The third and final stop of the ‘08/09 Winter Dew Tour begins on Thursday, February 19 with the Toyota Championship at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in Truckee, Calif.
Leading the series in the snowboard disciplines are top athletes Shaun White, (first in slopestyle and superpipe), Kelly Clark (superpipe) and Spencer O’Brien (slopestyle). White recently took home X Games gold in both disciplines and is looking to be the first Dew Tour athlete to be crowned Dew Cup champion on the Summer Dew Tour and Winter Dew Tour. Key contenders to compete in women’s snowboard slopestyle in Tahoe include recent X Games gold medalist Jenny Jones, and silver medalist O’Brien. In superpipe, X Games silver medalist Scotty Lago will join bronze medalist Mikkel Bang in their attempts to unseat White. Australian Torah Bright will be looking for her first Dew Tour win of the season in the superpipe.
Schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday, February 19 11:00AM - 2:30PM Mens/Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Prelims
Friday, February 20 2:00PM - 3:30PM Men’s/Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final 5:00PM - 7:00PM Concert in Festival Village – Common and Tweak Bird
Saturday, February 21 10:00AM - 1:00PM Men’s/Women’s Snowboard Superpipe prelims
Sunday, February 22 Noon - 3:00PM Men’s/Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
Hip hop star and two-time Grammy winner Common will headline the Verizon Wireless music stage on Friday, Feb. 20, and progressive/psych-rock band Tweak Bird will kick off the show. The bands will perform from 5-7 p.m. and all music from the Verizon Wireless music stage is free to the general public.