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Celebrate Mammoth Mtn. Opening Day/Winter Kickoff

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The best party in California goes down Opening Weekend! Dust off your gear, grab your friends and launch into the ski and snowboard season with tons of events! Don’t miss movie screenings, the Mammoth Unbound Magazine party, a concert by the Black Lips with special guest Ra Ra Riot and the unveiling of Mammoth Unbound’s “new look”.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

  • 8:30am – First chair of the 2011/12 season!
  • 11am – Annual Opening Day Champagne Toast on the Main Lodge Sundeck
  • Noon – Live music on the Main Lodge Sundeck
  • 7pm  – DC Snowboarding presents the premiere of TB20 by Standard Films and Good Look by People Films at Hyde Lounge
  • 9pm-Late – The After Party with DC Snowboarding at Hyde Lounge

Friday, November 11, 2011

  • Noon-Après – Live music on the Main Lodge Sundeck
  • 7pm – Unbound Magazine Volume 2 Launch Party
  • 10pm-Late – After Party with Mammoth Unbound!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

  • Noon-Après – DJ SlipMatt on the Main Lodge Sundeck
  • 6pm – DJ SlipMatt spinning outside, Swag Giveaways and more in The Village at Mammoth
  • 7:30 – Premiere of a new snowboarding film by (P)eter Line + (Eddie) Wall in the Village at Mammoth
  • 8pm – Burton Snowboard’s “Standing Sideways” film in The Village at Mammoth
  • 9pm – Mammoth Concert Series presents Black Lips and Ra Ra Riot at Canyon Lodge

Sunday, November 13, 2011 – Sunday Funday on the snow

  • Noon-Après – DJ SlipMatt on the Main Lodge Sundeck

*Events subject to change.


19″ of fresh snow blanket Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Mammoth Mountain Receives First Snowfall of the Season

19 inches of snow blanket the ski resort; opening day scheduled for Nov. 10


Mammoth Mountain, Calif. – Winter has returned to Mammoth Mountain with a recent storm that dropped 19 inches of powdery goodness on the mountain. Only three months after the lifts stopped running last season, Mammoth has returned to its familiar snowy state. A storm rolled into the area on Tuesday night and continued through Thursday evening.


The timing of the storm has winter enthusiasts excited for another year of plentiful snowfall. And for good reason – last winter not only was Mammoth’s snowiest winter on record with 668 inches of snowfall, but the first snowfall for last winter occurred on the same day one year ago, October 5, 2010.


Mammoth is scheduled to open for the 2011-2012 winter season on Thursday, November 10, 2011 but early openings are not out of the question if snow conditions allow. The earliest opening date ever for the resort was October 8, 1994.

Mammoth Mountain has spent the short summer season investing $20 million in improvements to the resort to ensure that visitors will have their best winter ever. This season at Mammoth you can expect to see:

  • A new high-speed quad, High-Five Express, accesses some of Mammoth’s best terrain and gives guests less chair time and more time on the snow.
  • This season guests can ski/ride all day without ever taking their lift ticket/pass out of their pocket thanks to our new RFID technology and gates.
  • Getting to Mammoth is easier than ever with direct flights from San Francisco and San Jose plus air service from Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. Winter flights start December 15.
  • New experiences for families! Get ready to soar on the new tubing hill, Woolly’s Adventure Summit.
  • Our already world-famous Unbound terrain parks just got better with new features, an earlier opening for half pipes and the return of the Art Park.


For more information about Mammoth Mountain, please visit or call 800.MAMMOTH.



October 5th and it’s DUMPING!!!!!!!!!

Big Winter Kick-Off Returns to Mammoth Mountain for Opening Weekend

Opening weekend concert with the Black Lips and Ra Ra Riot

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. – With opening day scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2011, come get your winter started in style at the Big Winter Kick-Off (BWKO) during opening weekend at Mammoth Mountain. Head to Mammoth for a weekend of snowboarding and skiing, live music, film premieres, parties and more.

As if riding all day and partying all night wasn’t enough, Mammoth is bringing in the Black Lips and Ra Ra Riot for a concert on Saturday, November 12. This marks the first of eight scheduled music events for the Mammoth Concert Series taking place throughout the coming winter and spring. Tickets are only $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The concert is open to ages 21+ and tickets are available at:

or by calling 800.MAMMOTH.

Schedule of Event

Thursday, November 10, 2011

First Day of Skiing and Snowboarding!!!

8:30am                        First chair of the 2011/12 season

All Day                        Unveiling of Mammoth Unbound’s new look – a sneak peak at some of the new 2011-12 features and our fresh new design

11am                           Annual Opening Day Champagne Toast on the Main Lodge Sundeck

12pm-Après                Live Band on the Main Lodge Sundeck

7pm                             DC Snowboarding presents the premiere of TB20 by Standard Films & Good Look by People Films at Hyde Lounge

9pm-close                   After Party with DC Snowboarding at Hyde Lounge

Friday, November 11, 2011

12pm-Après                DJ on the Main Lodge Sundeck with Mammoth swag giveaways!

