Snowboarding

Mammoth 11/24/11: Happy Thanksgiving!

When you work for a ski resort, you get used to working holidays and never enjoying the day off. This year, I was expecting to spend Thanksgiving with family so I asked for the time off but I ended up staying in Mammoth instead for my days off. I wasn't sure about riding on Thanksgiving since it'd be busier but my friend Dan convinced me to hit up the mountain with him in the morning. Thanksgiving marked the start o...

25 Nov 12:03 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 11/23/11

Last year I believe it was almost January before the pipe was completed. This year it's November and the Mammoth 22' pipe opened today, a whole month before last season. It helped make the mountain look a little bit more like winter but we still need more snow to make for a total winter experience. I headed out on my ride break so I could lap the mountain, freeride and get in some pipe runs with Pat Stahl and his fr...

23 Nov 11:01 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 11/22/11

The Thanksgiving Holidays mean the town and mountain start to pick up for the weekend so I wanted to get out before the mountain started getting crowded. It was the perfect break on Tuesday, winds had died down and the sun was out for bluebird laps. I met up with Dan and Liz for a couple laps before joining up with my co-workers for a couple more. Dan and myself - same style this year [singlepic id=12599 w=500 h=28...

22 Nov 10:03 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 11/21/11

Only a couple days till Thanksgiving and it's starting to pick up around town and the mountain already. My Monday morning started with bluebird skies and leftover powder from the weekend. By the time I made it onto the slopes to meet up with friends, the winds had picked up and more terrain had opened up. I met up with Liz and Hunter from the Brewery and Lindsey from Entourage for a couple laps. We found a fun run th...

21 Nov 9:22 PM 0 Read More...

Northstar 11/20/11

One of my goals this season has been to explore and ride a variety of other mountains in California. Tahoe received new snow yesterday just in time for Northstar's Opening Weekend so we packed up the car and headed to Tahoe last night so we could get first tracks this morning. The best part was waking up this morning near Northstar, seeing new snow on the ground and watching the snow still coming down this morning. ...

20 Nov 8:03 PM 3 Read More...

Mammoth 11/17/11

On Thursday, the winds were starting to pick up on the slopes just in time for a lunch ride break with friends. I texted around to see who was coming up and got the girls together for a couple laps. There was a brief detour of snowboarding since Liz and I got stuck on Chair 1 for a good twenty minutes but we got a free drink out of the wait. Conditions were hard and sheet ice in spots. I was lapping with the Zion ...

19 Nov 1:47 PM 0 Read More...

Mammoth 11/15/11

We opened last Thursday for the season but I was gone for an extended weekend so didn't get to ride Mammoth till today. Conditions were hardpacked still early season snow with bluebird skies. There weren't too many people on the slopes so each run you pretty much went right up to the gates. I headed out with my co-worker Lauren for a much needed ride break. New season and new gear! Over the summer, someone requested...

16 Nov 1:16 PM 1 Read More...

Boreal 11/11/11

As I made my way up to Northern California to visit family, a stop at Boreal was the most logical choice for a detour. They opened in October for the season but I missed opening weekend since I was in San Francisco. Today it was an easy stop off the highway for a couple park laps with Dan since we both were in North Lake Tahoe for the day. A huge thanks to Jon in marketing for the passes for the day. To those not ...

11 Nov 11:14 PM 2 Read More...

Mammoth Opening Day 11/10/11

You know it's a good day when the season finally kicks off at your home mountain. It means first turns, powder turns and tons of fun ahead. I was really forward to today, it was finally my mountain that was opening up for the season. After the last snowfall and snowmaking, there was more than enough snow to open on our planned Opening Day. I was up bright and early to help out with the marketing team and be a part of...

10 Nov 5:30 PM 1 Read More...

McLeod Lake Snow Patch 8/13/11

When Mammoth closed on July 4, I wasn't sure if It'd snowboard again this summer but today the opportunity arose when my friend Daniel talked me into a shred sesh.  We headed up to a snow patch we heard about and found that we could have a blast creating our own features.  I definitely miss the summer at Hood but it was rad to get our kicks locally. We made our way to the Lakes Basin, just above Mammoth Lakes an...

13 Aug 7:01 PM 2 Read More...