2020 Dew Tour Competitors Break Down Snowboarding and Skiing Slang: Tomahawk, Lit, Sick and More
“Sick” doesn’t just mean you’re under the weather, and “Tomahawk” is not necessarily a type of steak. 2020 Dew Tour competitors sat down with Life & Style to explain common skiing and snowboarding terms. Some of the talented athletes that are taking part in the four-day competition, including Aaron Blunck, Arielle Gold, Chase Josey, Jake Pates, Kyle Mack, Toby Miller, Hailey Langland and Nik Baden, hilariously broke down the slang for those of us who don’t hit the slopes.
After becoming well-versed in the language, the next step is checking out the Dew Tour. It takes place in Copper Mountain, Colorado, from February 6 through 9. The event is free and open to the public and will include a slew of individual “streetstyle” events and team competitions. This year, there will be an even bigger push to support female athletes with more concentrations than ever newly opened.
“In addition to long-time competition staples including Women’s Modified Superpipe presented by Toyota, Slopestyle, Snowboard Adaptive Banked Slalom presented by Toyota and G.W.R. (Girls Who Ride) Streetstyle presented by Nikita Clothing, women’s disciplines expand with ski and snowboard Team Challenge events, and the Women’s Pro ski and snowboard Streetstyle competitions,” the Dew Tour explained.
People are stoked for the new additions and the competition will be fierce. “Dew Tour is always such a fun event to compete in every winter and each year it continues to progress with new course layouts and competitions,” said MTN DEW snowboarder and winter Olympian Julia Marino said. “It’s awesome that this year there will be even more opportunities for females to compete and continue to push the boundaries of snowboarding.”
More events for women means more action for spectators to enjoy, too. “Women are no strangers to the Dew Tour as an integral part of the foundation that make up our event’s heart and soul since the event’s inception,” Courtney Gresik, Vice President and General Manager of Dew Tour, explained. “We are immensely proud to elevate our event to the next level this year with the addition of four new disciplines for these extremely talented women and have no doubt that they will put on an exciting show for the fans as they have always done.”
The entire Winter Dew Tour will be live-streamed on DewTour.com, Facebook Live and YouTube. In addition, NBC will showcase a 90-minute Women of Dew Tour show on February 15 at 2:30 p.m. ET. It’s going to be ~lit!~