Louie Vito, Kelly Clark and Tom Wallisch Set To Compete in Winter Dew Tour’s Toyota Championship

The Winter Dew Tour culminates next weekend with the Toyota Championships at Snowbasin, a Sun Valley Resort, in Utah.  The best winter action sports athletes will descend on the resort to battle it out for the Dew Cup in snowboarding and freeskiing superpipe and slopestyle disciplines.  With impressive crowds packing the mountain for the competitions, the 2011 Toyota Championships saw the highest attended Winter Dew Tour event on the Tour.  This year, the Toyota Championships will air finals competitions live on NBC at Saturday, February 11 at 2:00PM EST and Sunday, February 12 at 3:00PM EST. 

Salt Lake local Louie Vito will be coming to Snowbasin with one goal in mind – to become the first male winter sports athlete to win the Dew Cup for two consecutive years.  After landing on the podium just shy of a win at the first two stops of the season, Vito will need to take the top spot in Snowbasin to claim the Cup.  He finds his most threatening competition in Iouri Podladtchikov, the winner of Killington’s Pantech Invitational and current leader in the Tour standings by a mere two points.  In slopestyle there is no shortage of fresh faces and up-and-comers eager to make a name for themselves on the international stage of the Winter Dew Tour.  Sebastien Toutant’s pair of second place finishes puts him in the lead for the Dew Cup, but Gjermund Braaten, who burst onto the scene with a smooth and technical run at the Nike Open in Breckenridge, is not one to be counted out of contention.  

Louie Vito

 Men’s Freeski Superpipe is set to be a heated competition, as the season has shown more than one athlete can have what it takes to win on any given day.  Kevin Rolland has a chance to repeat his 2011 Dew Cup performance while holding a narrow lead in the Tour standings, while  Torin Yater-Wallace, fresh off taking the first Dew Tour win of his pro career, can also claim the Cup if he tops the podium again.  Salt Lake City local Tom Wallisch has all but locked up the Freeski Slopestyle Dew Cup with two first place finishes this season, but hot on his heels is Nick Goepper, who has landed on the podium twice this year.  A stellar run from Goepper could bring him the Cup, if Wallisch fails to meet his usual level of perfection on the course. 

Kelly Clark and Gretchen Bleiler will face off in a winner-takes-all battle in the Snowbasin superpipe.  Clark, the former gold medalist and reigning Dew Cup champion, has ruled the women’s snowboard contest circuit, not losing a halfpipe event since the Winter Dew Tour stop in Breckenridge in 2010.  There will be no shortage of excitement as Bleiler attempts to end Clark’s streak at the top.  Spencer O’Brien blew away the competition on the slopestyle course in Breckendrige.  If she is able to repeat at the Toyota Championships, she’ll walk away with the Dew Cup, which she’s had her sights on since she last won it in 2009.    

Tom Wallisch

For the first time in Winter Dew Tour history, the top female freeskiers will be competing for a Dew Cup.  Just a few weeks ago, the ladies met at the Pantech Invitational for a glimpse of what they would be up against for the championship title.  Maddie Bowman took the top spot on the superpipe podium, but with the level of competition so close, the season title in Snowbasin is anyone’s for the taking.  Kaya Turski is coming in hot to the Toyota Championships after winning at the Pantech Invitational and claiming an X Games gold medal on consecutive weekends.  She’ll be fighting off Devin Logan and Emilia Wint for the first women’s Freeski Slopestyle Dew Cup. 

In addition to the exciting competition throughout the weekend, the Winter Dew Tour will host a FREE Mac Miller concert on historic 25th Street in downtown Ogden on Friday, February 10, at 9:00pm.  Mac Miller grew up in Pittsburgh with a musical aptitude that already far surpasses most other hip-hop lyricists.  His August 2011 debut “K.I.D.S.” took the music industry by storm, earning critical acclaim from well-respected hip-hop magazines and websites.  Mac’s upbeat rhymes are sure to hype the Winter Dew Tour crowd for a weekend full of non-stop action. 

Mac Miller

The confirmed athlete list for Toyota Championships is as follows: 

