Want to be a cool parent this weekend? Bring your kids to Killington for the Dew Tour, running through Sunday. The Beast of the East, hosting the tour for the first time, will be the stomping grounds for 140 of the best freeskiers and snowboarders. The ski and snowboard competitions in slopestyle and superpipe will feature top ski celebs like Simon Dumont, Jossi Wells, and Bobby Brown and star snowboarders Kelly Clark and Gretchen Bleiler.
Killington's Dew Tour and the Festival Village are based at Bear Mountain, so don't park there unless you want to do the Dew. In fact parking passes and VIP Mega Passes are for sale if you want to get up close with the celeb athletes. The skiing superpipe finals are Saturday at 5 p.m. under the lights, while the snowboard pipe finals take place Sunday on Killington's 22-foot superpipe.
If you can't make it to Killington, NBC will be broadcasting live. The three-stop Dew Cup, in its third season, concludes Feb. 10-13 at Snowbasin, Utah, with a $1.5 million cash purse at stake. Many of these athletes will be hitting Aspen, Colo. next week to compete in the Winter X Games, so this is your chance to show your kids the next big champions going big on eastern snow. Oh, and they may be giving away Mountain Dew.
Photos by Greg Burke For more of Heather's family ski tips go to www.familyskitrips.com
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.