Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
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 »

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 »

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.
Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

LA GETAWAY

People the world over book their vacations in Los Angeles. You can, too.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visiting Shamu at Sea World.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

Authors
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.