Horizon Air’s Winter Service to Mammoth Mountain Commences

New flight allows skiers easy access to three feet of fresh snow

Photo: Horizon Air begins service to Mammoth Mountain // (c) 2008
Horizon Air at Mammoth Mountain

Horizon Air’s inaugural daily service from LAX to Mammoth Mountain commenced Thursday, December 18, in time for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy more than four feet of fresh powder. The flight marks the beginning of regular LAX-Mammoth air service throughout the winter.

Horizon’s air service will provide travelers easy access to one of the most visited mountain resorts in the country, with daily flights scheduled from Dec. 18, 2008, through April 12, 2009.

“Horizon’s inaugural flight to Mammoth Mountain is one of the most pivotal moments in the history of the resort and the town,” said Rusty Gregory, CEO of Mammoth Mountain. “The air service transforms a five plus-hour drive from Southern California into an hour’s flight, making Mammoth even more convenient to experience.”

The one-hour-and-five-minute flight departs Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) daily at 2:20 p.m. and arrives at Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) at 3:25 p.m. The return flight leaves Mammoth at 4:05 p.m. and arrives at LAX at 5:10 p.m. The flight will also facilitate inbound travel from a wide variety of national and international airlines with service into LAX.

Horizon will operate with the airline’s Bombardier Q400 for the Mammoth route. This 74/76-seat, high-speed, twin-engine turboprop is one of the most technologically advanced regional aircraft in the world. It’s as quiet and comfortable as a jet – thanks to its special technology that suppresses noise and vibration, its generously sized overhead storage bins, its unobstructed under-seat space, and its ample headroom (6 feet 5 inches). The Q400 is also among the most environmentally friendly aircraft, burning 30 percent less fuel and producing 30 percent lower emissions than comparable jets.

Mountain to Hit Full Operation With 4+ Feet of New Snow

Since last weekend storms have dropped more than four feet of snow on the mountain, ensuring some of the best ski and snowboard conditions in the country. With even more snow predicted in this week’s forecast, Mammoth will be opening Canyon and Eagle Lodges for the season this weekend, with the entire resort in full operation for the holidays.

For more information on Mammoth, or to purchase vacation packages including transportation, lodging and lift tickets, visit MammothMountain.com or call 800-MAMMOTH. Flights may also be purchased through www.horizonair.com.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With 1.6 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is currently the third most frequented ski resort in the United States. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village at Mammoth and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.


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