Mammoth, CA Opening Day Report and Photo Gallery

Into The Great White Open. Mammoth, Opening Day. All Photos: Adam Hawes
Into The Great White Open. Mammoth Opening Day. PHOTOS: Adam Hawes

Holy s—t, dude … I think I just got hard!”—Overheard in the liftline at 9:07 AM

It’s hard to beat a testament like that. Opening day at Mammoth Mountain, CA was something almost unreal, and yes, some people may have gotten a bit “overexcited” at the prospect of shredding pow, slashing turns, riding park and bombing top-to-bottom groomers in early November.

Zac Marben, Mustache pressin' the new Mammoth stairset.
Zac Marben, Mustache pressin' the new Mammoth stairset.

The Mountain backed up the claimers’ claims in stride, offering up a truly beautiful day to enjoy the prime, mid-season conditions: warm temps, blue skies, mild winds, park laps, and for those who ventured out to find it, enough knee-deep powder runs to satisfy any jonesing, summer couch-sore snowboarder out there.

Rooster Tails in November. Cruising.
Rooster Tails in November. Cruising.

With a weather report looking to maintain throughout the weekend, it’s time to jump in the car and make the trek towards the Eastern Sierras. Opening weekend events and fests will be going on from tonight through Sunday—check out The Sounds show and after party HERE, and stay up on everything happening at mammothmountain.com.

Local Boy, Jeremy Page. Backlip, FT.
Local Boy, Jeremy Page. Backlip on the new stairset feature—FT.

And be sure and stop by the Hyde Lounge from 4-7 PM this Saturday, for the TransWorld SNOWboarding 200th Issue Celebration! More info on the event is available by clicking HERE.

Those lawnmower legs ready for winter? Droppin'.
Those lawnmower legs ready for winter? Droppin'.

Enjoy the snaps from the day, be on the lookout for more photos and TransWorld videos from the weekend, and get hyped—with Mammoth, Brighton, Mountain High, A-Basin, Sunday River, and many more opening days here or coming just around the bend, the 2010-2011 snowboard season is officially, finally on. Get after it!

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* For The Opening Day Park/Pow/People-Watching Photo Gallery, Click On To The Next Page *

The devoted lineup. Props to the 8 AM crowd, standing outside for hours in the 13-degree cold.
The devoted lineup. Props to the 8 AM crowd, standing outside for hours in the 13-degree cold.

This kid is the s—t.
This kid is the s—t.

First Chair. Legs begging for last call ...
First chair of the season. You never forget your first ...
Deck life, 2011.
Deck life, 2011.

Park lift, two hips, two jumps, 15 jibs, and a helluva lot of sunshine.
Park lift, two hips, two jumps, 15 jibs, and a helluva lot of sunshine.

Tailpressin' the new Mammoth stairset.
Tailpressin' the new Mammoth stairset.
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FB FT ADED JK WTF FML.
ThirtyTwo's Brandon Phillips lays one down. Up? Whatever, dude's the man.
ThirtyTwo's Brandon Phillips lays one down. Up? Whatever, dude's the man.

This day did not suck. Great opener to the 2010-2011 season at Mammoth.
Those Barneys are hyped. This day did not suck. Great opener to the 2010-2011 season at Mammoth.