4:30pm                        Après specials at Tusks, The Yodler and Hyde Lounge

7pm                             Unbound Magazine Volume 2 Launch Party at Hyde Lounge

9pm-close                   After Party at Hyde Lounge with DJ SlipMatt

Saturday, November 12, 2011

12pm-Après                DJ SlipMatt on the Main Lodge Sundeck

6pm                             Pre-film music in The Village at Mammoth with DJ SlipMatt

7:30pm                        Premiere of Peter Line and Eddie Wall’s new movie in The Village at Mammoth

8pm                             Premiere of Standing Sideways by Burton Snowboards in The Village at Mammoth

9pm                             Mammoth Concert Series presents Black Lips and Ra Ra Riot at Canyon Lodge

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Funday on the snow at Main Lodge

All Day                        DJ SlipMatt on the Main Lodge Sundeck

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


New Non-Stop Flights From San Diego/Orange County to Mammoth

New Non-Stop Winter Flights From San Diego and Orange County and Expanded Service from San Francisco to Mammoth Mountain Announced by United Airlines

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·        New Daily Non-Stop Winter Service from San Diego to Mammoth

·        New Friday – Monday Flights from Orange County

·        Expanded Daily Service from San Francisco with a Second Flight Friday – Monday

·        Service Scheduled to Begin Thursday, December 15, 2011 from San Francisco and San Diego and Friday, December 16, 2011 from Orange County

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Mammoth Lakes, Calif. – Beginning this winter, San Diego and Orange County residents will have easy access to world-class skiing and snowboarding thanks to United Airlines’ new non-stop service to Mammoth Yosemite Airport. United is also expanding service from San Francisco International Airport to Mammoth Lakes with a second flight from Friday – Monday.

The new flights will depart daily throughout the winter from San Diego and four days per week from Orange County (Friday – Monday). In addition, air service to and from San Francisco now includes additional Friday – Monday flight service to complement the daily flight service already in existence.

United Express regional partner SkyWest Airlines will operate the flights using 66-seat CRJ700 regional jets which include six first-class and 60 economy seats per plane. The first flights of the season are scheduled to depart Thursday, December 15, 2011 from San Francisco and San Diego and Friday, December 16, 2011 from Orange County.

The service from the two new markets of San Diego and Orange County has been long-awaited by Mammoth’s many customers in these areas.

“The new service will allow fans of Mammoth in San Diego and Orange County to spend less time in their car and more time on the slopes with the ability to get to Mammoth Mountain in about an hour,” said Howard Pickett, Chief Marketing Officer of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. “The additional flight from San Francisco will greatly benefit out-of-state visitors by providing an additional connection for even easier access to Mammoth through United’s San Francisco hub.”

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Mammoth Yosemite Airport is located just 15 minutes from Mammoth Lakes, home of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area as well as a large number of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets and a large variety of restaurants. Mammoth Yosemite Airport also receives year-round flights from Los Angeles and winter seasonal flights from San Jose through Alaska Airlines.

For more information about the new flights or to reserve a seat, call 1-800-UNITED1 or visit For more information about Mammoth Mountain, visit

7th Annual Mammoth Oktoberfest!

 7th Annual Mammoth Oktoberfest!!

You don’t have to travel far to get a taste of Oktoberfest!! Make your way to a traditional Bavarian celebration in the Village on September 23-24 for brats, bites and beers!! Friday night hosts Rocktoberfest with dub/ska/punk band, “Warsaw Poland.” There will be great food and beers featuring Jagermeister, Spaten Lager and many more tasty brews.


On Saturday come out for live music from a traditional Oom-Pa-Pa band, Roger and the Villagers. Join in the fun with activities like stein holding, the keg toss and traditional Bavarian dancing ( including the Chicken Dance ). The Plaza will be featuring a Budenstrasse with an array of Bavarian cuisine!! Pack, or wear your lederhosen, bring your favorite stein and get ready to fill up on a weekend celebrating Germany’s best holiday.


Mom & Dad, there will also be a kid’s craft and play area from 1-4pm.

Mammoth Rocks August 26-28, 2011

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Mammoth Rocks, A Taste of the Sierra, starte August 26 and goes through August 28, 2011 at The Village at Mammoth.

Free Admission to enjoy T.N.T. ( tribute to AC/DC ), Boogie Knights ( 70’s & Disco ), Trez Equis ( tribute to ZZ Top ), Cream of Clapton ( tribute to Eric Clapton ), Fan Halen ( tribute to Van Halen ) and Wayward Sons ( 70’s & 80’s Rock ).

