Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is raising its game to soaring new levels. Not content to rest on their laurels of consistent knee deep powder and a record-shattering 668 inches of 2010/2011 snowfall – the highest ski resort in California has recently put $20 million into upgrades to ensure the greatest possible winter experience for the upcoming season.
With only three months of downtime, Mammoth Mountain has some of the hardest working chair lift operations in the industry. To keep things running smoothly and to account for the imment upsurge in visitors this season, resort officials dedicated their efforts to maximizing slope time and minimizing lift lines. One of the upgrades is the “High-Five Express”, a new high-speed quad that cuts chair time in half and gives riders and skiers twice as much riding time!
The most impressive upgrade (its terms of downright efficiency) is the new RFID technology for lift ticket checking. RFID stands for radio-frequency identification and uses radio waves to transfer data from an electronic tag that can be hidden away into any pocket. Fashionistas get excited because the days of having to place your lift ticket in an annoyingly visible place are gone forever!
Even getting to Mammoth has been made easier with new direct flights from Orange County and San Diego on top of regular flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose. Families will also be excited to find a new tubing hill, “Woolly’s Adventure Summit”. The top of California has definitely outdone itself this time!
Mammoth is also offering season passes at $799 for adults, $599 for youth, and $399 for children and seniors. Prices will go up on November 14 jump on this deal right now.
Don’t forget about the Big Winter Kick-Off that’s set to start November 10 (opening day). California knows how to party, in the city and on the slopes, so get ready to enjoy a 4-day celebration that includes movie screenings, the Mammoth Unbound Magazine Party, a Black Lips concert featuring Ra Ra Riot and the highly anticipated uncovering of a new and improved Mammoth.
Check out this video highlighting all of the great new improvements: