July in Mammoth - summer daze!

Discussion in 'Gatherings and On-the-Hill Meetups' started by Pat AKA mustski, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Pat AKA mustski

    Pat AKA mustski Getting off the lift Skier

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    For any pugs who want to join the California Skidiva's, we are planning a meet up in Mammoth on July 21-23. How much will be open? What will the conditions be like? Who knows? :huh:We'll ski, hike, bike, fish, BBQ, and drink a little. :beercheer:It will be fun! Who's in?
     
  2. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Going into my 3rd season as an instructor Skier

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    I'm on the job hunt but if there's any way shape or form, i will so try. I love mammoth.
     
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  3. socalgal

    socalgal Putting on skis Skier

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    We'll have to wait and see, but I would love to go!
     
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  4. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Phil and I are toying with the idea of doing this. I can see it happening.
     
  5. Philpug

    Philpug The Ski'er Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    That is almost 2 months away...I think we need to do it sooner.
     
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  6. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    The dates are set but we could go twice :D
     
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  7. Pat AKA mustski

    Pat AKA mustski Getting off the lift Skier

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    Twice works for me!
     
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  8. luliski

    luliski Getting on the lift Skier

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    I plan on going-may go twice also. I hope Tioga Pass is open by July; I love driving that!
     
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  9. VickiK

    VickiK Getting on the lift Skier

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    Normally I'd be up there before that weekend, but there are other plans afoot.
     
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  10. VickiK

    VickiK Getting on the lift Skier

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    Re: Weekend of July 21-22, I was VRBO looking around at units, and found that a number are already booked for our weekend. Besides the skiing, there's a reggae festival that weekend.
     
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  11. skibum4ever

    skibum4ever Putting on skis Skier

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    Here's a TR for yesterday and today.

    We skied Mammoth yesterday and today. There is plenty of snow. Coverage from Stump Alley to Main Lodge to the top is 110%.

    It's typical spring skiing. The mountain opens at 7:30 and you should probably be there by 8 am. Depending on the previous night's temperature and cloud cover (or clear sky) it will probably be pretty firm (not Eastern ice!) at 7:30. Of course, I'm speaking of mid-June, not late July conditions. I honestly don't know if it will firm up overnight in late July.

    Below are some photos taken yesterday and today.


    Broadway and Park


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    Cornice and Saddle Bowl

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    Full view of Cornice


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    Race courses

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    Face of Three

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    Going to sleep so I can do it all again tomorrow.
     

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  12. Pat AKA mustski

    Pat AKA mustski Getting off the lift Skier

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    I also worry about conditions that late in July, then again ... I've never skied in July before. The reggae festival is that weekend, free of charge, and should be fun.
     
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  13. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I've been finding the same thing. The place we usually stay is booked as well.
     
  14. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    @skibum4ever thanks for the TR. Good to see the snow holding up.
     
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  15. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    We've been looking at lodging and trip planning for these planned dates but are having little luck finding anything reasonable. I guess the Reggae Festival has booked most of the good options out. And we are registered to attend the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Expo, which is on the heels of this trip to Mammoth,(July 24-29) we're going to have to back out on this one. :(

    But...Phil and I will likely be planning a couple day excursion some time sooner than the planned weekend if anyone is up for that. :huh:
     
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  16. luliski

    luliski Getting on the lift Skier

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    I'm thinking about going next weekend. I think it's going to be hot.
     
  17. TahoeCharlie

    TahoeCharlie RetroMan Skier

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    Hey P & T, love to join you two for a day or overnight trip or several to Mammoth; car pool or caravan; week day or end; any time - let me know when you are thinking of going.
     
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  18. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Phil and I still have two tickets to use for Mammoth this season, but adulting has been getting in the way.
    How is the snow holding up?
     
  19. Pat AKA mustski

    Pat AKA mustski Getting off the lift Skier

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    My understanding is that Climax, Cornice, Dropouts, Saddleback Bowl , and the face of 3 are still decent. The bottom is pretty much done. We'll find out this weekend! In the meantime, here's a link to a video Mammoth Mountain Snowman took yesterday. Scroll down a bit and you'll find it.

    http://mammothsnowman.com/2017/07/15/mammoth-snowman-report-7-3/
     
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  20. luliski

    luliski Getting on the lift Skier

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    I'm still considering going, but lodging is slim pickings. But looking at the pictures and video makes me want to ski! Plus, I just love the eastern Sierra and haven't been in a while.
     
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