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post #391 of 410
Good skiing at Mammoth this weekend. Sat was crowded but Sun was good--good hard pack corns until about 11 and then it started softening up.

I flew in for the first time this weekend. The Bombardier prop plane wasn't bad at all. A bit noiser than the jet but decent cell reception as it doesn't fly as high.

I'm thinking...It would be nice to have a locker at the Canyon lodge to store my ski gear so that I don't have to haul everything by air every trip. I could just fly from work to Mammoth for the weekend instead of flying home. Maybe once or twice a month.
post #392 of 410

It looks like they have changed the start date for using next year's passes at Mammoth to 4/1. Since we are going up for 4 or 5 days starting 4/1 it is now very tempting!

post #393 of 410
Sweet!!!
post #394 of 410

NoChaser, my buddy has a locker at Main for that very reason.  Flies in for 3-4 days twice a month, goes up to Main, bam, boom, he is out skiing.  If you have the cash to do it, it must be darn nice.

Me, I will drive, as it is cheaper, I can take more gear and my car goes through stuff that diverts a flight to SF ;)

 

Weather permitting (not to warm) we should all hit it the first weekend in April.  Maybe the 6th thru the 9th???

post #395 of 410
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Originally Posted by aimeebd View Post

It looks like they have changed the start date for using next year's passes at Mammoth to 4/1. Since we are going up for 4 or 5 days starting 4/1 it is now very tempting!
Justsaw that on their IG page, two weeks less to wait !

CYA 4/2
post #396 of 410

I am glad they changed it.  However, I just arranged time off work and booked a long weekend April 19-23rd.  I would much rather have been going during the week of April 3rd when I am off work and the whole mountain is still open.  Drat it all!  Oh well, it's still skiing. Right?

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I spoke to Customer Service at Mammoth on 03/15/17, and I was told that they are now planning to keep the entire mountain open an additional week.  They plan to be open through 04/23/17.  They also confirmed the start date for the Mammoth passes as 04/01/17.

post #398 of 410
Great news! We are going up the 21st - 23rd.
post #399 of 410
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Originally Posted by liv2 ski View Post

NoChaser, my buddy has a locker at Main for that very reason.  Flies in for 3-4 days twice a month, goes up to Main, bam, boom, he is out skiing.  If you have the cash to do it, it must be darn nice.
Me, I will drive, as it is cheaper, I can take more gear and my car goes through stuff that diverts a flight to SF wink.gif

The seasonal locker pays for itself in 6 trips:
- American to MMH--no baggage fee
- United flight out--$60 for two large baggages
Vs
- $370 for a seasonal locker

The problem (?) is I expense my baggage fees. But it is a real pain hauling gear and luggage.

Flights are easily justified. I pay one way to Mammoth which is less than $100 and expense the flight to work. Vs
$120 gas+hours for car travels.

Plus I can just fly whenever the hell I want and ski...

Can't really find downsides here...

Or just leave the stuff at the hotel...

Nah

Locker

EDIT:
For 17/18 season the rates are:
- Standard $390 - fits 2 sets of equipment
- Jumbo $470 - fits 4 sets of equipment
One set of equipment - skis / snowboard
Edited by nochaser - 3/16/17 at 5:57pm
post #400 of 410
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Originally Posted by socalgal View Post

Great news! We are going up the 21st - 23rd.


We will be there that weekend also.  We should exchange numbers.  I will PM you.

post #401 of 410

Cheapest way to get lift tix, in late season...?

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Originally Posted by doctortom View Post
 


I spoke to Customer Service at Mammoth on 03/15/17, and I was told that they are now planning to keep the entire mountain open an additional week.  They plan to be open through 04/23/17.  They also confirmed the start date for the Mammoth passes as 04/01/17.

 Damn looks like i will miss enjoying the entire mountain by 1 week :(

 

phooey for that!

Oh well guess i should still be happy with the snow they have!

post #402 of 410

Downside is the flight cancels often because of weather and you can get stuck.

post #403 of 410

Anyone have a lead on a two to three month rental in Mammoth for a family of four and a ski coach? Have a friend who will be training two girls starting 1 April for the remainder of the season.

post #404 of 410
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Originally Posted by tilleyii View Post

Downside is the flight cancels often because of weather and you can get stuck.
That would certainly be a problem... for SF or LA? Do they let you pick any day to fly if cancelled due to weather?
post #405 of 410
It looks like our window to ski is 18-21 April, but we'll be in SFO. Would have to drive around Tahoe to get to Mammoth? If so, feeling like I'd just stop at Squaw and ski there, even though I don't expect the conditions to be as nice...
post #406 of 410
Yeah I don't think the Tioga pass will be open till summer. Makes it a very long drive from SF
post #407 of 410

Not really sure. They usually CNX at the departure point if they cannot get in. Have seen on one occasion where two departures did not get out. That was 7 or 8 years ago and I think they have improved the navigation aids to allow lower takeoff and landing minimums.

post #408 of 410
Heading up early tomorrow to catch this storm. Luckily I happen to have a couple days off. Wish it was wed/thurs but I'll take what I can get. If anyone is around send a pm I'll be hanging with a rowdy bunch!
post #409 of 410
Mammoth is skiing really great. Soft turns everywhere but Avy chutes were incredible. Top closed of course so tomorrow could be amazing if it opens. Probably 20" have fallen on top
post #410 of 410
We are headed up for the week, going to get there Sunday evening. Hopefully there will be some fresh snow :

"What is noteworthy is the Sunday night and Monday system. This storm is not any stronger based on the amount of cold air. However, it is forecasted to NOT split as it crosses the sierra. That alone will bring better snowfall amounts to the sierra crest and town. Possibly 12 to 18 inches over the crest, “If it comes through consolidated.”https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/mammoth
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