2-24-20  Reminder that a public memorial will be held at Mammoth Mountain Friday 2-28 .

A Day of Celebration in Honor of Dave McCoy

Friday, February 28 with a day of skiing and celebration in honor of Dave McCoy. This day is for everyone, focused on what Dave loved most – skiing.

Please log on the mammothmountain.com for more information. #ThankYouDave
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“Remembering skiing legend Dave McCoy, who passed away Saturday at age 104. His remarkable career in skiing started in 1942 with a simple rope tow and over the years he evolved it into Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, with some of the best all around terrain in the world.
In 2005, McCoy announced he was retiring after running the ski area for 68 years. He continued to ski until 2008, but stopped due to a knee replacement and his age. McCoy took up photography and used his keen eye to become quite a visual artist.
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As of 2018, Dave and Roma McCoy have 6 children, 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild – a total of 52 descendants.
McCoy turned 100 on August 24, 2015.
He was portrayed by Dabney Coleman in the 1975 movie, The Other Side of the Mountain. His life and career were documented in the coffee table book Tracks of Passion by Robin Morning.
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I only met him once or twice, but skied for many years on Mammoth, including a few sets of turns of the run that bears his name.

Many said he’d never pull off putting a ski destination on Mammoth Mountain. McCoy was a visionary. He knew different. The results speak for themselves and are there for all to see … and ski.”

  Dave    Sierra Wave Media, thanks Andy Geisel for sharing his thoughts about Dave McCoy.

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