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Founder Of Mammoth Mountain, California Has Passed Away At 104


Dave McCoy, founder of Mammoth Mountain, CA has passed away at the age of 104.

It was during his visits to the mountain in the 1930s, while working as a snow surveyor for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, that McCoy began to see Mammoth as what it could be. It was not long after that McCoy, starting with a portable rope tow, would begin taking the steps that would lead to one of the biggest and most talked-about mountains in the country.


Dave McCoy continued to run the mountain for 68 years until he sold his stake in Mammoth to Starwood Capital Group in 2005. Mammoth Mountain is now currently operated by Alterra Mountain Company and is one of the several destinations available to Ikon Pass holders.

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