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Performance Schedule:

Friday, August 26th: T.N.T.@ 6:30pm and Boogie Knights @ 8:00pm.

Saturday, August 27th: Trez Equis @ 2:00pm, Cream of Clapton @ 4:00pm, Fan Halen @ 6:30pm and Wayward Sons @ 8:30pm.

Sunday, August 28th: The Core Shots from 12-1:30pm, David Hayes from 1:30pm-2:30pm, Lava Moon from 2:30pm-4:00pm.

On Sunday from 12pm-2pm, Best of Mammoth Bloody Mary Competition $10 Bloody Mary tasting at Lakanuki.

Taste of the Sierra

Taste your way through the Sierra’s favorite restaurants with live music from the best Classic Rock cover bands. It’s food, drink, and entertainment August 26-28 at The Village at Mammoth!

August In Mammoth

August In Mammoth 

August 5-7,2011 is the 16th Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza.

Come enjoy the fun being outdoors among the pines, tasting the best craft breweries in the country and the music of top blues performers.

This is Mammoth’s biggest event – 3 days of fun in the Eastern Sierra – the best party of the Summer!!

2011 performers include Blues Traveler, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Nick Moss & The Flip Tops, Chris Cain Band, Matt Schofield, Ana Popovic, and Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan.

August 5-7, 2011 is also the Mammoth Lakes Fine Arts & Crafts Festival. Be a part of celebrated artists displaying their photography, watercolor and oil paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork and more. Phone: 209-267-4394.

August 7-13,2011 is the Sierra Summer Festival featuring the Eastern Sierra Symphony Orchestra. Presenting concerts and programs of the highest artistic excellence to audiences in Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra since 1978.

June Lake Loop Mountain Music Festival

Mountain Beats, Great Eats and Very Cool Rides

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The 3rd Annual June Lake Loop Mountain Music Festival – July 28-31.
The “Great Outdoors Concert” is returning to June Lake and you don’t want to miss out on four days of great music from local and out of area talents like Bonnie Murray Tamblyn with Blue Heaven and Antonette Goroch and Supernatural.
Buy Tickets!

Interested in doing some off-road exploring? Now you can with the High Sierra 4×4 Adventure and you use their vehicle! Go out and explore the Obsidian Dome, Mono Craters, Bald Mountain and even areas of June Mountain. Call 888.JuneMtn (888.586.3686) for more information.
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Don’t forget the daily scenic chairlift rides on June Mountain. Ride up to 8,695ft. If you’re a June Mountain and Mammoth Mountain season passholder you get to ride for free. Be sure to stop in at June Meadow’s Chalet Summer Cafe for drinks and delicious food.

Summer of Stewardship with the Friends of the INYO

Summer of Stewardship with Friends Of The INYO

 Friends Of The INYO is a non-profit conservation organization, based in Bishop, CA., dedicated to preservation-exploration-stewardship of the region’s public lands.

 Approximately 95% of the region’s lands are owned by the American people and Friends Of The INYO is working to ensure the Eastern Sierra remains wild and free for future generations of people and wildlife.

 This Summer, beginning July 16th, you can volunteer to clean up locations around Mammoth beginning with Horseshoe Lake, Duck Pass Trail, Sherwin Lakes Trail and Inyo Craters.

Schedule of Upcoming Events:

July 16, 2011: Horseshoe Lake

July 30, 2011: Coldwater Trails (Duck Pass, Emerald/Heart Lakes)

August 13,2011: Inyo Craters

August 27,2011: Lake George

September 11,2011: Convict Lake

Friends Of The INYO is located at 819 North Barlow Lane in Bishop, CA. The phone/ fax number is 760-873-6500.

There a lot of opportunities to volunteer your time so be sure to log onto Friends Of The INYO and join.

Eastside Velo Anyone?

I am not a big bicyclist. Just prefer to run. But when I was riding I joined Eastside Velo (ESV).
It’s a local bicycling group that organizes rides, in the Eastern Sierra, throughout the riding season which is April – October.
The average ride attendance is between 30-60 riders per event. Supported rides feature “feed” stations about every 25 miles, highway signage, repair assistance and often a rolling SAG vehicle for repair/rescue. At the conclusion of many rides there is a hosted lunch, or alternatively riders will meet a venue such as the Whoa Nellie Deli, establishments in June Lake, Mammoth or Bishop.
ESV members range in ability from novice to expert and most supported rides are “out and back”, so the distance traveled can be up to the rider.
When I was riding, I did a couple of the supported rides and they were a lot of fun as were the after ride lunches. It was a lot of fun making new friends and getting reacquainted with old friends.
So, if you’re traveling up here or already live here and want to get out and do some rides, log onto the ESV website for more information.