While it seems everywhere else in the lower 48 has already gotten pummeled, from 60″ inches in Jackson to deep pow in the Rockies, it just so happens that the skiing in Mammoth is ripping as well. While it’s not deep pow, the coverage and amount of terrain they have is quite remarkable.
What is open:
- Chair 1
- Chair 3
- Chair 6
- Chair 11
Chair 1 is hands down the bread and butter of Mammoth at the moment (unless of course you’re more a fan of park, in which case Chair 6 was your ticket). There is ample coverage on all the main trails back to the bottom, with the few hazards well marked by patrol.
Surprisingly they also had Chair 3 spinning, opening up the lower three quarters of the mountain and offering up just enough variety to keep you entertained all day long. Again, coverage off of Chair 3 was exceptional for the lack of snow.
We have to give a hats off to the Mammoth snow making crew…they have no permanent fixtures and have to tow all their snowmaking equipment to set it up…and they have been doing it quite well.
Mammoth even managed to put together a solid park line, feature a number of rails and boxes, and even pushed enough snow to get a small 10 foot table up and running.
If you’re hoping to get in a little off piste skiing after the storm from a week ago, don’t get your hopes. Things are still far too thin to venture off the beaten path. That said, the trails that they do have open are fast and fantastic.
Keep doin’ those snow dances, its California’s turn for a little winter lovin’!