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Mammoth Mountain Snow Report By Glen Plake

January 8th, 2014 by

Freeskiing legend Glen Plake joins Kalyn for today’s snow report. Mammoth wind pack is growing and the velvety wind pack is making for nice conditions on Mammoth Mountain.

Base Depth: 15-25
Lifts running: 18
Runs open: 52
Parks open: 2

Renewable Energy – Spotlight on Geothermal

August 20th, 2012 by
Eldborg geothermal plant, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland. Copyright Ian Parker, Evanescent Light Photography, from parkerlab.bio.uci.edu

For the next few weeks, “Ask Dr. Kaye” is going to focus on renewable energy. I’ll be investigating a select few of the leading sources of non-fossil fuel based power, … Read More

Stept Productions | The Eighty Six Official Trailer

July 31st, 2012 by

It’s trailer time again. The newest trailer drop is from Boulder, CO based Stept Productions with their film “The Eighty Six.” This is the tenth annual film from Stept, originally from Winchester, Mass and is directed by Nick Martini and Cam Riley. The film is said to be a “migration from ski resorts, to cities, and back to the mountains.” The trailer has what looks to be footage at the Denver Broncos stadium, a bunch of POLICE footage as well as an abundance of urban creativity.

Riders:

Clayton Vila
Sean Jordan
Cam Riley
Charlie Owens
Shea Flynn
Matt Walker
Parker White
Noah Albaladejo
Justin Norman
Many More…

Filmed on Location in:

Jackson Hole (WY), Mount Baker (WA), Breckenridge (CO), Mammoth Mountain (CA), Mount Hood (OR), Denver, CO, Fargo, ND, Duluth, MN and Boulder, CO.

The film is also tied into a clothing line being sold by Stept this Fall.

 

Pre-order at STEPT PRODUCTIONS

MMSA Makes BIG Cuts | June Mountain CLOSED FOREVER?! Is This For Real?!

June 21st, 2012 by
MMSA closes june for summer and coming ski snowboard season

PSYCH!! You thought June Mountain was opening today for summer operations, didn’t you? That’s okay, so did we… so did everyone – it was pretty well advertised as such. Well, … Read More

7 Days and Counting | Can Mammoth Make it Through Memorial Day? Mammoth Conditions Update | May 21, 2012

May 22nd, 2012 by
spring skiing snowboarding slush corn snow

MAMMOTH CONDITIONS REPORT | The count is on – Less than a week to go before Mammoth’s lifts stop spinning… for skiing and snowboarding that is. With the end of … Read More

$69 Lift Tickets… The Snow’s Great, But Is It $69 Great? Mammoth Conditions Report | May 18, 2012

May 18th, 2012 by
Chair 23 skiing snowboarding spring snow dropout wipeout chutes

MAMMOTH CONDITIONS REPORT | When the beach weather’s so very nice it certainly can be difficult to think snow… Understood. Even around Mammoth Lakes GREEN is the predominant color these … Read More

VIDEO: Skiers Snowboarders Team Up for Good Cause… Going BIG | Mammoth West Coast Invitational 2012 Big Air Comp

May 11th, 2012 by

For the 2012 West Coast Invitational Mammoth shifted gears in a BIG way. For 10 years straight the WCI showcase event was a Snowboard Rail Jam at the Village. The powers-that-be decided it was time for a change… And, despite a markedly low snow year, Mammoth forged ahead with plans to move the excitement of WCI from the Village to Canyon Lodge.

A Village Rail Jam would forego something totally new for WCI – a skier/snowboarder paired Big Air Team Format Comp at Canyon Lodge. No snow at Canyon Lodge? No problem… Actually, more like BIG problem. A team of snowcats worked day and night to push a tremendous amount of snow from the lower slopes of Lincoln Mountain all the way down to Canyon Lodge to bring the massive Big Air jump to life.

The result? 1) A beautifully constructed 70-foot (90 to the sweet spot), true table, channel gap jump. 2) A spectacular display of top-caliber ski & snowboard talent under the prime-time lights – see video above for a sampling of the action that went down.

The comp was great. Teams of 1 skier and 1 snowboarder competed head to head, the team with the highest score advancing. As teams advanced the competition became more fierce, jaws dropped lower and lower.

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Winners Bracket from the 2012 WCI Big Air Comp. image: www.mammothmountain.com

The verdict on the comp? Great venue, great comp format, some very worthy talent. Shortcomings? It needs a bigger audience. With a bigger crowd there would be that much more energy and excitement pulsing through the air. The natural “amphitheatre” that is Canyon Lodge would take hundreds (if not 1000s) to make it feel like a full house. How to draw more attendees? Spread the word… Mammoth Spring: awesome weather, great snow, top-notch freeride ski and snowboard comps and free live music.

It’s Springtime, Where Else Would You Rather Be? Mammoth Conditions Report | May 6, 2012

May 7th, 2012 by
spring skiing snowboarding sunny blue sky

MAMMOTH CONDITIONS REPORT | There’s no denying that the snowpack is receding yet with temps in check (we’re talking highs in the 50s) most seem optimistic that there’ll be plenty … Read More

Crank the Air, Hold the Jam… Mammoth West Coast Invitational 2012 Kicks-off Tomorrow

May 3rd, 2012 by
big air eddie wall ride snowboard ski competition canyon lodge

Crank the air, hold the Jam… The Mammoth West Coast Invitational returns for its 11th year yet this weekend’s line-up presents some markedly different events. In fact nearly ever angle … Read More

We’re All Gapers… | 3” New Snow is Shockingly Good | Mammoth Conditions Report | April 27, 2012

April 27th, 2012 by
Cornice Bowl Chair 23 spring skiing and snowboarding snow

MAMMOTH CONDITIONS REPORT | Some of the best days hit when you least expect it… Today was one of those days. Even local’s jaws were gaped today thanks to a … Read More