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Old 01-18-2013, 11:50 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Going to mammoth again next month for a week and may just need to buy a Never Summer Raptor.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:18 AM   #62 (permalink)
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ride wed and thur. Tho ive been watching conditions, it looks kinda meh. I might stay home and ride Mtn High on Thur.
Yeah. I called them a few days ago and the said there might be a storm early Feb. Either way, keep me posted?
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:10 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Woah...do all you SoCal guys drive up to mammoth that often? Multiple times a week?
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:53 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Yeah. I called them a few days ago and the said there might be a storm early Feb. Either way, keep me posted?
Man I hope so. I'm getting serious goggle tan from the bluebirds. It's been clear and sunny for the last week and half. Time for some pow!
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:52 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Woah...do all you SoCal guys drive up to mammoth that often? Multiple times a week?


I have been known to drive up to mammoth for a big pow day and drive back to LA the next day. Zombaco and I did that back in December and had a pretty good time! I think we left LA at 8pm, arrive in Mammoth at around midnight. Rode the next day until last chair and was back home in LA by midnight? Something like that. it's about a 4-5 hour drive for me depending on traffic and no speeding cos the man is out in full force on the 395. I don't do one dayers all that much though. I have had mishaps where I planned to go up for a week, then my fucking job has called me to come into the office. So I had to drive back to LA for a fucking day of work then gone right back to mammoth. I try to avoid that shit lol!!


Normally when I do drive go up there I stay for 3-4 days at least to make it worth the trip. I've also hopped a ride with someone else with no return date planned and flown home when I felt like it. Im lucky like that!! I also have a seasonal rental up there so I have a place to say when ever I want which is helpful. If it's a weekday and Im not working Im in mammoth but this year i have a boyfriend and I have been staying home unless there's really good conditions...

however I am most likely going up next week Tue-Thur. I need some me time Alex, I almost positive Im going I'll know for sure on Monday. I NEED to ride and Mtn High aint' looking so great with highs of 78 today!


Sadly my work schedule is up in the air for Feb. I am on storm watch and hopefully have a lot of time off!!! more snow please!
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Damn man, I used to live in Orange County and I just couldn't take doing that drive so often. Also bear wasn't cutting my love/need for big mountain, powder and natural terrain by any means either.

Finally said fuck it and took off for SLC, best decision I made. 11 resorts with 500"+ of super light pow only a 40 minute drive away. Plus we've got Jackson only ~4 hours away.

But I really want to make it out to the sierras again, I haven't been back since I moved away 3 years ago. My last trip there was killer, 49 inches in 3 days...With one last day at June with a perfect bluebird...oh that front face
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:23 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Damn man, I used to live in Orange County and I just couldn't take doing that drive so often. Also bear wasn't cutting my love/need for big mountain, powder and natural terrain by any means either.

Finally said fuck it and took off for SLC, best decision I made. 11 resorts with 500"+ of super light pow only a 40 minute drive away. Plus we've got Jackson only ~4 hours away.

But I really want to make it out to the sierras again, I haven't been back since I moved away 3 years ago. My last trip there was killer, 49 inches in 3 days...With one last day at June with a perfect bluebird...oh that front face

Im 2 hours closer to mammoth then you were down in the OC. Still a long ass drive. However I work in the TV/Film biz and leaving LA is just not a reality for me. Not to mention I own a nice house and have lived here my whole life and my family is here bla bla bla....Moving to the sierras and coming back to LA 1-2 times a month IS a reality for me and that is the goal in the next 5-10 years or so. I could probably do it sooner if I really wanted. I actually thought my employment was coming to an end and I was gonna jump ship rather then find a new gig....but in the end I got offered a sweet job and figured "eh...one more tv season can't be that bad" lol

FUCK big bear is all I have to say about that.

and yes, I love june mountain so very much. I had a handful of very deep pow days there last season and it breaks my heart they are closed.
To be honest that is why Ive rode less this season. I won't ride mammoth on a saturday if it's a pow day or I know it will be crowded. Come spring time, sure I'll ride mammoth on a saturday. There were two weekends this year I'd have gone up if I could have rode at June on Saturday. Instead I stayed home.

Here's the other thing about SLC--How cold is it right now? Are you shoveling snow? How's the job situation out there and what do you do? If my family wasn't here I'd leave so cal

It's 77 and sunny here in pasadena. I have a lovely view of the mountains from my house and no ice or snow to be shoveled etc!
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Your situation is totally understandable, I would probably stay in socal too if I were you.

Though I am probably a lot younger than you, I left mission viejo when I was 19 for SLC. Work...I don't make much money...I'm in my early 20's, work nights, shred in the AM, take a few classes. It's enough for rent, season pass and car payment. But that's all I need right now. All my family is back in Orange County but I go back a few times a year.

Salt lake city isn't usually that bad in winter, but this year we've had record snowfall in the city, it's been in single digits since December - people this year are stoked if it hits the low 20's. We haven't seen the ground since early December as we keep getting pounded by snow and super cold temps that it just stays.

Usually in SLC it will snow a few inches then melt away in a week or two, the average low temps from November-April range from 20-35. Annual snowfall for downtown SLC is around 70-100 inches - it's very erratic year to year. To put in perspective, Big Bear Lake receives an annual snowfall of 62 inches.

SLC is perfect for me, but I totally see how one would want to stay in california, warm, and close to the mountains. SLC good though because you have four seasons, cold snowy winters, warm green spring, hot dry summer, "fally" cool falls. You got the mountains close and the desert close and tons of lakes in between. Plus I can hop a super cheap flight to LB/LAX/John Wayne in an hour an 15 mins. It's like a mini hollywood but for snowboarders and skiiers, seeing a lot of pros shopping at the local market and such

You should totally make the move to the sierras though! After living in SoCal for almost 20 years, it's great to live in the mountains.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:00 PM   #69 (permalink)
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I'm closing in on 40. DAMN KIDS GET THE FUCK OFF MY LAWN!!!


the mountains here are nice but really...without snow? They're kinda pointless...I didn't feel that way until I started snowboarding Now I just get angry when I see brown mountains Considering I can see Mt Wilson from my house, that's a lot

I've wanted out of so cal since I was 25 but something always drags me back into the fray!!! Right now it's a bf who isn't even interested in learning to snowboard....sigh...I'd seriously consider SLC and I could probably find work there if I tried realllllly hard.


I realize I am approaching poutanen levels of mentioning my 'bf'. Zombaco, next time you see me, slap me ok?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Ok, slap coming

I, like mixie, am in entertainment, and the days off are prime for snowboarding. Pretty much always have dec & jan off. Only wish games paid as well as tv. Really missing that season pass this year. But I still try to get up to mammoth once a month from la.

Today at mammoth.... complete shit show for lift lines. Chair 9 empty all day. Thought I'd give the top a run, got to mccoys, easily 200+ people in line for the gondi. Fuck that! Shoulda stayed on 9.

Did have some sweet and very challenging tree lines off 9
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