How Do You Fall in a Safe Way on a Snowboard?

It’s only natural to fall when snowboarding, especially if you’re fairly new to this wintertime activity. Even more experienced snowboarders can take a tumble now and then, which usually happens when they’re testing out new terrain or trying more advanced moves. Regardless of your skill level, it’s important to know how to safely fall when […]

When Does the Mammoth Snowboarding Season Start?

Mammoth Mountain will officially open for the 2021–2022 winter season on Saturday, November 13th, so you can enjoy snowboarding in Mammoth from this date on through the remainder of the winter season, which usually wraps up around Memorial Day or early June. Below, the friendly folks at Mammoth Bound, the place to go for high-quality […]

How Difficult Is Snowboarding for a Beginner?

Every outdoor activity has a learning curve associated with it, and this is also true of snowboarding. As for whether or not this popular Mammoth-area activity is hard for beginners, it depends on your level of commitment and willingness to give yourself time to gain confidence as you get a feel for the board and […]

5 Benefits of Renting Snowboarding Equipment when You Get to Mammoth

Snowboarding is one of the top ways to enjoy all the appealing winter amenities and the many natural wonders found at the sprawling recreational area that is Mammoth Mountain. As you go about planning a trip to Mammoth that will involve snowboarding, you may be wondering what to do about the gear you’ll need. Here […]

How Can I Get in Shape for Snowboarding?

Snowboarding is one of the most popular wintertime activities in the Mammoth area. It’s also an activity that requires some degree of balance, strength, and coordination to maintain proper positioning when twisting, turning, and gliding through fresh powder. Below are some tips to keep in mind for getting your body in shape for snowboarding season, […]

How to Avoid the Most Common Beginner Snowboarding Mistakes

When done right, snowboarding looks effortless, smooth, and just plain fun. No matter what you do to prepare, your first day of snowboarding will not look like that at all though. You, just like everyone else learning how to snowboard will probably make some common beginner snowboarding mistakes. In fact, chances are you’ll spend more time […]

5 Things to Know Before you Rent Ski or Snowboard Gear

Between travelling to distant locations, learning how to balance while sliding down a hill, and getting the right gear, there are plenty of barriers between beginners and a great day of skiing or snowboarding. With a little bit of know-how though, you can enjoy the snow faster and easier. If you’re a beginner, then you’re […]

Mammoth Bound’s Guide on Demo Skis and Snowboards

As passionate skiers and snowboarders, the Mammoth Bound team knows how important having the right gear is for having a great day at Mammoth Mountain. We also know that buying a set of skis or snowboard is a commitment that most people only get to make every few years, and that creates pressure to make […]

Should You Wear a Helmet While Skiing or Snowboarding?

Whether it’s the speed, the scenery, or conditions that deliver heavenly powder and thrilling tree runs, Skiing and snowboarding are inherently fun sports. The same things that make skiing and snowboarding fun enough to attract visitors to Mammoth Mountain from all over the world also make them dangerous though. You can’t separate the fun from […]

Video: How to Improve Your Snowboard Skills at Home

When you’re learning to snowboard, you earn every ounce of skill through practice and more falls than anyone would like to admit. As frustrating as the falls are, what’s even more frustrating is the fact that if you don’t use the skills you earn then you’ll lose them and have to do it all over […]

What You Need to Know About Mammoth Mountain’s Capacity Limit

There’s never been more demand to get on the snow than now since the COVID-19 pandemic cut the 2019/20 winter season short and plunged us into a year of lockdowns, isolation, and uncertainty. The demand for time outside is even greater at a place like Mammoth Mountain where some of the best snow and terrain […]

How to Save With the Mammoth Mountain Beginner Pass

Anytime someone sees Mammoth Mountain, their eyes always end up on the summit, its 11,053 feet of elevation, and all the different ways you can make it down. If you’re a new skier or snowboarder though, then the runs leading down from the summit might as well be on the moon since you won’t have […]

The Basics of Detuning Your Ski and Snowboard Gear

Do you know what you’re asking for when you take your skis or snowboard into a shop for a tune-up? If you had to think about it, then this post is for you. You may think that if you’ve made it this far into skiing or snowboarding, then knowing what detuning is doesn’t matter. The […]

Where to Find Discounted Mammoth Mountain Lift Tickets

Between the stunning natural beauty and refreshing mountain air, there are countless reasons to visit Mammoth Lakes. Of course, the main reason so many people come back year after year is that there’s so much to do outside that it’s impossible to do it all in one trip. The Mammoth Bound team wants everyone to […]

Videos: The Best Way to Break in New Ski or Snowboard Boots

There are many ways that a day on the snow can go wrong, but you might never expect what causes people to end days early most often. It’s not the weather, snow, or long lift lines, but uncomfortable ski and snowboard boots. Skis and snowboards may get all the attention when it comes to gear, […]

What You Need to Know About the Mammoth Mountain Backcountry

If you’re visiting Mammoth Mountain for the first time, then you may ask yourself why anyone would need to ski or snowboard anywhere else. After all, during your first lift ride up you’ll see some of the best terrain and snow in North America spread out over 3,500 acres. However, once you get to the […]

The Best Expert Trails at Mammoth Mountain

Everyone travels to Mammoth Mountain for different reasons, but every one of Mammoth’s millions of visitors have at least one thing in common. They want to make a memory. For many, that means spending a day in the snow while learning to ski and snowboard, but for expert snowboarders and skiers that means pushing their […]

What You Need to Know About Altitude Sickness and Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain’s location and surrounding geography combine with weather patterns to create an unthinkable amount of snowfall every year, but the same geography that creates legendary snowstorms can also cause altitude sickness in Mammoth’s visitors. Mammoth Lakes alone sits over a mile above sea-level, and if you’re spending time on the mountain then you’re only […]

Video of What Makes Mammoth Mountain Snow so Special

For most people, skiing and snowboarding are simple sports. You just strap something to your feet and have as much fun as possible while going from point A to point B. However, the story behind the snow that people ski and snowboard on at Mammoth Mountain is much more complicated than that. In fact, from […]

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