Mammoth Commits One Dollar Per Ticket to Environmental Education


Mammoth Mountain, Calif. Feb. 21, 2001 (Mammoth Mountain)–This Sunday, February 25, Mammoth and June Mountain Ski Areas will donate one dollar for every lift ticket purchased to the Surfrider Foundation’s Snowrider Project.

Launched by the Surfrider Foundation in 1997, the goal of the Snowrider Project is to increase the public’s understanding of the hydrological cycle and the intimate connections between the snow, land and surf.

Mammoth is making this donation to the Snowrider Project as part of thecelebration surrounding the kick-off of National Ski Areas Association’s(NSAA) Sustainable Slopes Environmental Charter.

The Environmental Charter was developed by NSAA with input from partneringorganizations and ski resorts throughout the United States, includingMammoth Mountain staff members. Intended to be an educational tool, thecharter provides resorts with a framework to help implement sound resourceconservation practices, assess environmental performance, and set goals forfuture improvements.

On Saturday, February 24, Ski Area and Snowrider personnel will be availableat educational kiosks at Main Lodge, Canyon Lodge and The Chalet at JuneMountain. Stop by for a free gift (while supplies last) and more informationon the Environmental Charter and environmental programs currently underwayor planned for future implementation at Mammoth and June Mountain Ski Areas.

For more information, please contact Lisa Isaacs, Mammoth MountainEnvironmental Specialist, at 934-2571, extension 3443.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort inCalifornia. The company owns and operates Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain,Tamarack Lodge and Cross Country Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures,Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, Mammoth Mountain Inn and also operates JuniperSprings Lodge, Sunstone and Sierra Star Golf Club in Mammoth Lakes,California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visitwww.mammothmountain.com.

The Surfrider Foundation is a national organization founded to protect theplanet’s coastal zones. It currently has approximately 30,000 members, with60 percent living in California.