Woodward Tahoe Grand Opening

Woodward Tahoe will be hosting a grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 9 at the Boreal Mountain Resort. The event will be held for professionals and amateurs to skate the latest action sports training facility on the West Coast. Top athletes that will be riding at the event include freeskier Tanner Hall, BMX rider Ryan Nyquist skateboarder Curren Caples, and snowboarder Chas Guldemond, who will be part of the pro demos, open skate sessions, and other events. Adding an extra twist to the event, the Boreal Mountain Resort terrain park will be opening one chairlift for a Summer Shred Day for all snowboarders and skiers.

Woodward Tahoe is the newest addition to the internationally acclaimed Camp Woodward training facilities & youth camps, which have provided training grounds and inspiration for generations of action sports and Olympic athletes throughout the U.S. and abroad. Perched atop Donner Summit at Boreal Mountain Resort, steps from the main chairlift, Woodward Tahoe will offer skate, BMX, cheer, dryland skiing & snowboarding campers the opportunity to train indoors in a brand new 33,000 square foot facility, and allow ski and snowboard campers to train on real snow. The campus was built with the collective input from campers, visiting pro athletes and Woodward instructors and designers with 42 years of experience building the world's leading action sports and gymnastics camps.

Woodward Tahoe will also introduce west coast campers to the highly popular Woodward Digital Media Lab and Video Production Camp programs, which teach student filmmakers and photographers to produce, film and edit their own action sports videos and photos right on campus with the latest state-of-the-art production and editing equipment.

 Highlights of Woodward Tahoe

●            THE BUNKER. This year-round indoor training facility is another amazing creation from renowned skatepark builder Nate Wessel.  A virtual playground of banked walls, step-ups and transfers, designed for campers to focus on dryland ski/ride training, skateboarding, BMX and cheer.

●            SEVEN trampolines designed to develop and train aerial awareness in multiple sports. 

●            THE LAUNCH PAD. A marquee feature of The Bunker designed with three drop-in levels and three different takeoffs and landings into both foam and resi pits. 

●            THE SUPER TRAMP. An amazing training device with incredible bounce.

●            BagJump®, considered the most state-of-the-art action sports training device in the world.  The enormous 50'x50' cushion for landing is designed to eliminate the "trampoline effect," absorbing impacts with maximum softness for on-snow progression training.

●            Other indoor features include an Indoor Street/Tranny Skatepark, Mini-Mini Ramp, Foam Pits, Spring Floor, Bouldering Wall, Tumbling Track, Double-Mini Tramp and Parkour Zone.

●            A lift-accessed private terrain park with a 22ft. Superpipe, jumpline and multiple jibs.

Woodard Tahoe, an American Camp Association member, offers summer and winter camp facilities open to boys & girls, kids & teens, ages 7-20 for full week-long camp sessions or individual instruction drop-in sessions. Woodward Tahoe will also be home to many professional athletes who visit the facility to train or to lead instructional programs for students. Once the summer camp season comes to an end, The Bunker will open to the public for daily drop-in sessions.

The Woodward Tahoe Grand Opening event, located atop Donner Summit just off Interstate 80, is free and open to the public from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Boreal Mountain Resort terrain park Summer Shred Day will be open for a $25 day rate, or free to those who purchase 2012-13 season lift passes from 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

For more information on grand opening events and activities, and to register for regular camp programs this Summer, please go to www.woodwardtahoe.com.

About Camp Woodward

Founded in 1970 in rural central Pennsylvania, Camp Woodward facilities host thousands of aspiring and professional action sports, gymnastics and cheer athletes from around the world, including current and future Olympians. The company recently expanded its properties to include training facilities for surfing, snowboarding and skiing, including Woodward Tahoe and Woodward at Copper Mountain, Colorado; summer camps at Woodward West in Southern California; and Woodward Beijing outside of Beijing, China.  For more information on Camp Woodward, please visit www.campwoodward.com .

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