Big Weekend of Skiing, Riding, Music and Parties in Store When Mammoth Mountain Opens November 8th

Mammoth Lakes, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mammoth Lakes, Calif. - Mammoth Mountain will open for the winter season on Thursday, November 8th, and once again, it will be a festive affair. Mammoth Mountain's Opening Weekend promises to be a party like none other, featuring live performances by breaking indie act Blondfire and Mammoth sponsored artist LA RIOTS.

On the mountain, skiers and riders will enjoy Mammoth Mountain's renowned, feature-filled terrain, primed and ready for the 2012-2013 season. Off the mountain, a slew of parties and events--from live music and film premiers to theme parties and DJ sets--will keep visitors entertained and energized.

Schedule of Events

Thursday November 8

First Day of Skiing and Snowboarding!

8:30am First chair of the 2012-2013 season

11:00am Opening Day Champagne Toast on the Main Lodge Sundeck
11:30am Live Music by Eastside Five on the Main Lodge Sundeck
7:00pm Standard Films presents 2112 - Movie Premiere in The Village at Mammoth
8:00pm Volcom VIP Reception at Sushi Rei

Friday November 9

10:00am DJ Matty Mo in Main Park Gondola
5:00pm to 7:00pm Fashion Open House at McCoy Sports w/ DJ Slipmatt
5:00pm Spring Break Snowboard Project by Corey Smith Pop- Up Art Show at the Grand

Sierra Lodge in The Village at Mammoth

7:00pm Oakley presents Horgasm, Torstein Horgmo Documentary - Movie Premiere in The

Village at Mammoth

9:00pm Vestal + Oakley presents Winterfest 2012 featuring Blondfire and LA RIOTS at Eagle Lodge--transformed into the set of a Hot Tub Machine with an 80's theme

Saturday November 10

10:00am DJ Matty Mo in Main Park Gondola
Noon New feature unveiling in Main Park
12:30pm Outride by Mophie Insta-Jam Pop-Up Rail Contest
5:00pm to 7:00pm Fashion Open House at Quiksilver w/ DJ Slipmatt
7:00pm Burton presents 13 - Movie Premiere in The Village at Mammoth
9:00pm Vestal presents "Carnivale" featuring Sex Panther and The RZA + Unbound Magazine Vol. 3 Unveiling at Canyon Lodge--transformed into a turn of the century carnival setting crossed with the 4th of July (This will be Mammoth Mountain's biggest opening weekend party ever!)

Tickets are now available for Winterfest 2012 ($10) and Carnivale ($15 advance / $20 day of show). 21+ only. Call 800.MAMMOTH to purchase. Discounted lift tickets are available in advance by visiting MY Mammoth http://mammothmountain.com/MyMammoth.

Visit www.MammothMountain.com for a complete list of events. Events subject to change.

About Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With 1.3 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is currently the third most frequented ski resort in the United States. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.

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CONTACT: Tim LeRoy at 312-451-7679 or tim@lymanpr.com

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