Sun Peaks Resort is elated to welcome back the Dew Tour Am Series, North America’s premier amateur ski and snowboard competition on March 27 and 28, 2015. The two-day competition will feature a brand new big air contest as well as the signature slopestyle event.
With a cash purse of $30,000 the top amateur athletes on the continent will be in Sun Peaks’ terrain park throwing down their best tricks.
Fans looking to get in on the action are encouraged to stop by all weekend for professional athlete meet-and-greets, Mountain Dew sampling, prizing, live DJs and more. Mountain Dew will cap off the weekend with an epic concert featuring top musical talent – to be announced mid-January. Spectators will be able to watch the competition from the base of the Sundance chairlift.
“We’re incredibly excited to be back at Sun Peaks especially with the addition of the big air competition,” says Neetu Godara, marketing director for Mountain Dew Canada. “Canada is stacked with amateur ski and snowboard talent and we’re proud to be able to give them the tools they need to elevate their performance. With $30,000 in prize money to be won, the Dew Tour Am Series is truly one of the top amateur events in the country.”
Athletes will also be competing for coveted points on the Association of Freeskiing Professional circuit and the World Snowboard Tour. The slopestyle event will be a jam format with $20,000 in prize money and the single best trick will win the Big Air competition prize of $10,000. Both purses will be split equally between the men’s and women’s categories.
Ten per cent of the athletes will be invited and the remaining 90 per cent will sign up independently. Skiers and snowboarders interested in competing at the Dew Tour Am Series can watch for registration details coming soon.
“This was one of our most highly animated and exciting weekends last winter and we are looking forward to partnering with Mountain Dew once again,” says Aidan Kelly, director of sales and marketing for Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. “Sun Peaks’ terrain park is a great venue to showcase Canada’s best emerging freestyle ski and snowboard talent. Plus, the free concert and other Mountain Dew events around the village are a great addition for all our guests in the resort!”
Sun Peaks Event Listing: http://sunpeaksresort.com/dewtouramseries