Horizon flying to Mammoth

Mammoth just got a lot closer!

Horizon Air landing in MammothThis winter marks the debut of daily flights on Horizon Air. Now California’s favorite outdoor playground is just an hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport. Once you land, you’re only fifteen minutes from the slopes! Fllights begin Dec. 18.

  • Daily flights depart LAX at 2:20pm and arrive MMH at 3:25pm.
  • Return flights depart Mammoth at 4:05pm and arrive LAX at 5:10pm*.
  • Rates as low as $79 select days in December and January.  Rates starting at $99 most other times.*

Book online through Horizon Air or call 800.MAMMOTH.

Complimentary transfer service from/to Mammoth Airport when you stay at any Mammoth Mountain property.
Please call 800.MAMMOTH for transportation arrangements.

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Go to college, go to Mountain High


 Mountain High is bringing a rocking college party to the mountains this winter with its brand new program, College Night at Mountain High. College Night at Mountain High is a series of three Thursday night parties created for Southern California college students and will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2008, Feb. 12, and March 12.  

“After talking with local collegiate ski and snowboard teams, we realized the need for a series of events that would bring Southern California colleges together on the mountain,” said Laura Johnson, Marketing Manager at Mountain High. “The idea received really strong support from the industry and we’re excited to be working with an awesome collection of partners.”

 College Night will take place at the Bullwheel Bar & Grill at Mountain High’s West Resort and will feature live DJs, $1 hot dogs, $20 night lift tickets (with college ID), and hookups from a collection of industry partners. Active Ride Shop, BNQT, ForUs Magazine, FUEL TV, Southern California Collegiate Snowsports Conference (SCCSC), S.W.A.T., and Transworld Snowboarding will be in attendance, ensuring College Night rocks to its fullest potential.

Hookups include:

 Awesome giveaways like a four day S.W.A.T. snowboard trip and passes to live tapings of The Daily Habit on FUEL TV.

  • Discounted subscriptions and giveaways from Transworld Snowboarding.
  • A chance to preview FUEL TV’s new snowboard shows like “Snowboard Diaries” and “Flipside”.
  • Special college discounts and giveaways from Active.
  • Hookups and party photos from ForUs.
  • Event coverage from BNQT, FUEL TV, and Transworld.

 Join crews of kids from dozens of college campuses and bring your friends for a rocking college party on College Night at Mountain High. Check out mthigh.com/college for details.

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Snowbird opens in Utah

Continuing the tradition of offering the longest ski season in Utah, Snowbird Ski Resort opened Friday, Nov. 7. This year’s opening marks the second earliest start to a season in the resort’s 38-year history. 

“This storm and the subsequent lake effect have provided a timely blanket of snow in Little Cottonwood Canyon,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “Skiing early season powder is a great way to kick off the season.”

 More than 3 feet of snow has fallen in November, and cold temperatures have allowed snow guns to operate, adding to the already impressive early season snow totals.  Last year, Snowbird received 611 inches of  snow and had a 183-day season with skiing and riding from Nov. 30 to June 22.  

Snowbird is offering an early season ticket price of $62 and chair passes will be honored to access the Tram until additional terrain opens. Early season lodging packages are currently available starting at $99/night through much of December.

 Snowbird, along with neighboring Alta, was recently named the No. 1 ski destination in North America by Outside Magazine. Recent area improvements include renovations of the Tram Club and the Aerie Sushi Bar, located on the top floor of the Cliff Lodge. Kids 12 and under will ski free at Snowbird for 2008-09 with all lodging packages booked through Snowbird Central Reservations or www.snowbird.com. Snowbird’s Mountain School has also added new pre-season pricing to its private lesson offering.


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Heavenly making snow


Heavenly Mountain Resort (www.skiheavenly.com) began making snow last night – signaling that the Lake Tahoe snowsports season is just days away if temperatures continue to cooperate.

The West Coast’s largest snowmaking system, combined with recent storms that have dropped another five inches of new snow on Heavenly’s slopes, gives the resort’s guests confidence that they will be skiing and riding on the best snow surfaces in Tahoe on Heavenly’s opening day, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 21. 

Under optimum conditions, Heavenly can cover 73 percent of its trails in machine-made snow, by far the most in the Lake Tahoe basin. In more visual terms, Heavenly can produce three-and-a-half feet of snow over one acre in an hour.

 That’s enough snow to blanket a football field with eight-and-a-half feet during an average three-hour game. 

“It’s comforting to know that when it’s cold, we have snow,” said John Wagnon, Heavenly’s vice president of marketing and sales. “Our guests can be confident that come opening day they’ll be skiing and riding on the best and most consistent snow surface at Lake Tahoe.” 

With cold temperatures finally upon us, Heavenly officials felt it was time to give Mother Nature a helping hand by laying down a base of snow for the winter. For this season Heavenly’s snowmaking has been expanded to include Stagecoach run; covering an additional eight acres of terrain with snowmaking. 

 “Snowmaking is really all about putting down a solid product skiers and riders can depend on from the get-go,” said Jim Larmore, Heavenly’s director of snow surfaces. “This system is so efficient; it packs more punch than all the other snowmaking systems in the Tahoe basin combined.” 

Heavenly has begun making snow at the top of the Gondola, on Orion and upper Comet, two of its signature runs on the Nevada side. 

For information on booking a snowsports vacation package or purchasing a Heavenly season pass, or to monitor the snowmaking process via Heavenly’s web cams, visit www.skiheavenly.com.

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Mammoth Mountain opens


The wait is over.  Mammoth Mountain opened for the 2008/09 season today.  Broadway Express began running at 9 a.m. with a base of 6-12 inches of natural and manmade snow.

Mammoth Mountain is once again the first resort to open in California.  The recent storm left more snow at higher elevations and we anticipate opening more terrain later in the week.

Special early season ticket prices are:
$52 for adults
$39 for teens
$26 for children and seniors
Main Lodge ticket windows will be open at 8:30 a.m. this morning and lifts are scheduled to run until 4 p.m.
All other services will be open in the Main Lodge including Broadway Marketplace, and Rental and Repair shops.

Please remember that obstacles do exist so always ride with caution. 

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