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MMSA acquires Bear Mountain and Snow Summit

A press release from Mammoth Mountain confirmed today that the company, Mammoth Resorts LLC, has entered into an agreement to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts which includes both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. According to the Los Angeles Times, this is a $38 million deal. The release says Mammoth Resorts, LLC, is “affiliated with Mammoth […]

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Ski Area and Town talk low snow, town issues

The anxious consideration of the word “drought” trumps most all other news stories in the Eastern Sierra. It will catch all of the attention when the Mammoth Mountain/ Town of Mammoth Liaison Committee meets Monday. In a ski town, no one much wants to talk about the obvious, but has to eventually. The impact of […]

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MMSA CEO Rusty Gregory

CEO will reveal June Mountain plans

Tuesday night, Mammoth Mountain CEO Rusty Gregory will present the June Mountain Ski Area operating and marketing plan for the season at a public meeting of the June Lake Citizens Advisory Committee. Community members say they are eager to hear details. Earlier this month, Mammoth Mountain Administrative Officer, Ron Cohen, had said the company purchased […]

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Mono Supervisors: June Mountain questions

At the Mono Supervisors meeting today, officials expected to consider a letter from a member of the Committee for a Viable June Mountain. Alice Suszynski of that group sent the Board a letter with questions of concern about the re-opening of June Mountain. Suszynski told the Board that the Committee spoke with Congressman Paul Cook […]

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Mammoth Mountain CEO Rusty Gregory told the crowd that firm financial requirements led to the closure of June Mountain.

Gregory disspells Vail rumors

Persistent rumors that Vail Resorts will conclude a deal to buy Mammoth Mountain Ski Area prompted a call to Ski Area CEO Rusty Gregory. He said he is not sure where the rumors are coming from and that “There is no offering by Vail and no deal in the works.” Gregory said he knows the […]

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June Lake reels under news of Mountain closure

“We are all kind of devastated.”  Connie Black, owner of Double Eagle Resort in June Lake, expressed the blow to all community members when news came out Thursday that Mammoth Mountain would immediately close June Mountain for the summer and next winter season. CEO Rusty Gregory named ongoing money losses as the problem.  He did […]

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Congress approves bill for MMSA

In a bi-partisan vote of 376 to 2, House Resolution 2157 passed in Congress Tuesday to formalize an agreement between the Forest Service and  Mammoth Mountain Ski Area toward a land exchange that involves close to 21 acres at the Main Lodge.  Congressman Buck McKeon carried the bill to Congress. McKeon spoke on the floor […]

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More detail on MMSA layoffs and finances

Many are still heart sick over last Wednesday’s layoff of 75 permanent employees at Mammoth Mountain.  Observers struggle to understand why a Mountain that brings in more than 100 million every year could not support its workers.  CEO Rusty Gregory has tried to explain that the money is just not there.  Most people find the […]

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MMSA employees report layoff of 75

As snow finally fell heavily on Mammoth Lakes, so did the axe at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.  The serious drop in skier numbers and in revenue this season led to a reported layoff of as many as 75 permanent employees. Word began circulating this morning that the lay-offs were underway.  Employees who heard the bitter […]

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MMSA CEO talks realities to workers

With just two inches of snow in December and lots of snow-making, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area holds its own with what CEO Rusty Gregory called “its most successful Christmas and New Year holiday period in my 34 years on the mountain.”  On January 1st, Gregory issued a memo to all employees (see memo after story) […]

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