Dew Tour Recap and Terrain Updates
Hi, Brent here with some information regarding terrain and the first day of the Dew Tour.
Dew Tour Recap
What an experience the Dew tour is, we had some amazing competitions go down on Friday!
In the Dew Tour’s first ever Adaptive Competition Mike Shea and Bibian Mentel took the top honors on the banked slalom course. Mental took the win with a time of 45.53 in the women’s and Shea’s time of 39.93 was the best for the men’s. Finishing second and third in the men’s was Evan Strong and Mike Minor. Lisa Bunschoten and Brenna Huckaby finished out the women’s podium.
The Downtown area of Breck at the Blue River Plaza was turned into an urban street style wonderland. The Corner of Washington Ave and Main Street was packed with many fans cheering on the athletes as they tested their skills.
Canadian rail man Alex Bellemare took home the big prize of $5000 as the winner for the skiers. It was a sweep for the Canadians as Sandy Boville and Alex Beaulieu-Marchand took second and third places. $ 1000 and Best Trick honors went to Tim McChesney with his lip slide 270 on to front swap transfer to 270 out on the lift tower tube to down rail.
In Snowboard Streetstyle Darcy Sharpe showed once again why he is the reigning champion. The four-time champ took down the competition by pulling many maneuvers out of his bag of tricks . Finishing up second and third were Jordan Morse and Zak Hale respectively.
Thankfully all the snow we have been receiving has allowed us to open up more terrain this week. American, Briar Rose, Duke’s Run Claimjumper and Dyersville are all open. Ski Patrol is hard at work trying to make more terrain available as soon as possible. Keep your eyes open when you are on the mountain, as new trails could open at anytime.
At the moment, snow flurries are in the forecast from this afternoon until Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to hover in the 30s for most of the week. With snow expected, the sun could disappear, so remember to bring an extra layer for the chills and your low light lenses just in case.
Stay safe and see you on the mountain!