Winter Activities Blogs

Ski Buyer’s Guide

Dec 02, 2014 / Monica Prelle

From powder sticks to all mountain skis and park twin tips, the latest gear for skiing is better than ever before. We talked to employees at a couple of ski shops in Mammoth and asked what they recommend for skiing Mammoth Mountain’s big mountain terrain, and the Unbound parks and pipes. Here is what Dave at P3 Mammoth and Madeline at Footloose Sports recommend for the 2014/2015-ski season. MORE

Best Bets: Everything You Need to Know About the Mammoth Ice Rink

Nov 26, 2014 / Betsy Temple-Truax

It’s feeling more and more like winter in Mammoth Lakes, and that means my family is eagerly anticipating the opening of the Mammoth Ice Rink. The ice rink is located at 416 Sierra Park Road, next to the Mammoth Lakes library, and is a public facility operated by the Town of Mammoth Lakes. This year the ice rink is scheduled to open on Friday, November 28! MORE

Olympic Snowboarder Kelly Clark on Mammoth Living and Snowboarding

Nov 11, 2014 / Monica Prelle

Four time-Olympian Kelly Clark moved to Mammoth in 2002 to train with the U.S. Snowboard team. The mountain, the community, and the weather captured her heart, and the Vermont-native decided to make Mammoth Lakes her permanent home base. MORE

Top 5 Winter Climbing Spots in the Eastern Sierra

Oct 27, 2014 / Monica Prelle

The thing about climbing in the Eastern Sierra is that it is a year-round sport. While the snow is flying in mammoth, the sun may be shining on a crag just down the road. Whether it's a warm winter afternoon or a cold and snowy day, there is always somewhere to go climbing within an hour or two of Mammoth Lakes. MORE

Jeremy McGhee: Do What You Love

Oct 24, 2014 / Monica Prelle

Two years after paraplegic skier, Jeremy McGhee, climbs Bloody Mountain he talks about the expedition. MORE

Zen and the Art of a Powder Day on Mammoth Mountain

Aug 28, 2014 / Neev Zaiet

The blissful sound of loud bangs and explosions in the distance can only mean one thing: It's powder day! MORE

What’s the Difference Between Men’s and Women’s Skis

Aug 27, 2014 / Christie Osborne

Think womens skis are just smaller with prettier graphics? Think again. We caught up with Larry Rhods from Footloose Sports to talk shop about the real difference between mens and womens skis. MORE

5 Resolutions Every Skier and Snowboarder Should Make This Year

Aug 27, 2014 / Christie Osborne

Being in shape allows you to ski and ride longer. It also helps you avoid injuries. It gives you the strength, which allows you to pursue more technical terrain. And it gives you the stamina to ski and ride longer, which makes the price of an all-day lift ticket totally worth it! Remember, have a trainer to help you identify appropriate workouts to get you into skiing and riding shape and always talk to your doctor before beginning any new exercise program. MORE