Mammoth Mountain, CA - The Vans Unbound Terrain Parks at Mammoth Mountain

are raising the bar once again. Led by new Terrain Park Manager Oren Tanzer,

Mammoth is rolling out even more enhanced terrain for the 2002/03 season

including expanded beginner and intermediate areas and a massive 22-foot

Super-Duper Pipe.

Super-Duper Pipe

This pipe cannot be described as anything but Super-Duper. Six hundred feet

long with 22-foot walls, this pipe blows every other Superpipe out of the

water. The secret behind the behemoth is the Zaugg Pipe Monster, the

granddaddy of all pipe machines. This baby can sculpt a perfect pipe without

breaking a sweat. The massive walls allow pros and amateurs alike to build

up more speed and get more air out of the pipe. When Mammoth pros like Tommy

Czeschin and Tara Dakides hit the Super-Duper Pipe, don't be surprised to

see them launching as high as 35 feet off the ground. Mammoth's new Zaugg

Pipe Monster is one of only a few of these deluxe machines in the country -

just another sign of Mammoth's commitment to providing the most innovative

new terrain for its loyal skiers and riders.

Terrain Park Expansion

This season, the Vans Unbound Terrain Parks expand their borders to include

two new runs. Jill's Run and Forest Trail, located in the area between

Thunderbound and Stump Alley Express, will debut terrain features geared

towards beginner and intermediate thrill seekers. Jill's Run will be the

first step for the tentative beginner with rolling berms and small hits.

Once comfortable on Jill's, those thirsty for more can move on to Forest

Trail with its larger jumps and low rails. The new areas will separate

terrain features of different ability levels, alleviating congestion in Main

Park and providing an enjoyable experience for all skiers and riders. These

additions will increase the size of the Unbound to over 60 acres making it

among the largest terrain parks in the country.

Additional Features

The tireless Unbound staff can never leave well enough alone. This season

look for over 30 new and refurbished rails and fun boxes. The crown jewel of

the park is sure to be the one-of-a-kind "S" box so large it has to be moved

in sections. Weighing in at two tons, and measuring 56 feet long, the banked

"Colossus" will be a challenge for even the seasoned pro. Mammoth has been

known to paint its rails bright orange, green and even pink, but this season

will hold some creative paint jobs that you'll have to see to believe. Look

for some of the new designs in South Park where skiers and snowboarders can

slide to their heart's content down a brand new all-rail run, fondly known

as Jibs Galore, located in South Park.

Oren Tanzer

After working as a part of the Unbound team at Mammoth last season, Oren

Tanzer will take the reins as Terrain Park Manager for the 2002/03 season.

Tanzer came to Mammoth with experience in the terrain parks at Mt. High and

Bear Mountain. With a background in grooming and park building, Oren is

excited to get "hands on" in Mammoth's park and try out some new and

innovative things with the terrain. This season's plans include expanding

terrain features, building an all-rail run and constructing a massive

22-foot Super-Duper Pipe. "The standards set by the Unbound are high," says

Tanzer. "I have some big shoes to fill but am confident that this year we

will be able take it to the next level once again."

Leading the charge in the dynamic world of freeriding, Mammoth is constantly

changing and improving its parks and pipes to provide the ultimate

experience. This year, SKI Magazine named Mammoth's Unbound Parks #1 in

North America. Mammoth was also named the #1 winter resort in the US during

a recent survey by Colorado Ski Country. Mammoth Mountain is scheduled to

open for the 2002/03 season on November 7, 2002 and expects to have limited

terrain features available on Opening Day, snow conditions permitting. For

more information on the Vans Unbound Terrain Parks, log on to or call 800.MAMMOTH.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in

California. The company owns and operates Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain,

Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain

Bike Park, Mammoth Mountain Inn and also operates Juniper Springs Lodge and

Sunstone and Sierra Star Golf Club in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more

information on Mammoth Mountain, visit or call