Today the sun rose out of the East as the moon set in the West over the Sierra. It was crystal clear, and when I checked the wind gauges on chair 1. I could see there was no wind. Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort got 64-92″ of fresh, dry powder on this last storm. That bring Mammoth’s snow base up to 12-19 feet measured at the Main Lodge. There’s 30 feet in the Dropout and Wipeout Chutes.
We got to the mountain at 8:15 am in time to get in the large line that had formed at opening. It was 2 degrees F at opening, so I wore 3 layers on top and my fleece balaclava under my helmet. We wound up about 20 chairs back in line, and skied down Broadway to get to chair 1.
By the time we got to the top of chair 1, I could see that chair 3 opened. We skied over there. I skied West Bowl while my friend skied Center Bowl. West Bowl was good from the top, but the snow was really chopped up from being skied yesterday. Center Bowl was good and soft groomed with quite a few people on it.
Knowing that alot of people would show up on the mountain today, we headed for chair 12 for a few laps before we hit chair 14. The backside of Mammoth Mountain was as good as I have ever seen it. I skied Powder Chute through the trees and the bowl, and it was incredible. I came back and crossed my turns from my last lap. The snow was thigh deep at the bowl. We skied that for 4 laps until a huge line formed on chair 14. We got outa there.
Skied back to the Main Lodge for a break, then hit chair 1 to chair 10 to try to find some less crowded chairs. The Promised Land had tons of powder, and I skied a chute I had never done before. The wind began to pick up and there were many people on the mountian, so we decided to go back home.
I love having a Mammoth Mountain Season Pass. That way I don’t have to ski 6-8 hours to feel I got my “moneys worth”. With a season pass, you can ski until it is no longer fun, then leave. Mammoth Ski Club is having a FREE drawing for a Mammoth Mountain Season Pass ($1675.00 Value). All you have to do to enter the drawing is follow this link www.MammothSkiClub.com and go to the bottom of the page. You have nothing to lose and a season pass worth $1675.00 to gain.
OK, that’s all for now. The skiing couldn’t be better! Get your boards, and hit the slopes.