Snowboarding

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...

Mammoth 6/12/11

It's officially my 28th birthday!  For the second  time in my life, I spent the day snowboarding.  Luckily for me, my birthday was good because of one person.  He spent the time on the mountain with me, bought me lunch and coffee, brought home a cake and decorated it and then took me to a movie.  Because of him, I had a great birthday.  The mountain portion was just another day, more turns and I would have like...

12 Jun 8:58 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/10/11

When it comes to snowboarding for Mammoth Mountain, I will always offer my services.  Mostly because it's fun to get out on the hill and get to help out when they need snowboarders to film for uplinks and videos.  This morning, we were getting footage of our amazing spring conditions to send out.  I headed up with filmer Amanda and PR Dan to be the models on the mountain. The first laps were just fun, warming u...

11 Jun 10:46 AM 4 Read More...

Mammoth 6/8/11

Perfect day for ride lunch laps at Mammoth.  I love days like this because I just grab the board, gear up and hit the mountain with the ipod (which of course dies about 10 minutes into riding). Luckily, it didn't faze me and I just lapped pipe and park to have fun. Today I tested the Flow Era on the mountain and snapped this shot to show the snow conditions on the board.  Up top I got hardpacked groomers and down ...

08 Jun 7:41 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/7/11

Finally spring arrived...even though it's almost summer in Mammoth!  The sun came out, warmer temps were on the mountain and the snow got softer.  The mountain's coverage is exceptional for a resort in June, our snow base is still 9-17 feet in spots which means good luck finding dirt patches on the mountain. I headed out for a couple laps before and during my shadow shift at chair #23. Of course the recent snow...

07 Jun 7:30 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/5/11

There are days when you show up to the mountain and everything syncs up for you:  front row parking, no lines, no one hitting the features in front of you and just jamming along.  As much as today seemed like that with the front row parking and no one on the mountain, it was deceiving for good reason.  The park was empty and we had it to ourselves but it was empty because the snow was sooo sticky and slow with the...

05 Jun 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/3/11

Finally the sun came out in Mammoth!  I was out on the mountain early to help with lift shadowing so got a couple runs in before I headed to chair #2 for the morning.  The snow was still bulletproof at 8:30am and only the racers were out enjoying the conditions.  I took a lap through Forest where everything was rock hard and not forgiving but you had the park to yourself. Flow was kind enough to drop off boards f...

03 Jun 7:35 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 6/2/11

Winter hasn't ended.  Weird huh but nope hasn't ended in Mammoth yet.  The mountain looks and feels like January conditions but my mind/body knows it's June. Last weekend was pretty packed in town so I hid inside to catch up on launching Industry Profiles and blogging time.  But today it was quiet and I had time to take laps before shadowing lifts. Upper mountain is perfect on snowpack but today was a firm windy ...

02 Jun 8:49 PM 0 Read More...