Terrain park fans rejoiced this morning as the Mammoth Unbound crew opened the famed Super Pipe for the season. The slow start to winter didn’t stop the Unbound staff from putting over 350 cat hours over the course of 8 days into building the Olympic-sized halfpipe, with added help from Mammoth snowmakers.
The Mammoth Mountain Super Pipe is 450 feet long with 18-foot high walls and 20 feet of transition, adding to the variety of terrain features that have been in place since Opening Day on November 9.
Fourteen snow guns were focused on the pipe for more than two weeks blowing snow at least 12 hours per day to make enough snow to build the Mammoth Super Pipe. The pipe was then cut by a Zaugg Pipe Monster Ë† a unique machine that is one of just three to be used by any U.S. mountain resort. The Super Pipe has been cut in the same shape as competition halfpipes used for events such as the X-Games and the Olympics.
Mammoth is the only place in the world where riders can find all three halfpipe sizes: Super, Super-Duper, and Mini. All three are cut every single night, adding to the reasons why Mammoth pipes are consistently rated number one.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With over 1.6 million skier visits, Mammoth Mountain currently is the third most frequented resort in the United States. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village at Mammoth, and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.