The Difference Between Snow Chains and Cables

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It’s easy to get tunnel vision when planning your trip to Mammoth Mountain due to the sublime terrain and snow that awaits you. Your focus can get even narrower if a storm forecast for the area makes you start to imagine making turns in legendary Mammoth Mountain powder. If your tunnel vision gets too narrow […] Click to Read This Article

6 Guidelines for Snowboarding Safely

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You’ll be hard-pressed to get more fast-paced and adventurous on snow-covered hills in the Mammoth area than what’s possible with snowboarding. While there’s something to be said for the freedom that goes along with this popular wintertime activity, it’s also statistically one of the riskier options. It’s important to be mindful of your safety while […] Click to Read This Article

Tips for Social Distancing while You’re Snowboarding or Skiing

Skiing is a popular activity in the Mammoth Lakes area, especially since it’s not unusual for skiing and snowboarding to be possible here for several months during the year. If snow sports have you planning to visit this region during the upcoming ski season, you’ll need to keep social distancing guidelines in mind because of […] Click to Read This Article

Planning Your First Ski Trip into the Backcountry This Year? Here’s What You Need to Know

Backcountry Snowboarding during Covid

For most people 2020 hasn’t nearly gone as expected, and unless COVID-19 suddenly disappears then the 2020/21 winter season will be the same as ski mountains try to operate while keeping their guests safe. While we have an idea of how ski mountains will handle COVID-19 this season, if you’re worried about a reservation system […] Click to Read This Article

Do You Need to Wear a Helmet While Snowboarding and Skiing?

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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 […] Click to Read This Article

How to Protect Your Ski and Snowboard Gear on the Mountain

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. […] Click to Read This Article

Feet Hurting After a Day of Skiing or Snowboarding?

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 […] Click to Read This Article

What You Need to Know About Step On Bindings

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 […] Click to Read This Article