There is no better place to snowboard then the Eastern Sierra’s, Mammoth and June Mountains.
Mammoth Mountain’s average snow fall is 500″ (607″ in 2004/05 and 668″ in 2005/06) and 3,500 skiable acres and 150 trail and 29 lifts. See things to do “Skiing” for complete information on Mammoth Mountain.
Mammmoth Mountain has the UNBOUND TERRAIN PARKS
Features: Super Pipe, Super Duper Pipe innovative features for advanced riders. There are forest trails for the intermediate rider and for the beginner there is the Disco park under the Discovery Chair
Features: Intermediate Jibs, Galore, jump lines and the X Course
Family Fun Zone
Features: Designed for beginner with jumps and halfpipe.
June Mountain is 20 miles north of Mammoth on Highway 395 (a short 20min. drive) and offers a serene setting, small town ambiance, great views, family friendly and lots of great snow boarding. June Mountains has a vertical rise of 2,590 feet with over 500 skiable acres. Six chairlifts, (two high-speed quads), and offers a variety of terrains for all abilities.
June Mountain offers a terrain park, featuring jumps, rails and other freestyle features as well as a world-famous Halfpipe. June Mountain offers, Sports School featuring skiing and snowboarding instruction, a Chalet Sports Shop, Chalet Cafe Dining, Stewpot Slim’s, The Antler Bar, Race Camps, Rental and Repair Shop and Conference Center. You can use your Mammoth lift ticket or season pass at June Mountain.
June Mountain also offers has year round activities and points of interest.
Ansel Adams Wilderness
Yosemite National Park
Mono Lake and Mono Basin Scenic Area
Tioga Pass and Lee Vining Canyon
Bodie State Historic Park
Things to do in June lake during the Spring, Summer and Autumn are Fishing, Hiking, Cycling, Climbing and Mountaineering, Sightseeing, Photography, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, AND Swimming at a Beach (it’s refreshing)!
Between the two mountains there is over 4,000 skiable acres!
The Beginning of Snowboarding: The early years and attitudes
The twinklings of Snowboarding began in the early 1920s. There is film footage of a snowboarder riding a primitive snowboard down a Chicago hill in 1939. In the 1960’s the commercial production and marketing of snowboards began with the Snufer being an early entry.
Snowboards and snowboarders were not initially a favorite of the ski industry, for the most part snowboarders were not respected and were looked down on at their new startups. Snowboarders were perceived as rebellious and rowdy. The ski industry and ski resorts thought this sport would simply disappear as quickly as it came. They saw it as a fad. The Ski resorts did little to accommodate snowboards and many resorts did not initially allow snowboarding. Nevertheless, snowboarding survived the test of time and prevailed and now is a thriving sport and was accepted into the Winter Olympics in 1998. Many thanks go to the pioneers such as Poppen, Webber, Burton, Brandon, Simms and Vision who engineered and produced innovative prototypes that propelled the sport to where it is today.
Snowboarding is a relatively young sport but is rapidly growing with much enthusiasm and innovation in equipment, gear and clothing.
Snowboards a popular brand
Burton Snowboards the leader in snowboards, boots and bindings
Snowboards, Boots binds and gear.
Manufactures, snowboards, boots and bindings
Manufactures a large selections of snowboards, boots and bindings.
Krass manufactures a custom high end snowboards
Offers a variety of snowboards, boots and bindings
Nitro Snowboards manufactures boards, bindings, boots and apparel.
Rossignol makes a variety of snowboards, boots and binds.
Salomon: Snowboards and bindings
Salomon manufactures snowboards, bindings and boots.
Bataleon Snowboards – Triple Base Technology (French Manufacturer)
Bataleon Snowboards has Triple Base Technology: Triple Base Technology has enhanced edge grip and release, faster glide, greater stability, smoother edge-to-edge transitions, reduced edge-catch tendency, forgiveness for tricks and landings.
Offers a large selection of snowboards and accessories.
Dynafit, Heelside, HBS,Nothwave Footwear, Ride, Rossignol and Salomon
Fritschi, Nasca,Nothwave Footwear, Ride, Rossignal, Salomon, Switch and Voile
Acid Helmets, Biefe Helmets, Boeri, Evogear ,Red Corp ,RuRoc and Zamp Helmets
OK you are almost ready to go: Just a few more things
Goggles: Altrec, Carrera Sports, Evogear ,Scott and Smith Sports,
SnowBoard Clothing: designed differently than ski clothing, so be sure to get the right kind of snow wear for the activity you will be doing
Gloves: The Backside, Gates Gloves, Grease Monkey, Kombi Level Snow Board Gloves
Hats or Beenies:Grandoe Christines, Mental Head Gear, Olympic Sports Company,
Travel Bags: High Sierra, Gear Tec, Salomon
Hand Warners: Grabber or Heat Factory
Wax: Hertel, Fast wax, Poor Boy USA
Some Extras to Consider
Shin Guards, Rail Guards, Wrist Guards and Impact Shorts: Products manufactured by Demon
Walkie Talkies: These are great for staying in touch with the group over the course of the day
Misc: The ABS Avalanche Airbag
ABS Avalanche Airbag Safety System for safety. The risk of avalanches and powder snow is always present for skiers, snowmobilers, snowboarders and everyone in the backcountry.
Get ready, Get set……..Go have fun!