Industry News 5/10/2010

EVENT: Katal Landing Pad Coming to Mammoth Mountain

Katal Landing Pad Coming to Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain and Katal Innovations have teamed up to bring a Katal Landing Pad to Mammoth from May 22-31, 2010. The Katal Landing Pad will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily and will cost $40 per day for unlimited use. Purchase tickets at the Main Lodge ticket window.

Measuring at 50 feet wide by 90 feet long and 5 feet thick, the Katal Landing Pad covers the entire surface area of a jump after the takeoff allowing users to attempt new tricks without the consequences of crashing on an icy landing. Unlike traditional foam pits used for jumping, the Katal Landing Pad allows users to "ride-out" their landings to more closely simulate an actual jump landing.

The Katal Landing Pad will be installed on a custom jump featuring three takeoffs ranging from 10-60 feet. The setup will be accessible from Face Lift Express. Passes for use of the Katal Landing Pad are available at Main Lodge Ticket Windows.

Mammoth's Snowboard and Freeride Ski Teams will be offering training camps that are open to the public. Enrollment includes individualized instruction, daily video review and unlimited use of the Katal Landing Pad.

Training Camp Dates:

· May 22-23, 2010 – Weekend Session - $250

· May 24-28, 2010 – Weekday Session - $625

· May 29-31, 2010 – Holiday Weekend Session - $375

Daily Camp Schedule:

· 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. air bag session

· 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on snow training

· 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. video review session

For more information or to enroll in one of the training camp sessions, please contact Ben Wisner at or 760.934.2571 extension 3144.