words and photos: Mark Imanuel
On Friday, December 12th in Breckenridge Colorado, Winter Dew Tour women’s slopestyle finals went down. With the temperature reaching near 45 degrees earlier in day, it didn’t really feel like a typical December day. As the clouds started to roll in, nerves were running high due to the flat light conditions. With a small field of six riders, contest organizers had to shorten their practice to two runs for each woman. Once the event kicked off, the ladies started to impress the crowd at the bottom of the hill by putting down some heavy runs.
On the men’s side, the saying, “it wouldn’t be a contest unless it dumped snow” held true for slopestyle finals on Sunday. This was the final event wrapping up the Dew Tour weekend. Everyone in Breckenridge woke up to over eight inches of fresh snow, which stayed around all day, making conditions slow with poor visibility and swirling winds. The Breckenridge park crew did an amazing job keeping all the features raked and in good condition, despite the weather. At the end of the day, Chas Guldemond put down the best run to take the top spot. His first go consisted of a 270 onto the Nixon 20 foot handrail, 450 off the Mountain Dew handrail, switch double wildcat, cab 1080, cab 270 onto Toyota rainbow rail, and a 1260 into a backside double cork 1080, giving him his final score of 92.00. Coming in second place was Sebastien Toutant with a final score of 87.75 and rounding off the podium was Tyler Nicholson locking in an 80 even.
Women’s Slopestyle Finals:
First place – Jamie Anderson
Second place – Enni Rukajarvi
Third place – Christy Prior
Men’s Slopestyle Finals:
First place – Chas Guldemond
Second place – Sebastien Toutant
Third place – Tyler Nicholson
Read the full Jamie Anderson and Chas Guldemond win 2014 Dew Tour Slopstyle – Photos and Recap article on Snowboarder Magazine.