Dew Tour Taylor Gold 2014

The 2014 Dew Tour cranked into full gear this weekend with both the men's halfpipe and slopestyle finals rounding out an action packed few days.

Check out all of the action over the following pages arranged in order of how they went down.

Use the right and left arrow keys to navigate between events or use the links below to jump to one of your choice:

Women's Slopestyle

Women's Halfpipe

Men's Halfpipe

Men's Slopestyle

1st Jamie Anderson (USA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKTXus16pOs&feature=youtu.be

Jamie Anderson continued her winning streak with a perfect first run that combined technicality with solid amplitude and clean landings. Her run included a backside 540, cab 720, switch boardslide 270, switch backside 540 and frontside 720, and earned her a 96.25, which stuck at the top spot for the duration of the contest.

2nd Enni Rukajarvi (FIN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L5HLZeVdeQ&feature=youtu.be

Finnish slopestyle boss and Olympic silver medallist Enni Rukajarvi was riding incredibly well and did enough for a second place finish, with a run that included a switch backside 180, front 720, backside 540 and cab 720.

3rd Christy Prior (NZL)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLGcclV7lW8&feature=youtu.be

Christy Prior rounded out the podium for New Zealand by making the most of her 'Last Chance to Qualify' earned spot in the finals with a super stylish, but slightly less technical run than Enni and Jamie.

Women's Dew Tour 2014 Slopestyle Results:

1st Jamie Anderson (USA)

2nd Enni Rukajarvi (FIN)

3rd Christy Prior (NZL)

1st Kelly Clark (USA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvyFRWX1fYo&feature=youtu.be

The women's halfpipe field was dominated by the Americans with three podium finishes out of three.

Kelly Clark posted the highest score of the day on her first run leaving the rest of the competitors pushing hard to catch up. Her run included her signature frontside 1080, cab and frontside 720s and every trick was sent to the moon.

2nd Chloe Kim (USA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BtDukCXhWs&feature=youtu.be

14 year old Chloe Kim did her very best to upset Kelly's domination of women's pipe, with a run that featured an insanely technical switch backside air, a huge cab 900 and a Mctwist, and although close (just 0.5 points shy!), she'll have to wait for the next event. Mark our words though, Chloe is going to be a force to be reckoned with in a couple of seasons time.

3rd Arielle Gold (USA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g53AA9UUsi0&feature=youtu.be

Arielle Gold rounded out the podium with a second run score of 90.5 to take the bronze.

Women's Dew Tour 2014 Halfpipe Results:

1st Kelly Clark (USA)

2nd Chloe Kim (USA)

3rd Arielle Gold (USA)

1st Taylor Gold (USA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBsP4ekslCY&feature=youtu.be

The men's halfpipe finals followed immediately after the women's, and brought some great snowboarding from a truly international field of riders, 12 of which had qualified for finals.

Taylor Gold only just made it into the finals via the Last Chance Qualifier round, but opened up the contest incredibly strongly, posting a run that ultimately held the top spot for the duration of the contest. It included a huge frontside 1260, a double Michalchuck, a stylish air to fakie and back to back 1080s.

2nd Yiwei Zhang (CHN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3ZvLhTPtS8&feature=youtu.be

Chinese powerhouse Yiwei Zhang charged into second place with his second run, that featured a stratospheric backside air, back to back 1080 double corks and a double crippler.

3rd Scotty James (AUS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPD9XH7rJvE&feature=youtu.be

Aussie Scotty James wrapped things up with a solid run for third place.

Also worthy of a mention was Danny Davis, who couldn't quite put together a podium worthy run but was boosting huge 360s out of the pipe as well as his signature switch method.

Men's Dew Tour 2014 Halfpipe Results:

1st Taylor Gold (USA)

2nd Yiwei Zhang (CHN)

3rd Scotty James (AUS)

1st Chas Guldemond (USA)

With 8 inches of fresh snow blanketing the Dew Tour slopestyle course on finals day, it was always going to be about who could adapt to the conditions best.

At the end of the day, it was slopestyle veteran, and the sole American competitor in the finals Chas Guldemond who held his speed over the knuckles to post the highest score of the day. His run included a switch wildcat, switch backside 1080, cab 1260 and backside 1080 double, and was stomped bolts.

2nd Sebastien Toutant (CAN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVrLckO0gFA&feature=youtu.be

Sebastien Toutant put down a beast of a run for second place, with a technical rail section, a huge double backside rodeo and back to back double 1080s stomped clean.

3rd Tyler Nicholson (CAN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a70SiaE3BdM&feature=youtu.be

Fellow Canadian Tyler Nicholson rounded out the podium in third place with a solid first run.

Men's Dew Tour 2014 Slopestyle Results:

1st Chas Guldemond (USA)

2nd Sebastien Toutant (CAN)

3rd Tyler Nicholson (CAN)