Riding Journal

Canyons 12/8/11

A detour can lead to many great things. Today's detour included a morning stop at the Canyons Resort in Utah to get our fix of skiing and snowboarding. The best part of today was the resort to ourselves, soft snow groomers and fun turns with friends. We woke up in Park City and headed to the Canyons, parked and took the people mover to the base, then the gondola up to the slopes. The mountain coverage is great for th...

08 Dec 10:33 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 12/5/11

After a record breaking season, it's no surprise that a lack of snow could be a possibility and that's certainly the case with Mammoth Mountain right now. The conditions are early season limited runs with hardpacked snow but luckily the park is on-par. It just means sleeping in a little bit longer and hoping the snow will soften up by the time you get up. I headed up to the mountain for a session with the skier and t...

05 Dec 9:21 PM 2 Read More...

Mammoth 11/30/11

In my opinion, a good park chair offers up the best views, quickest laps and good people. Chair 6 at Mammoth definitely offers up all three of that list. I hit Chair 6 to get my park fix today, a little disgruntled at the lack of snow so the rest of the mountain can open fully but happy that atleast park is fun. [singlepic id=12633 w=300 h=533 float=] I met up with the skier for laps. He's on the Main Park skill le...

30 Nov 10:01 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 11/29/11

It was hard to believe it is almost December on the mountain, the conditions are like spring and the warm weather was out in full blast. Luckily the winds helped cool you down but it was definitely a hoodie kind of riding day on the slopes. I headed out for a ride break with the skier, he's been lapping Main Park since getting his pass. [singlepic id=12630 w=500 h=281 float=] The skier in Main Park [singlepic id=1...

29 Nov 9:23 PM 0 Read More...

Northstar 11/27/11

What a day. Today made my Thanksgiving weekend. Maybe it was the lack of crowds, the good conditions, the sunshine or maybe it was all those combined with good people. Ever since visiting Northstar last weekend, it just keeps getting better and better. Today we woke up early, left a sleeping house in North Tahoe and made our way to Northstar for a morning of shred before heading back to Mammoth. At the base, the ski...

27 Nov 6:00 PM 4 Read More...

Boreal 11/26/11

I had spent Thanksgiving in Mammoth but an invite to Tahoe for the weekend was hard to turn down. We headed up on Friday night after a day of rest to visit the Tahoe family house and hang out with my brother's extended family. Thanks to Jon at Boreal we were all able to spend today on the slopes skiing (while I rode) together. Boreal's been building up the park more and more each visit, they now have top to bottom...

26 Nov 8:14 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 11/24/11: Happy Thanksgiving!

When you work for a ski resort, you get used to working holidays and never enjoying the day off. This year, I was expecting to spend Thanksgiving with family so I asked for the time off but I ended up staying in Mammoth instead for my days off. I wasn't sure about riding on Thanksgiving since it'd be busier but my friend Dan convinced me to hit up the mountain with him in the morning. Thanksgiving marked the start o...

25 Nov 12:03 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 11/23/11

Last year I believe it was almost January before the pipe was completed. This year it's November and the Mammoth 22' pipe opened today, a whole month before last season. It helped make the mountain look a little bit more like winter but we still need more snow to make for a total winter experience. I headed out on my ride break so I could lap the mountain, freeride and get in some pipe runs with Pat Stahl and his fr...

23 Nov 11:01 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 11/22/11

The Thanksgiving Holidays mean the town and mountain start to pick up for the weekend so I wanted to get out before the mountain started getting crowded. It was the perfect break on Tuesday, winds had died down and the sun was out for bluebird laps. I met up with Dan and Liz for a couple laps before joining up with my co-workers for a couple more. Dan and myself - same style this year [singlepic id=12599 w=500 h=28...

22 Nov 10:03 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 11/21/11

Only a couple days till Thanksgiving and it's starting to pick up around town and the mountain already. My Monday morning started with bluebird skies and leftover powder from the weekend. By the time I made it onto the slopes to meet up with friends, the winds had picked up and more terrain had opened up. I met up with Liz and Hunter from the Brewery and Lindsey from Entourage for a couple laps. We found a fun run th...

21 Nov 9:22 PM 0 Read More...