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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.

LIVE: Powder-day storm overtakes Dew Tour at Copper Mountain Resort, causes schedule changes. Summit locals to drop in to adaptive banked slalom course at 12:30 p.m. Go to bit.ly/DewTourDay2 for all of Summit Daily’s extensive coverage.#DewTour #PowderDay #ExploreSummit

Posted by Summit Daily News on Friday, February 7, 2020

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.

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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.

FRIDAY’S COVERAGE
Dew Tour stars ride pow Friday on ‘possibly the deepest day I’ve ever ridden on a resort’

Red Gerard’s journey continues with Burton backcountry film, love-hate relationship with contests

Adaptive snowboarders ride ‘gently’ to tame powder-filled banked slalom course

‘Joy,’ featuring Red Gerard, wins Snowboarder Magazine Movie of the Year award

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.

Dew Tour men's adaptive slalom podium describes competing on pow day

At Friday's Dew Tour action the adaptive banked slalom was the only event to go off due to the truly epic powder-day conditions. Despite the gusty winds and snow-filled slalom course, Owen Pick of England, Matti Suur-Hamari of Finland and Keith Gabel of Aspen finished atop the podium. Go to bit.ly/DewTourDay2 for all of Summit Daily’s extensive coverage. #DewTour #PowderDay #ExploreSummit

Posted by Summit Daily News on Friday, February 7, 2020

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.

Owen Pick of England propels himself into the Dew Tour banked slalom course during Friday’s adaptive banked slalom competition at Copper Mountain Resort. Pick won the race with a time of 1:06.02, more than 1 1/2 seconds ahead of runner-up Matti Suur-Hamari of Finland.
Antonio Olivero / aolivero@summitdaily.com

DEW TOUR COVERAGE
Event-by-event results from Thursday

Tribute to Jake Burton Carpenter at heart of team challenge

Danny Davis dishes on inspiration to evolve halfpipe snowboarding as Dew Tour again builds modified superpipe

Weather concerns cancel qualifiers, adjust Dew Tour competition schedule

Dew Tour preview: A glimpse of this year's modified superpipe, streetstyle courses

Join Summit Daily Sports & Outdoors Editor Antonio Olivero as he previews this year's Dew Tour at Copper Mountain Resort (free to attend Thursday through Sunday) by taking a look at practice runs Wednesday from the world's best freeskiers and snowboarders in the new modified superpipe and on the streetstyle course.Two-time reigning Olympic halfpipe gold medalist David Wise joins us to share his toughts on the new course as he and other top freeskiers, including Aaron Blunck of Crested Butte, dial in their competition runs.#ExploreSummit #DewTourRead more about this year's Dew Tour at: bit.ly/DewTourCopperPreview.

Posted by Summit Daily News on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

DEW TOUR PREVIEWS
Who to watch this year at Dew Tour, plus our podium predictions

Olivero: Storylines aplenty at Summit County’s winter sports Super Bowl at Copper Mountain

Ahead of Dew Tour’s modified superpipe challenge, Taylor Gold rides new trick to comeback success, including X Games gold

Red Gerard nominated for Snowboarder Magazine Rider of the Year award

Dew Tour unveils slopestyle, streetstyle courses for Copper Mountain

Woodward Copper releases renderings of new Dew Tour modified superpipe

Dew Tour to feature first-ever Snowboarder Magazine awards Thursday, Feb. 6

Copper Dew Tour to host Newschoolers.com 20th anniversary award show Friday, Feb. 7

THE ROAD TO COPPER

Watch: Ahead of Dew Tour at Copper, Crested Butte’s Blunck makes resounding statement with Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix win

Olivero: X Games Aspen competition format an experiment in scoring

Red Gerard wins bronze in slopestyle, first X Games Aspen medal

Taylor Gold wins gold in new competition at X Games Aspen superpipe

Aspen’s Ferreira repeats as X Games ski superpipe champion in showdown with Blunck

Scotty James bests Yuto Totsuka to win third X Games Aspen gold in superpipe

Red Gerard qualifies to X Games final in challenging snowboard slopestyle elimination

Jamie Anderson holds off Laurie Blouin in slopestyle for 17th career X Games podium

ildaru wins first X Games ski superpipe gold over Rachael Karker, Cassie Sharpe

Spaniard Queralt Castellet wins first X Games gold, celebrates grandmother Yaya’s 85th birthday

Breckenridge resident Taylor Gold podiums at Laax superpipe final

Watch: Red Gerard finishes as runner-up at Laax Open slopestyle final

Colorado kids celebrate opening of free Red’s Backyard terrain park at Copper Mountain

Scotty James bests Yuto Totsuka in weather-affected Copper Grand Prix snowboard final

Americans Blunck, Wise tame powder-filled Copper pipe to go 1-2 in Grand Prix ski finals

Red Gerard brings a ‘you get out what you put in’ mentality into new backcountry, contest season

Woodward Copper, Red Gerard honor late Jake Burton Carpenter with memorial lap

Olivero: Red Gerard takes us behind the scenes of the journey to film ‘Joy’

Copper Mountain Resort to host Dew Tour next two winters

Dew Tour won’t return to Breckenridge Ski Resort


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