Inspired Week at Woodward Tahoe
California's Boreal and Woodward Tahoe played host to the second annual Inspired Week, held earlier this month, with athletes Henrik Harlaut, Tanner Hall, Paul Bergeron and Taylor Seaton all in attendance. In this photo, Brady Perron tail presses the flat bar at Boreal.
Boreal farms snow from the winter terrain park to create the surprisingly good mini-park that also features a 13-foot halfpipe.
X Games Aspen 2013 Big Air gold medalist Henrik Harlaut has an infectious personality. Always shining, like the sun in California, Haurlaut said he enjoys the easy living when he's in Tahoe.
To keep snow from melting, park shapers work virtually around the clock to salt and manage snow. Despite their best efforts, snow is going to melt in the hot sun. On this day, it was 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Brady Perron skis the white ribbon back to the lift. Inspired Week was the New Hampshire native's first trip to Boreal.
Evan Raps, former pro skier turned US Freeskiing Coach turned medical school student in Reno, kicks back on the lift. Also joining the Inspired Crew was pro skier Rory Silva. If you don't know these two skiers, look them up. They're legends.
The self-proclaimed Ski Boss, Tanner Hall is always happy to be on snow. T-Hall was all smiles, sessioning all of the features with campers and crew alike. It's been said before, but it should be said again, skiing is better when Tanner Hall is on snow.
Harlaut and crew signed free posters for campers following the session. Paul Bergeron, along with Hall and Taylor Seaton signed everything from posters to helmets to back protectors and goggles.
From left to right, campers Hunter Hess, 14, and Wesley Mochow, 16, enjoyed Inspired Week. "I like chilling and riding with the crew," said Mochow. "That's one of the best parts."
The Inspired Demo Tour van rolls into Woodward at Tahoe. Afterward, they headed off to Mount Hood, Ore., for Inspired Week at Windells. It's endless winter.