Davis, McMorris, Wise, Kenworthy among confirmed athletes for Dew Tour Breckenridge

For an eighth consecutive year, Breckenridge Ski Resort will play host to Dew Tour. This year’s event will take place December 10-13 at Breckenridge’s Peak 8, and regardless of which sport you’re most excited to see, there are some stacked fields in slopestyle and superpipe that will make for great competitions.

In addition, Downtown Breckenridge will be the site of snowboard and freeski streetstyle events, with more info coming soon.

If you’d like to get straight into the athlete lists, jump to any of the disciplines below. New athletes will likely be added in the coming weeks, so be sure to check these links for the most up-to-date lineup:

Confirmed Athletes
Snowboard Superpipe: Men | Women
Snowboard Slopestyle: Men | Women
Freeski Superpipe: Men | Women
Toyota Freeski Slopestyle: Men | Women

For more detailed info on what to watch for in each competition, check out the event capsules below. Make sure to visit DewTour.com from December 10-13 for more than 25 hours of live streaming coverage from Breckenridge.

Men’s Snowboard Superpipe

Semifinal: Thursday, Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m. ET, DewTour.com
Final: Saturday, Dec. 12, 2:30 p.m. ET, NBC and DewTour.com

This field is wide open. Although his last Dew Tour victory came in 2010, the always-stylish Danny Davis looks to be one of the favorites. He is just one of several former winners in the field, along with Olympic gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov, Louie Vito, Greg Bretz and defending Dew Tour champion Taylor Gold. Japan’s high-fliying duo of Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka will be in the mix as well, as they look to breakthrough for their first Dew Tour victories.

Other Notables: The Ferguson brothers, Ben and Gabe, are both in the field and have sky-high potential. … Yiwei Zhang and Scotty James both finished on the Dew Tour podium in 2014. … View the full athlete list here.

Women’s Snowboard Superpipe

Semifinal: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m. ET
Final: Saturday, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m. ET, DewTour.com

The field features two former Olympic gold medalists, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter, but there will be a lot of focus on 15-year-old phenom Chloe Kim, whom many expect to become America’s next Olympic gold medalist in the discipline.

View the full athlete list here.


Danny Davis (Photo: George Crosland)

Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Semifinal: Friday, Dec. 11, 2:15 p.m. ET, DewTour.com
Final: Sunday, Dec. 13, 3:45 p.m. ET, DewTour.com

Consistent Canadian Mark McMorris will attempt to reclaim his slopestyle championship after seeing his two-year winning streak snapped in 2014 at the hands of Chas Guldmond. McMorris’s Canadian counterparts Sebastien Toutant and Max Parrot are always threats to reach the podium as well, and Norway continues to field a strong list of riders that includes Staale Sandbech, Sven Thorgren and Emil Andre Ulsletten.

Other Notables: Eric Willett is a Breckenridge local who has two previous Dew Tour wins to his credit. … Tyler Nicolson, another strong Canadian contender, finished third at last year’s Dew Tour contest. … Ryan Stassel was a member of Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympics where snowboard slopestyle debuted. … Gjermund Braaten won slopestyle at Dew Tour Breckenridge in 2011. … Marcus Kleveland recently landed a quad cork. … 15-year-old Red Gerard will make his Dew Tour debut. … View the full athlete list here.

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Semifinal: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 3:00 p.m. ET
Final: Friday, Dec. 11, 12:15 p.m. ET, DewTour.com

With Olympic gold medalist and the all-time leader in wins (9) among all snowboard athletes at Dew Tour, Jamie Anderson, out due to injury, this title is up for grabs. The strong international field includes Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi, Norway’s Silje Norendal, Austria’s Anna Gasser and Canada’s Spencer O’Brien.

View the full athlete list here.


Mark McMorris (Photo: George Crosland)

Men’s Freeski Superpipe

Semifinal: Friday, Dec. 11
Final: Saturday, Dec. 12, 6:00 p.m. ET, DewTour.com

David Wise has won two of the last four Dew Tour superpipe contests, but he’ll be up against a loaded field in this one. Kevin Rolland, Justin Dorey and Mike Riddle are all former Dew Tour winners, while the up-and-coming Alex Ferreira and dual-threat Gus Kenworthy are in search of their first victories.

Other Notables: Lyman Currier and Aaron Blunck were both members of Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympics where freeski superpipe debuted. … Defending champion Torin Yater-Wallace is out due to injury. … View the full athlete list here.

Women’s Freeski Superpipe

Semifinal: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m. ET
Final: Friday, Dec. 11, 11:15 a.m. ET

The field will include past Dew Tour winners Devin Logan and Brita Sigourney, as well as freeskiers like Annalisa Drew and Roz Groenewoud who are looking to capture their first victory at this event.

View the full athlete list here.


David Wise (Photo: Topher Baldwin)

Men’s Toyota Freeski Slopestyle

Semifinal: Thursday, Dec. 10, 11:30 a.m. ET, DewTour.com
Final: Sunday, Dec. 13, 1:00 p.m. ET, NBC and DewTour.com

This is another stacked field with no clear favorite. Gus Kenworthy is the defending champion in slopestyle but is coming off of knee surgery. Olympic gold medalist Joss Christensen and Breckenridge local Bobby Brown, a three-time Dew Tour winner, will be among the other freeskiers in contention for the top podium spot, along with last year’s runner-up Oystein Braaten of Norway.

Other Notables: Australia’s Russ Henshaw won slopestyle at Dew Tour Breckenridge in 2012. … Canada’s Alex Beaulieu-Marchand and Sweden’s Henrik Harlaut have both earned places on the podium at Dew Tour within the last few years. … View the full athlete list here.

Women’s Toyota Freeski Slopestyle

Semifinal: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m. ET
Final: Saturday, Dec. 12, 11:00 a.m. ET, DewTour.com

Breckenridge local Keri Herman enters as the defending champion of this event, but among her challengers will be Olympic gold medalist Dara Howell and dual-threat Devin Logan, who won the contest in 2013. This event will also feature the return of Kaya Turski, the winningest freeskier in this discipline.

View the full athlete list here.


Gus Kenworthy (Photo: George Crosland)