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  • Save Up to 70% - Labor Day Retail Sale

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 27, 2014

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    Looking for amazing summer deals on equipment and apparel for next season? Then don't miss Mammoth Mountain's Labor Day Weekend Sale!

    Friday through Monday, all Mammoth retail locations are offering huge closeout savings of up to 70% on the best brands in the industry. Find outrageous deals on winter outerwear, summer casualwear, skis, snowboards and more!

    The best inventory goes fast, so din't delay! Stop by Mammoth Sports the Adventure Center or head to the Village and check out McCoy's, Mammoth Memories, Mammoth Sports, and the Mammoth Sports Outlet for massive savings.

    Click HERE for store hours!

    See you on the hill!


  • Mammoth Responds to Ice Bucket Challenge

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 26, 2014




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  • Cam Zink Sets World Record Dirt-to-Dirt MTB Backflip!

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 21, 2014



    Cam Zink, a Mammoth Mountain athlete and professional mountain bike rider, achieved history today by successfully landing a 100-foot, 3 inch backflip LIVE on ESPN, setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest dirt-to-dirt MTB backflip.  

    Some 2,000 people turned out to witness the historic feat at Canyon Lodge. After weeks of preparation, Zink took his cue and rolled into the 900 foot long, 14-degree slope to execute the record-setting feat before a joyous crowd. 

    “It’s like a dream. I popped off and I was like ‘Holy Moly’ I forgot how long I’m in the air! I still felt comfortable but I’m just looking at the sky forever! But then came around it’s was the smoothes landing I’ve had… that’s what these last six months have been about."

    Speaking on what's next Cam continued:

    "It’s just the beginning. It’s the end of this first goal, but it’s years and years of coming to fruition… I can’t thank everyone enough… I think it’s just a beginning, maybe 150, 200, who knows!"

    We couldn’t be more proud of Cam’s achievement as a representative of mountain biking and Mammoth Mountain. Congratulations Cam!

    See you on the hill!


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  • Sports Science: Behind the Numbers - Mammoth Flip

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 21, 2014


    ESPN's John Brenkus breaks down the numbers Cam Zink needs to hit in order to successfully land a 100-foot backflip!

    Zink will look to make history live on ESPN’s “World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy” as he attempts to land a Guinness World Record for the longest dirt-to-dirt backflip on a mountain bike.

    Be sure to tune into ESPN at 6:30pm PST to watch all the action!

    See you on the hill!



  • Countdown to Mammoth Flip - August 21, 2014

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 19, 2014


    Mammoth team rider Cam Zink is in the final stages of preparation to attempt a world record jump, this Thursday, August 21 at Mammoth's Canyon Lodge. 

    Zink will look to make history live on ESPN’s “World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy” as he attempts to land a Guinness World Record for the longest dirt-to-dirt backflip on a mountain bike.

    Zink is expected to hit speeds of up to 45 MPH before launching off a 15-foot high kicker, soaring 100 feet in the air (well past the current record of 78-feet) and landing on a 25-foot high landing/runout.

    “This event gives us an opportunity to really shine a bright light on our sport,” said Zink. “Every day guys are doing things on mountain bikes that just defy what we thought was possible. It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. and hopefully the world-record attempt will give the sport some exposure and inspire the next generation of riders to dream big.”

    Spectators can watch this event for free at Canyon Lodge. Festivities kick off at 6:00 p.m. PT with live music from Southern California rockers, Bad Suns. Food and beverage items available for sale. 

    See you on the hill!


  • What's Happening in Mammoth - Aug 14-21, 2014

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 14, 2014

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    Download Activity PDF: WHAT'S HAPPENING - Aug. 14-21

    There is a lot happening in Mammoth as we move into mid-August, from events and activities to dining & happy hour deals! Be sure to check out Mammoth Wine Weekend this Thursday thru Sunday! Woolly's Parade marches past the Adventure Center on Saturday with live music adjacent at the Yodler.

    Looking Thursday August, 21st we can't wait to witness the "World of X Games: Mammoth Flip presented by Monster Energy" as Mammoth MTB athlete, Cam Zink attempts a world record mountain bike jump, LIVE on ESPN. That and much more is on tap!  

    See you on the hill! 


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  • Mammoth's Sierra Star Featured on GolfAdvisor.com

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 13, 2014

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    Mammoth Mountain's Sierra Star Golf Course enjoyed a very favorable review by Golf Advisor writer, Judd Spicer, who recently played the course located in the town of Mammoth Lakes.

