Economic impact of Dew Tour on Breckenridge

9:21 PM, Dec 12, 2013   |    comments
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BRECKENRIDGE-- For the next few days tourist like Steve Greer will be watching two huge forces in sports come together in Breckenridge.

"We are from Austin, Texas and out here on vacation. We try to come out here every year to catch the Dew Tour and see some Olympic-caliber athletes," Greer said.

This year Breckenridge spokesperson Kristin Stewart says the Dew Tour has gotten bigger with the Olympics only weeks away and slopestyle making its Olympics debut.

"We have journalists from all over the world here to cover a U.S. Selection event for the Olympics," Stewart said.

The Dew Tour is sending more international attention to Breckenridge and Colorado, with more than 150 journalists from all over the world covering the event. Add to that an expected 35,000 fans over the weekend and Rachel Zerowin with Breckenridge Reservations says business is booming.

"We are seeing double digit increases for lodging occupancy for Dew Tour weekend," Zerowin said.

Greer and his family are among them. "We try to get out here and watch the practice runs," he said.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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