Mammoth Mountain, CA – Mammoth Mountain has been busy making the finalpreparations for the 2002-03 season. Snowmaking crews have blanketedBroadway and surrounding trails with a foundation of snow to ensure greatearly season conditions. A base depth of 12-18 inches is expected to be inplace by Opening Day Thursday, November 7th, 2002 delighting anxious skiersand snowboarders.

“Once again we have assembled an excellent snowmaking crew to get us up andrunning this year,” says Pam Murphy, Senior Vice President of MammothMountain. “Year after year Mammoth is able to open early and offerconsistently great conditions thanks to the efforts of our unmatchedsnowmaking and grooming crews.”

To kick off the 2002-2003 season, Mammoth Mountain will be hosting anOpening Day Celebration on Saturday, November 9th. Skiers and boardersattending the celebration will enjoy a champagne toast led by CEO of MammothMountain Ski Area Rusty Gregory, Find the Woolly contest, free ski/ride tipsfrom the Mammoth Sports School instructors and live music from Tungsten CityBand on the Main Lodge sundeck. The official mascot of Mammoth Mountain,Woolly, will also be making an appearance on the slopes, anxious to get inhis first turns of the 2002-2003 season.

Mammoth’s historical early opening dates, reliable ski conditions and thelargest variety of terrain available in California make it easy to plan theperfect ski or snowboard getaway. Great early season lodging deals includeStay and Ride Free packages from as little as $70 per day. For moreinformation on Mammoth Mountain, reservations, or for current snowconditions, call 800.MAMMOTH or visit the web site atwww.MammothMountain.com.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort inCalifornia. The company owns and operates Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, JuneMountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, MammothMountain Bike Park, Mammoth Mountain Inn and also operates Juniper SpringsLodge, Sunstone and Eagle Run and Sierra Star Golf Club in Mammoth Lakes,California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visitwww.MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.

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