Mammoth Unbound’s Main Park is serviced by Chair Six, a high-speed quad that takes only two minutes and forty seconds to ride. Just enough time to fire off a special handful of questions to the many pros — like Eric Willett — who are in town for the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix.
: Any big news coming into this week?
Eric Willett: Yeah actually I got some big news that just happened this past weekend. I brought my girlfriend back to her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia and proposed to her, so now we’re engaged!
: What are you most excited to hit up there on the course?
EW: Well I’m more of a jump guy so I’m pretty stoked on the jumps, I hit ‘em a couple times yesterday they felt really good and it’s kind of cool to have four jumps in a line because not many contests do that so it pushes the riders to get a little more creative.
: Did that throw you for a loop when you showed up, were you all “oh noooo!” there’s four jumps!
EW: Yeah I mean you always think about three jumps, so four puts a little kink in it but I’ll figure it out.
: Do you think this is the biggest contest setup you’ve seen this year?
EW: Let me think here, Breck Dew Tour, X Games and this one are probably the biggest of the year.
: Are you just riding the contest while you’re here or are you gonna get some pow runs or South Park laps in?
EW: I’ve taken a couple park laps, hopefully I can get out and ride some powder but other than that just the contest.
: And your roommate while you’re here, what was the word he used? I think he described you as a kook.
EW: He described me as a kook?!? Well he’s a narc!
: Are you gonna room with him in Stratton or do you think this is the end of it?
EW: Well see he’s too cool, he goes with the Nike crew in Vermont, so I’ve had about enough of Sage here so we’ll end it here.