Eddie Wall Ride 2011

It’s springtime contest season and the obvious prime mountain to host one at is Mammoth. We suggest you hop on the train and get up there because the conditions they have right now are all time. Eddie Wall’s annual event, the “Eddie Wall Ride Invitaional” just closed up shop and they scored bluebird skies and optimal snow coverage. Pros, industry heads, snow fiends, and fans all mobbed up the 395 to be a part of this awesome event, usually prone to good vibes, shenanigans, and friendly people. SNOWBOARDER was a part of the crowd invading the mountain town and provided the low down on what went on, get the details below:

Words and photos: Mike Basher

Today was your typical May day in Mammoth-sunny, warm, slushy, jibby, and full of pros. At this time of the year, 99% of the resorts in the world are closed. Not Mammoth, though. Their world-record snow year will surely fuel their season into July…again. That said, the abundance of snow made for one hell of a setup for the second-annual Eddie Wall Ride.

The three hour jam started with a bang, and went down to the last critical minutes, with guys like Scott Vine and Johnny Lazz picking apart every last detail of the course. In the end, their ambition paid off, earning them first and second respectively. Third went to France’s Tonton Holland, who qualified for the event by winning the European Eddie Wall Ride this spring.

Full recap and photos…