Mammoth Mountain will always hold a special in my heart. It is the spot where my kids strapped on their boots for the first time and learned to ski. Now, one year later, my kids have been counting down the days until they can head up to the snow once again to build snowmen, sled, and master the bunny slopes.
Why is Mammoth so great for kids? Besides having a top notch ski school, fun day camps, and more beginner terrain than any resort in California, it is affordable too. New this season, Children ages 7 to 12 can ski or snowboard for just $30. As always, children ages 6 or under ski for free.
As great as those deals sound and as much as my family loves Mammoth, we do not love the long drive from Orange County which involves tackling the congestion of Inland Empire and a lonely drive up Highway 395. This long drive has lead many families in the southern reaches of California to view Mammoth as an annual vacation instead of a destination that is easy to visit via a couple different weekend trips throughout the ski season. Luckily, that is all about to change. Currently, daily winter flights to Mammoth depart from LAX, San Francisco, and San Jose but starting December 15th, United Airlines is adding a daily flight from Orange County and San Diego as well, making Mammoth a great ski getaway for families all over California.
In celebration of this exciting announcement and the beginning of the Mammoth Mountain ski season, we are giving away an opportunity for one lucky family to be on one of those inaugural flights to Mammoth, as well as lodging and lift tickets! Since this giveaway has particular appeal to our Southern California readers, we decided to join forces with two of our favorite Southern California blogs, Just Spotted and La Jolla Mom, to create a fun Facebook giveaway for all of our readers.
If you are not familiar with Just Spotted or La Jolla Mom, you should be! Just Spotted touts itself as being “your guide to living, visiting, and dreaming about Orange County” and it has always been one of my go-to resources when looking for information about family friendly events in Orange County. The Just Spotted calendar is filled with up-to-date listings of what is happening around OC and any family living in, near, or visiting the area should definitely check it out. La Jolla Mom, one of Trekaroo’s Superoos, is pretty much a celebrity in the San Diego area. Her website is a hodgepodge of recipes, local profiles and deals, eco-friendly household tips, travel, and so more. I personally love all her Wine Wednesdays, including this especially appealing one on pairing Halloween candy with wine. We know you will love both of these sites as much as we do!
Win a trip for four to Mammoth Mountain including two nights lodging, two-day lift tickets for two adults and two children, and airfare from Southern California for travel December 15-17, 2011 valued at more than $2000.00 !
- Round trip flights for four from Los Angeles (LAX) on Alaska Airlines, Orange County (SNA) on United Airlines or San Diego (SAN) on United Airlines
- Two nights lodging at the Mammoth Mountain Inn.
- Two of Mammoth Mountain’s new Adult/child combination two-day lift tickets (giving 4 people the opportunity to ski/snowboard for 2 days)
- Good for travel December 15-17, 2011.
How to enter:
Entering to win is as easy as 1-2-3!
This ski lift will take you to three different stops. Each stop is another opportunity to enter to win.
Submit your first contest entry at Trekaroo’s Facebook page
Then keep going and get more entries by following the link to Just Spotted and La Jolla Mom on Facebook.
Remember, to grab all 3 chances to win!
Rules and guidelines:
- 18 years of age or older
- US Residents only
Deadline to enter: Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 11:59PM PST
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Sharlene Earnshaw is the blog editor for Trekaroo.