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Mammoth Mountain: Resort Guide 2018

Resort Guide 2018: MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN

RESORT DESCRIPTION
Mammoth Mountain is home to the Unbound Terrain Parks which have led the industry in innovation, quality and design for over 20 years. At 11,053 feet, Mammoth also boasts the highest summit of any California resort, making for deeper, higher quality snow, beautiful views and a season that can last until August.

RESORT STATS
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Vertical Drop: 3100'
Annual Snowfall: 400"
Most popular run: Cornice Bowl
Ride-able Acres: 3500
Number of Lifts: 28
Number of Trails: 150
Nearest Airport: Mammoth-Yosemite Airport [MMH]
Aprés: The Yodler, 53 Kitchen & Cocktails, Clocktower Cellar
Hotels/Lodging: Mammoth Mountain Inn, The Village Lodge, Juniper Springs Resort, Tamarack Lodge
Most popular event(s): 11.9.17 Opening Day, 1.15-1.21.18 US Snowboard Grand Prix, 4.15.18 Annual Pond Skim

TERRAIN PARK BREAKDOWN
Unbound is a mecca for fun and progression – 11 parks and 4 half pipes covering 100+ acres of terrain. With a longstanding commitment to athlete development, Mammoth and USSA are proud to name the Unbound Terrain Parks as the Of cial Training Ground for the US Freeski and Snowboard Team.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018?
As is the case every four years, Mammoth will be at the center of the run-up to the Olympics. The Unbound Terrain Parks, routinely ranked the best in the world, will serve as the launching point for a number of Olympic dreams. The 2018 US Olympic Snowboarding and Freeski teams will be named at Mammoth, following the 2018 Mammoth Grand Prix, Jan. 17-21. The final event in the qualifying series, the Grand Prix will see the biggest names in snow sports descending on the Eastern Sierra for one last chance to punch their ticket to PyeongChang

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This feature originally appeared in the October Issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding; subscribe here.