On Thursday, after a 10-day storm, videographer Colin Farrell captures one of the first runs after a 10-day storm dropped 20 feet of snow on Mammoth Mountain. This is what it would have looked like if you had gotten first-chair on Mammoth’s famous Chair 22 lift.
“Locals were out in force today, emotions were at an all time high,” he wrote in an email. “There was an energy about things, excitement as friends were taking to the mountain, making a play for first chair. I’ve been here for 15-plus years, and I’ve seen it lean, I’ve seen it loaded. Especially given the recent drought years, today was heaven, euphoric, really as good as I’ve ever had it. Not only was it great for first chair, but lap after lap there were stashes to be had all over… It was pure joy.”
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