From Mammoth, With Love
Skiing editor Kevin Luby flew into Mammoth Mountain, California, last Thursday. Since then, 13 feet of snow have fallen on the Sierras and he is stuck there. Somehow, we don't feel bad for him.
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Mammoth local David Page kindly breaks trail to his stash for some freshies.
David Page shows how cold temps allow Sierra cement to adopt a more Coloradoan consistency.
*Kevin’s Note: David is the editor-in-chief of Beta Magazine. Check out the website here.
On Saturday, this statue of Mammoth Mountain’s founder Dave McCoy was skiing knee-deep.
By today, it was up to the nips.
Getting sick with it. Locals don’t start jumping cliffs till the snow base reaches 7 feet. Kevin decides to take his chances at 6.5.
They say after one million shovel scoops the handle just fuses to your hand.
The California Department of Transportation decided to extend the 405 all the way to Mammoth.
Mai Tais on the veranda anyone?
Thirteen feet of snow is a bit much for the typical Los Angeles skier. A fleet of groomers prepares the piste.
When a shovel simply wont do, use a front loader to clear the walkways in front of the gondola.
California’s take on a Thule Box.