The Dew Tour Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado, took it to the streets on Friday with the inaugural streetstyle snowboard event. Loads of snow was trucked in for the evening event, which was held downtown on Washington Street in front of a sprawling crowd.
The event was judged as a jam format, giving the thirteen invited riders the chance to hit the course as many times as they wanted. The course consisted of barriers, wall-rides, a jib-able van, and a dumpster jump.
Pro snowboarder Seth Hill was throwing down on the course all evening, so we got in touch with him for his perspective on the exciting contest.
Here’s what he had to say:
What was the overall vibe of the Dew Tour Street Style event?
Overall, it was a great vibe, riders were stoked, the crowd was hyped, and everyone was just having a good time.
Was this year’s streetstyle set-up better than last year’s rail jam format?
This year was by far way better. It was something new and fresh and spawned some great riding. I don’t think they can really be compared. It was awesome either way and I think there is a cool future in this style of event.
What was your favorite feature and the trick you did on it?
I’d have to say the bottom dumpster jump was my favorite. It was fun to have a streetstyle contest with a jump. My favorite trick on it? The layout backflip for sure.
What was the overall best trick you saw and who landed it?
Sam Hulbert put down the best trick in my book with a backflip on the dumpster lid.
Did the falling snow have an effect on the contest?
It definitely made things a bit slower, but the Keystone park crew was killing it, and making sure the features were running as fast as possible. Plus the snow made for some sweet photos.
What would you place as your top three tricks of the streetstyle contest?
Eric Beauchamin’s backside 360 onto the wall ride, Jamie Nicols Cab 270 onto the van feature, and someone switch front flipped out of the dumpster, which was crazy.
What pro snowboarder competing in the streetstyle event would you most want to make out with and why?
Well seeing as they are all guys, I’m going to say no one. But there were definitely some babes on the sidelines I wouldn’t have minded getting to know a little better.
What do think of this year’s Dew Tour event thus far?
As a whole: awesome. Good vibes, great athlete lounge, and lots of new events. Really stoked on streetstyle and excited for big air tonight (Saturday).
What is the craziest thing you’ve seen go down at this year’s Dew Tour, on the hill or out at night?
That’s a hard one with all the amazing riders out there. I’m pretty sure Jamie Nicols Fs 450ed onto the cement jersey barrier. That was pretty wild.
1. Eric Beauchemin
2. Jamie Nichols
3. Sam Hulbert
Photo: Ryan Hughes via Snowboarder magazine