Jack Frost paid a visit to Breckenridge on the final day of the 2014 Winter Dew Tour. The ski resort received a serious dumping of pow overnight, creating an extra element for the athletes to contend with in today’s slopestyle event. Thanks to some amazing course maintenance from Breckenridge Park Crew and the Dew Tour staff, the competition went on and twelve of the best slopestyle skiers in the game put their best runs (given the conditions*) for the chance to walk away with the prestigious Dew Cup.
From the get-go, the day belonged to Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy. While conditions and speed issues proved to be difficult for many, Kenworthy managed to maneuver his way through the elements to post the two highest scores of the day (86.25, 88.75) on each of his trips through the course. Kenny G’s winning run consisted of a right 270 onto the first handrail, a left 270 on to 450 out on the second rail feature, a double cork 1080 tail, a right 900 opposite tail, a switch left 270 lipslide on to 450 off of the wallride, a switch right 720 Japan on the third jump to a switch double 900 Japan on the final jump.
Rising star Øystein Bråten of Norway was able to claim the second spot on the podium today. Bråten’s silver medal run included a left 450 on to 270 out of the first rail, a misty 450 out of the second feature, a switch right 900 tail, a right 720 tail, a lipslide 450 out of the Toyota rail, a double flat 900 Japan and a double cork 1080 safety. Rounding out the podium was Indiana’s famed Nick Goepper. The Dew Tour veteran stomped a right 270 onto the first rail, a lipslide on to misty 450 out of the second the rail, a switch 720 double Japan, a switch right 900 mute, a front swap to 450 out of the Toyota rail, a double cork 1080 tailgrab and right double cork 1080 mute to Japan to end his run.