The Inspired crew raves about Woodward Tahoe prior to Grand Opening
The barn at Woodward Tahoe opened this afternoon for media and athletes to session prior to Saturday's Grand Opening. Throughout the course of the day I was witness to jaw after draw dropping to the floor as people entered the building. The unanimous consensus? "This place is absolutely nuts."
The Inspired crew was on hand today, and will remain here throughout the first session of summer camp (June 10-16), which has officially been dubbed Inspired Week. This morning, we caught up with Mr. Tanner Hall himself—alongside Henrik Harlaut, Phil Casabon, Eric Iberg and Sammy Carlson—who shared some thoughts on the new sports training center:
Tanner Hall and the Inspired crew rave about Woodward Tahoe
The Grand Opening kicks off tomorrow at 9:00am. The event is open to the public, and for $25 you can purchase a pass to ride the Castle Peak quad to access the Summer Shred Terrain Park. (Got a Boreal season pass for 2012/13? That'll exempt you from the $25 fee.) There are plus or minus 20 features on the hill, and the 22ft pipe was completed today and is looking mighty fine. Yes, that's correct: There's a perfectly groomed 22ft pipe in California, in June… The on-hill festivities will carry on until 2:00pm, and food and beverage will be available for purchase on the Boreal Sun Deck.
The barn, a.k.a the bunker, will be open to the public from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Loads of top pros will be on hand, and skiers, snowboarders, trampoliners, BMX riders, skateboarders, rollerbladers and tumblers will be raging all day long.
Inside the bunker
The features inside of the barn are top-notch and ultra progressive: Tiered trampolines, the single best fly bed I've ever had the privilege to jump on (pictured top/center above), foam pits, massive jumps, mini ramps, street-style areas, pump tracks, tumbling lanes and floors, a rockin' lounge and much more. There's even an editing studio in the works, so that all you tech savvy folks out there can get some tips on how to shoot and edit film and photos.
In order to shred you'll need to sign a release form. Minors will need parental consent. If you're in the area, don't miss out on what's sure to be an unforgettable Grand Opening. We'll be on hand to cover the action, and we hope to see you there.
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About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and Freeskier.com—a proud staffer since 2010.