Tracks of Passion traces the story of Eastern Sierra skiing from its beginnings in the 1930s with early rope tows outside sleepy towns along Highway 395 to the development of Mammoth Mountain. In the 1960s Dave McCoy’s vision for a family-fun ski resort expanded as his personally-trained racers competede internationally and his children raced in the Olympics. With more than a half-century of McCoy’s leadership, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area eventually encompasses 27 lifts and a gondola, lodgings, and amenities for skiers. An enthusiastic staff of dedicated mavericks ran ski lifts, ski patrol, and ski school each winter and built lifts each summer. Turning over the reins in 2005 at the age of 90, Dave McCoy summed up his career saying “It wasn’t a job, it was a love affair.”