Dave McCoy Featured in Powder Magazine
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.”
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