Mammoth Mountain ski area fires up for the season on Nov. 10, with $50 opening-day lift tickets to lure early-bird bargain hunters.
The deal: The Mammoth Lakes ski resort, a five-hour drive from Los Angeles, will also offer free coffee and hot cocoa to mark its season opening.
You can buy $50 adult lift tickets now online for opening day. By comparison, adult lift tickets on other November days will cost you $89, according to a check of online prices.
Also, opening-day tickets cost $41 for seniors and children (13 to 22 years old) and $20 for young kids.
The first chair — the famed Broadway — will open at 8:30 a.m. Drink specials will be available all day at the Main Lodge sun deck and Tusks Bar.
When: The offer is good Nov. 10 only.
Details: Mammoth is hoping for a repeat of last season, when snowfall totals returned to average levels, about 400 inches a year.
But keep this in mind: Opening dates are always subject to change, depending on early or late snows.
Info: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, (800) 626-6684