“Dave McCoy, a towering pioneer of the California ski industry, who with vision, hard work and a knack for the mechanical transformed a remote Sierra peak into the storied Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, has died. He was 104,” as the Los Angeles Times is reporting.
“’McCoy was part of a post-World War II cohort of pioneers who had an extraordinary sense of what they could do, which is why we have a place like Mammoth Mountain today,’ said Hal Clifford, executive editor of Orion, a nature and culture magazine. ‘It’s a unique creation that wasn’t hatched in corporate planning room, or a focus group.”’
We paid tribute to Dave in our Sierra FoodWineArt magazine in 2004 with text and a vintage photo (see bottom of article).
A video about Dave from the L.A. Times, is here: