Avy 1.5

Mammoth Mountain

One of the more technical lines on the mountain as it requires a number of precise, tight turns, sluff management and the ability to stomp a large air at the bottom.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
196 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
133 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
46˚
Avy 1.5 Map

Drop in to Avy 2 (the middle one) and keep skier’s left as you make your way down the bowl. The chute begins quite a way up the slope and is easy to miss, or hard to avoid, depending on your goals. A steep, narrow chute with a few chokes takes you to a large cliff that can be hit from the end or pre-ollied from the gut (not as fun in the air, but matches up with the landing better). One of the more technical lines on the mountain as it requires a number of precise, tight turns, sluff management and the ability to stomp a large air at the bottom. The landing is front and center of chair 16 so any attempt at this beast of a line is usually rewarded with the appropriate applause. Faces NNW and is in the shade until later in the day or later in the season.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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