Explore the Terrain Parks at Mammoth Mountain
Oct 15, 2020
Rated as one of the top 10 parks in North America by Transworld Snowboarding and OnTheSnow, Mammoth Mountain is also where many professional skiers and riders call home, in part because of the big-mountain feel of the 3,500-acre resort, and partly because of the more than 100 acres of park terrain.
There are eleven parks featuring 126 rails, boxes and jibs; 95 jumps and three half pipes ranging in size from 12 feet to 18 feet to the 22-foot, Olympic-sized Super Pipe.
Mammoth Mountain is the only resort in North America to offer three different-sized half-pipes: the 11-foot Mini Pipe, an 18-foot pipe and the 22-foot Olympic-size pipe, 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 some reasons why the world’s best pipe riders return to train year after year at Mammoth Mountain.
Mammoth Mountain’s Terrain Parks suit skiers and riders of all abilities, and feature progressions from beginner features on easy runs to advanced jumps, rails, features and half pipes perfect for Olympic training.
11 Unbound Parks
In order from Novice to Advanced
Fun Zones: There are three fun zones on Mammoth Mountain accessible from beginner chairs located at Main Lodge, Canyon Lodge and Eagle Lodge. Fun zones feature enhanced terrain for all abilities, but are especially great for beginners and families.
There are also three playgrounds located at the beginner chair at each lodge, Main, Canyon and Eagle.
Disco Playground: Ready for a challenge beyond the fun zone? Disco park is the next progression, featuring gentle terrain punctuated by mini-boxes and jumps that get a tiny bit bigger as you make your way down through the park. Access this park from the Discovery Chair (Chair 11).
Wonderland Playground: Located at Canyon Lodge and accessible from Chair 7, this entry-level park features the one and only mini half pipe toward the bottom of a small and super-fun jump line.
Forest Trail: A well thought-out transition park for skiers and riders edging into intermediate levels, this is the perfect stepping stone between entry-level parks like Disco and Wonderland and the large jumps of South Park. The 8.3-acre Forest Trail park features 4 medium-sized jumps and a variety of jibs. It’s accessible from Broadway Express (Chair 1), Stump Alley Express (Chair 2) and Thunder Bound Express (Chair 6).
Jibs Galore: You’ll find nothing but jibs in this 7-acre park located just off South Park. Your jibbing skills will get dialed on the 20-30 medium to large-sized jib features that dominate this park. The lower elevation and surrounding forest of the Roller Coaster Express area (Chair 4) creates a sheltered area during storms and a warm and sunny area in spring.
Transition Park: The name says it all. The park crew at Mammoth Mountain got creative with this one. You’ll find 6 acres of playful bowls, hips, banks, spines, berms and bumps. The possibilities for new lines are endless, making this intermediate-advanced terrain park pure fun no matter your skill level. Located next to Jibs Galore off Roller Coaster Express.
South Park: This flowy park just off Roller Coaster Express (Chair 4) features 15-20 large jibs mixed in with 15-20 large jumps. Like its nearby sister park, Jibs Galore, South Park is sheltered from wind by the surrounding forest and is warm and sunny in the spring. The perfectly flowy park is a preferred warm-up spot for pro athletes before heading to the Main Park, so keep your eyes peeled for some of your favorite Olympians and stars.
Main Park: The Mac Daddy of them all, this is where the pros come to ski and ride. Home of pro qualifying events such as the Grand Prix, Main Park is chock full of extra-large jumps, jibs and and features for advanced skiers and riders. Toward the bottom sits an Olympic-sized, 22-foot half pipe. Main Park is both accessible and viewable from Thunder Bound Express (Chair 6), and accessible from Stump Alley Express (Chair 2) and Broadway Express (Chair 1).