Leaving 48’’ of powder and driving six hours from SLC to Rado was tough, but at idX we were cautiously optimistic about the Dew Tour. After the 2023 X Games….well after the 2023 X Games, we honestly weren’t sure what to expect with the Dew Tour. The event schedule seemed interesting: standard halfpipe comp (but with 4 hits instead of 3), a new streetstyle competition where riders were pitted against each other in heats and brackets, and a Cash Jam. Sprinkle on Mix Master Mike, idX (one of the most unprepared and unqualified journalists/photographers in the game), many more amazing athletes, reporters, videographers, and organizations, the Dew Tour soundboard (hoot, hoot, hoot) - we were pretty stoked when we had to wake up at 7am to drive from Eagle to Copper Friday morning. Let's dive into the dew with some caffeine and sugar and see what happened to make it one of the top freeski and snowboard weekends of the 2022-2023 season.
Yes, we’re talking about practice. From food poisoning, powder overload, and a treacherous Vail Pass props to everyone that was out at practice on Friday. Rumors that ended up being true were that Alex Ferreria, David Wise, Brendan Mackay, and Ben Harrington were traveling to Georgia for the Bakaurani Bash (World Championships) right after the Dew Tour Halfpipe Comp too. Not sure if they were being sent in as secret agents, but their commitment to the halfpipe game is undeniable. Even with the snow falling last night, from our untrained observations, there was no undervert to be seen so deck landings were kept to a minimum. Hopping over to the streetstyle course, the line to hike up the course was similar to hiking up Mt. Baldy on a powder day at Snowbird. Tough look for the comp kids but good looks for people that film video parts. Speaking of which, this event was probably the only event where we will ever see Colby Stevenson compete against Sam Zahner. Pretty electric stuff! Thanks Dew Tour for keeping it core. We didn’t stick around for snowboard street style but more was to come from the snowboard world Saturday and Sunday.