Snowboarding

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...

Mammoth 4/24/11

It didn't look like the best day to be outside on the mountain but despite the weather, it was a day to enjoy skiing and snowboarding.  A quick trip up to Main Lodge showed that many people decided to stay in and that the mountain was ours to enjoy.  We ended up parking at The Village to prepare for the Pond Skim later in the day.  It was snowing in The Village, a sign of the mountain's conditions. I headed up to...

24 Apr 7:47 PM 1 Read More...

June 4/23/11

With June Mountain closing, it was an easy decision to plan to ride June one day this weekend before they close for the season.  We packed up the car, loaded it up with our gear, picked up the aussie crew and headed up the highway for the easy drive to June.  On the way, I got the call that my brother was driving into town and would meet up for riding. It worked out perfectly for timing and it was a great decision...

23 Apr 5:00 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 4/19/11

It's hard to believe most resorts are closed for the season when the season is still going strong in Mammoth.  After this week we close some of the mountain but the Main Lodge to the top portion stays open till July 4.  The conditions have been interesting, winter one day, spring the next.  Today was spring with winds so the best choice was heading over to South Park to meet up with the skier and some of the aussi...

19 Apr 10:05 PM 0 Read More...

June 4/17/11

Living in Mammoth Lakes has been a dream and having Mammoth in my backyard has been better than imagined but having June nearby is the icing on the cake.  It's a different vibe than Mammoth and it reminds me of the ski hills back home (not resorts) except with amazingly good parks.  I've had great pow days and great park days at June this year and today was a day to get back there before they close up for the seaso...

17 Apr 8:42 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 4/16/11

I had two choices for today:  take photos and watch the volcom PB+RJ finals in Main Park or stay in Art Park and mini park filming and lapping features (including trying new ones!).  I chose the second option, even though the first would have been fun to check out the contest, I wanted to just get out and snowboard all day long.  So sorry if you wanted PB+RJ finals coverage, I went snowboarding! I started out t...

16 Apr 6:07 PM 3 Read More...

Mammoth 4/15/11

The best way to end the work week is shred time with the co-workers.  That was today!  I headed out with my Mammoth Marketing co-workers for an afternoon of snowboarding (even the skiers went riding).  The conditions were warm with a breeze and the snow was sticky, definitely a reminder to make sure my gear is spring waxed. Co-workers:  Ashley, Joani, Dan and myself [singlepic id=11354 w=500 h=281 float=] ...

15 Apr 5:21 PM 0 Read More...