Mammoth Mountain kicks off the season with a bang

Mammoth opened with quite a bang over the weekend. Not only was it a who’s who of snowboarding on the hill but the parties felt a little wilder than usual. This is not a bad thing

Conditions weren’t the expected “white ribbon of death,” but actually the opposite with much of the hill open and enough coverage to find fresh turns on and off the beaten path. If you were willing to work a little for your turns, there were actually untouched powder fields to be slashed under blue skies on Saturday. The main park jumps and rails were not the early season “starters” you may find, but a mix of small to large features that were already being tested by the likes of John and Eric Jackson, Eddie Wall, JackMitrani, Kimmy Fasani and more.

Canyon Lodge turned into a formidable music venue as Ra Ra Riot and Black Lips took the stage. The bands kept their pants on and didn’t puke on anyone, like the dudes in Black Lips have been known to do. Toilet paper, drinks, ice, shoes, and unknown substances careening through the air and a room sized mosh pit formed during the entire show.

Don’t miss it next time! Naked and Famous will continue the madness for Night of Lights, December 17th.

For more, go to: mammothmountain.com

Words: Jardine Hammond
Photos: Peter Morning

 

Have an opening day video? We want to see it! Send it our way to jon@snowboard-mag.com and we will add it to the list.

Mammoth Opening Day Videos

Video: Brendon Drury

Video: DJ RNDM

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