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Mammoth Mountain Snow Report | April 21, 2014

 
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Spring corn is in full effect, which means you'll have an amazing time on the mountain. The timeframe for the best conditions is between 9 am - noon. But don't put away the cold weather clothes just yet as we're expecting some snow this Friday.

Photographing Dramatic Weather in the Eastern Sierra

 
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Safety first!

The simple reality is that no shot is worth your life.  So if you find yourself in a situation that makes you extremely uncomfortable, or is clearly unsafe, back off – the mountains aren’t going anywhere, and more storms will pass through.  Keep in mind that you may be out in the elements for long periods of time, so be sure to pack your rain and warm weather gear!

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report | April 14, 2014

 
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Mammoth Mountain has been enjoying beautiful spring weather and spring conditions this week. In the early morning take High Five Express (Chair 5) down to Gold Rush Express (Chair 10) & Stump Valley Express (Chair 2) for great groomers. Sadly though, it's that time of year when we say goodbye to some of our runs. Next week Canyon Lodge and Eagle Lodge are closing for the season and there's no better way than to say farewell then attending the Annual Pond Skim this Sunday, April 20th.

Easter in Mammoth Lakes: Best Bets for Families

 
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Spending Easter at home in Mammoth Lakes is a tradition for my family. There are lots of fun kid-oriented activities around town and nothing beats spring skiing at Mammoth Mountain! We like to check out at least one egg hunt and always ski as a family on Easter, keeping an eye out for skiing Easter bunnies on the slopes. After skiing we go out to eat, either to a special brunch or one of our favorite local restaurants. It’s the perfect way to relax, celebrate, and enjoy springtime in the mountains.

Top Intermediate and Advanced Runs on Mammoth Mountain

 
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Step Up Your Game on Challenging Terrain This Spring

Spring offers up a bounty of snow conditions to help you step up your skiing or riding game. It can be wintry and snowing one week and sunny and warm the next. The typical freeze-melt cycle assures wildly varying snow conditions from morning to afternoon, making spring the perfect time to challenge your skills. 

Skiing and Riding the Mammoth Lakes Backcountry

 
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Editor's Note: The Mammoth Lakes Backcountry and Sidecountry are unpredictable environments and can be extremely dangerous, even in the spring. It is not recommended that you go into the backcountry or sidecountry without a knowledgeable and professional guide. The opinions expressed here are those of the writer's and ar enot necessarily share by the Town of Mammoth Lakes or Mammoth Lakes Tourism.

Mammoth Lakes isn’t just a resort destination; it’s a major hub for Eastern Sierra backcountry riding and skiing. 

Just look at a topo map and look at the many 10,000+ foot peaks that surround the area with a spider web of 4x4 trails that’ll lead you out.  It’s mind boggling really, how do you even begin choose?

Before you rack your brain for some sort of process that’ll lead you to your perfect line, you need to do a few things beforehand. This isn’t like standing in line for a lift ticket and then hopping on the gondola.

Skiing and Photographing Mammoth Lakes' Side Country

 
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Editor's Note: The Mammoth Lakes Backcountry and Sidecountry are unpredictable environments and can be extremely dangerous, even in the spring. It is not recommended that you go into the backcountry or sidecountry without a knowledgeable and professional guide. The opinions expressed here are those of the writer's and ar enot necessarily share by the Town of Mammoth Lakes or Mammoth Lakes Tourism.

If you pause between laps at the top of Mammoth Mountain and look out over the terrain surrounding the Town, you'll notice prominent ski lines on the Sherwins and the Mammoth Crest. They are calling out to you with their offerings of relatively easily accessed back country adventure.  Out there are no lift tickets, no lift lines, no parking hassles, and no tracked out slopes (if you go early enough!).

Disclaimer: If you are not highly experienced in winter backcountry travel, hire a professional guide service such as the Sierra Mountain Center or the the Sierra Mountain Guides.

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report | April 7, 2014

 
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In this week's Mammoth Mountain Snow Report, Kalyn explores great spring conditions on Mammoth Mountain. What a difference a week can make! Just last week we were filming a report in a blizzard that dropped more than a foot of new snow of the Mountain, and this week it's perfect spring weather.

Murder’s The Game In Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theater’s “SLEUTH!”

 
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Wyke (Rick Phelps, left) and Tindle (Kevin Green) are plotting and scheming, but who’s the cat and who’s the mouse? (Photo: Courtesy MLRT)

Webster’s Dictionary defines a “sleuth” as “someone who looks for information to solve crimes.” In Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre’s production of the well-known mystery, the title role of the sleuth actually refers to you, the audience, who get to put on your detective hat and see if you can figure out what manner of nefarious duplicity is afoot.

Free Mammoth Mountain Calendar Download | April 2014

 
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Mammoth Lakes is geared up for a perfect spring. With storm after storm dumping several feet of fresh snow on Mammoth Mountain and a few more on the way, you can expect to ski and ride all the way through Memorial Day weekend!

Even though Mammoth has been enjoying winter conditions, the annual pond skim is only a couple of weeks away. In honor of spring skiing, April's download features one of our favorite events: the Springfest Pond Skim at Canyon Lodge.

Aprils's Download: "Springfest Pond Skim"

 

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