2010-2011 Ski Season
Heavenly and Mammoth
February 20 - 23, 2011: Heavenly, California Skiing
Julia and I made our third trip to Heavenly this year. We arrived this time just
after a big snow storm that dumped 61 inches of new snow! Julia made her
first black run, through the trees, and over moguls! She has become a mogul
Sunrise over the desert
We had amazing skiing on this trip because of all the fresh snow.
Heavenly video one
February 27 - 28, 2011: Heavenly, California Skiing
My friend Andy arrived from the Australian summer and was ready for some skiing
in the USA. So we obliged him by taking him on a grand tour of California's
best ski resorts.
Andy on skis and not his normal snowboard
The first stop was our old faithful: Heavenly. It snowed not too
long before we got there, and we all enjoyed the fresh new snowfall that
greeted us on our arrival.
Heavenly video two
March 1 - 3, 2011: Mammoth Mountain, California
Getting to Mammoth video
Boy, it snowed all during the night and blew a gale too. This made us worry about
our day of skiing. In the morning, it was still snowing and did so all day.
Andy getting some air
What fell from the sky was a mix of snow and rain and this made the
conditions wet and the snow heavy. However, given the sub optimal conditions
we managed to ski all day and really enjoy ourselves.
Oh my Darwin, 12â€³ of snow fell overnight so when we got
onto the slopes in the morning we were treated to fluffy and dry powder
snow; lots of it!
A very happy skier
Andy had traded his skis for a snowboard so he could
take advantage of the amazing conditions, being that he was a bit rusty on
his skis. We skied from 9:00am to 3:00pm and only left because we had skied
ourselves into oblivion.
This was the best day skiing all season, what a mountain Mammoth is!