For the 3rd year in a row, up-and-coming amateur freeskiers and snowboarders 21 or younger will have the opportunity to earn a pre-qualified spot into next year’s Winter Dew Tour through the Gatorade Free Flow Tour. The 2012 winter season will kick off January 14-15 at Vail Resort. Throughout a 4-week period,, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour will hold 42 contests at 8 resorts across the country. The winners of each event earn a spot in the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals at Snowbasin (Feb 9-12).

Click here to register now.

New to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour this winter is a stop at Seven Springs in Pennsylvania. Seven Springs has received numerous accolades from Transworld Snowboarding over the last few years, and was voted as having the #1 terrain park on the East Coast, as well as the #4 superpipe in all of North America.

Seven Springs, voted #1 terrain park by Transworld Magazine, joins the roster of Gatorade Free Flow Tour host resorts

The 2012 tour schedule spans nationwide, with 2 stops on the East Coast, 3 stops in the Rockies, and 3 stops on the West Coast. All eight stops will feature slopestyle, while superpipe contests will be held at every stop with the exception of Jackson Hole and Mountain High.

JAN 14-15
JAN 21-22
JAN 21-22
JAN 28-29
JAN 28-29
FEB 4-5
FEB 4-5
FEB 4-5
FEB 9-12
VAIL SKI RESORT
JACKSON HOLE
MOUNTAIN HIGH
OKEMO MOUNTAIN
MT. BACHELOR
SEVEN SPRINGS
BRIGHTON RESORT
SIERRA-AT-TAHOE
SNOWBASIN RESORT
VAIL, CO
TETON VALLEY, WY
WRIGHTWOOD, CA
LUDLOW, VT
BEND, OR
SEVEN SPRINGS, PA
BRIGHTON, UT
TWIN BRIDGES, PA
OGDEN, UT
PIPE, SLOPE
SLOPE
SLOPE
PIPE, SLOPE
PIPE, SLOPE
PIPE, SLOPE
PIPE, SLOPE
PIPE, SLOPE
PIPE, SLOPE

*Schedule subject to change

The Gatorade Free Flow Tour will showcase the top amateur winter athletes competing in snowboarding (slopestyle and superpipe) and freeskiing (slopestyle and superpipe). Snowboarding disciplines will have separate competitions for men and women, while the freeski contests will be open to both.

The winners in each of the 42 contests (24 slopestyle and 18 superpipe) will be flown to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, taking place in conjunction with the Winter Dew Tour’s Toyota Championship, February 12-13 at Snowbasin Resort in Utah. Encompassing the “Flow to Pro” theme that is the cornerstone of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, the two overall snowboard superpipe and slopestyle Champions and the overall freeski superpipe and slopestyle Champions will earn a spot to compete against the pros at the first stop of the 2012-13 Winter Dew Tour the following season.

Alex Ferreira is one of the 2011 champs who will be competing at next month’s Winter Dew Tour stop

In addition to the main contests, each stop of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour will also include a Junior Jam division, offering separate rail jam and superpipe contests for snowboard and freeski competitors 13 and under. The Junior Jam will take place prior to each of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour’s Open Division competitions, giving young amateurs valuable contest experience.

Registration is now open on gatoradefreeflowtour.com. Please note there are limited spots for all competitions, so register early. There is a $20 registration fee for one day of competition and a $30 registration fee to compete both days, which does not include lift tickets. 

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