This past weekend the Mr. and I spent three awesome days skiing/snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain, CA.
We drove from Long Beach to Bishop on Wednesday night after work, and spent the night in a motel there. While in Bishop we picked up some jerky at Mahogany Smoked Meats that Shoshanah recommended. Delish!
Early Thursday morning we drove the rest of the way to Mammoth Lakes and started the day off with a delicious, hearty breakfast and coffee at The Stove.
The we hit the slopes for three days of skiing and snowboarding! (We had pre-purchased our tickets at Costco which saved us a lot of money!)
Mammoth has just gotten DUMPED with snow this year so were excited to ski and snowboard there.
(yeah, I don't know what he is doing either).
Good thing Mammoth has so much snow because it was HOT. Like in the 50s hot.
We had to ditch our jackets because it was so hot! The Mr. snowboarded in just a long-sleeved shirt.
Because it was so hot, we ended our ski days a little early because the snow would get so slushy by about 2 PM.
But that gave us extra time to visit the Mammoth Brewing Company to do a free tasting and buy a lot of beer.
The beer was amazing! We bought the Floating Rock Hefeweizen, the Golden Trout Pilsner, the Double Nut Brown, and a "growler" of the Bear Ass Belgium.
We stayed at the Westin Monache. It's a really nice condo-style resort hotel. I liked it a lot because we could cook food in our own little kitchen which was cozy and inexpensive. We made spaghetti with meat sauce one night and tacos another night. It's right by the Village Gondola so we could access the slopes easily. So convenient!
This was the view from our room. The sun was warm enough to lay by the pool in a bathing suit and get a tan, but the ground was still covered with snow. Quite the contrast!
We had a lot of fun skiing and snowboarding in Mammoth, but for me, you can't beat skiing in Utah. The snow in Utah is pure perfection and the resorts are wonderful.
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