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Kim Podiums in Dew Tour Halfpipe

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
February, 25 2023
Bea Kim Dew Tour
Bea Kim celebrates her podium at the Dew Tour. (Getty IMages)

At the first day of Dew Tour, U.S. Snowboard Team rookie team member Bea Kim secured her first ever pro-level podium at her first time competing in the Dew Tour halfpipe, landing in third place.

"This event means a lot to me because it's Dew Tour and it's just something in the snowboarding industry that I have looked up to since I was a little girl," said Kim. "It is insane to be here for my first time and to land on the podium. I just tried to put down a run and have fun, and it worked out!"

It was a beautiful day at Copper Mountain with a little breeze, and athletes lauded the pipe. Gaon Choi of South Korea was first and Patti Zhou, at only 11 years old, was second. U.S. Snowboard Team's Sonny Alba was fourth and Summer Fenton was fifth.

"Last year I was injured during the Dew Tour, so I was happy to land my run," said Alba. "The pipe was perfect!"

Women's halfpipe