Archive for February, 2010

The Mammoth Bowl 2/5-2/8

by on Feb.09, 2010, under Random

I was lucky enough to get myself included in Ann and Hung’s friend’s Mammoth Bowl trip.  The snowboarding conditions couldn’t have been better during the weekend.

Snowy Saturday

We had constant snow fall adding to our powder totals today.   We randomly met up with a bunch of people in our group on the bus ride up to Eagle Lodge which ended up to be two bus stops away from our cabin.  I have to say it was quite easy getting back and forth on the shuttle.  I usually like driving myself up the mountain, but now I  wouldn’t mind taking the bus as long as a stop is nearby.  I believe we were on the mountain pretty close to 8:30 which is when the lifts start going and we ended around 4:15.   The gondola and upper parts of the mountain were closed off today, but we still had a great time exploring the mountain and cutting up the tree lines.  After getting back to the cabin we had a delicious dinner cooked by our other cabin mates.  After some fun and games we called it a night and got ready for the next day!

Super Bowl Sunday

Up at 7am again and got to the mountain at around 9:30.  We had to load up the car today to migrate to our friend Danny’s cabin.  Danny actually rents the cabin with 7 or so other people for 6-months out of the year.  It was funny since we also have another friend that does the same thing.  After a little while we put two and two together and realized it was the same cabin and Danny and our friend Steve were both on the same lease!  Ann and I had stayed in Steve’s cabin once before so this would be our second time.  What a small world!  We end up closing out the day at 4:30ish when the lifts were about to close.  We got back to Danny’s cabin with 2 minutes left before Superbowl Half-Time.  I have to say that it was a great game and the Saints were playing to win.  After the game we hung out with our now 4 person boarding crew, had some good eats again thanks to Hung’s famous pulled pork and headed off to bed to get ready for another day of pow!

Blue Bird Monday

Out and at the lifts at approx 8:30am again.  We hung out with Danny today and hit up a bunch of chairs with him.  Today was the first day we  boarded Cornice Bowl and it was a blast!  Epic!  Conditions were perfect for the steepness on Cornice so we had no problems carving it up.   We dropped down Scotty’s once and I pretty much thought it was miserable.  That run was just too tracked up and moguled for us to enjoy it.  The knees and legs were suffering through that one.  We did explore the backside of the mountain and had a good time there as well except for some major stuckage in some really fresh pow. After getting the last 4:30pm lift ride up the mountain we made sure we made the best of it.  We boarded hard and fast and left all we had left on the mountain.

All in all it was an excellent trip and couldn’t have gone any smoother.   The snow conditions couldn’t have been better and the blue bird Monday was a great ending to an EPIC trip!

Anyway, here are the limited pics I took during our trip.   I haven’t deleted or edited anything so everything is there for your enjoyment.


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