Men’s SNB Superpipe

Men’s SNB Slopestyle

Men’s SKI Superpipe

Men’s SKI Slopestyle

Mason Aguirre

Jake Aaronson

Duncan Adams

Elias Ambuhl

Zachary Black

Mason Aguirre

Christian Allen

Aleksander Aurdal

Paul Brichta

Torgeir Bergrem

Wing Tai Barrymore

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand

Bryan Daino

Gjermund Braaten

Xavier Bertoni

Alex Bellemare

Brett Esser

Brendan Hart

Noah Bowman

Willie Borm

Taylor Gold

Seth Hill

Joss Christensen

Bobby Brown

Trevor Jacob

Mark Hoyt

Lyman Currier

Phil Casabon

Kyle Mack

Sam Hulbert

Simon D’Artois

Joss Christensen

Joeseph Mensch

Nick Julius

Simon Dumont

Phil Casabon

Hans Mindnich

Dash Kamp

Gus Kenworthy

Charles Gagnier

Jack Mitrani

Sage Kotsenburgt

AJ Kemppainen

Vincent Gagnier

Scotty Moline

Spencer Link

Thomas Krief

Alexis Godbout

Scotty Pike

Craig McMorris

Nils Lauper

Nick Goepper

Iouri Podladtchikov

Justin Morgan

Matt Margetts

Henrik Harlaut

Spencer Shaw

Charles Reid

Dan Marion

Andreas Hatveit

Louie Vito

Brandon Reis

Tucker Perkins

Russ Henshaw

Ben Watts

Spencer Shaw

Joffrey Pollet-Villard

JF Houle


Jeremy Thompson

Mike Riddle

Jamieson Irvine


Ian Thorley

Kevin Rolland

Sean Jordan


Chris Tierney

Taylor Seaton

Gus Kenworthy


Sebastien Toutant

Benoit Valentin

Chris Laker


Eric Willett

Jossi Wells

Tim McChesney



David Wise

Ole Christian Mustad



Torin Yater-Wallace

Alex Schlopy




Dane Tudor




Matt Walker




Tom Wallisch




Jossi Wells




McRae Williams




James Woods




McRae Williams




James Woods


Women’s SNB Superpipe

Women’s SNB Slopestyle

Women’s SKI Superpipe

Women’s SKI Slopestyle

Gretchen Bleiler

Madison Blackley

Katrien Aerts

Dania Assaly

Xuetong Cai

Julianne Brackett

Dania Assaly

Ashley Battersby

Kelly Clark

Mikaela Casey

Maddie Baker

Rose Battersby

Sarah Conrad

Alexandra Duckworth

Rose Battersby

Eveline Bhend

Summer Fenton

Joanna Dzierzawski

Maddie Bowman

Kirsten Cooley

Natalie Geer

Stephanie Sue Feld

Anais Caradeux

Emma Dahlstrom

Leslie Glenn

Celia Miller

Kendall Deighan

Erica Durtschi

Arielle Gold

Silvia Mittermueller

Annalisa Drew

Keri Herman

Sarka Pancochova

Spencer O’Brien

Rosalind Groenewoud

Dara Howell

Meg Pugh

Taylor Owen

Megan Gunning

Devin Logan

Sophie Rodriguez

Sarka Pancochova

Keltie Hansen

Meg Olenick

Maddy Schaffrick

Kara Rennie

Keri Herman

Maude Raymond

Serena Shaw

Enni Rukajarvi

Dara Howell

Nina Rusten Andersen

Hannah Teter

Karly Schorr

Mirjam Jaeger

Anna Segal

Katie Tsuyuki

Nicki Slechta

Devin Logan

Desiree Touchette


Rebecca Torr

Keni Maras

Kaya Turski


Erika Vikander

Charity Mersereau

Emma Whitman



Manami Mitsuboshi

Emilia Wint



Ayana Onozuka




Kimmy Sharp




Amy Sheehan




Brita Sigourney




Shuri Terada




Davina Williams


The full schedule of events for the Toyota Championships is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 9th  – Festival Village Opens at 9:00AM


8:00 AM – 4:00 PM      Practice for all disciplines

Friday, Feb. 10th – Festival Village Opens at 9:00AM


10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Semi-Final


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Women’s Freeski Superpipe Semi-Final


11:30 AM – 1:50 PM

Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Semi-Final


12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Men’s Freeski Superpipe Semi-Final


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour – Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final


4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final


9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Mac Miller Concert

Saturday, Feb. 11th – Festival Village Opens at 9:00AM


9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final


10:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final


11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final


12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final


2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour – Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final


5:00 PM – 5:40 PM

Women’s Freeski Superpipe Final


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final

Sunday, Feb. 12th – Festival Village Opens at 9:00AM 


9:00 AM – 9:40 AM

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final


12:00 PM – 12:40 PM

Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Final


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Dew Cup Awards


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour – Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Gatorade Free Flow Tour – Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final


5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour – Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final

**Schedule is subject to change. To stay up to date on the action, follow live updates via the Dew Tour on Twitter**

Running through the entire weekend, the Festival Village offers something for everyone attending the Dew Tour.  Visit the Pantech tent to test out the newest cell phones, play pool or air hockey at Paul Mitchell, and grab a ride all weekend in one of Toyota’s free shuttles. 

David Wise

For additional Winter Dew Tour event information, visit www.Allisports.com and the Dew Tour Facebook page. 

The complete 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows: 

Event Date Location

Nike Open Dec. 15-18 Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.

Pantech Invitational Jan. 19-22 Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.

Toyota Championships Feb. 9-12 Snowbasin Resort – Ogden,Utah 

Closing out its fourth year, 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 season’s end to champions in each of the eight disciplines. The 2010-11 Dew Cup champions include Louie Vito (men’s snowboard superpipe), Kelly Clark (women’s snowboard superpipe), Torstein Horgmo (men’s snowboard slopestyle), Jamie Anderson (women’s snowboard slopestyle), Kevin Rolland (ski superpipe) and Bobby Brown (ski slopestyle).The Winter Dew Tour continues its commitment to progression in action sports, with premier superpipes and the highest level slopestyle courses.