The simple answer is yes. You Should always wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding. With all the information available that supports wearing a helmet you should already know that. If you’re reading this though, then you’re either new to the sports and don’t know or are an experienced skier or snowboarder who has ridden … Read more Do You Need to Wear a Helmet While Snowboarding and Skiing?
Riding at a ski resort is a lot like playing at a playground. The features, snow, and how you access them is all planned out to be as safe as possible, just like the swings and slides on a playground. However, when you step into the backcountry there is no one managing the risks of … Read more The Safety Gear You Need to Safely Explore the Backcountry
Black ice is dangerous primarily because it’s transparent and thin and therefore takes on the color of the road surface. It’s almost invisible, and it forms on overpasses and bridges first because they have colder surfaces. The road might merely appear wet when it’s actually coated with black ice, so use extra caution when you’re … Read more Tips for Driving on Black Ice
You would rather buy new ski or snowboard gear because you wore it out instead of having it stolen or damaged while on the mountain, right? Here at ASO Mammoth we know that the answer is yes because there is nothing worse than losing a beloved piece of gear through circumstances that were completely avoidable. … Read more How to Protect Your Ski and Snowboard Gear on the Mountain
A day of riding Mammoth Mountain powder may make you feel invincible, but the second you take your boots off you’re bound to remember just how hard skiing and snowboarding is on our bodies, especially our feet. When people come into the ASO Mammoth shop to rent or buy skiing and snowboarding gear, we always … Read more Feet Hurting After a Day of Skiing or Snowboarding?
Despite the way it looks when you see an experienced rider carving down the hill, snowboarding feels unnatural to everyone when they’re first learning. As a result, most beginners will jump on anything that makes their learning experience a little bit easier. Step on bindings are a great way to make snowboarding more approachable for … Read more What You Need to Know About Step On Bindings
You rent your ski or snowboard gear. You ride the magic carpet and t-bar lift on the bunny hill while taking lessons until you’re confident that you can ride down the bigger slopes. You decide that you’re ready for the real deal and slide over to the nearest ski lift. Then, you realize that you … Read more Ski Lift Tips and Etiquette for Beginners
When you first start sliding down the hill on a snowboard or set of skis, it’s hard to imagine your feet ever leaving the ground or riding over a rail on purpose. However, there’s a reason Mammoth Mountain has five terrain parks with features made for beginners and professionals alike. Terrain parks are designed for … Read more Heading to the Terrain Park for the First Time? Here are the Basics You Need to Know
It depends. Yep, that’s really the best flat-out answer we can give you to whether or not you should listen to music while skiing or snowboarding. The truth is that plenty of people listen to music on the slopes with no problems and the right song can make an already fantastic run sublime. That doesn’t … Read more Should You Listen to Music While Skiing or Snowboarding?
If you love mountains, then there isn’t a better drive than up 395 and through the Sierras towards Mammoth Lakes. Thanks to the soaring peaks, steady elevation gain, and the reward of arriving at Mammoth Mountain to cap off your drive, you should go ahead and keep your camera out at all times while on … Read more Road Etiquette for Driving to Mammoth in the Snow