Monday Nov 02 2009 comments Fake snow brings out real riders By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalPerforming a move called a rodeo, Ryan Kittredge of Tahoe was one of many riders happy to see Boreal open this early in the season. Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalJames Whitted from Emerald Bay performs a back-side method on the single run at Boreal. Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalRiding her Forum board, Alli Stuits of South Lake catches some air and all she said about the day, was "this is so fun." Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalCatching 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. Ben Furtado, Auburn Journal Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalBoreal employee, Pablo Saso-Perkins makes a quick run before starting his shift Monday. Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalMatt 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." Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalSnowboarders and skiers hit the few jumps available on the Castle Peak Quad run. Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalSteven Hall of South Lake Tahoe cuts through man-made snow at Boreal Mountain Resort. Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalReal or man-made snow, riders like Steven Hall don't care as long as he's catching some air. Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalNick Geisen from Virginia will be spending his winter in Truckee boarding and enjoying the Sierra. Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalTraveling 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. Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalHenry Ryerson of Truckee hits a rail slide on his sticks Monday afternoon at Boreal on the Castle Peak Quad run. Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalWhen 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. Ben Furtado, Auburn JournalRyan Kittredge of Tahoe performs a rodeo trick off one of the jumps on the man-made run at Boreal Mountain Resort Monday afternoon.