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Mammoth Mountain Upper Terrain

A Skier's Guide to the Terrain off of the Gondola and Chair 23

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Upper Terrain Description:
Gondola Upper Terrain at Mammoth Mountain
Run: Climax (Double Black)

Lift 23 Upper Terrain at Mammoth Mountain
Lift 23:

  • Viewer left of lift: Dropout Chutes
  • Viewer right of lift: Wipeout Chutes

Lift 23 Upper Terrain at Mammoth Mountain
View from Main Lodge of Paranoid Flats, Philippe's and Kiwi Flats

The upper terrain at Mammoth Mountain off of the Gondola and chair lift 23 is some of the most challenging terrain at the resort. It is very steep and should only be attempted by the most advanced skiers. This terrain is all rated "Double Black Diamond".

Also see our Mammoth Mountain resort guide and review and our back country guide to "Hole in the Wall".

Skyline, Paranoid and Philippe's:

Ski runs: Skyline to Paranoid, Philippe's and Kiwi Flats Runs: Skyline to Paranoid Flats, Philippe's and Kiwi Flats (double black diamond)

From the top of chair lift 23 take a right and follow the ridge line. There will be a point where you will want to gain some speed to make your way up hill without a climb. At this ridge peak, one can cruise the ridge line to drop in on Paranoid Flats.

Stay left to find the entrance to rock lined Philippe's

Philippe's at Mammoth Run: Entrance to Philippe's


Panoramic Virtual Tour of the top of Phillipe's
(Best viewed in full screen mode)

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Skiing Climax, Paranoid Flats and Philippe's at Mammoth Mountain CA.
(Maybe next year we can shoot on a powder day instead of corn snow on ice)

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