Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Last Day in Mammoth!

Our last in Mammoth was perfect.  Cold and clear in the morning but it warmed up nicely and ended up being about 45 degrees by the time we left.  The snow was beautiful and the best part was that the wind was gone (from the lower mountain at least.)  

While waiting for the lifts to open we had our picture taken for once without goggles!

 Here is a picture of the mountain.  Cameron can't help but take pictures of it.  He went up towards the top looking for powder and I went to ski on the nice groomers.  Too bad I can't ski with him but I think even another 30 lessons wouldn't help me get there- he is that awesome!
 I decided to ski off the Eagle Express lift and ski each and every trail.  I think I did all of them except for white tank which I somehow missed.  After a few runs Cameron called me and said he would meet me at the bottom of the lift.  It was nice of him to come and ski with me and he taught me some other tips.  I enjoyed using them but still didn't ski fast enough for him.  I think I need a stop watch and a timer or perhaps a watch that will tell me my speed.  Then maybe I would learn to make myself faster... or not.

Here we are at the top of the Eagle express lift.  I wanted a picture taken with Wooly the Mammoth mascott.
 Here is Cameron at the mid-stationon the gondola.  Isn't it pretty.  I  almost wanted to try to ski off the top it was so pretty.  
 Here is a picture from the top of the Mountain.  Do you see how all the wind was blowing around?  It was so cold and windy up there that I just sat inside and enjoyed the view before riding the gondola back down.
 This is a picture of Cameron about to drop off the top of the mountain and ski down.  There were about 30 feet of sheer ice that you can see that he had to slide down before enjoying a good load of powder.  It was worth it to him although pretty scary the first time.
 Here is a picture looking back up where you can see the wind blowing the snow over the top.
 Here is a picture of the poder looking down.  If you look really closely you can see a blue looking gondola in the upper middle of the picture.
 Cameron rode in a gondola all by himself and enjoyed putting his feet up.
 Here is a good picture of the minaret mountains.  They are among my favorite mountains.
We skied until about 2:30 and then had to drive home.  By the time we got the kids home it was almost 10:00 and we were dead tired but we enjoyed our ski vacation!