October 31, 2002


Contact: Joani Lynch, 760.934.0645

Kellie Hines, 760.934.0645


Mammoth Mountain, CA - Mammoth Mountain has been busy making the final

preparations for the 2002-03 season. Snowmaking crews have blanketed

Broadway and surrounding trails with a foundation of snow to ensure great

early season conditions. A base depth of 12-18 inches is expected to be in

place by Opening Day Thursday, November 7th, 2002 delighting anxious skiers

and snowboarders.

"Once again we have assembled an excellent snowmaking crew to get us up and

running this year," says Pam Murphy, Senior Vice President of Mammoth

Mountain. "Year after year Mammoth is able to open early and offer

consistently great conditions thanks to the efforts of our unmatched

snowmaking and grooming crews."

To kick off the 2002-2003 season, Mammoth Mountain will be hosting an

Opening Day Celebration on Saturday, November 9th. Skiers and boarders

attending the celebration will enjoy a champagne toast led by CEO of Mammoth

Mountain Ski Area Rusty Gregory, Find the Woolly contest, free ski/ride tips

from the Mammoth Sports School instructors and live music from Tungsten City

Band on the Main Lodge sundeck. The official mascot of Mammoth Mountain,

Woolly, will also be making an appearance on the slopes, anxious to get in

his first turns of the 2002-2003 season.

Mammoth's historical early opening dates, reliable ski conditions and the

largest variety of terrain available in California make it easy to plan the

perfect ski or snowboard getaway. Great early season lodging deals include

Stay and Ride Free packages from as little as $70 per day. For more

information on Mammoth Mountain, reservations, or for current snow

conditions, call 800.MAMMOTH or visit the web site at


Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in

California. The company owns and operates Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June

Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth

Mountain Bike Park, Mammoth Mountain Inn and also operates Juniper Springs

Lodge, Sunstone and Eagle Run and Sierra Star Golf Club in Mammoth Lakes,

California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit

http://www.MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.

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Kellie Hines

Communications Coordinator

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

There's an early chill in the air this October--time to start winterizing,

Mammoth style. Buy Mammoth Mountain, Tamarack Cross Country and June

Mountain season passes or book a Stay and Ski Free package. Call 800.MAMMOTH

and visit MammothMountain.com for reservations, information and all the news

for the 2002-2003 snow season.