MAMMOTH BRINGS SNOW TO LA FOR USC SNOW FEST
Mammoth Mountain, CA -
Mammoth Mountain and the University of Southern California (USC) Ski and
Snowboard Team brought snow to downtown Los Angeles yesterday for the first
ever Snow Fest, held on the USC campus. Snow Fest is a winter ski and snowboard
exposition featuring an open rail jam and product giveaways for Southern California college students.
Mammoth Unbound Terrain
Parks brought the mountains to the city by trucking in tons of snow and setting
up a sharkfin box and a flat box. The open rail jam was judged by Zach Leach,
as well as Mammoth riders Molly Aguirre and Gabe Taylor. Props to contest
winner Dominic, USC student Kevin Chang, SnowDog and the sole female skier,
dubbed Miss Consistency.
Industry companies passing
out promo product and prizes for the contest winners included Nikita, Dragon,
Forum, Skullcandy, Quiksilver and Thirty-two. DJ Jacques provided beats all day
from a shady spot, trying his best to aim the speakers away from the math class
in the building next door. As the event got underway in McCarthy Quad the sun
beat down so strongly it was hard to remember ski season has already begun.
However once skiers and snowboarders hiked the 40-foot scaffolding and strapped
in it was clear that there are plenty of local college shredders who are more
than ready to jump start the winter season.