[sponsored by Mammoth Mountain]
Mammoth Unbound Terrain Park Update 4/17/17
by Justin Romano
Mammoth Unbound Terrain Parks are a step above anything else. The constant status and build make them a world class destination for park skiers and snowboarders. Year after year Mammoth’s terrain parks are voted and considered the best in the country, but the sheer amount of variety on offer is what really makes them a destination and a constant scene for the future of progression in a public resort.
The entry level Fun Zone’s and Playgrounds offer small snow made features and banks, as well as beginner rails and boxes. All the way up to the world famous Main Park which has been a destination for big jumps and next level rails.
The pure size and creativity that the Unbound Park crew is able to construct for the general public is on a much larger and progressive scale than any other park crew. The Unbound is also leading the industry in the future of terrain parks with new age parks like the Transition Park, and Hemlocks. The Transition Park is a skate inspired bowled out flow run much like a concrete skate park. The Hemlocks is a new project that has come to life and really flourished this season. The goal is to build cheese wedge and backcountry style Jumps in the resort for those who wish to drop and ride in powder and fresh snow conditions. Bringing freestyle to a more natural terrain setting, like in the backcountry and freeriding.
Mammoth is renowned for its history of pushing terrain parks in the snowboard and ski freestyle worlds. When snowboarding was barely allowed at most resorts the Unbound was established in 1996. Over the years many historical moments and events have come to life at Mammoth. Superpark put on by Snowboarder mag has been held at Mammoth more than any other mountain in the events history, due to the fact that no other mountain has the length of season or amount of snow that Mammoth has. The US Snowboard and Ski team make the Unbound a stop every spring for a pipe that lasts into May and jumps that go well into June.
Right now our parks are in full swing and it’s almost the end of April. With our current snowpack and the amazing amount of snowfall we have received this season, it’s safe to say we will have an amazing park to offer well into June and even July. Currently our closing date is set for July 4th and that may even get extended! All spring and into this summer you will find full mid-winter size jumps, rails, and pipes to ride.
Come and shred the Unbound
Mammoth Unbound Park Stats:
- Currently 13 Parks
- 60+ Jibs
- 40+ Jumps
- 170+ features total
- 3/4 Pipes open
- Main pipe re-build in process: Re-Open 4/19
- Transition Park re-build in process: Re-Open 4/19
- Multiple winner of Transworld Snowboarding Best Park *Current holder of this honor
- Multiple event host of Snowboarder Magazine Superpark *Host site 16-17 season &15-16 season
- Grand Prix host site – *Olympic qualifier
- Holy Bowly 2016 site
- DC Hit & Run Site
- Oakley Week Site
- Oakley Mini Pipe Challenge Site