Mammoth 11/21/10

21 Nov, 2010

The storm that was predicted to drop feet of snow in Mammoth definitely held up its end of the bargain.  Yesterday we had over a foot of new snow and today there was at least 2 feet of new snow.  It was amazing to say the least, I forgot just how snow the west coast can dump on the mountains in such a short amount of time.

I was up early at 6:30 and at work at Main Lodge by 7am.  It worked out perfectly to take a couple laps and get some shots for the Mammoth Facebook Page when the mountain opened early before 8:30am.

The conditions were amazing but also kind of rough.  It was low visibility which meant just pointing it and the snow was deep!  It was so deep that you could get stuck easily if you lost speed.  I found myself in knee to waist deep spots where I had to really maneuver or find another track to keep going.  But the powder was good…very good!

Venturing past the wall to get to the wall on the mountain and duck into some more powder turns.  Every run was such a blast even though I lapped the morning by myself, I got to talk to people on the chairlift and totally just stoked for the conditions!

Arbor Team Rider Nate was up early to get in the powder turns, saw him cruising on one run and followed him down.

Needless to say after such a great morning and some awesome powder turns, I headed in for the day with a big smile on my face and my hair frosted up.  It was great way to start the workday all vibed on the mountain.

The snow was falling all day so can’t wait to see what the rest of the mountain looks like after this storm.

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  1. Ben Rupp
    November 21, 2010

    sooo sick. I’m so jealous, still waiting to get my first day on the snow… wednesday at baker! stupid work. save some of that snow for us… coming to mammoth december 15th!

  2. November 21, 2010

    Sick Ben, sounds like Baker should be going off too! Good time to be in Mammoth, bunch of events going on. Lets make turns when you get to town!

  3. Daniel
    November 21, 2010

    Definitely got some great face shots today. Cold as hell, and choked on snow a few times. GREAT STUFF.

  4. Fes
    November 21, 2010

    Was able to get up to Baker today with two friends for my first day of the season. Low visibility, a banged up knee and some whiplash later, I’ve never had this much fun in pow. 🙂

    this season will be all time for sure. 😀