Snowboarding

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...

Mammoth 5/10/11

It snowed again on Sunday in Mammoth which meant Monday still had some leftover fresh snow.  It's been pretty quiet in town, I stayed in most of the weekend to chill but even still, there's no crowds any longer.  The weather started out sunny but turned to cloudy flat light and then in the afternoon back to sunshine.  I ended up riding during the cloudy flat light portion of the day which wasn't as much fun. Jade...

10 May 9:41 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth + Eddie Wall Ride 5/6/11

West Coast Invitational has finally arrived in Mammoth.  This weekend has everything from concerts and parties to pros and jibs.  Today started out with the Eddie Wall Ride contest right out in front of Main Lodge.  It's the second year of the wall ride contest and Eddie Wall was on hand to play around on the features but also judge a winner.  Scott Vine took home the win for the day. The scene at Main Lodge was...

07 May 2:06 PM 2 Read More...

Mammoth 5/5/11

Finally it's spring slushy riding.  Winter's been a blast but I wondered when the temps would get warm and the snow would turn into crazy slushfest on the mountain.  It's May but finally it's arrived!  Today I headed out for lunch laps with the girls, we'd just lap chair 6 and work on our park riding. It's been fun to see myself improve this year from not jumping to jumping and feeling more comfortable.  Still...

05 May 2:17 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 5/4/11

One of the many perks of my job with Mammoth is being one of the voices behind Mammoth's social media.  I started to notice that people really wanted to know about conditions on Facebook so I grabbed the camera, geared up and took the gondola with my co-worker Dan to the top of the mountain.  I captured photos of a mix of terrain and ended up posting them on Mammoth facebook so everyone could see that while it's Ma...

04 May 2:24 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 5/3/11

Love spring riding, it's so nice out everyday and too hard to resist staying inside for lunch breaks.  I met up with the skier to lap chair #6 for a couple of runs before shadowing at chair #6 to help out scanning tickets.  It was a quick afternoon but good to be out in the sun for a couple hours. The skier on the step over jump in Main Park [singlepic id=11582 w=500 h=334 float=]...

03 May 2:32 PM 0 Read More...

Splitboarding 5/2/11

Last week I took out the Venture splitboard for the first day of the season splitboarding on the mountain.  Somedays you don't get to ride during work but luckily the snow is waiting for you to finish work.  Just like last week, I finished work, grabbed my gear, my dog Capita and headed back to the mountain to skin up and ride down. [singlepic id=11522 w=300 h=534 float=] Today we started at Eagle Lodge which is ...

02 May 7:20 PM 3 Read More...