Mammoth Mountain backside and Chair 14 open today

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 18, 2009 10:35 am

The backside is open!  No that is not a confiscated text message from Tiger’s phone, we’re talking Mammoth Mountain!  Chair 14 and Hemlock Ridge opened this morning for the first time this season.  After Sunday’s mega dump dropped five foot of snow, the entire mountain is open (yep, that includes Cloud 9).

Backside of Mammoth is beautiful.  It’s an isolated outpost (the grub spot is appropriately called “Outpost 14″) with one of the mountain’s best chairlifts: Chair 14.  The two-seater,  another Yan Kunczynski masterpiece, starts from a sunny, serene valley and winds its way up into steep, menacing rock chutes of the upper mountain.

See all of you up on Hemlock’s this weekend!  Amen.

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