That’s right folks! The snow has started to fall up at Mammoth Mountain, CA, with showers being reported throughout the region all morning. This first drop comes at the perfect time to get everyone amped up for the 2012/2013 season, not to mention Mammoth’s Opening Day, which is less than a month away!!!
Mark your calendars for November 8th, cause that’s the day when the lifts will start spinning, and skiers and snowboarders will be invited to return to the slopes of Mammoth. There are a ton of great activities planned for the start of the season with an amazing Opening Weekend to start winter off right!
On Thursday, November 8th the season kicks off with the first chair running at 8:30am. There are few things more satisfying than being among the first up the mountain, so expect to see skiers and snowboarders sleeping in their cars in the parking lot! In full Mammoth tradition, there will be a speech by the mountain’s fearless leader, CEO, Rusty Gregory, the annual Broadway Express Banner Breakthrough and a champagne toast on the Main Lodge Sundeck — Mammy likes to keep it classy! To compliment what hopes to be a great day of turns on the slopes, the evening will feature a 7pm premiere of Standard Films “2112″ in The Village at Mammoth, and a VIP Welcome Party at Sushi Rei hosted by the Volcom crew starting at 8pm.
The action will continue on Friday, the 9th with DJ Slipmatt starting the party early at 10am at the Main Park Gondola, and then again at 5pm during an open house at McCoy Sports. At 7pm Oakley is going to premiere their film “Horgasm” in The Village at Mammoth, and Winterfest 2012 presented by Vestal will cap off the evening with performances at Eagle Lodge by Blondfire and LA RIOTS.
On Saturday the 10th, the highlight will be when Mammoth unveils their newest feature in the Main Park at noon, followed by the Insta-Jam Pop-up Rail Contest at 12:30. The amazing weekend of film premieres concludes with Burton’s latest offering, “13″ at 7pm in the Village. Head over to Canyon Lodge at 9pm to catch the start of Carnivale presented by Vestal, and prepare to be entertained by some very special guests, along with an Unbound Magazine Vol. 3 unveiling.
There’s also a great Refer-A-Friend Sweepstakes that could reward you and a friend with an all-inclusive luxury weekend getaway at Mammoth this winter. All you need to do is refer a friend to purchase an MVP Pass this season, and you’ll each be entered to win. If you haven’t gotten ahold of your MVP pass yet, now is definitely the time to do it! Get a move on it; cause the sweepstakes ends December 8th.
With such a great line up for Opening Day Weekend, and a mountainside already coated with snow there is already a ton to look forward to for the upcoming winter ski and snowboard season!