July 14, 2008 |
Southern California skiers and snowboarders worried about gas prices eating away the value of their season passes this winter will be able to fly directly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Mountain, Horizon Airlines is expected to announce today. The airline will offer daily nonstop flights -- the only ones available out of Southern California -- from Los Angeles International Airport to Mammoth Yosemite Airport from Dec.
December 13, 2007 |
Since the Mammoth Mountain ski area was sold in 2005, rustic luxury has rapidly replaced the just plain rusted. Stampeding Escalades threaten to overrun the '70s vibe, but even powder hounds with duct-taped jackets can appreciate the night life that has arrived with upscale dining, top-end shopping and increased access to one of the West's best ski mountains -- which is, after all, the point. Or is it that hottie buying you a beer on the sun deck at Main Lodge? The mountain (mammothmountain.
November 1, 2005 |
KELLY CLARK'S idea of a perfect day is carving fresh powder on Mammoth Mountain under sunny skies ? but not on a weekend. The 2002 Olympic half-pipe gold medalist who lives within big-air distance of the mountain likes the smaller midweek crowds. So what happens if, in the wake of the sale of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to Starwood Capital Group, the mountain becomes the new Vail and more snowboarders crowd the favorite peak? "Mammoth is so big that even when it is really, really busy, you're never going to wait more than 15 minutes in line," the 22-year-old snowboarder said.
November 1, 2005 |
FROM the top of Mammoth Mountain, the sound of hammers pounding in the distance drifts up from a sea of gray-green Jeffrey pines. To the east, the sun is gleaming off the top of an orange construction crane, towering over development of Craftsman-style lodges, restaurants and shops at the town's center. Just three weeks from the start of the season, the mountain is bare and dusty above the tree line, with dozens of hiking trails covered by gravel and volcanic rock.
October 9, 2005 |
CAN YOU HEAR IT? That's the sound of the fat lady singing. She's up at Mammoth Lakes, Calif., announcing the denouement of a set-piece performance that seems so completely, well ... expected. Mammoth Lakes is the latest in a string of authentic, unique mountain communities that are being commodified, standardized and gentrified by corporations that see a chance to make a killing. And kill it they do.
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October 6, 2005 |
The day townspeople learned that the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area had been sold to investors, resort officials assured workers that they still had their jobs, civic leaders warned of difficult choices ahead and real estate agents were overwhelmed with calls from prospective home buyers.