This morning, the Dew Tour released the first wave of confirmed athletes for the iON Mountain Championships, to be held in Breckenridge, December 13-16. Additionally, Dew Tour has announced ski and snowboard big air are included on the event roster for the first time.
In the men’s superpipe, confirmed athletes to date include Simon Dumont, Tanner Hall and Kevin Rolland. Confirmed men’s slopestyle riders include Bobby Brown, Nick Goepper and Tom Wallisch; the three are also among those competing in the big air. On the women’s side, Ros Groenewoud, Maddie Bowman, Brita Sigourney and Jen Hudak have confirmed for superpipe, while Kaya Turski, Keri Herman and Emilia Wint are a go for slopestyle. The complete list of invited athletes is to be released soon.
Simon Dumont competes at the Winter Dew Tour—Killington. Photo by Shay Williams.
According to this morning’s press release, the Dew Tour’s new format for 2012 also includes a Film Night in downtown Breckenridge, “recognizing the most influential and progressive films of the season.” The iON Mountain Championships will also include a concert, performing artists and showtimes set to be announced at a later date.
The iON Mountain Championships daily schedule is as follows:
Thursday, December 13th
- Men’s Freeski Superpipe Semi-Final
- Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Semi-Final
- Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final
- Men’s Freeski Big Air Final
Friday, December 14th
- Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final
- Women’s Freeski Superpipe Final
- Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
- Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final
Saturday, December 15th
- Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
- Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final
- Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
- Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final
- Men’s Snowboard Big Air Final
Sunday, December 16th
- Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
- Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
- Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
More from the press release: “The Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships will be showcased across 11 broadcast hours on NBC and NBC Sports Network and across an all-new digital platform with live streaming, plus exclusive behind the scenes and in-depth content on dewtour.com. The new broadcast platform will offer coverage from every day of the event and more live Dew Tour coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network than any previous year.
The Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships will be free to attend giving fans access to be a part of the best snowboarding and freestyle skiing competitions and check out the Dew Tour Experience with autograph signings, giveaways and more.
The Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships will air live on NBC Sports Network on Thursday, December 13 at 7:30pm ET and Friday, December 14 at 4:00pm ET. Action will air live on NBC on Saturday, December 15 at 2:00pm ET, and on Sunday, December 16 at 1:00pm ET. Additional broadcasts on NBC Sports Network will be December 15 at 11:00pm ET and December 16 at 3:00pm ET, as well as December 22 at 11:00pm ET.”