Mammoth Mountain Resort Snowboarding
The 2nd most popular snowboarding destination in California.
Monday 27 November 2017 03:25 GMT
East of San Francisco near the town of Mammoth Lakes, the Mammoth Mountain Resort is the premier snowboarder place in northern California. The Mammoth Mountain Ski Area has 150 runs spread over 3,500 acres served by 28 lifts accessing a maximum vertical descent of 3,100 feet.
In addition, there are nine expansive terrain parks to explore with a combined 200 features. Freestylers will want to check out the South Park off Chair 4 which is a BMX-style park or the Jibs Galore Park. If you’re with the family, then The Canyon Lodge Family Park may be a good place to start. Lastly, you’ll definitely want to explore the busy Unbound Park located above the Main Lodge where you’ll find the biggest kickers, tables and step-ups, along with the 22 foot wall superpipe.
After storms, try the runs off lifts 9, 22 and 24 on Lincoln Mountain. Looking for steeps? Try Wipeout Chutes and the Paranoids. For some excitement, try the vertical drop off Climax for a real tast of gravity. There is also some good freeriding on the sidecountry off Sherwin Ridge. Or, take advantage of their open boundary policy to ride the o.b. Hole in the Wall off Daves Run (grab the free shuttle at the bottom).
Mammoth Lakes is a sprawling town with most accomodations miles from the slopes (no base village). The ski area is known for big weekend crowds from LA, so try coming up for deserted slopes mid-week.
For apres ski, try Yodler at the Main Lodge base. For nightlife, try Clocktower Cellar, Whiskey Creeek and Slocums.
Overall, Mammoth Mountain Resort is the 2nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 19 snowboarding resorts in California.