Powder Day Gondola Procedure
** We are reverting back to our old procedure. Panoroma Gondola will remain linked during powder days as in years past. **
Our Mountain Operations team is constantly looking for new ways to improve safety on the mountain and enhance the quality of your overall experience. We pay close attention to guest feedback and adjust our procedures after thoroughly evaluating options and best practice.
For years we’ve been fielding complaints about our gondola loading procedure on powder days. The most frequent complaints included: the inefficiency of partially loading cabins, increased congestion at McCoy Station, and the inherent unfairness of “gondola roulette” (cheating the line at McCoy by bombing down to the bottom).
In an attempt to address these issues, we developed a new loading procedure that included unlinking the upper and lower Panorama Gondola. The new procedure solved these problems, but at the expense of the top-to-bottom/bottom-to-top powder experience that many of our guests have grown to love over the years.
We will continue to improve our powder day procedures in other ways. As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Senior Vice President
Ski Patrol: Avalanche Control Mission
Get up long before dawn with the Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol as they execute an Avalanche Control Mission after a big storm. Crawl into a mountain artillery bunker and watch patrollers create controlled avalanches with a WWII Howitzer.