Whether it’s ripping up the pipe, sending it through deep powder, or partying at Coachella, the Frends Crew knows how to have a good time. Recently, the boys decided to combine the best of both worlds with an event that features snowboarding and festivaling all in one.
The Frendly Gathering returns this year for another weekend filled with sunny shredding and camping under the stars. Last year’s inaugural event was bigger than expected, so the boys are planning ahead and have already sent out an invite and info list. This year, the weekend features two fun shred events- a giant slalom one day and an old-school halfpipe hit the next. Combine that with all the awesomeness of camping with the Frends and you know it’s going to be a wild time.
Mammoth Lakes is definitely the place to be on June 2nd – 6th so starting planning for it now.
Details for the Frendly Gathering stop Mammoth Lakes, CA via Facebook
Everyone will be camping (to be determined) in either Mammoth Lakes or Crowley Lake. Arrive on thursday evening and depart on Monday morning.
Thursday night – Everyone will set up their campsites.
Friday – There will be a shuttle pick up at the Campground to bring everyone up to the Mountain. You will need to purchase a discounted ticket to ride the one chairlift where the Snowboarding venue will be held. The first Venue is a Giant Slalom Course with a jump in the middle of the course. Everyone must spin any variation to land switch and complete the rest of the GS switch. Fastest time wins. If you are not planning on snowboarding, there will be a zone for partying/spectating/other fun shit going on.
After the snowboarding we will be shuttled back to the campground and begin the festivities.
Saturday – There will be a shuttle pick up at the Campground for day 2 on hill. The second snowboard venue is an Old School Highway hit halfpipe. Prizes will be given out for cool tricks, tweaks, etc. Same deal if you’re not snowboarding, just come up and have fun.
Saturday night – There will be more festivities at the campground.
Sunday– Activity day. Since everyone will be pretty exhausted at this point. We are going to take a nice Sun Day Fun Day. There is a skatepark and recreational park attached to Shady Rest where we will take over and have kickball/big game of skate/ whatever we want.
Sunday night – Jam sesh – Leave the next morning
What to Bring –
Cash for campground, entry fee, donations for Japan.
Snowboard Gear if you are planning on snowboarding. If you’re not planning on snowboarding, plan on bringing something to stand around in the snow. It will be HOT though, so you will be alright with a bathing suit and boots.
Camping equipment – Tent, Sleeping bag, Food, Water, Flashlights, etc.
If you play instruments, bring those.
Skateboard if you skate.
Cameras to capture.
And whatever else your heart desires.