In college I practically lived on the mountain, snowboarding nearly every day. Often times riding 100+ days each season. As you can imagine, I created some pretty amazing memories – such as meeting & falling in love with my hubby…

& Although I only spent 13 days on the mountain this past season, watching my boys fall in love with the slopes will definitely make last year, a season to remember.

As soon as the weather started to get cold, my kids started asking when we were going to hit the slopes again. &  I have to admit, I was wondering the same thing – there is something absolutely-totally-and-completely-magical about spending time, as a family, on the snow.

Luckily, Mammoth Mountain has made spending family time on the mountain easy & affordable (two words you don’t often hear associated with skiing & snowboarding).

Skiing & Snowboarding Made Easy

Besides having a top notch ski school, fun day camps, and more beginner terrain than any resort in California, it’s easy on your wallet… This season, children ages 7 to 12 can ski or snowboard for just $30.  AND, children ages 6 or under ski for free. Wahoooo!

Unfortunately, Mammoth Mountain isn’t just down the road. & While the drive is totally do-able, tackling  the congestion of  Inland Empire and a lonely drive up Highway 395, with a car-load of kids can often be daunting. (Trust me, I feel & understand your pain.)

I’m sure plenty of families, have refrained from taking advantage of all the fabulous-ness Mammoth has to offer, simply because of this long drive (I know I have). So I’m happy to report, that is all about to change.

Currently, daily winter flights to Mammoth depart from LAX, San Francisco, and San Jose. But, starting  December 15th, United Airlines is adding a daily flight from Orange County and San Diego as well, making Mammoth a great ski getaway for families all over California. Can I get a collective “WAHOOOOOOOO”?!

$2000+ Mammoth Mountain Giveaway

In celebration of this exciting announcement and the beginning of the Mammoth Mountain ski season, we are giving away an opportunity for one lucky family to be on one of those inaugural flights to Mammoth, as well as lodging and lift tickets! Yep! Yep! Yep! You read that right… FREE flights, FREE lodging & FREE Tickets for you & your family!

Since this giveaway has particular appeal to Southern California, we decided to join forces with two of our favorite Southern California blogs, Trekaroo and La Jolla Mom, to create a fun Facebook giveaway for all of our readers.

If you are not familiar with Trekaroo or La Jolla Mom, you should be! Trekaroo is the family travel go-to. With literally thousands of reviews, suggestions & tips, written by actual families, taking actual family vacationsTrekaroo is a gold mine! (Or at least I think it is!). & La Jolla Mom, is pretty much a celebrity in the San Diego area. Her website is a hodgepodge of recipes, local profiles and deals, eco-friendly household tips, travel, and so more. We know you will love both of these sites as much as we do!

Nitty-Gritty Details

Ready for the Giveaway? Win a trip for four to Mammoth Mountain including two nights lodging, two-day lift tickets for two adults and two children, and airfare from Southern California for travel  December 15-17, 2011 valued at more than $2000.00!

* Round trip flights for four from Los Angeles (LAX) on Alaska Airlines, Orange County (SNA) on United Airlines or San Diego (SAN) on United Airlines
* Two nights lodging at the Mammoth Mountain Inn.
* Two of Mammoth Mountain‘s new Adult/child combination two-day lift tickets  (giving 4 people the opportunity to ski/snowboard for 2 days)
* Good for travel December 15-17, 2011.

How to enter:

Entering to win is as easy as 1-2-3!

This ski lift will take you to three different stops.  Each stop is another opportunity to enter to win.

First Stop: Submit your first contest entry at Trekaroo’s Facebook page

Then keep going and get more entries by following the link to  Just Spotted and La Jolla Mom on Facebook.

Yes! You will enter your name, email & zip code 3 times (at each of the Facebook pages). But every time you do, you will be entered to win – for a grand total of 3 entries per email address!

Really want to win (& who wouldn’t)?! Remember, to grab all 3 chances to win!

Rules and guidelines:
* 18 years of age or older
* US Residents only

Deadline to enter:
Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 11:59PM PST

Thanks to  Online Sweepstakes and CashNet Sweepstakes,.

xoxo, K
ps. Don’t forget to enter the $2000+ Mammoth Mountain Giveaway HERE.