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Shred The California Slopes

Written by Christina Kelly  |   January 5, 2018
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Shred the California Slopes:Snowboard Mammoth Mountain

Are you ready for an adventure? Well, get set to pack your bags and head to Mammoth Lakes, California this winter! With epic mountain terrains, stunning scenery, and a long snow season, this is the place to test your snowboarding skills and to experience thrills like none other. With over 150 trails across the Mammoth Mountain and views from the top that would simply take your breath away, get ready for a momentous adventure.

Mammoth Mountain receives over 400 inches of snowfall annually, which equates to a powder hound's dream destination. In addition to the slopes, the area offers a vibrant nightlife to keep the party going after the lifts close. This adventure will leave you at the point of happy exhaustion.

BE ONE WITH THE MISSION 25L

Dakine Mission 25L

Want to experience first tracks, hone your 180, or navigate a secret stash? Don't jump on the gondola without the right carry bag like the Dakine Mission 25 liter backpack, which is thoughtfully designed to custom fit men and women. From its contour shaped shoulder straps with breathable mesh fabric to its vertical snowboard straps and stowable waist belt, this bag is ready for anything from shredding the gnar to a yard sale. The Mission 25L for men is available in four colorways; two refined classics - black and carbon - as well as two contemporary styles to match your softgoods.

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DAKINE WOMEN'S MISSION 25L

Dakine Mission 25L

For women, the Mission 25L is available in two colorways – a classic black with red piping or the totally crispy fireside black and white pattern. This bag has it all: style, functionality, and durability.

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HUCK WITH THE HELI PRO 20L

Dakine Women's Heli Pro 20L - Black

Ready to make the leap off the cliff? Make sure to take the Heli Pro 20 liter backpack along for the cruise. This bag is for serious snowboarders. With its vertical snowboard carry, adjustable sternum strap, fleece lined eyewear pocket, and hydration compatible compartment, it's everything you need to conquer the slopes- and for an added bonus, it even comes with a whistle if you happen to experience a screaming starfish in the crud.

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APRÈS SKI AT A MAMMOTH CLASSIC

After a totally spoice day on the slopes, stop in at The Yodle for a quick cold one before heading out with the gang later in the evening. This is the classic spot to celebrate (or commiserate) a day on the slopes and make plans for the evening. The Yodle doesn't skimp on the poured drinks and serves up awesome micro-brews for good prices. Partying starts early at 3pm and gets crowded quickly. Tables are prime real estate, especially on holiday weekends, so assign one of your buddies to save one for the group (aka, "the table harpy").

SEE AND BE SEEN WITH SHERPANI AT LAKANUKI

Sherpani Amelia Backpack

Shed your softgoods for some style! Lakanuki is one of the most popular hotspots to party the night away. From sturdy wooden decor and a tiki bar to transport you from a winter paradise to a polynesian luau, to a dining area that transforms into a swanky nightclub as the evening progresses, this is the place the ladies can show off their off-slope style. Take along the Amelia by Sherpani which will up the style stakes among your female friends. With its head turning design of part purse, part top loading pack in sumptuous wool and suede fabrics, it's the "see and be seen with" bag. Not to worry about organizing your essentials either, this bag has you covered. With its zippered main and interior compartments, front slip pockets and a matching wristlet for quick trips to the bar for another round, this bag has everything you need for a night out on the town.

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DROP IN AT BACKPACKS.com

Heading to the mountains this winter? Share your adventures with us! Visit Backpacks.com on Facebook and Instagram and drop us a few pics of the freshies, your fakies, and even a faceplant or two. Until next time powderhounds!