Snowboarding

Mammoth 7/4/11

It didn't feel like the last day of the season but today was the last day of operations at Mammoth Mountain.  Daily till July 4 and we stuck with it.  The mountain ended with incredible conditions, top to bottom snowboarding and tons of people on the mountain.  Like any holiday for a ski resort, I was working today but ended up taking laps to enjoy the last day and get some photos for the Mammoth Facebook page to ...

04 Jul 8:52 PM 2 Read More...

Mammoth 7/1/11

It doesn't feel like July on the mountain but here it is, the final countdown to closing day at Mammoth.  In just a matter of days, all the snow will be a waste and the mountain will close with top to bottom riding.  It's sad but it's also appreciated.  It's been a long winter and many of us are looking forward to summer.  I could go either way, I'm looking forward to summer but also bummed the season is ending. ...

01 Jul 8:36 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/28/11

Today started like any other day.  I woke up, took my dog for a walk, made breakfast and loaded up my gear for another day's work.  This time my snowboard gear was already at work and I carpooled up with my bike gear so that I could snowboard and bike in the same day.  I've never been much of a mountain biker, probably cause I spend so much time snowboarding that I've never invested in the other outdoor activities...

28 Jun 8:23 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/27/11

Summer is almost here and each day on the mountain is a constant reminder how quickly the snow is melting.  Main Park was once buried in feet of snow is now patches of dirt and Forest Trail is barely holding on.  There's a mud lake next to it just so you don't forget how quickly it goes.  But it's fun to enjoy while it lasts!  I headed out to the slopes to help with shadowing lift crew for the afternoon. Today w...

27 Jun 9:01 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/24/11

Mammoth is known for its spring skiing and riding which means capturing that essence on the mountain.  A couple of us headed out onto the snow to showcase the warm weather and get in some photos/videos of the amazing warm spring conditions. Newest Marketing employee Delaney in the 4th of July spirit going through Forest Trail with me [singlepic id=12003 w=500 h=281 float=] We have a couple perfect bikini girls th...

24 Jun 6:50 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/21/11

The mountain is in amazing condition for the end of June.  We finally got the heat wave and sunny skies but it's a reminder of how quickly the snow melts when it finally does switch to summer.  I headed out to the slopes to help with chair #3 operations, it's been fun to be a liftie some days of the week since I can get laps in during my shadowing time. I ended up taking out the Flow Infinity 159 for reviews, each...

21 Jun 6:29 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/20/11

After a weekend in warm temperatures in San Jose, being back in the mountains was a good feeling.  But the warm temps were also in Mammoth and the mountain was noticeably browner in spots.  Most of the terrain is very much white but you start to see the dirt patches sticking out on lower mountain. [singlepic id=11946 w=300 h=533 float=] I ended up helping out at chair #3 getting my laps in when I could.  I watch...

20 Jun 8:48 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/15/11

It's June 15 and I'm still walking out on the snow to go snowboarding.  That's pretty rad considering most resorts have closed for the season or aren't open daily.  Last summer I was riding Timberline and now I'm at Mammoth enjoying the summer conditions.  But it's also a reminder that the season will end on July 4 and when it does, instead of seeking year round snow...I'll be taking a break to get into mountain b...

15 Jun 8:29 PM 2 Read More...

Mammoth 6/14/11

It felt really good to get out on the slopes today.  Just a much needed break, relaxation and fun being outside working as a liftie for the afternoon.  The riding was excellent even though it was a slushy day but that meant fun park laps to end out the day.  I met up with the skier who was lapping Forest Trail and got in turns with him. Tons of snow still on the mountain.  Here's a shot looking at the spring pip...

14 Jun 9:15 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/13/11

Most Mondays I never get out onto the slopes but when I shadow the lifts, it means a couple laps to myself for an afternoon of helping out.  Today was that day, getting turns on chair #3 before heading to chair #23 for the afternoon. Amazing how much the snow has started to melt since the sunny spring days have arrived.  It's still good but noticeably disappearing. [singlepic id=11920 w=500 h=281 float=] Most of...

13 Jun 9:07 PM 4 Read More...