Mammoth gets 5 feet of snow in December

December has been good to Mammoth! With nearly 5 feet of fresh snow falling this month Mammoth is set to open all of its base areas today (Canyon and Eagle lodges) and new terrain, including chairs 8, 15,16 and 17.
In total, Mammoth now has 18 chairs open, servicing 80 trails, the most in California by some margin.

Some great action shots by Kevin Westenbarger from the weekend’s storms are available here. Also have some good video shot yesterday here

This is all good news for last-minute holiday travel planners. Night of Lights on Saturday is a can’t miss Eastern Sierra tradition and NYE at Mammoth can be celebrated a number of ways, with programming for both Familes and Party Animals.

Mammoth Mountain gets two-feet of fresh snow

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The storm gates have officially opened and the season is underway here at Mammoth Mountain! It received 13-22 inches of sweet, sweet snow with a storm that rolled in yesterday and there’s more on the way.

Conditions up there are awesome and they’re just getting better. Want to be the first to know when it snows? Sign up for our Fresh Snow and Dump Alert emails here

Mammoth is currently getting hammered by a system that’s likely to leave between 2-3 feet of fresh on the summit when it’s all said and done. 

Also, Mammoth is offering a snow guarantee good for bookings by Dec. 15. It’s pretty straight forward, if the base depth isn’t at the required level, guests get the option of a $100 gift card or the ability to move the reservation dates with no fees or penalties. Though with all this snow, shouldn’t be much of an issue!

Hundreds hit the slopes on opening day in Big Bear

Snowboarders look to head up the chairlift at Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, Friday, November 28, 2014. California is suffering  one of the worst droughts in its history. (Eric Reed/For the Sun)

Snowboarders look to head up the chairlift at Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, Friday, November 28, 2014. California is suffering one of the worst droughts in its history. (Eric Reed/For the Sun)

By Joe Nelson, Staff Writer

Ricky Vega held his 3-year-old daughter, Brooke, steady as she stood atop a snowboard, feet buckled securely in bindings, at the Bear Mountain ski resort on Friday,

Vega positioned his daughter in place, in a safe area at the bottom of the slope, away from the throng of snowboarders zipping down the mountain. He whispered a few words of encouragement in her ear, then gave her a gentle push forward. He darted forward, several feet ahead of his daughter, then turned and held out his arms to receive her.

Clad in pink ski pants, a pink ski jacket and a knitted Curious George ski cap, Brooke was all smiles as she slid about five feet across the slope and into her doting father’s arms.

“My two nephews started doing this when they were 3, and now it’s her turn,” said Vega, 36, of Lakewood. “We’re trying to make it a family tradition.”

Vega was one of hundreds drawn to Bear Mountain on the cloudless and rather warm Black Friday for the resort’s opening day of the season. Neighboring Snow Summit opened for the season on Wednesday.

“It’s awesome. It’s beautiful weather,” said Vega, who along with his twin brother owns a cabin in Big Bear Lake, where he and his family spent the Thanksgiving holiday before taking to the slopes on Friday.

“I’m on vacation. It’s opening day,” Vega said, “and I wanted to get out here before all the snow melted.”

The two opening-day events, at Bear Mountain on Friday and Snow Summit on Wednesday, marked their first under new ownership by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, which announced its purchase of the sibling ski resorts in September. The sale awaits the closing of escrow, said Rio Tanbara, director of marketing for Bear Mountain.

Read more of Joe Nelson’s story SKI

Mammoth Mountain video of opening weekend

Mammoth Mountain’s 2014-15 season is now underway, but many are still recovering from an amazing opening weekend at Mammoth.

They put together a quick video edit of the festivities on and off the hill, which you can find here

This weekend new terrain including Discovery Chair, Facelift Express and Thunderbound Express are set to open, providing access to Saddlebowl, Sesame Street and Lower Main Park, with more on the way.

Mammoth Mountain celebrates Thursday opening

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Dust off your skis and snowboards, call your friends, and start this season off right. Mammoth Mountain is kicking off opening day on Thursday with its traditional Broadway Express banner breakthrough and annual beer toast. Enjoy live music, food, and drinks on the Main Lodge sundeck during the day, contests in the park and more.

