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Report from May 20, 2021
Yesterday was the transition day just before a cold storm rolled into Mammoth, California.
Windy, cool, and pretty cold with the strong 50mph winds up top.
I wore the same amount of clothes that I wear mid-winter in Jackson Hole…
I arrived at 11 am and that timing was just about perfect.
I went up to Chair 3 and the snow on the groomer there was still firm.
Lower mountain runs were already slushy.
I decided to try a top to bottom via the gondola (Chair 23 was closed due to wind).
The groomer off the top was excellent and I took it and its speed straight into the lower racecourse runs and they were exquisite!
Fast, fun, flowy, and exhilarating!
I met up with Owen Leeper, Greggy, & Bevan and we started mobbing top to bottom laps.
I was trying to follow-cam Greggy when I got too close and he sprayed me hard and I went down even harder.
Ripped the GoPro off my helmet, cut my face, gave myself a fat lip, and landed on a ski, and got a solid bruise above my right knee…
I was a bit shaken up but we kept skiing.
Fortunately, all my wounds were only skin deep and I’m feeling fine this morning.
It was a hard fall.
Today, we awoke in Mammoth to a dusting of snow and 10ºF temps on the summit.
I’m likely gonna wait until noon to head out there.
The forecast is for quite a bit of snow today and tonight.
Powder day tomorrow?