The purpose of the Mammoth Lakes Foundation is to support higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra.
Our vision is to establish a permanent campus in the Mammoth Lakes area that will provide facilities for academic studies, appreciation of the arts, and student housing.
Dave McCoy’s vision to cultivate higher education and the arts in the Eastern Sierra is a vision that is shared by many. It is a vision that the Mammoth Lakes Foundation looks to time and time again for inspiration and purpose. The availability of higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra enhances the quality of life enjoyed by residents, second homeowners and visitors. It balances the recreational attractions in the community with cultural and educational opportunities. Higher education promotes leadership, stimulates growth and builds a stronger year round economy and community
Driven by our mission to support higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra, South Gateway Student Apartments opened its doors at the Grand Opening on August 9, 2008. This is the first community college student housing facility to open in California in over two decades. The construction of South Gateway in Mammoth makes a total of 12 community colleges in the state (of 109 total California community colleges) that provide optional housing for students. The deluxe apartment-style housing units are located adjacent to the fully-accredited Mammoth Campus of Cerro Coso Community College in the heart of Mammoth Lakes.
The Mammoth Ski Museum is home to the Beekley International Collection of Skiing Art & Literature. Enjoy and explore the largest private collection of skiing’s fine art and literature in Mammoth Lakes, CA.
Five hundred years of the sport and culture of skiing await you. Tour our exhibitions and research library.
Revisit early Sierra and Mammoth ski history. Dave McCoy, founder of Mammoth Mountain ski area and the ski pioneers of the Sierra share their legendary stories through evolving exhibits and films in the Pioneer Theater & Gallery