McGee Mountain Rope Tow #34

McGee Mountain Rope Tow #34 (HM1BZ)

Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Mono County
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N 37° 35.451', W 118° 47.537'

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The first permanent rope tow in the Eastern Sierra was built west of this site on the east slope of McGee Mountain. This predecessor of Mammoth Mountain ski area was constructed here in 1938 because of its dependable snow and nearness to a highway. Prior to this facility most down hill skiing was done by use of a portable rope tow system (a working gasoline engine, rope, and pullies.) Dave McCoy—world class skier, entrepreneur, and visionary, was instrumental in organizing and promoting skiing here. The success of this rope tow motivated McCoy to move in 1941 to Mammoth Mountain. Subsequently, within a few years, the popularity of skiing here declined and this rope tow was abandoned. Some remnants of that first rope tow can still be seen today along the slopes of McGee Mountain.

Dedicated September 14, 1996
Bodie Chapter No. 64
E Clampus Vitus
HM NumberHM1BZ
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1996
Placed ByBodie Chapter No. 64 E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 6:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 341765 N 4161930
Decimal Degrees37.59085000, -118.79228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.451', W 118° 47.537'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 27.06" N, 118° 47' 32.22" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 67 Crowley Lake Dr, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, US
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