Mammoth Mountain on Wednesday replaced its iconic summit sign ahead of the 2019-2020 ski and snowboard season. Now, it’s giving winter sports enthusiasts a chance to own a piece of the resort’s history.
The original summit sign will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The bid as of early Wednesday afternoon was at $15,000.
The auction closes next Wednesday at noon, and proceeds benefit the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation.
Mammoth took down the old sign, which was installed 20 years ago, because of “significant wear and tear.” Last spring, it had to be cut down five feet due to damage.
But for two decades, the memorable sign served as a scenic photo opportunity for the many who passed it — everyone from gondola riders, to hikers and shredders.
The new summit sign mimics the original wood design and is 24 feet tall. It was installed weeks before the start of the new ski and snowboard season, which is scheduled to begin Nov. 9.
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Now is your chance to own a part of Mammoth history! As you may have seen, our iconic summit sign is being replaced due to significant wear and tear over the last 21 years. In spring 2019, the sign was cut down about 5’ in order to remove damaged parts, and the time has come to officially replace it. The original summit sign was installed over 20 years ago and has served as a photo opportunity for scenic gondola riders, hikers, families and shredders alike. The memories at the summit over the last two decades are endless and we look forward to making new ones with you this season and beyond. The new summit sign is true to the original, mimicking the original design, made of wood and standing at 24 feet tall. We are auctioning off the original summit sign to one lucky bidder, with all proceeds benefitting the @_mmcf_ which provides programs and financial aid for youth academics and athletics in the Eastern Sierra. The auction will run for 7 days so get your bids in soon! Check out our Facebook page for a live shot of the new sign being installed earlier today. LINK TO AUCTION: IN BIO ⬆️⬆️⬆️