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Powderhounds in the Night // Visit Mammoth Insider Blog

It’s November as I write this. Snow is starting to fall in the high mountains. Soon my husband and I will head into the backcountry with our new puppy, King. This is a…

Uppa Mountain Downa Couloir

Stoke: Surfing Mammoth’s Snow // Visit Mammoth Insider Blog

Standing atop Mt. Morgan South, we enjoyed blissful silence. Weeks of relentless snowstorms blessed the Sierra last winter, and finally there was a break long enough to let the snow settle. The north-facing…

Kimmy Fasani

Kimmy Fasani’s Return to Powder // Backcountry Magazine

In a sport where big impacts and injuries are common, snowboarders have to be fit—bulletproof even. So when the International Olympic Committee announced the addition of Snowboard Slopestyle to the Winter Olympics program…

David Scott - showing us how it's done.

In the Wake of Sherwins’ Gate

Mammoth Skiers Form Trails Organization: MLTPA The heavy iron-and-stone gate on Ranch Road in Mammoth Lakes, California was once symbolic of the battle for access between public land users and private landowners; in…

Mt. Ritter

La Niña on Steroids // Backcountry Magazine

La Niña on Steroids: Cold Temperatures and Record Snow Accumulations A series of epic storms hit the Pacific coast in December causing power outages, road closures and massive snow accumulation in the Sierra…


Snovember Dumps Record Snowfall on the West

Early-season snowfall broke records in many areas of the west this November, opening ski resorts and filling in backcountry zones earlier than normal. The Tahoe region saw Squaw Valley reporting their biggest November…

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