Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mammoth Weekend

This past weekend, 10 of us headed up to Mammoth Mountain for a weekend of snowbaording! It was great fun! The picture above you will find from left to right : Nick, Herman "Big Perm", Boomer "Ribs Malone", Jack-O-Lam, K-fed, Dana, Riza, Jen and Maria... Not shown in this pic is Sheena "Scrunchie" I just realized... You can see her below behind me with the white cap on. This pic below was taken after our first day boarding Mammoth Mountain. We stayed at the Horizon Condos and had a great little 2-bedroom, 2- bath loft. It was the perfect size for the 10 of us- we all fit comfortably and I would definitely stay there again. It was nice, convenient and cheap- just the right combination. It was another perfect weekend snowboarding. Blue skies, no wind and spring like conditions. I am finally linking on blue runs.. not all the way down the runs but I can link a few times. I feel comfortable going toe-edge all the way down but I just can't seem to just link all the way down. K-fed spent a little time with me on the slopes and I think that helped... here we are below on the gondola heading up to Mammoth Mountain! This is my first time here! This was also first time for Sheena and Boomer to snowboard and they did so great! I was totally impressed how comfortable they were on the mountain. Below is a picture of Boomer bombing down the mountain like he normally does- and he did have to pay for that- he walked away with some cuts on his arms and 3 bruised ribs! We are thinking of you Ribs Malone- hope you get better soon. Check out the scenery in the picture though- its so beautiful!!! The second day we snowboarded June Mountain, which was only about 15 minutes away. It was so much better-- much less people and we felt like we had the whole mountain to ourselves! I like to think of Mammoth as "Hollywood" and June as "Westside!" The only bad thing is that Silverado/Baby Face was a bit icy towards the end of the run but the other runs were really nice. Below is a picture of all the girls and boys at the end of our day at June. We are hoping to go up again in a few weeks... stay tuned! I am definitely hooked to this sport.. I never thought I would love a snow sport this much!