Photo Gallery: Freeskier party rocks downtown Breckenridge amid Dew Tour

Comments by Henrik Lampert/

What better way to celebrate the start of the 2012/13 competition season in North America than by throwing a massive party? With the Dew Tour rolling through Breckenridge this past weekend, it presented a great opportunity for us to throw down and to bring together athletes, industry folk and the greater public for a night of debauchery.

Cecilia’s, located in downtown Breckenridge, was the obvious spot to host our shin-dig. Complete with three separate bar tops, a performance stage and massive dance floor, comfortable lounges and more, it’s a stellar venue. Throw music by LAZRtag and POSSO into the mix, and it’s a recipe for madness.

The day of the party saw the Dew Tour halfpipe finals go down in Breck’s 22′ superpipe. Brita Sigourney topped the women’s podium while Maddie Bowman and Roz Groenewoud rounded out the podium in second and third, respectively. On the men’s side, Canadian Justin Dorey emerged victorious, with Byron Wells and Mike Riddle joining him on the podium. And where did they all go to spend their prize winnings? Our party. Naturally. Captain Planet comes to mind. You know, “powers combined,” and all that?

Bottom line: Loads of athletes turned out, along with countless friends from around the industry, in addition to a throng of eager partygoers. The vodka flowed like water, the rumbling dance floor sent tremors around town—surely registering on a Richter scale someplace—and many people woke up the next morning wondering where they where, and how the hell they ended up there. In the words of Borat, “Great success!”

Thanks to all those who joined in the fun. The party is just one fantastic memory from what was an outstanding week at the Dew Tour. We look forward to many more exciting competitions and events throughout the season, and you can bet your bottom dollar on that fact that we’ve got some more party plans up our sleeves.

Party on, Wayne.