With over 3,500 acres on Mammoth Mountain, there are features located all over the place. Here are some of our favorites.
1. The Drop on Flow: In the middle of Flow there's a steep section of loose trail that leads you straight to a wooden step down that allows you to drop 5 or 25 ft. You don't need much speed, but make sure you lift up and stay off the brakes – nose dives are common.
2. The Monkey Wrench on Chain Smoke: Towards the bottom of Chain Smoke you'll find a hoot of a stepdown/rock ride with a wooden landing. The takeoff is not totally defined, so cleaning this one deserves a small fist pump.
3. Deep End on Twilight Zone: This raised wooden berm offers a smooth, albeit slightly intimidating right-hand turn begging to be railed at speed.
4. Monolith on Pipeline: This large wooden up-and-over begs to be hit at speed after coming off some fun little doubles. Get ready to pull some G’s through the right-hand turn below the landing.
5. The Bus Stop on Techno Rock: This large rock-to-wood drop requires some speed and commitment. Plenty of airtime is available if you can navigate the slightly off-camber takeoff.
6. Thing One and Thing Two on Pipeline: Pipeline has 2 large gaps at the top of the trail. Both are wooden takeoffs that have a mellow (blue) side. For the first gap, you’re going to need to carry some speed off of Flow and pedal around the blind corner, which will put you right in front of a perfect takeoff requiring a ton of air – this is Thing One. It's advisable to hit the blue side first to get used to the run-in. Thing Two comes soon after and is a step-up with two sides. The gap side (black) requires speed, but again, the blue side can be ridden over and offers allows you to work your way up to its bigger brother next to it.