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Worth the Drive
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... View gallery »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Early Preview: What's Ahead for Mammoth

Early Preview: What's Ahead for Mammoth

The re-opening of June Mountain is just one highlight. Read »

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sierra Springtime: Ski, Then Bike, Then Golf, Then Ski Again

Sierra Springtime: Ski, Then Bike, Then Golf, Then Ski Again

Snow's open on Mammoth Mountain through Memorial Day. Read »

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth Opens the Whole Mountain

Mammoth Opens the Whole Mountain

The Eastern Sierra ski destination has thrown open the doors wide. 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.