Mammoth Lakes, Calif, Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winter air service to Mammoth Lakes resumes on December 19, 2013, just in time to experience a snowy holiday. Offered by both United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, connections are available to Mammoth Yosemite Airport through Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Orange County.

The flight schedule for winter/spring 2013-14 will benefit several markets with additional daily flights, making it easier for snow enthusiasts to enjoy more time in the mountains. Daily non-stop service to and from San Diego will now be offered by Alaska with an earlier arrival scheduled for Saturday mornings. Weekend flight service on United out of Orange County will add a Monday and Thursday flight, allowing guests additional travel flexibility.

"The air travel experience to and from Mammoth Lakes is a breeze now," said John Urdi, executive director, Mammoth Lakes Tourism. "We have flights connecting through all of California's gateway airports. A traveler from almost anywhere on the east coast, the south, or in the midwest can now make it to Mammoth with one easy connection. It translates to more time on the snow and less time in the air." 

United service also includes non-stop flights daily throughout the winter from San Francisco with a second flight four days per week. Daily non-stop Alaska Airlines service from LAX will resume November 15th with a second daily flight (other than Saturdays) beginning December 19th.

"The theme here with the added flights and adjusted times is ease. It's easier to get here, and to spend more time on travel days on the mountain," said Erik Forsell, Mammoth's chief marketing officer. "Once you land, you're basically here. The Mammoth airport is five miles outside of town, with free transport into town and it's a small airport so lines are minimal. You can be on the chairlift within an hour of landing in Mammoth, no problem."

Mammoth Lakes Yosemite airport is just 15 minutes from Mammoth Mountain Resort. Complimentary airport shuttles are available to all guests who book their stay at Mammothmountain.com or through 800.MAMMOTH.

For more information about the new flights on United or to reserve a seat visit www.united.com. For more information on Alaska Airlines service visit http://www.alaskaair.com. For more information about Mammoth Lakes go to http://visitmammoth.com and http://www.mammothmountain.com/.

About Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With 1.3 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is currently the third most frequented ski resort in the United States. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit http://www.mammothmountain.com/">MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.

Tim LeRoy, Lyman Public Relations
312-451-7679 or tim@lymanpr.com