Mammoth 1/4/11

04 Jan, 2011


After weeks of storms, seeing the sun for more than 24 hours has been much-needed.  It felt really good to get out on the slopes, take lunchtime laps and cruise around the mountain to just ride.  I had been wanting to check out the Art Park since it opened but hadn’t had the chance to yet with all the powder turns overtaking any park runs.  So Adina and I headed over to Canyon Lodge area to find the Art Park.

Mammoth opened the Art Park on Christmas in collaboration with AR4T and JLA.  It features the I AM SNOWBOARDING art that is a tribute to Jeff Anderson.  I had seen some of the art from the asymbol gallery party in Whistler during Telus last year and definitely rad to see it come to life in a jibable form.  Plus you can ride through and actually check out the art.

Adina reading the art information next to the box

I wasn’t sure what to expect with the number of features but the rad thing was the variety of features from beginner to expert park riders.  I definitely liked the wall ride and a couple of the boxes that were my level but also there was a good mix of something for everyone.

Someday…

After all the park it was time to search for the powder from the last storm.  You know there’s always powder just gotta figure out where.  We headed to chair #12 to check out a couple spots and ended up playing in the trees for a couple laps with some leftover mixes of snow.

Ah love seeing leftover pow, the temps have been cold so there’s still good riding to be had in the trees.

Adina skiing through the trees

The end of the day meant finishing up work and then heading to P3 Snowboard Shop in town to get on some demo boards/bindings for review!  Can’t wait to try out the DC PBJ and Flux RK30 bindings.

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  1. February 12, 2011

    RAD!! I just saw this post and so stoked you made it through the art park!! Thank you for the story!! Since Jan.. a few more features have been added included some super fun and manageable butterboxes as well as a gigantic down flat down made of jamie lynn / Jane Baer collab on one side and Tim Zimmerman / Mike Parillo on the other. when you go… be sure to check Jamie’s side. He tagged it up while he was visiting Mammoth to plan the next art park to open in March 2011 at Main Lodge on Forest Trail … yep. Jamie Lynn Art Park. Hope we will see you there soon!! tor