Katal Landing Pad Coming to Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain, CA – Mammoth Mountain and Katal Innovations have teamed up to bring a Katal Landing Pad to Mammoth from May 22-31, 2010. The Katal Landing Pad will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily and will cost $40 per day for unlimited use.

Measuring at 50 feet wide by 90 feet long and 5 feet thick, the Katal Landing Pad covers the entire surface area of a jump after the takeoff allowing users to attempt new tricks without the consequences of crashing on an icy landing. Unlike traditional foam pits used for jumping, the Katal Landing Pad allows users to “ride-out” their landings to more closely simulate an actual jump landing.

The Katal Landing Pad will be installed on a custom jump featuring three takeoffs ranging from 10-60 feet. The setup will be accessible from Face Lift Express. Passes for use of the Katal Landing Pad are available at Main Lodge Ticket Windows.

Mammoth’s Snowboard and Freeride Ski Teams will be offering training camps that are open to the public. Enrollment includes individualized instruction, daily video review and unlimited use of the Katal Landing Pad.

Training Camp Dates:

· May 22-23, 2010 – Weekend Session - $250

· May 24-28, 2010 – Weekday Session - $625

· May 29-31, 2010 – Holiday Weekend Session - $375

Daily Camp Schedule:

· 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. air bag session

· 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on snow training

· 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. video review session

For more information or to enroll in one of the training camp sessions, please contact Ben Wisner at bwisner@mammoth-mtn.com or 760.934.2571 extension 3144.

Mammoth will be unveiling a new Spring Terrain Park in Saddle Bowl on May 22, 2010 to coincide with the opening of the Katal Landing Pad. In addition to the Katal Landing Pad jump, the Spring Park will include a 22-foot Super Duper Pipe, two jumps and six jibs. All features will be groomed and cut nightly and the park will remain open until the end of winter operations.

With over 45 feet of total snowfall during the 2009/10 winter season, Mammoth is scheduled to remain open for skiing and boarding through July 4, 2010. Horizon Air is offering year-round daily flight service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) starting at only $49 each way. Springfest lift and lodging packages are available for as low as $99* per person per night! For more information on flights or lodging, please call 800.MAMMOTH or visit http://www.MammothMountain.com.

For more information about the Katal Landing Pad or to view photos and videos of the Pad in use, please visit http://katalinnovations.com/.

The Mammoth Mountain Unbound Terrain Parks lead the industry in innovation and quality with seven parks, three pipes, 80+ jibs and 50+ jumps on over 90 acres of California’s favorite mountain resort. Using state-of-the-art equipment to provide a progressive environment for all levels, from beginners to a team of 16 professional athletes, the Unbound earns consistent ratings among the top parks of the world. For more information on the Unbound Terrain Parks at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, visit http://www.playbigproductions.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.