Lift ticket prices on Opening Day are just $50, purchase yours today

 Opening Weekend Event Schedule

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13​

7am – Free coffee and hot cocoa at the Little Mill snowcat at Broadway Express
7am – DJ in the Monster booth at Broadway Express
8:29am – Countdown to kick off 2014/15
8:30am – #MammothsOpen! First chair and annual banner breakthrough
11am – Beer toast on the Main Lodge Sundeck and drink specials at Tusks Bar. Try a mimosa’s or the award winning bacon bloody mary.
11:15am-3pm – Live music on the Main Lodge Sundeck
8pm – Mr. Plant viewing the Volcom & Pat Moore at Wave Rave Snowboard Shop on Main Street
9pm – Snowboarder Magazine’s Foreword premiere at Wave Rave Snowboard shop on Main Street.  Featuring Mammoth Team Athletes Jaeger Bailey & Garrett Warnick

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

1-4pm – Live music on the Main Lodge Sundeck
7-10pm – Giro Season Opener: Pathology Film Premiere hosted by Giro Snow at Campo Mammoth

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15

11am – Hang out in Main Park featuring the Mophie Jam, 32 TF debut, DJ in the Monster DJ booth and specials at the Little Mill
1-4pm – Live music on the Main Lodge Sundeck
6:30pm – Eastside K9 Fundraiser: Days of My Youth movie viewing at Canyon Lodge

*Conditions permitting
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Mammoth Mountain to open on Nov. 13 for ski season

Opening Day is just around the corner!
It's snowing on Mammoth Mountain!
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Dust off those skis and boards and get ready to kick off the winter season in classic Mammoth style. November 13 is just around the corner and there will be plenty of events, parties and snow shenanigans for everyone.

Opening Day festivities begin with a traditional “First Chair” celebration and banner breaking at Broadway Express followed by a beer toast on the sundeck. As the sun goes down, head to Wave Rave for the premier of Snowboarder Magazine’s new movie “Foreword.”

See you on the slopes on Nov. 13.

Cali4nia Pass good at Mammoth, Bear Mountain, June Mountain, Snow Summit

 

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border="0"Introducing the Cali4nia Pass, the best thing to happen to California skiing since stretch pants. The Cali4nia Pass gives you unlimited and unrestricted access to Mammoth Mountain, Bear Mountain, June Mountain and Snow Summit for $689. From a quick getaway to Big Bear to a full family vacation at Mammoth, we’ve got you covered. Every style, every skill level and everyone is invited.Plus, the Cali4nia Pass offers amazing perks like discounted tickets for friends, special early mountain access, and savings on food, lodging, equipment rentals and more.

Mammoth + Bear Mountain + June + Snow Summit = Cali4nia Pass. All the benefits of Mammoth & June plus anytime access to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.

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Learn new tricks with Monster Energy Air Bag at Mammoth Mountain

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Measuring at 50 feet wide by 50 feet long, the Monster Energy Air Bag covers the entire surface area of a jump allowing users to attempt new tricks, with an airbag landing, before taking it on a snow landing.

Single Jump / Unlimited Day Pass

The Monster Energy Air Bag is open to adult and youth skiers and snowboarders of intermediate-advanced ability. A lift ticket is required to participate.

  • Dates:  May 3, 4, 10 and 11
  • Times:  10am to 2pm
  • Prices:  $10 for a single jump or $30 for unlimited day use; unlimited day use ticket includes a FREE Monster Energy drink; tickets available at the base of the jump

Camp Sessions

Coaches with Mammoth’s Snowboard and Freeride Teams will be offering traning camps to help hone in on your jumping.  Camp Sessions are open to the public.  Enrollment includes one hour private jump session, individualized instruction, daily video review and unlimited use of the Monster Energy Air Bag.

  • Dates:  May 10-11
  • Camp Schedule:  9am to 10am private air bag session; 10am to 3pm on-snow traning and air bag session; 3pm to 4pm video review session
  • Prices:  $200 per person; call 800.MAMMOTH to book today!

 

Team Training is also available.  For more information on the please contact Ben Wisner at bwisner@mammoth-mtn.com or 760.934.2571 ext. 3144.

*Lift ticket and helmet required. Weather and conditions permitting.

Still snowing in Mammoth, still time to ride

It’s a rite of spring in Mammoth. Every year, while other resorts in California, Colorado and Utah are closing their slopes, we keep skiing. And riding. And skiing. And riding! With 6-8″ of fresh snow (and more coming), great spring deals and top-to-bottom terrain open through Memorial Day, now is the time to hit the slopes.
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The season is still going strong at Mammoth Mountain. With top-to-bottom skiing and riding and beautiful California sunshine, now is the time to head for the hills! You and your friends can hit the slopes for 3 days of fun for just $180 – that is $60 a day!*
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Mammoth Mountain ready for another foot of snow this weekend

One last big April snow storm is expected to hit the Eastern Sierra this weekend. And up to 1.5 feet of accumulation is forecast at Mammoth Mountain through Friday and Saturday, thanks to its uniquely high elevation.
Spring skiing/riding will be going off at Mammoth through Memorial Day weekend, but for the powder purists, this is likely one of the last chances to enjoy some fluffy white. To help make make the most of it, Mammoth is offering a 3-Day lift ticket for $180 ($60/ day, for you english majors).
And there’ll be plenty going on at the resort this weekend, including the 10th annual Grenade Games and Syder, Where’s the party.