March in Mammoth has been synonymous with snow for quite some time. The saying of “Miracle March” brings to mind endless pow turns, a buried town and excitement for a long spring ski season. While most resorts are winding down in March, we are getting fired up for what’s to come. March of 2018 has already delivered 6-10 feet of snow and the forecast is calling for multiple more feet this week, with even more storms lining up behind that. It’s going to be a classic Mammoth spring with the hill stacked in the white stuff. This keeps us taking groomer turns and park laps well into the month of May and beyond. Here’s to having a #MammothMarch.
Upcoming Spring Events
Mammoth Invitational | April 6-8
Oakley Week | April 8-15
Oakley Mini Pipe Challenge | April 14
Pond Skim | April 15
Cinco De Skimo | May 5
It has been a wild ride for Mammoth Team athletes following the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Nomination Ceremony Presented by Visa at last month’s U.S. Grand Prix here at Mammoth. Halfpipe snowboarders Chloe Kim, Maddie Mastro, Shaun White and Kelly Clark; and alpine skier Stacey Cook made their way halfway around the world to PyeongChang, Korea to compete in the 2018 winter games representing both USA and Mammoth.
The men’s and women’s snowboard competition could best be described as NEXT LEVEL. Maddie Mastro made the world remember her name when she went absolutely huge in the pipe in her first ever games. The legend, Kelly Clark, competed in her 5th games and reminded us all why she is the most decorated snowboarder in the world. Ultimately, Shaun White and Chloe Kim pulled out all the stops with some of the biggest and best competition runs we’ve ever seen to bring home the gold.
Don’t miss Stacey Cook in women’s alpine racing – watch her Feb 21 on NBC.
GO U.S. & Mammoth Teams!
The 5 open Unbound Terrain Parks are dishing out progression and fun right now. South Park is stacked with features designed for flow and creativity. A proper medium-size jump line starts off the infamous lower South setup, which leads to a pole jam with landings on both the left and right, followed by some volcanoes, then it all ends with a quarter pipe. Hopping back on Roller Coaster Express (Chair 4) is a chance to soak up some rays and refuel for even more hot laps. Main Park’s jump line has been re-built and is offering up maximum airtime for those looking to really send it. The 22’ halfpipe is soft and cut nightly. Forest Trail offers a mellow-medium size jump and an assortment of rails and boxes. Don’t forget about Wonderland and Discovery Playground for beginner snow features and small boxes that are perfect for the whole family. You can’t beat the fun and variety in the parks right now, especially with the spring-like snow conditions and temperatures we're experiencing. Get after it.
Photos of South Park features.
Last week was one for the books. The U.S. Freeski and Snowboard Grand Prix tour landed in Mammoth for its final stop. There was a lot to be excited about, as this was the last chance for halfpipe and slopestyle athletes to qualify for the 2018 PyeongChang winter games in the weeks to come. With an Olympic year comes a lot of hype and tension for athletes. You could sense a drive and level of competition much higher than during normal years.
On Saturday night, riders took to a lit up 22’ halfpipe for the finals, and the night ended with 3 of our very own Mammoth lady athletes atop the podium. Kelly Clark topped it with gold and is headed for her 5th consecutive Olympic games. Rounding out the 1-2-3- was Chloe Kim in 2nd and Maddie Mastro in 3rd, with this being the first winter games for both. By the looks of how these women are riding, it’s going to be another exciting competition.
Following the halfpipe finals, we turned up the fun at the official U.S. Team Nomination Ceremony presented by Visa, where DJ WLDCT was spinning and a booming fireworks show lit up the night sky.
We could not be more stoked and proud to have Mammoth represented in Korea – Go USA!
Big thanks to TJ Dawoud and his Unbound Terrain Park crew for bringing together an amazing halfpipe and slopestyle course for this event, yet again.
Piggybacking off the amazing 2016/17 season, skiers and boarders were ecstatic about the second Thursday of November when we fired the lifts back up for another great season. Anticipation was at an all-time high as passionate skiers and riders packed the Broadway Express (Chair 1) lift line for the chance at some early season turns. Tons of news crews were present to cover all the excitement of the annual first chair banner breakthrough celebration, and even featured some of dedicated shredders who camped overnight to secure one of the free lift tickets offered to the first 100 people in line. Fun was had all weekend with plenty of slope time and endless jib sessions in the lower Main Park set up.
Like the past few years, we encouraged guests to share their best opening weekend moments by tagging #MammothsOpen on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to win a GoPro Hero6. Overall, 534 #MammothsOpen posts were shared on Instagram from fans, sponsors, partners and athletes, with @Nickrc90 taking home the prize.
Snow is currently falling with more expected through Friday, which will offer up more terrain for weekend. It’s a great time to get up to Mammoth, so book your trip today and follow @MammothMountain on social media to stay up-to-date on all the fun.
Skiing and riding a resort in the Northern Hemisphere is not typical in the month of September – unless you work for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, which had one heck of a 2016/17 winter season. Coming off a blanketing of up to 8” of fresh snow the previous week, the Mammoth Mountain team saw the best opportunity for a private employee party and shred session on Sept 28. Multiple snowcats shuttled ecstatic riders up the hill for lap after lap of corduroy-lined fun on Saddle Bowl and St. Anton trails, which was made up of leftover snow from last season with the addition from the recent storm.
