Mammoth Mountain Opens for the Season!

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 8, 2012 1:24 pm

It’s official. Mammoth Mountain has opened for the 2012/2013 ski and snowboard season! Located high above sea level in the Sierra Mountain Range of Northern California, Mammoth offers a premier experience for snowsports enthusiasts hailing from all walks of life.

Mammoth Opening Day

The resort opened early on Thursday morning, with the traditional first chair ceremony and sun deck toast. Eager skiers and snowboarders lined up and loaded up to gain acess to the mountains 6-12 inches of natural and manmade snow. Chairs 1 and 3 are open, which affords access to around 1,000 vertical feet of ridable terrain. For now, it’s still early season conditions and coverage, however, word on the street is that a TON more snow is expected to dump throughout the weekend. Our resident weather expert Powderchaser Steve is calling for 7-10 inches in the Northern Sierras for Friday! Anyone that couldn’t end their work week early can still make it up in time to cash in on some pow days!

This year, Mammoth Mountain has pulled out all the stops in their celebration of a new winter season. While most resorts have an opening day, Mammoth has an opening weekend! The party starts on Thursday, and continues into the weekend with a series of film premieres that include Burton’s 13 and Oakley’s Horgasm, gear fashion shows featuring brands like Quicksilver and concerts headlined by Blondfire and LA Riots.

Here is a brief overview of the Opening Weekend Celebration at Mammoth Mountain:

Schedule of Events

Friday November 9

10:00am

- DJ Matty Mo in Main Park Gondola

5:00pm to 7:00pm              

- Fashion Open House at McCoy Sports w/ DJ Slipmatt

5:00pm                                  

- Spring Break Snowboard Project by Corey Smith Pop- Up Art Show at the Grand Sierra Lodge in The  Village at Mammoth

7:00pm                                  

- Oakley presents Horgasm, Torstein Horgmo Documentary - Movie Premiere in The Village at Mammoth

9:00pm                                  

- Vestal + Oakley presents Winterfest 2012 featuring Blondfire and LA RIOTS at Eagle Lodge – transformed into the set of a Hot Tub Machine with an 80’s theme

 

Saturday November 10

10:00am                                 

- DJ Matty Mo in Main Park Gondola

Noon                                       

- New feature unveiling in Main Park

12:30pm                                 

- Outride by Mophie Insta-Jam Pop-Up Rail Contest

5:00pm to 7:00pm              

- Fashion Open House at Quiksilver w/ DJ Slipmatt

7:00pm                                   

- Burton presents 13 – Movie Premiere in The Village at Mammoth

9:00pm                                   

- Vestal presents “Carnivale” featuring Sex Panther and The RZA + Unbound Magazine Vol. 3 Unveiling at Canyon Lodge – transformed into a turn of the century carnival setting crossed with the 4th of July (This will be  Mammoth Mountain’s biggest opening weekend party ever!)

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