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Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 9:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Avalanche Dogs of Mammoth

The Avalanche Dogs of Mammoth

Mammoth Stories return with a look at the mountain's star canines. Read »

Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 at 7:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sierra Snowstorm: Winter's Finally Here

Trees may be budding, but the skiing is hot at Mammoth. View gallery »

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Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rejoice, Ski People: The Snow Is Back

Rejoice, Ski People: The Snow Is Back

The mountains rejoice as the white stuff falls again. Read »

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Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snowy Stories: Mammoth Founder Reminisces

Snowy Stories: Mammoth Founder Reminisces

Dave McCoy has spent many of his 98 years loving the mountain. Read »

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Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 at 6:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth in Winter: Weekdays Are Wonderful

Mammoth in Winter: Weekdays Are Wonderful

The holidays have wrapped and the savings are settling in. Read »

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Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Christmas Day Stay in Mammoth Has Bells, Whistles

Christmas Day Stay in Mammoth Has Bells, Whistles

Book a room for Christmas and receive something nice in your proverbial stocking. Read »

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Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winter Arrives Ahead of Winter

Winter Arrives Ahead of Winter

What were you doing today? Skiers schussed at Mammoth Mountain. Read »

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Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth Opening: $60 Lift Tickets in Honor of 60 Years

Mammoth Opening: $60 Lift Tickets in Honor of 60 Years

It's a big anniversary for the ski destination, and skiers get the first gift. Read »

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Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Last Day of Summer: Snow Falls in the Sierra

Last Day of Summer: Snow Falls in the Sierra

Autumn gets off to a chilly start in Mammoth. Read »

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Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

It's Official: June Mountain Re-Opening Day

It's Official: June Mountain Re-Opening Day

The slopes get a December debut date (and kids ski free). 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.