Mammoth Mountain has an 11,053-foot summit, and 3,500 acres of rideable terrain - so you can ride for days without hitting the same run twice. With an average snowfall of 400 inches, you can explore natural features, gullies, heart-pumping steep chutes, wide-open bowls, tree riding and carvable cruisers. Snowboarding is allowed on 100% of the mountain.
The Unbound Terrain Parks at Mammoth Mountain include seven parks, and three half pipes spread across 90 acres of terrain. Transworld Snowboarding rated Mammoth Mountain as one of the top 10 park destinations in North America. There is Disco Park, Wonderland Park, X-Course, Forest Trail Park, Jibs Galore, South Park and Main Park - so there are lots of options, depending on your skill level and preferred terrain. Mammoth Mountain is the only resort in North America to offer three different-sized halfpipes: Mini Pipe, Super Pipe, Super Duper Pipe, (Olympic-size), which is what makes the mountain so appealing to everyone from novices to professionals. Top-of-the-line pipe cutting snowcats, highly trained staff, consistent snow, sunny days and a long spring are reasons why the world's best pipe riders return to train year after year at Mammoth Mountain. The terrain parks are groomed nightly by a team of 9 snowcats.
Want to mix things up? Dig into some fresh powder at June Mountain, which is located 20 miles to the north of Mammoth Lakes and is a snowboarder's paradise. One half pipe and one large terrain park are sculpted to perfection - plus crowds tend to be smaller than at Mammoth Mountain. The 500-acres of terrain at June Mountain are also well known for classic powder runs through the trees and breathtaking panoramic views.
History of Snowboarding at Mammoth
Snowboarding began in the Eastern Sierra in the mid-1980s and was one of the proving grounds for the sport's early pioneers. June Mountain opened its slopes to snowboarding in 1987 and then Mammoth Mountain followed in 1989. Since then, Mammoth and June Mountains have become some of the top-rated ski resorts for snowboarding in the world. World-class mountains with expansive, challenging runs and outstanding terrain parks have created a paradise where even newcomers to the sport fall in love with the sport and these slopes.
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