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26 Sep, 2010

Earlier this week I hit the road for a location that I had only heard about but never been to; the new location would soon be Mammoth Lakes, California. It was about to become my home, my new residence and where I will spend my upcoming winters & summers.  Once again my truck was packed up, my dog totally confused and myself contemplating my life on the drive to CA.

I had recently done an interview with burritosandsnow about moving and committing to living in resort towns. I had done my first move in 2006 to Steamboat Springs, CO which I wrote about my experience in that interview. During the drive to Mammoth, I thought about how different this move was going to be; I was moving to a place I had never visited but had heard great things about, I was moving alone with my dog and I was moving to a place where I knew few people which means a fresh start to basically everything. The unknown is always scary but I’m excited for my job here and the ability to start fresh.  Upon arriving in Mammoth Lakes, I soon found out that it exceeds it’s reputation.

You know how great a resort town is if you visit in the off-season and totally fall in love with it.  Despite there no being snow on the mountains you can still enjoy the scenery and the town for itself.  I found that upon arriving in Mammoth that it just keeps getting better and better every time I drive around.  From the dog park at horseshoe lake where my dog can enjoy the water and play with other dogs, to the quiet town that is part of this major ski resort.  So far I’m stoked to be here!

Soon I’ll get to start work at Mammoth Mountain which I’m really excited for, it’s exciting to move to another resort town and get to learn all about this mountain.

I’m hoping to get internet set up at my new place this week so be patient with the blog since I’m updating from coffee shops which means limited internet time to reply to emails/comments/questions/planning anything.  But hopefully soon I’ll be more adjusted.

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. September 26, 2010

    Congratulations on your safe arrival and new beginnings! Doors of opportunity are always opening when you listen to hear the creaks and squeaks!

  2. B
    September 26, 2010

    congrats! i’m moving out there in dec, working at the mountain too! if you know anyone looking for a roomate, let me know

  3. LJJ
    September 26, 2010

    congrats on the job and new location. mammoth and its surrounding b/c are great. be safe and enjoy that looooonnnggggg season.

  4. September 27, 2010

    Mammoth is one of my favorite places in the world. Retirement there (in 20 years 🙂 is always in the back of my mind. I hope you continue to post entries. Just love hearing what’s going on there. I’m not a snowboarder, but that doesn’t matter! Good luck to you.

    I have two kids, Jarrett who is 5, whom you can see in the links on my twitter page. And a 2 year old daughter named…Shay! So you can see why I was drawn to your page.

    Best wishes, stay safe, and hope to hear from you soon.

  5. September 27, 2010

    Thomas, thanks!

    B, awesome you are moving out here as well! Let me know when you get to town, I’ve got a second room at my place so I’ll be looking for a roommate this winter.

    LJJ, thanks! Really excited to be at a mountain with a long winter season, love those!

    Eric, Nice I hope you do get to retire here, it’s beautiful. I’ll definitely be posting up throughout the season. Awesome your daughter is named Shay! Thanks!

  6. September 27, 2010

    Cant wait to come see you and capita, I know you’ll have a great time at your new mountain and all of us at 720 wish you the best of luck!
    We love you Shay, keep up the good work!!!

  7. allannn
    September 27, 2010

    congrats! mammoth is an amazing place year round. im sure youll find out about all the little treasures in the surrounding areas soon enough. make sure to check out the mammoth mountain forum, its a great resource for info. http://forums.mammothmountain.com/

  8. GC
    September 29, 2010

    Congrats! Mammoth is an awesome place that we ride there 2 weekends a month. So other friends hardly see us during the winter. But I’ll be working there as well in October. I’ll be looking at a couple places to move into this weekend. If you want to rent out that extra room, let me know.

  9. September 29, 2010

    Adrian, definitely see you this winter! Capita will be so happy to see you guys!

    Allannn, definitely looking forward to finding out all the secrets. Was checking out the forums today and definitely will join.

    GC, Sweet that you are here too this winter! I’ll shoot you an email and maybe when you are in town we can meet up!