Here at ASO Mammoth, we understand why people like to geek out about their mountain bikes. After all, if you can’t actually be riding then what’s better than prepping your bike for your next ride? Still, we know that no matter how much time, thought, and money you pump into your bike, it’s still not … Read more What to Know When Buying a Mountain Bike Helmet
Although many people know Mammoth for perfect snow and a long winter season, it’s no coincidence that the town is called Mammoth Lakes. Between the perfect weather, cool water, and incredible scenery, it’s hard to beat a day on the water in the Eastern Sierra, but after countless days on the water here the team … Read more The Accessories you Need for a Perfect Day on the Lake
It may seem like renting a mountain bike is something only new riders do, but the truth is that everyone from beginners to experienced mountain bikers rent mountain bikes. Whether it’s because a beginner is exploring the mountains for the first time or a seasoned mountain biker is trying out a new type of bike, … Read more Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Rent a Mountain Bike
It doesn’t matter if your idea of outdoor summer fun is floating down a river or running up a mountain, if you’re wearing the wrong clothes you won’t enjoy it. For most people time spent outdoors in the summer is as simple as sitting by the pool or lake, but if you’re heading into the … Read more What to Know When Buying Outdoor Apparel for Summer
One of our favorite things about living and working in the Mammoth Lakes area is the endless amounts of beautiful and challenging terrain to explore. However, when winter comes some of the ASO Mammoth team’s favorite hiking trails can be unreachable due to snow and ice, which is why we love using microspikes. Microspikes allow … Read more What You Need to Know About Hiking with Microspikes
The simple answer is yes. You Should always wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding. With all the information available that supports wearing a helmet you should already know that. If you’re reading this though, then you’re either new to the sports and don’t know or are an experienced skier or snowboarder who has ridden … Read more Do You Need to Wear a Helmet While Snowboarding and Skiing?
If you ask the staff here at ASO Mammoth, there isn’t a better way to exercise, enjoy nature, or just relax than skiing and snowboarding. Of course, anyone who is learning to ski or snowboard will tell you that the learning process isn’t very relaxing. Due to the cost of gear, lift tickets, and the … Read more The Pros and Cons of Renting Ski Apparel
When you invest in a pair of skis or a snowboard, it’s not just your money that your spending. When your skis or snowboard match exactly what you’re looking for it means perfect days on the mountain even if the snow is less than perfect, and when your skis or snowboard break you’ll lose the … Read more How Long do Skis and Snowboards Last?
Riding at a ski resort is a lot like playing at a playground. The features, snow, and how you access them is all planned out to be as safe as possible, just like the swings and slides on a playground. However, when you step into the backcountry there is no one managing the risks of … Read more The Safety Gear You Need to Safely Explore the Backcountry
It’s easy to assume that your boots are the most important piece of ski and snowboard gear because we often tell people that your boots are what determine how comfortable you’ll be while skiing or snowboarding. However, the truth is that no matter how great your boots fit or how much pop you’re getting out … Read more What You Need to Know When Buying a Ski Helmet