image: powder magazine
(to navigate to Part II, simply click on the ‘down arrow’ in the upper right corner after you click ‘play’)
Part II, “The Mistakes” discusses how Mammoth built a large airport that, in the end, wasn’t approved by the FAA. This leads to the town of Mammoth Lakes losing a lawsuit to a developer that sends the town into bankruptcy.
Part III & IV coming soon…
RECKONING AT MAMMOTH LAKES
In July 2012, Mammoth Lakes, California declared bankruptcy.
After disputing with a developer for nearly a dozen years, the town faced a judgment nearly three times its annual budget. The mood of the ski resort, a town of 8,000 tucked in an isolated patch of the Eastern Sierra, was darkened and anxious as reality set in; jobs would be lost, services would be cut. People questioned if the Town would be able to continue to function, or if the Mammoth dream would soon die.
But for a dream to die it must first be born. The genesis of Mammoth Lakes started in the early 1940s with a man named Dave McCoy.
His dream, the story of Mammoth, begins here. – Powder Magazine
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Aerial photo of Mammoth Mountain, CA.