Today, Breckenridge officially kicks off their winter season by opening the mountain and firing up the chairlifts for snow-hungry skiers and snowboarders. Adding to the opening day's excitement, the hype is growing for Dew Tour's return to Breck Dec. 12-15 for the iON Mountain Championships.

Breck local Brett Esser nails a method in the 2012 Dew Tour Men’s Snowboard Superpipe final.

While Breck always hosts an incredible Dew Tour, this year, with the recent announcement that the Dew Tour will be an Olympic selection event, the level of competition will be that much more impressive—especially from US athletes competing for a spot on Team USA. Given the event's heightened importance and Olympic relevancy, Breck is especially excited for this Dew Tour:

"We are thrilled to be the host for another winter Dew Tour, especially with the increased interest on freesking and snowboarding headed into an Olympic year. [The] town is already buzzing about [the] excitement of this year's competition and its designation as a USSA-sanctioned event.  Guests are going to get to see amazing performances from top athletes around the world, up-close and for free!"

Get ready for world-class runs on Breck's historically badass superpipe and slopestyle course as part of the 2013 Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships. 


Please enable Javascript to watch this video


Can't make it out for Breck's opening weekend? Don't sweat it, but definitely plan to get your pow shots this season on Breck's all-new Peak 6. With a fresh 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain, the 23 percent increase in Breck's skiable acreage is sure to please.