Tanner Wins Superpipe, Takes Overall Dew Tour Title
As it has happened so often before, a major ski superpipe competition came down to a duel in the bright lights between the kings of Superpipe: Oakley’s Simon Dumont and Tanner Hall.
On Saturday night at Northstar-at-Tahoe resort, it was Hall’s turn to out-soar his rival, using the contest’s final run to pull in front and claim a Winter Dew Tour victory and the Dew Cup series ski superpipe championship.
It was an electrifying display, at times 20 feet above the superpipe walls. Hall opened with a 1260-degree spin and added three variations of 900s, plus an alley-oop flat-spin 360, en route to the momentous triumph.
“When I went down on my last run I knew it was either going to be first or second, and that’s always a good feeling,” said Hall, 25, of Kalispell, Mont. “It felt like I skied really well and put together a really consistent clean run, and that’s what contests are all about.”
The tour was launched four years after a successful five-event summer Dew Tour featuring skateboarding, bicycle motocross and freestyle motocross. Owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks the Tour has experienced unprecedented TV viewership and on-site attendance.