i found the episode of american top gear where tanner raced the skiers against the evo.... AT MAMMOTH MTN!!! i ski there at least 3x a year! i would LOVE to drive an evo on the ski trails at mammoth!
but.... in the 20min trip it takes the skiers to get from the bottom gondola, to the very top, then down to little eagle lodge (takes me about 25min or so to do that exact run)... there is NO WAY it coulda gone from bluebird skies, and packed powder, to cloudy / snowing and 2 ft of fresh powder, then back to packed powder.... seems like to me they were up there late season, and got hit by one of the 2 to 3 ft snow dumps we had in april haha.
Also.... u dont get off at the middle gondola to get on another... u stay on the same one to go to the middle and the top.
I just found it a lil lol.