Photos of the Week 5

Forgive me for mostly doing a lot of photo only posts lately, that's primarily because there isn't a whole lot to do around town right now. Only about a third of the mountain is open for skiing and snowboarding so far and because of this business in general around town is slow for the time being. But that's soon to change with the holidays coming up. In the meantime, here are some more photos from around Mammoth.

I'd say that the snow out there is a little worse than mediocre. It hasn't snowed in a few weeks and it has been terribly cold and windy lately (5 F at night and gusts upwards of 100 mph at the mountain summit), so the conditions have only been getting worse.

 

 

Photos of the Week 4

Last week the Mammoth Mountain opened up for skiing. Haven't really been up to much, so I haven't been taking many pictures, but enjoy nonetheless!

There isn't a whole lot of snow on the mountain, as such only 4 chair lifts are open out of 23, so the riding isn't the best, but it's nice to be out there able to get a few runs in before laundry has to be done.

Photos of the Week 2

For my days off I drove down to Los Angeles for my friend Roig's birthday. It's a five and a half hour drive from Mammoth to L.A., a very beautiful five and a half hour drive.

Boxcars with mountains in the background.

There just so happened to be a birthday party for my friend Sarah (so many birthdays!). It just so happened to be at the Moonlight Rollerway. It just so happened to be "Organ Night." (click the video below to view)

http://vimeo.com/30249470

It rained almost the entire time I was down there, which was unfortunate, but that very same storm dumped 18 inches of snow down on Mammoth. Almost immediately after I passed the "Welcome to Mammoth Lakes" sign, I was surrounded by snow, in the air and on the ground.

The next morning, I woke up to this sight outside of my bedroom window (click the video below to view)

http://www.vimeo.com/30149720

While it isn't unusual for it to snow here in October, it won't be here for long. It's expected to get up to the 60s this weekend, so it's doubtful that the snow will be on the ground for much longer.

All this, just as the leaves started to change color.