Rock Skiing is an art.It requires years of experience, training, special equipment, physical stamina and mental toughness.
So you think skiing or boarding in powder is the bomb obviously you have not tried Rock Skiing! Only a true die hard boarder or skier can really appreciate what it means spiritually and to the soul to go Rock Skiing.A merging of body, soul and the elements of nature.
Experience is having skied and boarded years in all kind of weather but the key component it rocks. There must be rocks and lots of them. Big and small, sharp and dull but the operative component it lots and lots of Rocks.
Training is key for successful Rock skiing. Training involves relentless skiing and boarding on rocks regardless how much powder there is. You must be willing and prepared to seek out those rocks at all cost. Rocks, rocks and more rocks is the key!
Special Equipment this is a key element. Your equipment MUST be beat up, the bottoms MUST have nicks gouges, the rails destroyed and the bindings thrashed! The condition of you equipment will determine how well you do and how successful you are at Rock skiing.
Your physical stamina and mental toughness is the final piece that ensures your complete enjoyment of this unique kind of skiing and boarding. This is where the weather and the mountain conditions are incorporated into the unique marriage that prepares you for the ultimate in mental toughness. The weather must be uncooperative and snow in limited supply. The marriage of weather and snow creates the perfect conditions for arousing your stamina and mental toughness to it highest peak so that you will have the most enjoyable Rock Skiing experience ever!
Mammoth Mountain and Mother nature are for a limited time supplying the perfect conditions for Rock and Ice Skiing. So take advantage of these prime conditions and come and enjoy the ultimate in Rock & Ice Skiing while you can. It won't last for long!
These are the most unusual conditions in a long time, and it may be a long time before you will have the opportunity to try your skills at Rock and Ice skiing again. Lets laugh it off, take it for what it is and be happy we even have the opportunity to be in Mammoth, the best place on earth!
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