19 Apr, 2011
It’s hard to believe most resorts are closed for the season when the season is still going strong in Mammoth. After this week we close some of the mountain but the Main Lodge to the top portion stays open till July 4. The conditions have been interesting, winter one day, spring the next. Today was spring with winds so the best choice was heading over to South Park to meet up with the skier and some of the aussies for laps.
Everyday in Mammoth you are surrounded by pros – seriously, you are probably standing next to a Olympian/X-Games medalist or other big pro at the top of the pipe or parks most days. Today I ran into Todd Richards at the top of the South Park jump line and caught up with him. If you thought Todd was just a pretty face in snowboarding, boy are you mistaken. He’s got snowboarding dialed but he’s also got brains, wit and class, that he brings out on his website awsm.com. I didn’t get to see him ride but I did get him to pose for a “you’re gonna be on shayboarder.com” shot.
We made a couple laps through South Park and then Jibs Galore. Here’s Jenna following Nosey to Jibs Galore. I’ve got my eye on the rainbow box in jibs, I’m gonna hit it before that side of the mountain closes.
Nosey on the flat rail
The skier hitting a down rail. Interesting about that L1 jacket he’s rocking, it used to be mine but I passed it onto him. The zipper broke last winter and so the seamstress at Mammoth totally redid the zipper and fixed it up. Brand new jacket again!