Guidebook

Tons of Sunshine and Snow: Freeriding Mammoth Mountain

Ten freeride adventures around California’s skiing dream spot.

Description

Located in California’s Eastern Sierra region, where there're sunny skies and the peaks are high, Mammoth Mountain is a sought-after spot for snowsports lovers. The season is madly long, starting in November and usually stretching right until May, and there are 300 days of glorious sunshine a year.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is also huge. With 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, there’s a bunch of freeride routes ready to be tackled. Here’s a collection of ten routes ranging from "walk in the park" to totally challenging.

Sources:
https://www.worldsnowboardguide.com/usa/mammoth-mountain.html
https://www.mammothmountain.com/

Moose Knuckle
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Moose Knuckle

Mammoth Mountain
61 m
20 °
N
0 m
0.2 km
Usually best as a hip this feature can also be great fun as a straight jump slightly further down the ridge.
Moderate
Private
Avy 1.5
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Avy 1.5

Mammoth Mountain
133 m
46 °
N
0 m
0.2 km
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.
Difficult
Private
Balls to the wall

Balls to the wall

Mammoth Mountain
54 m
47 °
0 m
0.1 km
Steep turns to large cliff
Severe
Private
James Bond
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James Bond

Mammoth Mountain
21 m
15 °
N
0 m
0.1 km
Small air made available by the building of Chair 20. Can be a fun hit after riding the Avy Chutes on your way to the bottom of Rollercoaster Express.
Easy
Private
Jeffy’s Line
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Jeffy’s Line

Mammoth Mountain
141 m
37 °
NE
0 m
0.3 km
Make no mistake, this is a steep, intimidating line that should probably be scoped before being skied.
Severe
Private
Phantom’s
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Phantom’s

Mammoth Mountain
43 m
15 °
N
0 m
0.2 km
A few small-medium sized cliffs that are great to hit in a storm.
Moderate
Private
Kong
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Kong

Mammoth Mountain
31 m
18 °
NW
0 m
0.1 km
This is a super fun straight jump that is a sweet ender to the fun wind lips lining White Bark Ridge.
Easy
Private
Searby's

Searby's

Mammoth Mountain
38 m
49 °
0 m
0.0 km
Tight rocky exposed chute
Severe
Private
Rigley’s
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Rigley’s

Mammoth Mountain
111 m
22 °
W
0 m
0.4 km
One of the more pleasurable drops on the hill. Landing is a little flat. Named after a Juicy Fruit commercial in the 1980’s.
Difficult
Private
The Bear
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The Bear

Mammoth Mountain
109 m
37 °
E
0 m
0.4 km
There’s a number of different lines making their way down the fairly steep and stepped out terrain that makes The Bear so fun.
Moderate
Private