Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Mammoth Recap and NEW Giveaway!

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.


So good!

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.


Switching gears a bit...

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19 comments:

Virginia Belle said...

It sounds like you had such a great trip! Being able to lay out by the pool and still have great skiing conditions sounds incredible.

Emily said...

Looks like it was a great trip! I am so ready to lay by the pool and get a tan...aghh, Spring needs to hurry up and hit the Mid-West!

Cat said...

Wow...looks like you guys had a great get away :) Lovin your sweet little braids...a perfect ski style!!! xx Cat

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!

California Wife said...

My husband and I are dying to go to Mammoth... the only problem is that I have no clue how to ski!!! It looks like you guys had a fabulous trip!

MLBarajas said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!

Dee Stephens said...

Love Mammoth and the brewing company. Crazy about how warm it was!

{lovely little things} said...

I love skiing Mammoth!
Just found your blog, it's lovely :)

Laura said...

Sounds like a you guys had a wonderful vacation. I've always wanted to visit a brewing company. Warm and snowy sounds like an interesting mix!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Love, love LOVE Mammoth. And, um...so jealous that you had a nummy breakfast at The Stove. We missed out on going last time we were there.

Shorty said...

Glad you two lovebirds had a great time! Too bad the conditions weren't a little better. Sorry about not getting my Mammo recs to you, but it looks like you took some ques from my Mammo recap ;)

Lil' Woman said...

What fun...it looks beautiful there!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Y'all are always going on such fun trips! I am so jealous! Now come down South!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel said...

So envious of your weekend away full of skiing, relaxing, and beer! 3 things I love!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks and sounds like it was a great getaway trip!

Leah said...

What a blast! That is so crazy regarding the sun strength while there was still snow on the ground!

Meghan said...

Wow, Mammoth is so pretty! Looks like a fun weekend of skiing (and the beer sounds amazing too!). Still lots of snow in the WA mountains, but not much sun.

Shoshanah said...

Yeah! I'm glad you guys liked the beef jerky!

The Shabby Princess said...

Utah, hands down. I know I have said this like 500 times before, but, still, I must repeat it--and am so glad that you agree! Ha.

Although, my favorite slope in the true west is Mt. Rose--and I have no idea why, but, I always had such a good time at Mt. Rose. Of course,it's been ten years since I was there last, but, that's not the point ;)

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