Mammoth’s opening day was a success all round, good snow, good weather and good company. Woolly was there as usual to make sure the day ran smoothly. He even spared the time to pose for a photo for me.
The skiing was pretty decent given how early it is in the season. Broadway was probably the run of the day although it wasn’t the only run open (Powder Bowl, Far West, Saddle Bowl, Sesame Street) The snow, a mixture of natural and man made, skied pretty well with the odd patch of firmer snow around to watch out for. The new RFID gate system for the lifts worked well and lift lines were smooth although not very big.
For park enthusiasts Mammoth had done a good job in getting some features open including one reasonably sized kicker. There were also lots of boxes and rails set up to try out.
There is a little bit of snow in the forecast for today and tonight (Friday) but unfortunately the storm is not going to be as big as first expected. Overall even if we don’t get much new snow its worth a ski, even if it’s just to get the legs working, I must admit to feeling a little burn yesterday!