Dew Tour Day 2: Coverage from Copper Mountain Resort
Women's ski modified superpipe postponed to Saturday due to extreme weather conditions
Editor’s note: Due to heavy snow and windy conditions at Copper Mountain Resort, the Dew Tour announced its women’s ski modified superpipe final, originally scheduled for 10 a.m., will be postponed to Saturday, Feb. 8. The men’s and women’s adaptive slalom snowboard final is still currently scheduled for 12:30 p.m., though Dew Tour won’t be conducting a live stream due to the extreme weather conditions. This story will be updated with live coverage results and any other schedule changes throughout the day.
COPPER MOUNTAIN – Despite the deepest powder day yet — by far — this year in Summit County, the show must go on at the Dew Tour at Copper Mountain Resort.
With more heavy snow and high winds forecasted throughout Friday, Dew Tour has already postponed its women’s ski modified superpipe final originally scheduled for 10 a.m. It also canceled practice for slopestyle and modified superpipe earlier Friday morning.
For Saturday’s competition, Estonian teen phenom Kelly Sildaru is the unquestioned queen of women’s freeskiing, dominant in both the halfpipe and slopestyle courses.
That makes it that much more interesting to see what she might have in store for Dew Tour’s modified superpipe, which many athletes refer to as “pipestyle” over traditional halfpipe.
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But after Sildaru narrowly edged Canada’s Cassie Sharpe at X Games, the prideful and high-flying Canadian surely will have all the motivation to capture a Dew Tour championship.
For Friday, many Summit County locals will brave the conditions to ride down Dew Tour’s banked slalom course in the annual Dew Tour adaptive banked slalom event at 12:30 p.m.
Pyeongchang Paralympic gold medalist Mike Minor is just one of a group of Summit locals in contention for the podium.
FRIDAY DEW TOUR RESULTS
Men’s Adaptive Banked Slalom
1. Owen Pick, 1:06.02
2. Matti Suur-Hamari, 1:07.58
3. Keith Gabel, 1:07.86
Women’s Adaptive Banked Slalom
1. Lisa Bunschoten, 1:14.11
2. Brittani Coury, 1:17.85
3. Peggy Martin, 1:28.51
On a truly bottomless powder day at Copper Mountain Resort, 20 of the world’s best adaptive snowboarders dropped into the banked slalom competition.
In the men’s competition, Owen Pick of England negotiated the gusty winds and powdery banked-slalom turns best, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:06:02. That was more than a 1 1/2 seconds faster than the next rider, Matti Suur-Hamari of Finland (1:07.58). The top U.S. rider on the day was Keith Gabel of Aspen, who finished about one-third of a second behind Suur-Hamari.
In the women’s competition, Dutch snowboarder Lisa Bunschoten won with a time of 1:14.11, ahead of Durango native Brittani Coury, who was the top U.S. female rider on the day with a time of 1:17.85. Peggy Martin of Illinois finished third with a time of 1:28.51.
Dew Tour postponed all other Friday events.
DEW TOUR COVERAGE
Event-by-event results from Thursday
DEW TOUR PREVIEWS
Who to watch this year at Dew Tour, plus our podium predictions
THE ROAD TO COPPER
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