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Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Honda Ski Tour - Breckenridge February 1- 4

Breckenridge Ski Resort is hosting the Honda Ski Tour from 1st to 4th of February. The Honda Ski Tour is a new event attracting the world's best ski cross and halfpipe ski competitors. It holds the largest purse in the sport, $500,000 over 4 stops; Breckenridge, Aspen Snowmass, Squaw Valley USA and Sun Valley.

With the IOC approving the addition of ski cross to the next 2010 Winter Olympics large crowds are expected to watch the stiff competition. Athletes competing in the Honda Ski Tour include X Games gold medallist Simon Dumont, Mike Fisher and the only skier to ever successfully execute a double back in competition, Peter Olenick.

"Breckenridge has a long history of being among the first to host cutting edge events that bring new sports and disciplines into the spotlight,” said Lucy Kay, vice-president of marketing for Breckenridge Ski Resort. “We are very excited about our partnership with The Honda Ski Tour and our mutual commitment to excellence in producing this event. Given the talent of these Ski Tour athletes, we anticipate that we will be watching them in the next Olympic Games.”

In the evenings Breckenridge will come alive with performances from nationally recognized live music acts, DJs, parties and giveaways.

The Halfpipe finals will be held on Friday 2nd February at Peak 8 between 5pm and 7 with the Skiercross heats and finals being held on Saturday 3rd February at Peak 9 between 1pm and 2:15pm. Stay tuned for results.......

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