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csf 04-15-2010 07:39 PM

Mammoth Mountain Photo TR's
 
The last several weeks MM has gotten several nice powder producing storms of 15"-30" making for some nice powder and wind buff riding. I've been fortunate to take advantage of it! Here's a couple links to my shots that I've posted on flickr. Nothing hardcore but thought I'd share.

3-4-10
3-31&4-1
4-6-10
4-11-10

buggravy 04-16-2010 09:15 AM

Great shots. I recognize your stuff from the Mammoth forum. Good to see you over here. I made it up for the Sun - Tues storm earlier this week. Pretty amazing off of 14 on Tuesday.

csf 04-16-2010 10:10 AM

Hey bug! Ya, that storm was fun. spent mon. morning mostly on 25 while it was running. On tues. I went for chair 9 since I hadn't ever been over there before. If I hadn't gone to 9 I would've been on 14 for sure. But I got first tracks off 14 the week before so I figured I'd try 9 before it shut down for the season. Though talking w/ a coworker on wed it sounds like the better snow was at 14. 9 was pretty wind buffed! So it goes eh? Always a gamble with which chair to hit up after a storm and when they will be running.

What were you riding on, you're slr or premier? I got my wife a lotus-r last week and will try it out on sunday, she's goofy so couldn't just hop on it last weekend. She's super stoked on it!

buggravy 04-16-2010 01:57 PM

Nice. We had to launch out of main because we had to drop our daughter off at daycare, so I actually ended up on 2 most of Monday morning. Doesn't sound too inspiring, but I think Mambo/Patrolman's tend to be really nice when it's super windy like that. My first 2 runs there were the best snow I've ever been on. It was a total white-out at the top of the lift though(they apparently recorded 70mph gusts). My wife took a hard fall in the wind up there, so we called it a day fairly early. I went back out in the afternoon from Canyon, and started heading over toward 9, but ended up not making it all the way over. Tuesday was incredible. The snow had predictably settled a bit back there, so it was a little heavy. It got tracked pretty fast too, but there's just so much back there it was easy to fine clean lines until almost 11:00.


I was on the Premier, and gladly so. I'd had it in SoCal's version of powder before (6" here, 10" there), but nothing like what went down on Tuesday. It totally killed, especially when things started to get tracked, and you had to point and shoot from up high to make it over some of the flatter sections.

csf 04-16-2010 08:09 PM

I bet the top of broadway was raging on monday! Canyon wasn't any better. I had to work to get out of the way of the chair when off loading:eek:

Ya, hard to go wrong w/ the backside and 12. Becoming one of my fav places at MM. Your experience w/ the Premier sounds similar to mine w/ the malolo. It just plows through the stuff without flinching. I'm sure I'd have done a few cartwheels had I been on my old Gnu, haha. I'm starting to trust the malolo more now and just letting it go.

heading to MM tomorrow for some spring snowboarding off eagle and canyon. Hopefully won't be tooo crowded. Can't escape to June anymore. :(

PowSurfer 04-17-2010 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by csf (Post 285127)
The last several weeks MM has gotten several nice powder producing storms of 15"-30" making for some nice powder and wind buff riding. I've been fortunate to take advantage of it! Here's a couple links to my shots that I've posted on flickr. Nothing hardcore but thought I'd share.

3-4-10
3-31&4-1
4-6-10
4-11-10

some really awesome pics in there. I grew up going to mammoth, my folks had a place there but sold it several years back. I usually try and get there for a couple days but missed it this winter. having a pass at kirkwood made it cheap and easy to get up more often. thanks for sharing the pics, don't see mammoth with that much pow that often or for very long. hoping to get up there this summer for the mtb park!

crsv619 04-17-2010 01:49 AM

thanks for the pics. gives me hope that i can keep my season alive by going to mammoth in may. bear/summit are pretty much done for the season. not looking forward to packing away my gear :(

csf 04-17-2010 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by PowSurfer (Post 285382)
some really awesome pics in there. I grew up going to mammoth, my folks had a place there but sold it several years back. I usually try and get there for a couple days but missed it this winter. having a pass at kirkwood made it cheap and easy to get up more often. thanks for sharing the pics, don't see mammoth with that much pow that often or for very long. hoping to get up there this summer for the mtb park!

Bummer that your folks sold their mammoth place! You couldn't talk them out of that huh? Haha Ya, having a pass is where it's at for sure. we bought into the mvp last season and that's made all the difference. Gotta buy next season's pass in the next several days. Those pics you guys put up from kirkwood have me wanting to check it out next season at least once. Looks like a really cool place. Only been to Squaw and Heavenly. I'm planning to hit the trails at MM a couple times this summer too. Might be a late start this season for a lot of the trails though with all the snow. MM open 'til July 4!

@crsv619: ya, MM open 'til July 4. It's full on spring conditions right now, but it'll be full on winter for a couple days again next week w/ 17-20" of snow again!! I'm ready for the spring boarding now though! :cool:

Christopher9 04-17-2010 09:49 PM

Awesome pictures. I'm heading up to Mammoth on Friday for the weekend and then hopefully a couple more times before they close. Definitly not ready to pack up the gear just yet.

TB020 04-19-2010 04:34 PM

awesome pictures! can't wait to finally make a trip out west.

shots like that makes me sick of living on the east coast :laugh:


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