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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ski Season Starts

Ski Season Starts

Gotta hit the hills? An opening day is right around the corner. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snow in the Sierra

Snow in the Sierra

Haven't had your fill of fall yet? It's wrapping in some parts of the state. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth's Snow Guarantee

Mammoth's Snow Guarantee

If the base isn't growing fast enough, you win. Read »

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Merry Fishmas

Merry Fishmas

It's nearly that time of year again in the gorgeous Eastern Sierra. Read »

Monday, Apr 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth for Memorial Day

Mammoth for Memorial Day

Ever skied in the summer season? You can this year. Read »

Friday, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Parent Tag Team Deal

The Parent Tag Team Deal

You and your partner both like to ski but there's a young one to care for, too. Mammoth has a suggestion for you. Read »

Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Leap Year Babies Get Free Mammoth Stay

Leap Year Babies Get Free Mammoth Stay

Born on Feb. 29? Love your snow? Get up the mountain for a sweet deal. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth's Free Friday

Mammoth's Free Friday

Been itching to get up the mountain? Why not get your lift ticket waived? Read »

Thursday, Oct 6, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy Early October, Mammoth

Happy Early October, Mammoth

The big mountain is getting a big snow. Read »

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Steering Clear of the 405

Steering Clear of the 405

Cool off, and stay out of gridlock, in the mountains. Read »

About
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.