Snowboarding

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...

Mammoth 5/24/11

Lunch breaks on chair #6 are always fun especially when you run into familiar faces while lapping.  I took a quick break and ran into Dee Dee which meant fun laps through Forest Trail and then the pipe to finish off each run.  Usually on these types of days, I work on my own park riding and take less photos cause I'm having too much fun. Dee Dee learning to ride pipe, she did awesome! [singlepic id=11809 w=500 h=...

24 May 9:14 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 5/21/11

The weather wasn't supposed to be cooperating for Saturday but it didn't matter one bit.  The mix of clouds and slight rain drops didn't impact the fun that was had.  I left the skier at home (ankle injury) and headed up to the mountain to see who was around.  It worked out that after a couple laps by myself, I ran into Eric and Lucien from Flow Snowboards who were up product testing for the weekend.  Later on Mi...

21 May 7:35 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 5/20/11

Usually I can walk outside the building to chair 6, wait a couple minutes, run into someone I know lapping park  and have a riding buddy for a couple laps.  Today was not that day, waited, called, texted and nothing.  Good thing I had my music to listen to. I ended up lapping 6 for a good lunch break and just having fun as best as I could without anyone to ride with.  I ended up keeping the camera in the pocke...

20 May 7:57 PM 1 Read More...

Mammoth 5/19/11

In the springtime, year round employees get to shadow other departments to help out with the limited operations. I really like shadowing lifts because it gets me outside with ride breaks and a chance to see friends on the mountain.  We had winter conditions the past couple days but today the sun came out for my liftie experience (yeah was totally hoping for sunshine and not snow).  I ended up helping out at Chair 6...

19 May 8:38 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 5/18/11

Over the last couple days Mammoth has turned into a full blown winter paradise despite the fact that it's May!  In fact the mountain looks just like it did this winter, nothing has changed and it's frozen in winter time.  This morning started out with sunshine and powder, it took a while for the top to open but that meant good things for me.  I waited patiently, getting work done and finally when I heard it was a ...

18 May 6:57 PM 4 Read More...

Mammoth 5/12/11

What a beautiful day!  I wasn't planning to snowboard but since we're still shadowing lifts to help out every now and then, I got to head back to chair #6 to help scan passes/tickets and greet the park riders during the lunchtime.  I absolutely love it, it gets me out of the office and I get to see friends as they lap the parks. When I ended shadowing, I ended up taking a couple laps with friends to get in my shre...

12 May 10:03 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 5/11/11

The spring sun came back out in Mammoth for a day of shred.  I headed out to see who was out riding and get in a couple lunchtime laps.  Lunch means heading out to chair #6 for lunch laps in the park.  I'm stoked to have two new roommates in town for the month, my roommate from Windells Keri Herman and Michelle Shea are at my pad which means I get to take laps with them whenever I can.  Plus everyone else who is ...

11 May 9:45 PM 0 Read More...