Hello to all,
I have been lurking this great forum for years, and I decided to create an ID because this is the year I am getting back to skiing after knee surgery a couple of years ago (jumping like a fool at Mountain High East). I have not skied Mammoth much in recent years (decades?) and expect to have some questions for the vets of this board. My screen name is smooth turns because that is how I want to ski from now on.
I grew up skiing Mammoth 20+ days a year in the 70s and 80s. My Dad starting skiing Mammoth in the late 40s, and before they built Warming Hut II we parked a motorhome right across from chair 8. My Dad was a hardcore ski nut and we visited nearly every ski hill in the western US. Of course, Mammoth was our favorite.
I also love the Mammoth area in summer, and have camped many times on the June Lake Loop. I am bummed about June Mountain closing because my family had a great trip there two years ago at Christmas and we were looking forward to returning this year.
Here is a picture my Dad took in the mid 50s.SkiMedFor008
by smooth turns
, on Flickr