Snowboarding

Mammoth 4/1/11

One thing missing in California that's different from Colorado is the absence of Gaper Day.  It just doesn't exist here.  April 1st was like any other day on the mountain as far as I could tell.  I headed out for the daily shred break to make laps with the skier and since both of us lived in Colorado, it was kind of weird not seeing the usual crazyness that happens on Gaper Day.  Do I miss it?  Nah...snowboardin...

01 Apr 6:18 PM 0 Read More...

June 3/27/11

After the last couple days of powder with high winds I was ready for a mellow day like today and crossing the fingers for no winds.  We ended up heading up to Mammoth Main Lodge and after driving by chair #2 and seeing a monstrosity for a line, we grabbed our gear and headed to June Mountain for the day. [singlepic id=11225 w=400 h=509  float=] June was sunny, no lines and some winds.  I figured the snow would b...

27 Mar 9:40 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 3/26/11

Snowstorms can be great but it's easy to forget how powerful they can become.  Saturday was the prime example of a snowstorm getting worse throughout the day.  By the time I made it to the mountain, I knew that Roxy Chicken Jam was cancelled due to weather but I figured that I'd still take a couple laps instead of curling up inside all day. I had wanted to meet up with friends in town for RCJ, so I hit up the mo...

26 Mar 8:59 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 3/25/11

After the recent storms, the sun finally emerged in Mammoth but it was deceivingly not warm out.  Quite the opposite, the winds were blowing hard with the anticipation of the next storm system's arrival.  It was a good day to keep completely covered up on the slopes with no skin showing. I headed out early to get in my turns for the day.  The reports said 27-44 inches in the past 48 hours and it was definitely ...

25 Mar 7:55 PM 1 Read More...

Mammoth 3/24/11

The amount of snowfall in Mammoth this winter has been insanely good.  Town is buried in snowbanks, 4wd has been a necessity and powder days are a plenty!  Today was no exception, 32-50 inches in the past 24 hours on top of all the recent feet of snow we got. I borrowed the Jones Hovercraft for the day, finally getting the chance to ride it in some deep powder.  I've said it before but when I get to ride boards...

24 Mar 8:09 PM 1 Read More...

Mammoth 3/23/11

I feel spoiled.  It's March 23 and this season has been packed full of powder days, amazing powder days including today.  Sometimes it's a lunch break or early morning laps, sometimes the whole day of riding but everytime it's faceshots and deep snow.  Mammoth's been having insane amounts of snowfall this year, feet of snow at a time and on the mountain that makes for a great day. I headed down to the cafeteria...

23 Mar 6:36 PM 3 Read More...

June 3/20/11

I'd been fighting off getting sick but figured a day off and a good night's sleep was enough for a powder day today.  It definitely made me feel good enough to commit to today at June.  The snow has been dumping nonstop in Mammoth and June, delivering more feet of snow.  By today it was up to four feet at June, perfect for early bird turns.  I headed to pick up Sarah in town for the month and we ended up with a f...

20 Mar 8:38 PM 2 Read More...

Mammoth 3/12/11

This has been the first Art Park at Mammoth Mountain, but it has exceeded my expectations as to what a park can be.  It's innovative, creative and challenging but also educational on the I AM SNOWBOARDING /JLA - Jeffy Anderson collaboration.  I've seen beginning to advanced riders and skiers go through art park enjoying the features so far this season. Today the skier and I made a couple South Park laps. I final...

12 Mar 6:38 PM 2 Read More...

Mammoth 3/11/11

Almost 6 months ago, I arrived in Mammoth Lakes to work for the mountain.  Its been a really great learning experience and most of all, I learn from the people I work with everyday.  Today a couple of us from marketing like Dan, myself, Katy and Steve headed out onto the slopes with Bill Byrne from BBPR who was in town.  Bill does great blog writeups on malakye.com about action sports PR. There's no doubt that th...

11 Mar 5:45 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 3/9/11

Another sunny day on the mountain without the winds howling, conditions were soft and parks were good for lapping on my lunch break.  I headed out with the skier to get some shots of him in Main Park on the rails and pipe, and get some laps on Forest Trail so I could hit the jump line. Today I mounted up the NS SL for some laps, that reviews coming up and just wanted to ride it again before I start typing up the ...

09 Mar 6:35 PM 0 Read More...