Mammoth Mountain, CA – Mammoth Mountain opens Panorama Gondola todaymarking the earliest top-to-bottom mountain access in recent history.Thanks to an early season storm that left 2-4 feet of new snow, Mammothhas added Panorama Gondola to its operational plan to provide a total ofseven chairlifts with access to over 1,500 acres of terrain. Groomingcrews and ski patrollers have been working around the clock to make this additional terrain available to guests and ensure the impeccableconditions Mammoth is known for. With over 2,000 feet of vertical toexplore and fresh snow on the ground, early season conditions at Mammothare unmatched by any other ski area in California.

Mammoth’s world-famous terrain parks are also gearing up for theseason. One large box feature, three rails and two table tops alreadygrace the slopes of Main Park with more features being added daily.Unbound crews are already hard at work on the Superpipe and plan to haveit ready to session by November 21.

The early snow helped lay a solid foundation over the entiremountain, which bodes well for the Thanksgiving holiday. Mammothanticipates a smooth opening for Canyon and Little Eagle Lodges onWednesday, November 27th providing holiday snow seekers with 27 lifts andover 3,500 acres of trails to explore.

Early season is a great time to visit Mammoth. Value season liftticket prices are available through November 26, 2002 and are $48 foradults, $36 for teens and $24 for children and seniors. Stay and Ride Freepackages are available from just $70 per person/per night. Restrictionsapply – call 800.MAMMOTH for details.

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, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, Mammoth Mountain Inn and also operates JuniperSprings Lodge, Sunstone and Eagle Run and Sierra Star Golf Club in MammothLakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit www.MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.