Salomon Announces Dates and Locations of Jib Academy Season Six
Salomon elevates the youth slopestyle dream in the event’s sixth season
Ogden, UT—Marking half-a-dozen years of slopestyle goodness, Salomon Jib Academy has announced its schedule for 2012. Five ski areas in the U.S. and Canada will host young athletes in one of the sport’s most coveted opportunities to learn from Salomon pros and compete for the chance to attend a week-long dream session at the Salomon Jib Academy North American Finals at Mammoth Mountain Resort in May 2012.
Internationally known as an unforgettable series of slopestyle contests for athletes 16 and younger, the program is free to enter and includes lunch, giveaways and a full day of shredding with Salomon pro coaches, which include Bobby Brown, Nick Martini, Alexi Godbout.
“Jib academy was a huge opportunity for me, and helped start my ski career. Now being able to go to the events and coach kids is awesome, says Salomon pro skier and first-ever Jib Academy winner Nick Martini.”
Salomon Jib Academy Season Six North American tour dates and locations include:
Killington Mountain Resort, VT—February 25th
Blue Mountain, ON—March 3rd Photo Credit:Matt Stauble
Saint Bruno, QC –March 10th
Silver Star, BC—March 18th
Snowbasin, UT—March 24th
Mammoth Mountain Resort, CA FINALS—May 2012, Invite Only
The OVWSF and Snowbasin are proud to introduce the Snowbasin Freeski Team development program. The program, a partnership between the OVWSF andSnowbasinSnowsportsLearningCenter, is designed to take skiers into the realm of freeride skiing. Not only will students hone in on advanced skiing skills, they will also receive training in the terrain park, halfpipe, big mountain skiing, as well as mountain safety. Gordon Perry OVWSF Director said, “The foundation has had a demand for freeskiing for the past couple of years and with the addition of a new head coach Jake Seipel, he will bring the quality of coaching and guidance people have grown to expect of the OVWSF and Snowbasin.”
Jake Seipel originally fromPennsylvaniabrings 10 + years of instruction and coaching to Snowbasin. Jake’s qualifications include PSIA Level 1 Alpine, PSIA Freeride Accreditation, and a USASA Level 2 Coach. “I am really hyped at this opportunity to add a freeski element to Snowbasin and the OVWSF as well as progress the vast amount of local ski talent already at Snowbasin.” Jake Said
Jake continues, “We already have a large interest in the program and look to establish ourselves as one of the premier freeski programs in northernUtah.” Gordon Perry OVWSF Director adds, “The foundation can’t wait to start this expansion into the freeski community and continue the pursuit of excellence in the development of young athletes.”
Burr Ridge, Ill. – June 29, 2011 – The Winter Dew Tour today announced the full schedule for the 2011-12 season. Closing out the season with the Winter Dew Tour Championships, Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah has been chosen as the stage for the final event of the season. Showcasing the world’s top freeski and snowboard athletes competing in slopestyle and superpipe, the event will take place February 9-12, 2012 and will feature the year-ends Awards Ceremony.
Boasting the largest media platform in all of winter action sports, The Winter Dew Tour will be televised live on NBC with additional domestic and international programming reaching more than 200 million households worldwide.
“It is terrific to be selected once again to host the season ending Winter Dew Tour Championship,” said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. “Last year’s event drove significant economic impact and brought tremendous international media exposure to Utah. Also, with the 2011 event at Snowbasin setting an all-time Winter Dew Tour attendance record, it highlights that Utah remains a great location to host major sporting events.”
“Snowbasin is excited to welcome the Dew Tour back in February 2012 and showcase our resort to a worldwide audience,” said Kent Lyons, General Manager of Snowbasin. “The opportunity to welcome the best snowboarders and skiers to our resort has proven to be very popular with our guests and we hope to again demonstrate the sports appeal of the Ogden and Northern Utah area to yet another record-setting audience.”
The Winter Dew Tour continues its commitment to progression in winter action sports, featuring premier 22-foot superpipes and the highest level slopestyle courses at each stop. Cornerstone elements including live music and a festival village will remain a mainstay of the Tour. Rising freeski and snowboard stars will also have an opportunity to solidify a regular spot through a qualifying system hosted at the Breckenridge event.
“The Winter Dew Tour continues to be the most successful winter action sports tour by continuing its tradition of setting spectator attendance records, attracting the world’s top competitors and enjoying partnerships with the country’s premier resorts,” said Chris Prybylo, General Manager of the Winter Dew Tour. “A standard of excellence for winter action sports has been set, and we look forward to building upon it during the 2011-12 season.”
The complete 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Feb. 9-12 Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah – Toyota Championship
Entering its fourth season, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2010-11 Dew Cup champions include Bobby Brown (Freeski Slopestyle), Kevin Rolland (Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Torstein Horgmo (Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Kelly Clark (Women’s Snowboard Superpipe) and Louie Vito (Men’s Snowboard Superpipe).
# # #
Winter Dew Tour
The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events spanning across the country. Each event features snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle) and freeskiing (superpipe and slopestyle). At season’s end, the overall point’s leaders are crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements compliment the competitions at each Tour event including the Festival Village, specialty competitions, and live cutting edge music. Current Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Nike 6.0, Ball Park, Pantech, Paul Mitchell, Playstation, and Power Bar. For more information, visit www.Allisports.com.
AlliSports, is an action sports lifestyle brand whose mission is to connect fans with athletes and brands through best in class events, media, and authentic branded products. AlliSports includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli Media which creates, produces, and distributes original content; Alli RideShop an online retailer carrying top skate and BMX consumer products; and Alli MotoShop an online retailer carrying top moto consumer products. AlliSports is owned by NBC Sports. More information can be found at www.allisports.com.
NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January of 2011, the broad reach and storied history of NBC Sports united with Comcast’s 24/7 ability to super-serve fans to create the NBC Sports Group. The new sports media company consists of an array of broadcast television, cable television and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports & Olympics, Golf Channel, Versus, 11 SportNets (regional sports networks) and their respective websites. Together, the new combined assets of the NBC Sports Group possess an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the Olympics, NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, IndyCar, Wimbledon, French Open, Tour de France and Kentucky Derby.
Local Favorite Alex Schlopy Takes Top Honors in the Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final and Kaya Turski wins the Women’s at Snowbasin Resort
Ogden, Utah – February 13, 2011 – After dominating on the slopes all season, 19-year-old Bobby Brown of Breckenridge, Colo. concluded the Toyota Championship as the overall men’s freeski slopestyle Dew Cup champion. Brown narrowly missed the podium in today’s final with a fourth place finish, but earned enough points to push him to the top of the freeski slopestyle rankings and take home the coveted Cup. With his hometown cheering him on, Park City, Utah native Alex Schlopy, 18, won his first Winter Dew Tour final in men’s freeski slopestyle. On the women’s front, Canadian Kay Turski, 22, landed on top of the podium with a winning score of 89.50.
“I’m super stoked about winning the Dew Cup,” said Brown. “It’s great to be out here in the sunny weather here in Snowbasin and to end up winning. I’m pumped.”
The men’s freeski slopestyle final concluded with local Utah athletes in the number one and two podium positions. Schlopy wowed the crowd with a technical run that included a front 3 swap, blind 3 swap, blind 2 out, blind 630 out of the canyon, lefside 900 to switch 1440 for a top score of 94.50. After winning the Last Chance Qualifier and placing first in the prelims, Utah’s Joss Christensen, age 19, finished in second with a score of 92.00. Australia’s Russ Henshaw earned the third podium position with a score of 87.50.
“It’s crazy to have won. I’ve been looking at those Dew Tour trophies for a long time, and I finally got one so I’m stoked,” said Schlopy. “It’s a beautiful day out here, and we’re having fun. It’s Utah, my hometown state so it’s good.”
In the women’s freeski slopestyle final, Turski stomped the competition, throwing out a front switchup into switch 270 blind up to a front 270 out of the flat rail to a cab 720 to a cab 540, for a top score of 89.50. Devin Logan, age 17 of Dover, Vt., finished second with an 85.00 and Australia’s Anna Segal, 24, rounded out the podium in third with a 79.25.
“I’m just really excited to have won today,” said Turski. “I pulled it together, and I’m really stoked on my season so far so I hope I can just keep it going.”
The four-day competition is the third and final stop on the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour season featuring men and women’s snowboarding and freeskiing disciplines. The Toyota Championship will conclude today with the men and women’s snowboard slopestyle finals where the remaining Dew Cup champions will be honored.
Winter Dew Tour’s Toyota Championship Sunday, February 13, 2011 Ogden, Utah – Snowbasin Resort
Men’s Freeski Slopestyle – Finals
1. Alex Schlopy, Park City, Utah, 94.50. 2. Joss Christensen, Park City, Utah, 92.00. 3. Russ Henshaw, Australia, 87.50. 4. Bobby Brown, Breckenridge, Colo., 85.00. 5. Jossi Wells, New Zealand, 84.00. 6. JF Houle, Canada, 82.00. 7. Sammy Carlson, Tigard, Ore., 80.75. 8. Philip Casabon, Canada, 79.00. 9. Tom Wallisch, Pittsburgh, Penn., 69.50. 10. McRae Williams, Park City, Utah, 65.00. 11. Dane Tudor, Palmer, Ark., 55.50. 12. Elias Abuhl, Switzerland, 16.00.
Men’s Freeski Slopestyle – Tour Rankings
1. Bobby Brown, 274. 2. Russ Henshaw, 234. 3. Alex Schlopy, 219. 4. JF Houle, 218. 5. Sammy Carlson, 210. 6. Elias Ambuhl, 204. 7. Philip Casabon, Canada, 157. 8. McRae Williams, 153. 9. Alexis Godbout, 150. 10. Tom Wallisch, 144.
Women’s Freeski Slopestyle – Finals
1. Kaya Turski, Canada, 89.50. 2. Devin Logan, Dover, Vt., 85.00. 3. Anna Segal, Australia, 79.25. 4. Kim Lamarre, Canada, 68.25. 5. Keri Herman, Breckenridge, Colo., 65.50. 6. Ashley Battersby, Park City, Utah, 61.75
Women’s freeski results are not part of season-long Dew Cup rankings.
The complete 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
In its third season, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2009-10 Dew Cup champions include Andreas Hatveit (Freeski Slopestyle), Jossi Wells (Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Sage Kotsenburg (Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Kaitlyn Farrington (Women’s Snowboard Superpipe), JJ Thomas (Men’s Snowboard Superpipe).
# # #
Winter Dew Tour
The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, and a $1.5 million competitive purse. Each event features snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle) and freeskiing (superpipe and slopestyle). At season’s end, the overall point’s leaders are crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements compliment the competitions at each Tour event including the Festival Village, specialty competitions, and live cutting edge music. The Winter Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC Sports with additional competition and lifestyle broadcasts on MTV, MTV2 and USA. The Winter Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia and Extreme Channel. Current Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew, Toyota, Nike 6.0, Verizon, MATADOR Beef Jerky, Power Bar, Paul Mitchell, Ball Park and National Guard. For more information, visit www.Allisports.com.
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer-facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour. Alli Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.
NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates the No. 1 television network, the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.
MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 150 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services – MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, LOGO, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.