24 Nov, 2010
The recent storm that swooped on Mammoth delivered 5-8 feet of snow, feet! It’s been a total blizzard on the mountain the last couple days but today the sun finally came out. The mountain also opened up all the lodges which means full operation and a chance to tour the rest of the mountain with the new snowfall.
I headed out with Alex for our lunch break ride session. The bluebird skies and new snow meant a great break for some powder riding and to check out the mountain.
Alex and myself on the chairlift
Since the recent snowfall I’ve been riding my powder board, the NS Raptor which has been awesome in the new snow but also fun on the groomers. I need to get on the production version to review this winter since mine is more custom with the summit graphic and softer flex.
Love lunch time powder runs
Alex playing in the powder
Being able to ride around a lot more of the mountain was a blast today. It meant checking out terrain for this winter and really getting a feel for my new home mountain. The amount of snow we received in a short period of time has been awesome but also means dangers on the mountain. Ski Patrol has been busy with avalanche control in the mornings and I’ve been hearing the bombs go off when I walk my dog in the early AM. Here’s a look at the top of the mountain and one of the fracture lines from an avalanche on the top left.
Alex cruising down towards Main Lodge
One thing I’m really stoked on is the newest progression park at Mammoth, Stomping Grounds. They just put up the new air bag today and just like Windells this summer, you can hit the jump into the bag. It costs each day to use but excited to try it out a couple times this season.
Excited for Thanksgiving tomorrow! I’ll be heading up to Tahoe to spend the holiday with family.