Mammoth Opens this Week!

07 Nov, 2011

After being jealous of the early season in Colorado the past couple weeks, it’s finally time for Mammoth to open for the 2011/12 season. Opening Day is this Thursday, November 10. It’s my second season here in California so definitely looking forward to the slopes opening nearby and being able to ride around the state this winter. I’ll be here for Opening Day but skipping out on the opening weekend festivities to spend time in Tahoe and visit family in Northern California.

If you are near Mammoth for Opening Weekend, here’s the line-up of events for this weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2011
8:30am – First chair of the 2011/12 season!
11am – Annual Opening Day Champagne Toast on the Main Lodge Sundeck
Noon – Live music on the Main Lodge Sundeck
7pm – DC Snowboarding presents the premiere of TB20 by Standard Films and Good Look by People Films at Hyde Lounge
9pm-Late – The After Party with DC Snowboarding & DJ SlipMatt at Hyde Lounge
Friday, November 11, 2011
Noon-Après – Live music on the Main Lodge Sundeck
6pm – Autograph signing! DC Pro Team athletes Lauri Heiskari, Devun Walsh and Aaron Biittner will be hanging out at the Quiksilver Store in the Village at Mammoth on Friday, November 11. Swing by to meet the guys, grab an autograph and stock up on this season’s latest goods.
7pm – Unbound Magazine Volume 2 Launch Party at Hyde Lounge
10pm-Late – After Party at Hyde Lounge with Mammoth Unbound & DJ Ecto Cooler!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Noon-Après – DJ SlipMatt on the Main Lodge Sundeck
6pm – DJ SlipMatt spinning outside, Swag Giveaways and more in The Village at Mammoth
7:30 – Premiere of a new snowboarding film by (P)eter Line + (Eddie) Wall in the Village at Mammoth
8pm – Burton Snowboard’s “Standing Sideways” film in The Village at Mammoth
9pm – Mammoth Concert Series presents Black Lips and Ra Ra Riot at Canyon Lodge
11:30pm – The After Party at Hyde Lounge with DJ Ecto Cooler
Sunday, November 13, 2011 – Sunday Funday on the snow
Noon-Après – DJ SlipMatt on the Main Lodge Sundeck
*Events subject to change.

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  1. Henry
    November 07, 2011

    Can’t wait! Do you know which runs will be open?

  2. November 08, 2011


    Five lifts will be running for Opening! Chair 1, 3, 6, 11 and Lower Panorama Gondola.

  3. Elias
    November 09, 2011

    OMG~!!!!!! is it earlier than last year? Already so much snow. just make us soooo jealous!!!!

    Have fun, and show us more about this coming season!!!

  4. November 09, 2011

    Elias, It’s about the same time as last year. Stoked as well!

  5. November 10, 2011

    Can’t wait for another great season snowboarding at Mammoth this year! Wish I could be there this weekend…