Snowboarding

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...

Mammoth 5/30/11

Memorial Weekend was a busy one in Mammoth.  The town noticeably became busier as the weekend approached and with the winter storm I stayed inside for most of it.  But Monday arrived with sunshine and not as many crowds so I headed out to the lifts to help out for the afternoon. I haven't spent much time on chair #23 this season but definitely will start to spend more time up there now.  Today I helped out with l...

30 May 8:57 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 5/27/11

It was an early morning at Mammoth!  Woke up and made it to the lifts at 7:30am to start helping out at chair #3 for the morning.  It meant getting up for the corduroy lines and no one on the mountain.  While I was working the lift, I heard from a guest that a cub was nearby.  Pretty crazy that wildlife can be out on the mountain. Chair #3 will soon become the spring park chair in a matter of weeks.  Right now ...

27 May 9:05 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 5/26/11

End of May and the mountain is riding so good especially the fun park laps!  I headed out for lunch laps to check out the parks and get my runs in for the day.  Pretty crazy that the superpipe is still up and running strong despite being the end of May. Chuck bombing to hit the Main Park jumps [singlepic id=11812 w=500 h=281 float=] My carves just fooling around on the Lib Tech Trice for the afternoon. [singlep...

26 May 9:20 PM 0 Read More...