The stoke was high as many people added another notch to their tally of hitting Mammoth's slopes every single month in 2017. Butters, turns, carves, side-hits and all the other usual early season antics were aplenty and got everyone jonesing for the upcoming winter season, which is will commence next month. Top it all off with a taco and beer party at McCoy Station, and you have one righteous day to be a Mammoth employee.
Book your trip for Opening Day now – see you on the hill Nov 9.
The 17/18 winter season kicks off in 50 DAYS – that’s less than two months until our skis and boards hit the snow and Broadway Express starts spinning. Now is the perfect time to get back in your winter headspace and prep for opening day.
- Get your Cali4nia Pass today - Amp up your winter with unlimited skiing and riding at 4 extraordinary California mountain resorts. From a full-blown Mammoth getaway to a day trip to Big Bear, one season pass gives you the options to get the best of it all.
- Pump up your gym routine – think interval training, squats, and lunges to build strength for more thigh-deep pow days.
- Dial in your kit – MammothMountainStore.com has everything you need to look fresh on the slopes.
Get ready for some serious fun – from the annual beer toast, to first laps of the season, to movie premiers and parties, Opening Weekend will be jam packed with good times.
Follow along with all the opening weekend fun on social media - @mammothmountain #MammothsOpen.
For diehard skiers and riders, fall typically signifies the imminent return of winter. Days become shorter, mornings frostier, and snow gear slowly starts to re-emerge from the back of the closest. For others, especially following the never-ending winter of the 2016/17 season, fall is a chance to get outdoors and revel in the peace and quiet of one last season before the snow starts to fly again.
Here are a few ways to maximize your fall fun in Mammoth and beyond:
Stay Lakeside at Tamarack Lodge – Book a stay at this rustic, historic lodge located on the banks of Twin Lakes, and enjoy boat rides and bike rentals, a bottle of wine, and a complimentary photographers guide book.
Explore Yosemite National Park – The eastern entrance to Yosemite is a short 40-minute drive north of Mammoth Lakes, and fall is the perfect season to explore everything the park has to offer without mid-summer crowds.
Take a Hike – The Eastern Sierra landscape transforms into fiery bursts of red, orange and yellow come late September. From on-mountain treks to roaming around the Lakes Basin or the June Lake Loop, and even up to Bridgeport, there are hikes galore to experience the magic of fall.
Check out more autumn adventures and savings and start planning your Sierra getaway.
You may associate California with the classic surf film “Endless Summer,” but here in Mammoth Mountain, California we are in the midst of a true Endless Winter. We can honestly say this season at Mammoth has been the best in the country, producing the best spring conditions in decades. Even our biggest season on record [668” 2010/2011] did not produce the kind of conditions and coverage we’re seeing right now.
With a current base depth of 120” at Main Lodge and over 270” at the summit, Mammoth will be operating DAILY into August for one of our longest seasons in history. When will this endless winter end? We don’t have that answer yet, but we do know that the skiing and riding is all-time right now. Get out there and get your summer shred on with us.
Cali4nia Passes are still on sale – amp up the winter fun with unlimited access to Mammoth Mountain, Bear Mountain, Snow Summit and June Mountain. Buy now and hit the hill with us this weekend.
Massive snowfall this winter has left Mammoth Mountain with springtime base depths not seen in years. That provides the Unbound Terrain Park crew with all the raw materials they need to make the biggest, baddest and most unbelievable set of terrain features we've witnessed in a long time.
Professional skier and X Games gold medalist, Bobby Brown, decided to inspect to goods himself, and brought his A-game to demonstrate.
What follows is over 2,000 feet of vertical descent and freestyle wizardry by Bobby, captured on a GoPro in a single take.
There's plenty more to life left in this ski and snowboard season so get up to Mammoth now to enjoy.
See you on the hill.
Springtime at Mammoth provides some of the most beautiful days the mountain has to offer. There is nothing like lapping your favorite runs under the warm sunshine, and shredding some soft spring slush. With an amazing snowpack and over 600” of snowfall this year, you bet these runs are going to be dishing out some excellent spring skiing/riding. Here is a list of 5 runs to hit this spring.
1. Cornice Bowl
The best late spring run in the country. Cornice Bowl holds a large amount of snow (especially this season). It excites with a quick steep drop and gives that classic off-the-top feel but in a controlled groomed run. Cornice typically doesn’t get overly sticky due to its elevation and aspect.
An intermediate run off High Five Express that softens up mid-morning offers up a consistent pitch.
3. Gremlins Gulch/St.Anton
A ton of snow piles at the top in Gremlins. The natural U-shape flowing into St. Anton allows for cruising from side to side, this is a great run for heavily drawn out carves and turns.
4. Paranoid Flats
Steep and soft. The Paranoids offer a few choices for a steep un-groomed line full of proper corn snow off the top of the mountain.
