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
3:30-5:00 p.m. Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final


*Schedule is subject to change.

The complete 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event   Date  Location
Nike Open Dec. 15-18  Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Pantech Invitational  Jan. 19-22  Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.
Toyota Championships Feb. 9-12 Snowbasin Resort – Ogden,Utah


Entering its fourth season, the Winter Dew Tour 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 Saturday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 22 at 3:00 p.m.

The 2010-11 Dew Cup champions include Louie Vito (men’s snowboard superpipe), Kelly Clark (women’s snowboard superpipe), Torstein Horgmo (men’s snowboard slopestyle), Jamie Anderson (women’s snowboard slopestyle), Kevin Rolland (ski superpipe) and Bobby Brown (ski slopestyle).The Winter Dew Tour continues its commitment to progression in action sports, with premier superpipes and the highest level slopestyle courses. 

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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 snow sports 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. The Winter Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC Sports with additional competition broadcasts on Versus. The Winter Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia, Extreme Channel and Allarco Superchannel. The Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Nike, Pantech, Ball Park, National Guard, Mongoose, Paul Mitchell, and PlayStation®. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

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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.  More information can be found at www.allisports.com.

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When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January of 2011, the broad reach and storied history of NBC Sports united with Comcast’s 24/7 ability to super-serve fans to create the NBC Sports Group. The new sports media company consists of an array of broadcast television, cable television and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports & Olympics, Golf Channel, Versus, 11 SportNets (regional sports networks) and their respective websites. Together, the new combined assets of the NBC Sports Group possess an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the Olympics, NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, IndyCar, French Open, Tour de France and The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.