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Old 04-16-2012, 12:38 AM   #211 (permalink)
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Dang,I thought WE had a long drive to Summit from Ventura - yet you're coming from Santa Barbara! What time do you leave in the morning.... 4:00? Do you go the back way thru Lucerne Valley or the 215?


Why did I think you lived in San Diego? I grew up in Ventura I wish I could move back. I love that place. Have you thought about getting passes/condo in Mammoth? It's probably just as far but a lot, LOT better. And the season pass is about the same. Condo rental might be more tho.



I did a shared season rental for mammoth this year and even with the not so great snow I still rode 50+ days and made a lot of progress in my riding. Not as much as I would have likes but hey....if that is all that I can complain about life is good eh?


Vicki, you would L O V E June Mountain. It would be the perfect place for you--I was there yesterday, on a Saturday, after 2 feet of fresh snow dumped and it still wasn't crowded or filled with douches.

It's like the old people/local mountain. Just a mellow relaxed vibe

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Old 04-16-2012, 03:58 PM   #212 (permalink)
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I was up at Summit on Sunday. Great conditions for what's likely my last day this season. We hit some closed runs that were ungroomed powder stashes.

Does anyone know when Mammoth is expected to close? My buddy hasn't used his season pass once & is begging me to go up with him in May
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I'm pretty sure Mammoth is open through Memorial Day. I'm heading up the first week of May and can't wait.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #214 (permalink)
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I made half of the drive last night to Woodland hills then left early this morning. But I just take the 101 to the 134 to the 210 etc etc. Seems to be the fastest way
When we go on Thursday's we leave at 4:30 and taking the 101 to the 134, etc would be rush hour and would take FOREVER. So we take the 126 to the 5 to the 14, to Pearblossom the back way up Lucerne Valley. We stop for Dinner at Chili's in Hesperia and then head on up and miss most of the traffic. Plus we can use the car pool lane on the 14 which helps bypass a lot of traffic. We live in East Ventura right off the 126. When we go on Friday's we leave at 3:00 and go the back way thru Lucerne Valley and can still get there in about 3 hours. If we went the 101 on Friday at 4:30 forget it, thru Camarillo down to the 134 is bumper to bumper. We are stuck with those times leaving due to our work schedule.

Plus, you can save a lot of time with bad weather going up the back way. So, we have stuck with that. Also, I get very VERY car sick and the front way thru Redlands I get carsick - but I have no problem the back way as it is only 10 minutes on the winding road and you are at the top of the mountain and then just 10 minutes to the condo. A real easy drive......
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:34 PM   #215 (permalink)
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Why did I think you lived in San Diego? I grew up in Ventura I wish I could move back. I love that place. Have you thought about getting passes/condo in Mammoth? It's probably just as far but a lot, LOT better. And the season pass is about the same. Condo rental might be more tho.



I did a shared season rental for mammoth this year and even with the not so great snow I still rode 50+ days and made a lot of progress in my riding. Not as much as I would have likes but hey....if that is all that I can complain about life is good eh?


Vicki, you would L O V E June Mountain. It would be the perfect place for you--I was there yesterday, on a Saturday, after 2 feet of fresh snow dumped and it still wasn't crowded or filled with douches.

It's like the old people/local mountain. Just a mellow relaxed vibe

p,.s. Not calling you old. I'm old!
Wow, you're from Ventura - what a small world!!!! A friend of my son's has talked about June Mountain but I heard they had a lot of narrow cat tracks. We went to Mammoth first time last year and I really did not have a great time - we took the Gondola up to the top and I could not get down the mountain in the blizzard we were in. Tried to go down the easier blue trail but that narrow cat track scared the crap out of me and I had to walk down the whole run and nothing was groomed and just exhausting. I need to stay clear of those black runs there. But I would like to try June some year - maybe next year. It takes us about 6 hours to get to Mammoth which is twice as long for us than going to Summit. Hard to get up there in the driving time schedule we have - see post above.

We really love Copper Mountain and that is the trip we will take next year besides our leased Condo at Snow Summit next winter.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:11 PM   #216 (permalink)
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When we go on Thursday's we leave at 4:30 and taking the 101 to the 134, etc would be rush hour and would take FOREVER. So we take the 126 to the 5 to the 14, to Pearblossom the back way up Lucerne Valley. We stop for Dinner at Chili's in Hesperia and then head on up and miss most of the traffic. Plus we can use the car pool lane on the 14 which helps bypass a lot of traffic. We live in East Ventura right off the 126. When we go on Friday's we leave at 3:00 and go the back way thru Lucerne Valley and can still get there in about 3 hours. If we went the 101 on Friday at 4:30 forget it, thru Camarillo down to the 134 is bumper to bumper. We are stuck with those times leaving due to our work schedule.

Plus, you can save a lot of time with bad weather going up the back way. So, we have stuck with that. Also, I get very VERY car sick and the front way thru Redlands I get carsick - but I have no problem the back way as it is only 10 minutes on the winding road and you are at the top of the mountain and then just 10 minutes to the condo. A real easy drive......
Ouch. Those times really suck. I'm guess I'm lucky because I'm able to go there at time when I can avoid the traffic. The only time I've ever taken the back way is when I leave from my grandma's house or on Christmas when I snowboard in the morning and then go to my grandma's house. She lives in Palmdale, not to far off of Pearblossom. My friend got sick on the way up through redlands so new time I head up I might have to go up the back way. Thanks for the tip about driving up during bad weather. Might have to use it next season.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:12 PM   #217 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure Mammoth is open through Memorial Day. I'm heading up the first week of May and can't wait.
When are you going in May? I'm planning to head up on the 3rd of May and staying there the rest of the week.
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I was up at Summit on Sunday. Great conditions for what's likely my last day this season. We hit some closed runs that were ungroomed powder stashes.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:44 PM   #220 (permalink)
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Resorts need to open, I want to try my near gear before I go to Mammoth in December.
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