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California’s Mammoth Mountain Marks Second Earliest Opening Day for Ski, Snowboarding

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A powerful storm that hit California's Eastern Sierra in early October, dropping at least two feet of snow on Mammoth Mountain, prompted resort officials to open Mammoth for skiing and snowboarding on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.

The early snow meant the resort recorded the second earliest opening day ever for Mammoth Mountain. The resort celebrated the occasion by giving a day of free rides to skiers and snowboarders.

As a result of the early storm, Mammoth received two feet of snow at Main Lodge (8,900 feet) and four to six feet of snow at the summit (11,053 feet). Broadway Express opened at 8:30 a.m., servicing a base of 16-24 inches of machine groomed natural snow.

"We are so excited to start the season nearly four weeks ahead of schedule and to be able to reward our guests with a free day on the slopes," said Howard Pickett, Chief Marketing Officer of Mammoth Mountain. "Mammoth's high elevation will pay off for skiers and snowboarders who have been anxiously awaiting the coming winter."

Broadway Express will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily providing access to Broadway, Forest Trail, Mambo, St. Moritz, and Main Park with assorted rails and jibs. With the large snowpack at higher elevations on Mammoth Mountain, more chairlifts and terrain will be added as soon as possible, the resort said. Other services available at Main Lodge include Broadway Marketplace, Tusks Bar, Rental and Retail.

Mammoth will be offering First Tracks lift and lodging packages for as low as $99 per person per night based on double occupancy. For more information call (800)-MAMMOTH or visit the Web site at
www.MammothMountain.com to book.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With 1.2 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is currently the third most frequented ski resort in the United States.

The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn.

Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California.

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