This one may sound funny, but Mambo is protected from the wind by trees, gets a great amount of sun all day, and is a perfect corridor for carving. The riders left is full of side hits and berms that you can jump off and slash.
Mammoth Hot Laps returns with some high-energy action in the Unbound Terrain Park featuring Matt Williams, Ryan Pluche, Jaeger Bailey, Danny Salazar, and Tyler Flanagan.
This is shaping up to be the best spring in years at Mammoth. We're expecting to stay open through 4th of July, which means two more months of shredding.
We have tons of great deals & packages available including Kids Ski Free, 50% off lift tickets for passholders from other mountains and discounts on lodging.
See you on the hill.
The snowboard team from Oakley hit Mammoth's Unbound Main Park to tackle yet another episode of Legends of the Fall Line. Featuring: Eero Ettala, Stale Sandbach, Jamie Anderson, Seb Toots, Craig Gouweloos, and Sy Moran.
The terrain parks at Unbound are absolutely firing, so be sure to get to Mammoth to push your progression level during some of the best spring riding in years.
See you on the hill.
Winter will not let up here at Mammoth Mountain. This early April storm dropped over 40" of snow and the powder is making for endless smiles. Conditions are beyond epic so get to Mammoth to enjoy all the goods.
Remember, you can buy a 2017/18 season pass now and use it for the remainder of this season and all next winter.
See you on the hill.
We’ve been enjoying a historic winter here at Mammoth Mountain and the snow continues to pile up. While the snowpack builds we are anticipating skiing well beyond spring, and our operations team are confident that we'll be open until July 4th, 2017.
It's possible that our closing date could extend beyond the 4th weather and conditions permitting. We'll just have to wait and see what Mother Nature brings!
So be sure to plan your 4th of July festivities at Mammoth Mountain and don’t forget to shine up your skis and snowboards.
See you on the hill.
The 2017/18 Cali4nia Pass is now on sale. Amp up your winter with unlimited skiing and riding at 4 extraordinary California mountain resorts. From a full-blown Mammoth getaway to a day trip to Big Bear, one season pass gives you the options to get the best of it all. With several season pass options to choose from, you’ll find the one that delivers the perks and benefits you want to make your winter 4x better.
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It’s that time of year again, when Oakley takes over the mountain bringing their top skiers and snowboarders for a week of events, giveaways, treasure hunts, and demos. The week kicks off with the Oakley Progression Sessions, a ladies-only clinic focusing on skills, shredding and friendship. Coaches and Oakley athletes encourage ladies in a number of ways both on and off the hill, with activities like riding, yoga, and apres-ing.
Throughout the week Oakley will be providing on-snow demos to try out their Prizm lens technology, an industry leader in clarity and vision. Oakley’s top athletes will hold an autograph signing in The Village, giving everyone access to meet their favorite skiers and riders.
Looking for free swag? Follow @MammothMountain on Instagram and Facebook for clues on how to find golden tickets which are redeemable for free Oakley product.
For the second year in a row, the Mini Pipe Challenge will cap off the week in Forest Trail. Not your traditional contest, the Mini Pipe Challenge is a free, all-ages event in a fun 2-hour jam session designed for maximum stoke. Prizes will be awarded to winners and standout riders.
For more information on Oakley Week, visit:
The Oakley Week Events Page
The Hemlocks is an area of legendary side-country terrain on the backside of Mammoth Mountain accessible via Chair 14 or the Gondola. While no direct lift access is availble, skiers & riders can reach the summit of The Hemlocks via a short hike providing access to a steep bowl with endless powder turns and natural features to session.
This year the mtn ops crew at Mammoth have improved the hiking route to The Hemlocks and the Unbound Terrain Park crew hand-shaped some wedges and other features to bring The Hemlocks to life even more.
Be sure to check it out on your next visit.
See you on the hill.
The third-annual Air + Style Los Angeles music festival and Big Air snowboard competition will take place February 18-19, 2017, in Expo Park at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The twoday event in Los Angeles will be the third and final stop of the Air + Style series – Beijing, China was held in November and the Innsbruck, Austria stop will be held February 3-4, 2017. This year, 30 snowboarders have been invited to compete in the Los Angeles stop where the sunny state of California will see snow in downtown L.A. for a consecutive third year. The Big Air ramp will be 135 feet tall, and the riders will jump approximately 72 feet in distance. Snowmaking will begin in Los Angeles on February 15.
“When I brought Air + Style to LA three years ago, it was my hope that we could attract the world’s best snowboarders to be part of something great,” said Olympic gold medalist and Air + Style shareholder, Shaun White. “We’re doing it! Once was cool. The second time was awesome. This third time, we are really starting to establish ourselves as an event. It has surpassed every expectation, and I’m so psyched with the insane names that are invited this year to compete in Los Angeles.” – Shaun White
Legends of the Fall Line returns for episode 5. Mammoth's own Gabe Taylor takes off from the top of Chair 22 on one of our many epic powder days this winter and captures what is undoubtedly every rider's dream line: top to bottom, bottomless turns, full speed ahead.
And while this clip was captured in January during our snowiest month on record, February is shaping up to be just as amazing.
See you on the hill.