Monday Nov 02 2009 comments Fake snow brings out real riders By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Performing a move called a rodeo, Ryan Kittredge of Tahoe was one of many riders happy to see Boreal open this early in the season. James Whitted from Emerald Bay performs a back-side method on the single run at Boreal. Riding her Forum board, Alli Stuits of South Lake catches some air and all she said about the day, was "this is so fun." Catching a few runs in between his class schedule at Truckee Meadows Community College, Edmond Wentela of Reno hits some big air off a jump on the Castle Peak Quad run Monday. Boreal employee, Pablo Saso-Perkins makes a quick run before starting his shift Monday. Matt Aspinall, of Truckee, grinds on a box at the bottom of the Castle Peak Quad run at Boreal Monday.When asked about the conditions, Matt had no complaints saying, "any day with a board on my feet, is better than one with out it." Snowboarders and skiers hit the few jumps available on the Castle Peak Quad run. Steven Hall of South Lake Tahoe cuts through man-made snow at Boreal Mountain Resort. Real or man-made snow, riders like Steven Hall don't care as long as he's catching some air. Nick Geisen from Virginia will be spending his winter in Truckee boarding and enjoying the Sierra. Traveling from Massachusetts, Alex Hereford sticks a hand-plant on the mini wall ride at Boreal Monday. "We don't have any snow yet where I'm from, so I'm chasing it here," said Alex. Henry Ryerson of Truckee hits a rail slide on his sticks Monday afternoon at Boreal on the Castle Peak Quad run. When most people are starting their work week on a Monday, others are riding the single lift at Boreal Mountain Resort to start their riding season early. Ryan Kittredge of Tahoe performs a rodeo trick off one of the jumps on the man-made run at Boreal Mountain Resort Monday afternoon.