    "The state's highest course at 8,000 feet above sea level, Sierra Star G.C. in Mammoth Lakes is an illuminating play in setting alone. Which is to say that resort guests, newcomers, high handicappers and rusty players will want to adopt a "Pebble Beach mentality" when dusting off the clubs: Don't sweat the score; just absorb and enjoy the Eastern Sierra surroundings." Spicer wrote. 

    Be sure to check out the full article here and visit Sierra Star's page for more info. 

    See you on the hill!


  • Kelly Clark's Mountain Bike Mission

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 13, 2014

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    Mammoth pro snowboarder, Kelly Clark, is known for riding mountains in the winter, yet her summer pursuits are less obvious. Clark recently took some lessons on Mammoth's famed MTB Park with world champion downhill rider, Leah Donovan. 

    In a post she drafted for BurtonGirls.com, Clark explains: 

    "Anxiety isn’t usually the feeling I get as I drive toward my home mountain in Mammoth, but they say there’s a first for everything. I was on my way to a women’s mountain biking camp hosted in collaboration with Giant BikesMammoth Mountain, and world champ Leigh Donovan...Even though I wasn’t used to starting at the beginning, I realized that I was totally capable of learning this new skill over time."

    Check out the full post here and be sure to check out our Bike Park page for more info!

    See you on the hill!


  • Supermoon Party Gallery

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 11, 2014



    Mammoth Mountain hosted its inaugural Supermoon party at the 11,053 summit on Saturday, August 8, 2014. A stunning sunset and beautiful moon greeted hundreds of attendees who boarded the Panorama Gondola to climb to the top of the Sierra.

    A picturesque scene awaited participants who enjoyed food and beverage, live entertainment and a series of informational displays that make up the Explore Mammoth interactive tour.

    By all accounts the night was an overwhelming success and we simply can't wait for the next Supermoon atop Mammoth Mountain!

    See you on the hill!


  • Don't Miss Mammoth Supermoon Party this Saturday!

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 08, 2014

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    Mammoth will be hosting its first-ever Supermoon viewing party at the top of the Gondola this Saturday, August 9 from 6-10:30pm. This weekend the moon is not only full, but also at its closest point to the Earth for the calendar year, making it the biggest and brightest of 2014!

    The party  will feature food, drinks and music and will no doubt be one of the most memorable events of the summer! There's so much buzz about this party that the LA Times and Mashable.com are talking about it! 

    Check this link for more info and whatever you do, don't miss out!

    See you on the hill!



  • #FBF - Leigh Donovan’s 1993 Kamikaze Bike Games Photo

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 08, 2014

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    Mammoth Mountain team rider Leigh Donovan is considered one of the top female mountain bike riders in history. She's won multiple world titles and continues to promote the sport through her annual ride clinics held at Mammoh Mountain.

    For this week's #FlashBackFriday, we take a look at a photo of Leigh captured by John "Gibby" Gibson back in 1993. Featured in a "My Favorite Photo" column in Dirt Magazine, the photo of Leigh is cheered by longtime MTB industry veternad Craig "Stikman" Glaspell of Troy Lee Designs. Craig also happens to be Donovan's husband.

    He describes a memorable weekend attending Mammoth's Kamikaze Bike Games and tells the story behind the photo.

     Be sure to click on over to the get the full skinny.

     See you on the hill!




  • Kelly Clark Appears on YoungHollywood.com

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 08, 2014



    Mammoth Unbound athlete Kelly Clark appears on YoungHollywood.com with host Nikki Novak to discuss her motivation to earn her medal at the Sochi Olympics. She also touches on learning new tricks, being nominated for an ESPY and her desire to meet Brad Pitt! 


  • Dave McCoy Featured in Powder Magazine

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 07, 2014

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    Dave McCoy, born in 1915, founder of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. PHOTO: Scott Markewitz

    Dave McCoy, the legendary founder of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area over 60 years ago, continues to inspire new generations of skiers, snowboarders and mountain enthusiasts of all sorts. Powder Magazine recently published a profile on this Maverick ski industry pioneer, in its ongoing column, Soul Gallery. 

    “If you look at most ski areas in the country, they are run by rich men and Wall Street types,” says Hub Zemke, who founded Hexcel Skis in a space provided by McCoy. “But here’s a man who only had a high school education and built a ski area based on his leadership qualities. He had the dream, he skied, and he was a working entrepreneur. He literally put up the lifts and strung the cable. And he didn’t give a damn about the money.”

