Mammoth Mountain is here to stay for the season!
Winter has returned to the Eastern Sierra.
Read the full Winter is here: Mammoth Mountain Opening Weekend kicks off 2017-18 Season article on Snowboarder Magazine.
Tyler Chorlton‘s carve game is extra juiced. Watch him rip his directional board across Mammoth’s open groomers, and in the park. Impressive board control to say the very least.
Check the teaser for Rusty Toothbrush‘s DutyFreeCorruption.
Video by Brad Smith.
After being closed for a little over two months, Mammoth looks to keep the summer break short and re-open this November.
Read the full Mammoth Announces Opening Day of 2017/2018 Winter Season article on Snowboarder Magazine.
Resorts across at the United States and Canada are busy blowing as much snow in eager anticipation of opening day. Mother Nature has helped their efforts with a few early season storms, so we expect conditions to be prime at some resorts once they finally open for the season.
While not all resorts have set their opening day just yet, we’re happy to announce that Mammoth Mountain will open for the 2017-2018 season on Thursday, November 9th.
Will you be there? You know we will be.
Get the 2017/18 season going with the traditional Broadway Express banner breakthrough and annual beer toast, take some turns and celebrate a new winter season with good times and good friends.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
7 AM Free coffee and hot cocoa at Broadway Express
7 AM DJ at Broadway Express
8:29 AM Countdown to kick off 2017/18
8:30 AM #MammothsOpen! First chair and annual banner breakthrough at Broadway Express
11 AM Beer toast
11:30 AM Live music
11:30-Closing – RIDING!
Words by Justin Romano
Photos by Peter Morning
Riding a resort in the Northern Hemisphere is not the most typical thing in the month of September. Unless you work for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area who is having one hell of year with snow coverage. Coming off a blanketing of up to 8″ of fresh the previous week, the Mammoth Mountain team saw the best opportunity for a private employee party and shred session. Multiple snow cats gave ecstatic riders lap after lap on the corduroy lined Saddle Bowl and St. Anton, which was made up of leftover snow from last season and our recent storm. The stoke was high as many people added another notch onto their tally for full year of riding every single month in-resort. Butters, turns, carves, side-hits and all the other usual early season antics were a plenty to get everyone jonesing for another season to commence November 9th. Top it all off with a taco and beer party at McCoy Station, and you have one righteous day to be a Mammoth employee and shredder.
Some workplaces have more perks than others, Mammoth Mountain takes the cake with a day of riding in September for employees only.
Read the full Mammoth Mountain Thanks Their Employees with Snowboarding in September article on Snowboarder Magazine.
Mammoth Mountain in California is reporting their first flakes of the season. Mother Nature recently blanketed the resort with a fresh coat of white, and it’s remarkably more than a dusting.
The new snow fell on September 21st, just a little over a month after Mammoth closed for the season on August 8, 2017. Last season marked Mammoth’s second longest winter on record. It was monumental. Over 7+ feet of snow fell in January alone, and the totals kept piling up, making it ones of the deepest seasons in recent memory.
This new snow may be a great foreshadowing of what is potentially to come this season.
Top Photo: Peter Morning
Jeremy Page has Mammoth Mountain covered.
Read the full The Best Chapter From Jeremy Page’s 2017 Season at Mammoth article on Snowboarder Magazine.
After the very happening 2016-2017 season, there’s a lot to look forward to.
Read the full Record Winter Sets the Stage for Mammoth Improvements article on Snowboarder Magazine.
Living like it’s never not winter.
Read the full Tyler Flanagan, Sam Klein and More – Never Summer at Superpark 21 article on Snowboarder Magazine.
Words and photos by Javier Silva
Mammoth Mountain closes for their second longest season in resort history right behind 94′-95′ when the lifts stopped running on August 14th after opening early October. Riding Mammoth on the last day usually the signifies the beginning of summer but this season was different, summer is almost over and the final laps just ended at the resort. In total Mammoth stayed open for about 270 days. This season will most definitely go down in the history books, not necessarily for being the second longest, but for the endless powder days with a total snow accumulation of 618′ inches.
In total there were two lifts open, Face Lift Express (Chair 3) and Chair 23. From Chair 3, Saddle Bowl was going off and 23 gave access to Cornice Bowl, or what was left of it. And although you had to take the gondola up to mid station and walk to Chair 3, nobody can complain about the small price for the extended season.
The usual last day shenanigans occurred. There was lots of booze, spraying, and plenty of skin. The park staff was kind enough to set up a couple of features for the park rats that made it out for closing day. We couldn’t have asked for anything better, it was a perfect bluebird day and somehow the snow managed to hold itself together till the final run. After the lifts closed at noon, people made their way to the McCoy Station sundeck, the bar of choice. It’s bittersweet to close the books on this season, but November 9th has already been announced for opening day of the 17′-18′ season, so we guess we’ll see you in a few months up at Mammoth!
Riding it out until they no longer can, Ron Forth, John Centi, Mitch Nowicki, Braden Beane, Jeremy page, and Brandon Tyler found many of the rock hits, chunder piles, and snow ledges that Mammoth Mountain has to offer. Dwindling snow won’t stop the Dank Plank squad from lapping as much as possible, for another week or so at least.
Mammoth Mountain has had one hell of a season, but things are finally coming to a close. After 270 days, Mammoth Mountain’s 2016-17 snowboard season will end on August 6.
There’s still time for you to get a couple laps in, as Mammoth will still be open daily and running lifts until closing day. This is the second longest season on-record, spanning from November 10 through August 6th.
Throughout this season, Mammoth received 618” of snow at the Main Lodge, and over 800” at the summit. This was the second most snowfall the resort has ever received in its 65 years of operations.
Mammoth will open again for the 2017-2018 season on November 9th, just a 100 day after closing.
Did you have a chance to ride Mammoth during its mega long season? Let us know in the comments.