Tow Rope McGee Creek Rope Tow

Dave McCoy, the driving force
behind the present day Mammoth
Mountain Ski Area, created a
place to enjoy downhill skiing,
near McGee Creek. The spot had
good snow and was close to the
highway. He and his friends used
ropes and pullies, powered by a
gasoline engine to get themselves
up the hill. A monument near
McGee Creek, complete with gear
wheels marks this "first" ski area!

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