Super Duper Pipe Opens At Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain, CA – Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Unbound Terrain Park Crew and generous snowfall all season long, Mammoth Mountain is proud to announce the opening of its 22-foot tall Super Duper Pipe on Sunday, February 15, 2009.  Mammoth Mountain is one of only a handful of resorts in the world to offer a halfpipe of this size and is the only resort in North America to offer three different-sized halfpipes.

With 22-foot-tall walls measuring in at over 500-feet in length and constructed with over 42,000 cubic yards of snow, the Super Duper Pipe is truly massive.  The pipe lies on a 16.5 degree slope which was completely re-graded in September 2008 to provide a more ideal surface for the pipe.  This will mark the fourth year a 22-foot pipe has been constructed at Mammoth Mountain.

"I'm very happy that we are able to put such a high level of quality and dedication into our world-class terrain parks, even with tightened budgets due to these tough economic times," said Rusty Gregory, CEO of Mammoth Mountain.

In addition to the 22-foot Super Duper Pipe, located in Unbound Main, Mammoth currently has an 18-foot Superpipe, also in Unbound Main, and a 10-foot Halfpipe in Wonderland Park.  Mammoth Mountain offers seven total terrain parks with features ranging in size from entry-level bumps and rollers in Disco Park to professional-level 85-foot jumps in Unbound Main.

Mammoth Mountain has received over 310 inches of snowfall to date for the 2008/09 winter season including 73 in the first half of February.  With a current base depth of 8-13 feet, Mammoth is committed to remaining open until Memorial Day, with a possibility of remaining open into June or July if condition permit.