Big gap for a big boy. Rusty Ockenden at Mammoth, California. PHOTO: Tim Peare

Big gap for a big boy. Rusty Ockenden at Mammoth, California. PHOTO: Tim Peare

4. Mammoth Mountain, California

You get lots of hits at Mammoth. Six of their seven parks are serviced by high-speed chairlifts. This will get you up top fast to attack over 90 acres of shred-specific terrain from the massive 75-foot jumps of Main Park to the little fun ones in South Park, Mammoth is all about hot laps.

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