Well it’s been grand, but temperatures should be in the upper 50s later today at Mammoth Mountain. They expect to remain open through Memorial Day, but this marks my last blog for the season. Thanks to everyone who has made this a great year!
Please note, Mammoth has changed its hours of operation for skiing and riding 8:30am-3pm. Today they’ll operate 6 lifts (wind and weather permitting) with
access top to bottom from the Main Lodge.
Lifts expected to operate
today include: Broadway Express (1), Stump Alley Express (2), Face Lift
Express (3), Thunderbound Express (6), Discovery Chair (11) and Chair
23. The Upper Panorama Gondola will re-open this weekend.
The 22-ft halfpipe is now closed for the season, but the parks are
still hoppin’! And some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world
are in Mammoth training for next season.
So goodbye and good luck, see you all on the slopes next year.
Join US Ski Team Members Stacey Cook, Steven Nyman, TJ Lanning
and John Teller for a challenging three day weekend workshop May 26-28.
learning the technical and tactical elements of the Speed
disciplines. This camp is designed for all ages and abilities, from
intermediate to high level FIS racers.
Groups are organized
by experience and ability to ensure you are in a comfortable
environment and assigned world class coaches. Interaction and time
with the US Ski Team members is guaranteed. The cost is $449.
*Special discounted race camp lift tickets available to camp
participants. All camp activities are subject to change; all
activities are wind and weather conditions permitting. Strong
Intermediate ski racing skills required. Helmet and back
protector required. GS and SG skis recommended.
Mammoth Mountain is reporting mostly clear skies with moderate to strong winds winds.
The morning temperature at Main Lodge is 28 degrees.
The mountain will
operate 6 chairlifts (wind and weather permitting) with access top to
bottom from the Main Lodge. Lifts expected to operate today include:
Broadway Express (1), Stump Alley Express (2), Face Lift Express (3),
Thunderbound Express (6), Discovery Chair (11) and Chair 23. The Upper Panorama Gondola will re-open Saturday and Sunday. Hours of operation are 8:30am-4pm daily.
This weekend Mammoth hosts the West Coast Invitational. All events
are open to the public and free to watch.
Catch the Eddie Wall Ride
Saturday at Main Lodge, followed by an evening Big Air session at Canyon
Lodge. The fun wraps up with a concert after the competition by Rye
West Coast Invitational is back for the 11th year At Mammoth Mountain this weekend. The
biggest spring contest in the world mixes it up with a rare late
season big air contest under the lights at Canyon Lodge on Saturday.
first-of-its-kind format will team up a skier and snowboarder
together to work their way through the big air bracket as they
chase a piece of the $10,000 purse!
Kicking off the evening will be the
annual Eddie Wall Ride Invitational. Eddie and his friends will
have a jam session in a the hike park below the jump.
Its all for
fun but the winners will be walking away with great prizes from
Apple. While all the action goes down in front of your eyes, your
ears will be treated to the sounds of The Ragged Jubilee,
Not only can you watch the best skiers and snowboarders, but you
can be a part of the action in the Hike Park! Adjacent to the main
stage of the big air jump will be a variety of rail features for
Check out the Hike Park for free, get your picture
taken by a professional photographer and show it off to your
friends to prove you rode in the WCI!
After the contest, all you have to do for a nightcap is stroll
into Canyon Lodge, where the annual WCI concert will have you
partying to the sounds of Rye Rye, and wishing the snow season
would never end!
Heavenly Ski Resort is currently closed for the week.
But it will reopen for the final weekend of the season on Friday, April 27th at 9 am.
It will be open, conditions permitting,
Friday, April 27 through the end of Sunday, April 29, with mountain
access via the Heavenly Gondola. Tamarack Express and Dipper Express
will provide access to skiing and riding.
Executive Chef Marc Mora and a selection of California’s top
wineries invite you to a meritage of Winemaker Dinners in
spectacular settings on and around Mammoth Mountain. The next will be held on May 4 when Long Shadows Winery will be featured.
event features wines from one of the region’s top wineries expertly
paired with delectable dishes created by Chef Marc Mora and his
talented team. Representatives from the vineyards will be on
hand to speak about the wines and answer your questions about the
Take a ride in a custom snowcat en route to
Parallax restaurant in McCoy Station on Mammoth Mountain. An exploration of
unique selections from Long Shadows will be expertly paired with an
inventive five course meal. This dinner is an excellent way to explore Long
Shadow’s signature blends and varietals.
representatives will be on hand to answer your questions and help
you fully understand and enjoy their wines and the night’s
When: 6 pm, May 4, 2012
Cost: $100 Per Person, Includes Taxes and Gratuity