It’s open!

(second from left) MMSA CEO Rusty Gregory, seated next to Woolly, opens the mountain.

(second from left) MMSA CEO Rusty Gregory, seated next to Woolly, opens the mountain.

Mammoth Mountain is Now Open for Winter 2013/14  (Press Release)

4 lifts, 6 trails, and 1,500 vertical feet

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. – Skiers and snowboarders took to the hill this morning during the first chair banner breakthrough at 8:30am at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Mammoth has a base depth of 12-18 inches of natural and manmade snow thanks to an early season storm and cold temperatures, which have allowed for pristine snowmaking conditions. Chairs 1, 3, 6, and 11 are running over 6 trails and covering approximately 1,500 vertical feet. The Unbound Terrain Parks crew built a jump, a handful of jibs, and a small Playground area in Main Park for the freestylers, while Chair 11 services beginner terrain, giving all abilities a taste of their favorite winter sport.

After the first chair, guests were welcomed by Mammoth Mountain CEO Rusty Gregory, who spoke about the history of Mammoth and Dave McCoy’s dream. “Mammoth is about you and that’s the way Dave started it 60 years ago today,” said Gregory. Typically a champagne toast, this year Mammoth’s Ski Patrol carried a keg down Broadway to the Main Lodge Sundeck where guests toasted with a celebratory 60th Anniversary beer provided by Mammoth Brewing Company.

In honor of Mammoth’s 60th Anniversary, lift tickets are $60 Thursday, Nov. 7 – Monday, Nov. 11 along with $60 off lodging at any Mammoth property. In addition, the first 100 guests lined up at Chair 1 skied for free today.

The weekend continues to be packed with live music by LA Riots and Shiny Toy Guns, movie premieres, parties and more. The concerts are open to ages 21+ and tickets are available online or by calling 800.MAMMOTH.

Visit for a complete list of events. Events subject to change.


14 Responses to It’s open!

  1. Trouble November 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    I hope everyone goes to June Lake this year.

  2. ferdinand lopez November 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    dont june mammoth,please

    • Wayne Deja November 8, 2013 at 8:02 am #

      How about “Don’t Los Angeles Mammoth !”…..Oh,wait….that’s already been done !!…personally,in the years I’ve lived up here ,my visits to June Lake have always been pleasant…. great fishing,nice walks around town,into the little gift stores,dinner at great restaurants when I’m up there on a rare date…..the thing I remember the most about a dinner I once had in a Mammoth restaurant(on another rare date) was sitting near a group of snowboarders giggleing and loud,and them obviously not having taken a shower in a few days…

      • Eternal Liberal November 8, 2013 at 10:28 am #

        Wayne Deja,

        If you’re not WHINING, SNIVELING or COMPLAINING you’re asleep !!!

        Get a life.

        • Trends November 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

          There is trend amongst some of us that all they have to do is reject anything and everything that originates from the opposing political party.
          Meanwhile, they offer no ideas, no solutions, certainly no compromise to the problem or issue at hand.
          Then they go back to their talk-radio programming all the while believing they are the “Only true Americans.”
          Nothing to worry about however. Though this type can be quite extroverted and even insulting, America at large is wise to them is moving forward whether this type likes it or not.
          Every generation begets a more liberal generation than the one before it.
          Thank God!

      • Ken Warner November 8, 2013 at 10:55 am #

        The “Stake Holders” have a lot of confidence in their social engineering skills. They think they can manipulate whole populations with slogans and new logos.

        The same people will go to Mammoth Mountain and June Lake as have always gone. Telling people in June Lake that MMSA is not good for families is not going to do anything except to provide a little local humor. Mammoth is closer and easier to get to and has Vons and RiteAid and the Hospital and the airport and is flat and easy to walk around. Things will not change.

        I’m glad June Mountain is going to open again. It really should not be controlled by MMSA. It’s not Dave’s MMSA anymore.

      • Dingo November 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

        Wayne, looking and smelling homeless is the trendy thing now days. Funny thing is, some perhaps many of these kids are trust fund babies or at least come from affluent families. Sad thing is their parents send them to Mammoth, pay their rent and send them money just to get them out of the house. Out of sight out of mind.

        • Dingo November 8, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

          Wait a minute, a keg came down Broadway?!!! How did I miss that?

  3. ferdinand lopez November 8, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    nope,its rusty’s

  4. Wayne Deja November 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    I can tell the L.A. people know Mammoth is open….on my way to the local liquor store tonight,a 2 mile drive,saw 3 vehicles….with ski racks…..pulled over by LE…..with one of them surrounded by a CHP and two Sheriff’s cars….Good idea to teach these “drivers” early in the ski season that a 25 MPH speed limit through town doesn’t mean 55+ ..and,on your way to the slopes, to either leave your dope at home or hide it in a really good place ….Thanks Law Enforcement for making it safer to walk or drive the downtown streets at 5 P.M. on a Friday night.

    • Wayne Deja November 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

      UPDATE….The vehicle I saw on Friday night with the Sheriffs and CHP around it….Saturday morning,the vehicle is sitting in the impound yard…..uh-oh…..must’ve had some “no-nos” inside… located and found…..

  5. Big Rick OBrien November 9, 2013 at 1:50 am #

    You could have said you were just going to the STORE, Wayne.

    • Wayne Deja November 9, 2013 at 11:47 am #

      Big Rick…..I wasn’t going to the “store”….I was going to the local LIQUOR STORE..for some toilet paper…P.S….I don’t drink…

  6. Pedro November 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    Still remember the practical family markets of my hometown youth. Stocked 45% guns and ammo, 45% alcoholic beverage, and only 10% sissy nonessentials such as toilet paper and food. Make that 4% nonessential, forgot the tobacco.

    America needs to get back to basics.


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