MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA – This Sunday, February 25, Mammoth and June Mountain Ski Areas will donate one dollar for every lift ticket purchased to the Surfrider Foundation’s Snowrider Project.

Launched by the Surfrider Foundation in 1997, the goal of the Snowrider Project is to increase the public’s understanding of the hydrological cycle and the intimate connections between the snow, land and surf.

Mammoth is making this donation to the Snowrider Project as part of the celebration surrounding the kick-off of National Ski Areas Association’s (NSAA) Sustainable Slopes Environmental Charter.

The Environmental Charter was developed by NSAA with input from partnering organizations and ski resorts throughout the United States, including Mammoth Mountain staff members. Intended to be an educational tool, the charter provides resorts with a framework to help implement sound resource conservation practices, assess environmental performance, and set goals for future improvements.

On Saturday, February 24, Ski Area and Snowrider personnel will be available at educational kiosks at Main Lodge, Canyon Lodge and The Chalet at June Mountain. Stop by for a free gift (while supplies last) and more information on the Environmental Charter and environmental programs currently underway or planned for future implementation at Mammoth and June Mountain Ski Areas.

For more information, please contact Lisa Isaacs, Mammoth Mountain Environmental Specialist, at 934-2571, extension 3443. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. The company owns and operates Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Cross Country Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, Mammoth Mountain Inn and also operates Juniper Springs Lodge, Sunstone and Sierra Star Golf Club in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit www.mammothmountain.com.

The Surfrider Foundation is a national organization founded to protect the planet’s coastal zones. It currently has approximately 30,000 members, with 60 percent living in California.