I skied with a high school friend Mark Bowie yesterday, and it was really fun. It started out kinda firm at opening, but by 9:30 am the runs were softening up. It was warmer that last Sunday when I skied so I just wore 2 layers on top and no face protection and I was fine. The winds were down, and not noticable. We skied chairs 1, 2, 3, and the upper gondola. Everywhere was nice and smooth from the snowfall last week.
I skied MJB’s 3 times, and the entry and lower part were very smooth and carvable. Climax also looked excellent. Mark’s son was competiting in a downhill for J2’s, and we went to watch his 2 runs. I got 4 photos of his second run which show his good racing form as the racers tuck most of the course.
Today the National Weather Service is displaying a Wind Advisory with a forecasted High of 47, and a Low of 29 F. Friday the winds should drop, and the High is forecasted to be 39 with a Low of 19. Both Saturday and Sunday are predicted to be sunny with Highs going from 42 on Saturday to 54 on Sunday.
Winds this morning are out of the SSW at 16 with gusts to 33 mph. The wind gauge on chair 1 tower 9 shows average wind speeds of 10 with gusts to 30 mph. Mammoth still is really fun to ski, and the crowds are gone for the year. This is Easter vacation for a lot of California schools, yet you can still ski right into the chair. I love spring skiing for the snow coverage, the beautiful weather, and the lack of lift lines. People are more friendly when the crowds are down. So come on up to Mammoth ASAP. The top is smooth, covered and carvable.
Mammoth Ski Club is proud to offer a new member benefit of wholesale prices on skis and accessories just like ski patrollers and instructors get. I got new powder skis for only $370, and you can too! Mammoth Ski Club also has a drawing for a Free Unlimited Mammoth Mountain Season Pass ($1675.00 Value). To enter and get details on Mammoth Ski Club membership, just go to www.MammothSkiClub.com I’ll be skiing tomorrow, so I’ll give you an updated report then.