Mammoth 12/17/10

17 Dec, 2010

Over a foot in 24 hours.  Definitely a powder day and a damn good one to be out on the mountain.  I headed out at lunch time to get my turns in and found that even at lunch time there was still powder to be enjoyed.  I met up with Sam from Red Bull who is in town for the weekend.  We started with a couple people and each run lost more and more until it was just us enjoying the powder turns in the trees.

The powder was good, some rough spots on chair #22 where rocks were barely covered but lower in the trees it was a blast making turns.  Deep in spots and still had some freshies.

Closed runs for avalanche danger.  The top of the mountain was closed due to winds and avy danger, definitely not worth it to duck these ropes and deal with the consequences.

I’m still learning the mountain, haven’t done all the chairlifts or runs but I took Sam to one spot I had been…and learned that on a powder day it meant hiking out.  Still it was a blast!

What a great day of shred!  Can’t wait for tomorrow, it’s supposed to snow up to 10 feet this weekend which means even more snow to enjoy on the mountain.

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  1. Elias
    December 18, 2010

    the powder looks good. You must be having fun… I wish i could work on the mountain, too. Keep sharing with us your good times. 😉

  2. December 18, 2010

    shay, with all this new snow you should try to get on a couple different powder boards to test them in ideal conditions. Almost all reviews on powder boards are all the same, great float, lots of fun, no leg burn, ect… I would like to know how they compare to each other. Such as the burton malolo, capita charlie slasher, lib tech snow mullet, they have a similar amount of taper but very different rocker profiles. This year freestyle pow boards are popping up such as the gnu dirty pillow, and the burton sherlock that feature different tip/tail shape and length to excel in the soft stuff, how do these compare to a traditional rocked twin.

  3. December 18, 2010

    Elias, definitely fun to be on the mountain! Glad you enjoy!

    David, I’d definitely like to get on and review powder boards but having moved to Mammoth this year, not as many demos and borrowing boards like in the past. I’ll still try to get on boards and now reviews get to have a variety of more conditions than in the past. Most of the boards I’ve reviewed at Mammoth have been done on groomer to powder days.