For the last 4 or 5 seasons when spring time rolls around, I’m usually making way out to Mt.Hood for West Coast Session’s, along with shred fun with some close friends from Government Camp. This spring I decided to mix it up with no West Coast Session happening(RIP), and head down to Mammoth for a couple weeks.

Following the last World Cup in Switzerland, I talked to the US Team coach and found out there was a small camp happening early May, and he said I could join in for the jump session. After flying in and getting situated in the spot, I was ready for the two weeks.

Rail train with John Brown, Willie Borm, and Cody LaPlante

Rail train with John Brown, Willie Borm, and Cody LaPlante

For the first week, although weather wasn’t the greatest, it was a blast! Hot-lapping the main park and messing around with a couple tricks. At the start of week two, we finally had good weather for jumps. The first day was one of the best days I’ve had with the whole crew out and throwing down, along with playing with some fun transitions off the main line.

Day two however wasn’t so great. After warming up and starting to throw some dubs on the main line, I ended up coming short on a right dub 10 and sprained by ankle pretty bad to the point that it was hard to walk for a couple of days. Thankfully nothing worse happened, and it wasn’t bad enough for me to not ski, but just bad enough to do tricks or jump. So going to be taking it pretty easy the next few weeks, and hopefully will be back to doing tricks by early summer.

Willie Borm on the Flat Tube

Willie Borm on the Flat Tube

Dueces Mammoth! Till next time

Dueces Mammoth! Till next time

Many thanks to Goepper for letting me crash at his spot, US Freeskiing for letting me hit the jump with the squad, and to Giro, GoPro and Mammoth Mountain for helping me get on the mountain!

Till the next time,

-Noah

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