Tanner Hall decided to round up a few of his buddies for a race. That race will now bear his name.
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort in Lake Tahoe will be the site of the inaugural Tanner Hall Invitational on March 30. Linked to the birth of freesking, Hall is an accomplished all-around freeskier with multiple X Games gold medals in both slopestyle and superpipe.
Hall has invited 15 of the best skiers in the world to participate in the 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 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 a 1 hour, 15-minute long jam session, followed by a quarterpipe jam session of the same length. The cash purse will be a minimum of $10,000.
World-class skiers including Henrik Harlaut, Phil Casabon, Sammy Carlson, Torin Yater-Wallace, Mike Hornbeck, Joffrey Pollet-Villard, Duncan Adams, and more are expected to compete in the event.