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Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 1:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

'80s Flashback: Mammoth Spring Ski Fashion

Warmer weather slope action at Mammoth Mountain is nothing new, as recently rele... View gallery »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 5:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ah, Cooling: First Snow in the Sierra

Ah, Cooling: First Snow in the Sierra

So it'll be a hundred degrees down south? The mountains have a dusting. Read »

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Four-Mountain Ski Pass: Mammoth to Acquire SoCal Ski Areas

Four-Mountain Ski Pass: Mammoth to Acquire SoCal Ski Areas

Grab your poles and go for June, Mammoth, Bear, or Snow Summit, skiers. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snowy Mammoth Deal Starts Early

Snowy Mammoth Deal Starts Early

Has the extreme heat got you dreaming of flakes? Make it real, snow bunny. Read »

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vino on the Mountain: Mammoth Wine Weekend

Vino on the Mountain: Mammoth Wine Weekend

A Village Wine Walk and a Tour of California Wine Dinner are two tasty highlights. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 7:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Blues and Brews: A Mammoth Mountain Tradition

Blues and Brews: A Mammoth Mountain Tradition

Buddy Guy headlines the summertime soundfest. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mountaintop Learning: Explore Mammoth

Mountaintop Learning: Explore Mammoth

Get to know the history and geology of the big mountain. Read »

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth Deal: Ski, Bike, and Golf in One Day

Mammoth Deal: Ski, Bike, and Golf in One Day

A late spring tradition keeps sportsy sorts on their feet (and skis). Read »

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skiing on Memorial Day: It's Happening

Skiing on Memorial Day: It's Happening

Shorts and snow boards? Mammoth plans to make it so. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 7:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spring Snow: Sierra Awaits Flakes

Spring Snow: Sierra Awaits Flakes

Need to get a few more down-the-mountain runs in? Now is the time. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.