Snowboarding

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...

Mammoth 5/1/11

It's officially May and Mammoth is nowhere close to closing up on the mountain.  But Spring conditions have finally arrived, sunny skies with minimal winds and hardpacked snow in the morning to slushy afternoon fun fests.  Today was a blast on the mountain, so much fun that I took minimal pictures and just enjoyed riding for riding's sake. We mostly lapped Forest Trail and Main Park.  On my runs through Forest Tr...

01 May 7:41 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth + TWS Good Wood 4/30/11

For 13 years, Transworld has done the Good Wood Test to determine the best boards in snowboarding.  With all the 2012 boards out, they do the test each year in the spring with selected riders to find out the most popular boards of the bunch.  This year the Good Wood Test was in Mammoth, they started earlier this week on the mountain and today was the last day for the testers to evaluate the boards. Two years ago Tr...

30 Apr 7:34 PM 4 Read More...

Mammoth 4/29/11

Chances are if you were riding chair 6 this afternoon, you had me as a liftie.  After seasonal staff is laid off, the year round staff comes out to help on the front lines so that's what I did the last two days was help out as a liftie at the park chair at Mammoth.  It was fun because I got to see people I knew lapping park and I got a couple laps in myself for the day. [singlepic id=11491 w=300 h=583 float=] Dur...

29 Apr 6:16 PM 0 Read More...

Splitboarding 4/28/11

It's been a busy week at work which means less ride time but that doesn't mean I can't ride after the lifts close and work ends.  I discovered splitboarding a couple years ago when I lived in Steamboat Springs, Colorado but it wasn't till recently that I had the means to get into splitboarding.  For those not familiar with splitboarding, it's a snowboard that's split in half from nose to tail so it turns into skis ...

28 Apr 7:55 PM 12 Read More...