Opening Day : Mammoth Mountain 2015-2016
Mammoth Mountain fired up their lifts on Thursday and became the first resort in California to open for the season. A big 'ole storm rolled through earlier in the week and dumped 30 inches of fresh, which, in conjunction with blowing snow, allowed the resort to open a full week earlier.
Throngs of eager shred heads turned out for opening day shenanigans, which included hot lapping fresh cords, hi-fives, and cheers with multiple beers at the base. Starting tomorrow, Mammoth will be open top-to-bottom with the gondola providing access to the cornice bowl. Many are saying these were the best opening day conditions Mammoth has had in the past five years, but as we sit in SoCal with our board strapped to our feet, drooling over the sight of fresh snow, we’re not claiming anything.
Check out Mammoth’s opening day glory in the gallery above and be jealous with us.
Photos: Kevin Westenbarge and Peter Morning