Pugski Ski Tester
- Nov 1, 2015
- Reno, eNVy
Mammoth is always an adventure to visit. This year’s WWSRA Demo was no exception -- well, maybe it was the rule, because it was the first time in a dozen or so trips that we got to experience Mammoth weather in all of its brutal glory. No worries, because we were staying in the comfort of our sponsor's nice, warm townhouse. This 1400-square-foot two-bedroom Snowcreek 5 condo owned by member @Sunnysloper and advertised HERE is just minutes from not only the bustling mecca of Mammoth Lakes but just straight down the road a piece to the resort.
The turn-of-the-century two-story townhouse -- sorry, I just love throwing in “turn of the century” whenever I can -- is well built with a very good layout. The condo development does an excellent job maintaining the units, so when we drove up in the middle of a storm, we had no problem getting in; the half flight of stairs gave easy access to the front door, and the driveway was plowed so we could unload our gear through the garage and into the unit. The garage was well appointed with ski racks and a tuning bench with all the tools to do basic edge deburring and waxing, including an iron and an array of wax choices. The garage was even big enough to fit the SS Pugski (aka a Yukon XL).
Tuning area and @Tricia's amazing parking job
The interior layout has the living space upstairs plus a bedroom with a queen bed and a full bathroom. The kitchen is stocked with a full spice cabinet and a set of knives that were actually sharp. Why do we point this out? Well, it has gotten so bad traveling from condo to condo that @Andy Mink actually went to Costco on one of our trips, purchased a set of knives, and donated them for Team Pugski to use when traveling. Kitchens are the central area where everyone congregates, and this one works well. The living room layout with sofa bed is homey and comfortable. The oversized chairs are perfect for naps after a day of skiing. The 60-in. smart TV has more than the three basic channels to watch when you get snowed in. There is also a nice multidevice charger in the kitchen for most of your charging needs.
More pictures here from The Gallery.
The downstairs master bedroom is a nice size with a very comfortable king bed; it was easily the highest bed I ever slept in, but a good night's sleep is well worth the rappel down to the floor. The master bath is unusual in that it has two full-size showers: one is a bath/shower in the side room with the toilet, and the other is a double in the main part of the bath. Also located on the lower level is a full-size washer and dryer and a wall-installed Commercial Gear Dryer® boot/glove/hat dryer system.
Overall, this Sage Grouse condo in Snowcreek 5 is a great place to stay and should be on your short list when visiting Mammoth.