Breckenridge, Colorado – Alexis Godbout claimed his first-ever Winter Dew Tour victory at today’s men’s freeski slopstyle final, closing out the four-day Nike 6.0 Open at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Prior to Godbout’s win, local Ashley Battersby of Park City, Utah, was victorious in the women’s freeski slopestyle final, earning a top score of 83.00.
One of three athletes to never miss a Winter Dew Tour final, Godbout finally landed on top of the podium at the season-opening event. Godbout’s second run included a back 270, right rodeo 9 and a huge right kangaroo flip to earn a first-place score of 94.50. With a hometown crowd cheering him on, Breckenridge’s Bobby Brown placed second with a 92.25. Sammy Carlson followed behind in third with an 88.75. “I really didn’t expect this that’s for sure. I’m stoked,” said Godbout. “I mean, I started the season in an amazing way and I couldn’t be happier.”
Battersby had a first place run in the women’s freeski slopestyle finals that included a disaster (when you air the first part of a rail and slide down the second) on the Nike 6.0 Burlington Double Set, a disaster to switch on the Toyota rail, a switch 540 and a 720. Breckenridge’s own Keri Herman placed second on her home mountain with a flat score of 83.00 and Jessica Warll rounded out the podium in third with an 80.00. “It’s amazing to win the first stop of the Winter Dew Tour, and it feels so unreal,” said Battersby. “This is definitely one of my dreams and one of my goals that I’ve accomplished so I’m psyched.”