    Read the full article here

    See you on the hill!


  • Minaret Vista Hike Featured in LA Times

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 06, 2014

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    Straight ahead, the jagged Minarets. To the right, Ritter and Banner peaks. (Cathy Erskine/LA Times)


    The famous Minarets are a hallmark of the Mammoth Lakes area. Jagged peaks that welcome and awe visitors alike, while beckoning gazers from all directions.

    This week LA Times reporter, Cathy Erskine, wrote about her experience hiking the Minaret Vista Trail located behind The Mammoth Mountain Inn and offers some inspiring insight into what makes the Minarets - and Mammoth Mountain - so special. 

    Check out the article here.

    See you on the hill!


  • Clear Skies in Mammoth

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 06, 2014

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    Summer in Mammoth has seen beautiful weather throughout and guests are enjoying one of the best outdoor seasons in recent years.

    Recent fires on the western flank of the Sierra have brought limited bouts of smoke-filled skies to the Eastern Sierra, yet Mammoth Lakes has been largely spared from these effects. Fire crews continue to make progress on the flames and expect 100% containment in the coming days. Just this morning (8/6/14) our in-house photographer, Peter Morning, captured this stunning shot of Lake George at sunrise. 

    We still have several more weeks of summer to look forward to at Mammoth Mountain so be sure to check out our Deals & Packages page for the latest offers on activities and lodging.

    See you on the hill! 


  • Mammoth Wine Weekend Featured on NBC Los Angeles

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 05, 2014

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    NBC Los Angeles are excited about the Mammoth Wine Weekend as we are! One of the most popular events of summertime in Mammoth, the Wine Weekend will feature Vinters from around California and will feature a Village Wine Walk and Wine Maker Dinners.

    Check out our Wine Weekend event detail page for more info and be sure to check out NBC Los Angeles's pre-event coverage of this upcoming extravaganza! 

    See you on the hill!



  • Cam Zink Preparing to go Huge for Mammoth Flip

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 04, 2014

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    Cam Zink practicing for the Mammoth Flip near Canyon Lodge. Photo: P.Morning

    Mountain Biker Cam Zink is known for going big, but no one, Zink included, has ever tried to go this big. On August 21st Zink will look to make history live on ESPN’s “World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy” as he attempts to land a Guinness World Record for the Longest dirt-to-dirt mountain bike.

    Recently Cam was at Mammoth practicing for his much anticipated World Record attempt, and caught the action on a POV camera to to share with all his fans. Sending it down a mountain on a bike at 40mph is scary enough; but to then hit a massive kicker and fly over 100 feet in the air, inverted, is something else all together. 

    Check out the video here

    Be sure to share this video with your friends and don't forget to tune into ESPN on August 21! 

    See you on the hill!



  • August Happenings

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 01, 2014

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    Some call August the dog days of summer, yet at Mammoth Mountain, August simply means we're just getting warmed up! 

    Literally! The waters in the Lakes Basin and surrounds are peaking making boating and swimming a joy! Fishing continues to produce great catches from Crowley to Mono Lakes and all bodies of water in-between. 

    The bike park if fully operational, Sierra Star Golf Course is in tip-top shape, and our scenic gondola is spinning at full-speed. Plus our top of the sierra "Explore Mammoth" interactive display has never been more interesting or informing! 

    A host of events are on the horizon this August including Supermoon at the Summit party, the Mammoth Wine Walk, and the Margarita Festival. Of course don't miss the Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink, as Mammoth's favorite mountain biker attempts to break a world-record backflip, live on ESPN! 

    For a full list of activities and events check out our Events/August Happenings page and check back to MammothMountain.com for more updates!

    See you on the hill! 


  • Mammoth Named "Best Terrain Parks" by UK's Telegraph

    by Woolly Mammoth | Jul 22, 2014
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    The UK's Telegraph newspaper posted an article covering America's best ski resorts today, naming Mammoth the #1 resort for parks & pipes. And while we think of ourselves as #1 across the board, we are delighted to be recognized by such a prestigious publication across the pond!

    Check out the article here!

    Of course Mammoth would not have such accolades  were it not for the hard work done each and every day by the Unbound Park Staff. Be sure to read up on that in this LA Times piece from January! 

    See you on the hill!