Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort to Host First Ever Tanner Hall Invitational Print-version
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – March 13, 2013 –On March 30, 2013 Sierra-at-Tahoe (Sierra) Resort will host freeskier Tanner Hall and the first ever Tanner Hall Invitational. Linked to the birth of freesking, Tanner Hall is an accomplished all around freeskier with multiple X Games gold medals in both slopestyle and superpipe. Hall has invited fifteen of the best skiers in the world to participate in a one-of-a-kind event with a feature that will progress skiing and offer a different format than the traditional slopestyle contest.
Snow Park Technologies, the Reno/Tahoe-based company that builds the X-Games courses, will work with Sierra Resort to build the unique feature that will incorporate a hip and quarterpipe. The contest will be a jam format with the athletes also serving as judges. The hip session will be an hour-and-fifteen-minute long jam session, followed by a quarterpipe jam session of the same length. The cash purse will be a minimum of ten thousand dollars.
World-class skiers including Henrik Harlaut, Phil Casabon, Sammy Carlson, Torin Yater-Wallace, Mike Hornbeck, Joffrey Pollet-Villard, Duncan Adams, and more will attend the event.
Recognized as one of the top ten terrain parks and overall resorts by TransWorld SNOWboarding, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is honored to host the Tanner Hall Invitational and support an event at the core of freeskiing. The contest will be broadcast on a live webcast at www.inspiredmedia.tv and www.tannerhall.com. Make sure to tune in!
More about Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort: Keepin’ It Real
With 480 inches of average annual snowfall, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates, Sierra™ Resort is a bastion of the authentic California ski experience. For beginner skiers and riders Sierra Resort is home to the worlds only Burton Star Wars Experience, has over 100 acres of dedicated terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts, a $39 adult beginner package, and PSIA Certified Instructors, Sierra Resort is the place to learn to ski or ride in Lake Tahoe. For freestylers, a commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to Sierra Resort being recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding as a Top 10 Overall Resort as well as among the Top 10 Best Parks and Pipes in the nation. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort embraces skiers and snowboarders who want to escape from everyday life and enjoy the simple pleasure of winter in the mountains.
For more information, visit www.SierraAtTahoe.com or call 530.659.7453.
More about Snow Park Technologies
Snow Park Technologies (SPT) is the world’s leading consulting team for special projects on snow. SPT’s wide range of expertise includes designing and building some of the most renowned resort terrain parks and halfpipes, high profile ski and snowboard competition courses and countless on-snow productions. SPT also provides event production services, sport organizing and marketing services aimed at youth categories. The SPT team is a collection of the most experienced and talented freestyle park and pipe innovators in the world, whose dedication and passion for snowsports has redefined the winter landscape and what is possible on snow.