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The Alyssa Lara Purple Snowboard Scholarship Fund has been established in honor of Mammoth Mountain’s dynamic and joyous instructor, Alyssa Lara.  

Alyssa loved the outdoors, travel, sports, swimming and paying her good fortune forward. If she wasn’t hiking, backpacking, camping, surfing, scuba diving, swimming, snowboarding, or traveling, she was spending quality time with her friends and family.  She embodied Joie de Vivre, the Joy of Life.  

Snowboarding was her passion. She would drive up to Mammoth every chance she could get, sometimes by herself even, with no worries about where she would sleep. She couldn’t get enough of the thrill and wonder she found up in the mountains. In her first year, she earned Snowboard Instructor ‘Rookie of the Year’. 

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In honor of Alyssa, the Purple Snowboard Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to underserved youth and grant the opportunity to visit and experience Mammoth Mountain. It is our goal that season after season young children will be able to learn to ski and snowboard and experience the wonder of snowy mountains the way Alyssa did, to learn about her and to experience their own Joie de Vivre.

Scholarship application and timeline will be announced soon.