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Record Winter Sets the Stage for Mammoth Improvements
For Many Ď18 Olympic Hopefuls, the Road to PyeongChang Starts and Ends in Mammoth.
Mammoth Lakes, California (PRWEB) August 30, 2017
Coming off a 270-day-long season that broke multiple snowfall records, it will be a short off-season in Mammoth Lakes this year, but when the lifts spin again for opening day on November 9th, a number of improvements and new businesses will greet visitors for winter Ď17/18.
As is the case every four years, Mammoth Mountain will be at the center of the run-up to the winter Olympics. Mammoth Mountainís Unbound Terrain Parks, routinely ranked the best in the world and known among snowboarders and freeskiers for consistent quality and creative progression, will serve as the launching point for a number of Olympic dreams.
Names like Shaun White, Chloe Kim and Kelly Clark, who've made Mammoth their home base, will be joined by a host of others looking for similar success and the training edge that the best park in the world provides. The men's and women's Olympic Freeski and Snowboard slopestyle and halfpipe teams will also be named at Mammoth following the Mammoth Grand Prix, which will serve as the final Olympic qualifier.
With the Olympics on tap and with so much new in store, thereís a lot to be excited about in the Eastern Sierra, even if we did just put our skis and boards away.
On the Mountain
- The Melt House at Chair 14: On the backside of Mammoth Mountain, at the far-flung base of Chairs 13 & 14 in one of North American skiingís most iconic little enclaves, the Melt House now sits. Dedicated to that most delicious and timeless of dishes - the grilled cheese - Melt Houseís menu combines bread and dairy in both new and traditional ways to delicious effect. With hearty soups on offer as well as cold and hot drinks, the Melt House is a perfect little cheese-slinging oasis tucked away in the Mammoth Mountain backwoods.
- Progression Airbag: Mammoth Mountain's new "Progression Bag" is the future of training at highest levels of slopestyle freeskiing and snowboarding, and the only one in the world currently used on snow. At 192 ft long and 76 ft wide, itís one of only three such bags in the world, and allows athletes the chance to attempt tricks in the most realistic training setting possible. Slopestyle phenoms Hailey Langland, Nick Goepper, Brock Crouch, Chris Corning, Anna Gasser, Eric Beauchemin and more spent the spring dialing-in their Olympic tricks on the bag. Once perfected, athletes can then transition to an identical on-snow jump and landing that's adjacent. The result: a safer and radically sped-up learning curve for big air athletes. And Itís not just Olympians that will benefit, the bag will be available to the public during select camps and training sessions during the 2018 spring season.
- The Fort: New this year, the Fort is a creative co-working environment with two locations, one in Mammoth Mountainís Main Lodge, and one in the Old Mammoth Village on the Old Mammoth Restaurant Row. With lightning fast internet access, a stocked fridge, meeting spaces and a community of like-minded individuals, the Fort makes balancing work and play more fluid. Both Fort locations are available to all members. Individual and corporate memberships are available with daily, weekly and monthly terms with special discounts for Cali4nia Pass holders.