RESORT PREVIEW: MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN
Words: Lindsay Fraka
The 2012 Oakley Progression Sessions will invade the Eastern Sierras March 17-18 with the all-female shred camp hitting Mammoth Mountain for their third stop of the season. Mammoth isn’t simply celebrated for one thing. This resort is outfitted with an endless amount of terrain options, suitable for all levels of riding. Long and wide groomers, steep and deep lines from the summit, and of course, prime time park set ups.
Mammoth Mountain’s park crew and jib features are not only among the top in California, but within the entire U.S. This might be why the Oakley Progression Sessions will be heading to Mammoth for the first time. The ladies involved in the Sessions are aiming to increase their confidence in freestyle riding and Mammoth is quite possibly the best place to do so.
The amount of parks to choose from at the mountain is supreme. Main Park, The Art Park, South Park, Forest Trail, Wonderland Park, and Eagle Park (in order from most advanced to the beginner parks) provide an array of different setups and opportunities to progress along with their halfpipes that range in size. Heaps of contests are held at Mammoth each season due to the impeccable grooming and maintenance of their freestyle courses.
Throw in 28 lifts, over 150 names trails, over 3,500 skiable acres, over 300 days of sunshine each year, and a high speed gondola that delivers you straight to the top and we don’t think there is any more room for questions.
Marie-France Roy, Grete Eliassen & Maddy Schaffrick are slated as the pro coaches for this stop of the Progression Sessions and are open books when it comes to riding knowledge. If you haven’t experienced Mammoth yet, this event is undoubtedly an amazing chance to.