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Bikini Run: Scantily-Clad Spring Riding Hits Mammoth Mountain

April 14, 2008

Bikini Run: Scantily-Clad Spring Riding Hits Mammoth Mountain

What began almost a decade ago as an impromptu half-naked jaunt through the snow has grown into a full-fledged and scantily-clad reminder that spring is here at Mammoth Mountain. On Saturday, more than 40 bikini and boardshort-wearing college students slid and slashed their way through Mammoth’s spring corn snow as part of the spontaneous, yet annual “Bikini Run.”

Bikini Run is a critical mass of college students, wearing next to nothing, taking a run from Mammoth’s 11,053 foot summit to Main Lodge. Weaving between traditionally clad guests, bikini runners come to Mammoth for a good time and to take advantage of the mountain’s seemingly endless snowpack year after year.

Justin Globerson, President of the UCLA Ski and Snowboard Team says, “The annual bikini run is a perfect excuse to have run and make fun of yourself out on the ski slopes.”

With 2007/08 season snowfall at over 28 feet and a current base of 6-9 feet, bikini runs are a great reminder that Mammoth is just ramping up for an incredible spring ski season under the warm California sun.

Upcoming spring events at Mammoth include: the Pond Skim on April 20 with a 100 foot pool of icy water taunting skiers and snowboarders, Spring Fest’s month-long party celebrating epic spring conditions that kicks-off April 21, and the infamous West Coast Invitational (WCI) with a huge on-snow party, Nighttime Rail Jam in The Village and Fiesta de la Pipa from May 2 to 4.

Mammoth Mountain plans to remain open through Memorial Day, May 26, weather permitting. For more information visit

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