Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, or Mammoth Mountain, is a ski resort located in California in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. Mammoth Mountain has an elevation of 11,053 feet. The base is 7,953 ft above sea level, giving 3,100 feet of almost year round world class skiing and winter fun.
This amazing winter playground is in Mammoth Lakes off the 395 corridor in the Eastern Sierra in California. It is about five hours north of Los Angeles and three hours south of Reno, Nevada. The drive there takes you through arguably some of the best scenery California has to offer, as foothills give way to majestic mountains.
About Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain boasts the second longest ski season in North America, sometimes stretching to an impressive 10 months! And with an average snowfall of 400 inches (more than 600 during the 2016/‘17 season!) its hard to beat for skiing fun.
There are several different options for getting to Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. You can fly from several different locations, drive through scenic vistas, or even by shuttle or bus.
If you’re looking to get here quick, nothing beats a flight by United Airlines. They offer daily service from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver. The airport is conveniently situated to offer fast access to The Village so you can check in and hit the slopes.
If you’re coming by car, you’ll be taking Hwy 395 as it runs north to south. Take in the spectacular eastern Sierra Mountains and enjoy the views.
Public transit and private charter services offer a stress-free drive to and around the Mammoth Lakes area. Let someone else take the wheel so you can relax and enjoy the vistas.
Mammoth Mountain Inn is perfectly located to give you access to all the best activities and entertainment Mammoth Mountain has. It offers ski in/ski out convenience, and an array of different lodging options depending on your desired comfort level including multi-level condos with lofts and sleeping arrangements for eight or more guests!
Featuring year round entertainment, direct gondola access to the mountain, and convenient access to the best shopping and dining in town, The Village Lodge is situated in the heart of Mammoth. Featuring studio condos that sleep four all the way to three bedroom deluxe condos with full dining and living areas, The Village Lodge has some of the best lodgings of any ski resort in California.
One of the more unusual and luxurious housing options for travelers to Mammoth Mountain is the Altis Home. Featuring arrangements for up to ten guests, this impressive home offers three full bathrooms, and full dining and living amenities. A bevy of free options including free high speed WiFi, DVD rentals, even incoming/outgoing fax services make this the place for entertaining guests during your stay.
The Juniper Springs Resort offers the perfect balance between convenience, luxury, and affordability. From studio condos to deluxe three bedroom townhomes, ski in/ski out access, and close proximity to the Eagle base lodge for all your skiing needs, Juniper Springs is a favorite among return skiers.
What To Bring
Assuming you come during the ski season, bundle up! Boasting more than 400 inches of snow per year, Mammoth Mountain boasts the second best snowfall season in the country. Gloves, snowboots, goggles, and snow-appropriate clothing should all top your list. Remember that wet clothes trap cool air, so snowsuits for the family might be a good idea.
You can bring your own ski equipment if you’d like. Mammoth Mountain also offers competitively priced rental equipment at numerous locations across the resort.
Having one of the best and longest ski seasons in North America is what keeps people coming back year after year. The 2016/2017 season was one of the longest on record, opening November 8th and finally closing August 6th. That year also boasted the second snowiest on record, with an impressive 618 inches!
With 150 named ski runs, divided into 25% beginner, 40% intermediate, and 35% expert, there’s plenty of skiing to go around for all ages and all skill levels.
Plus, with lessons and classes offered from beginner level all the way to expert, we can guarantee you’ll find some fun skiing.
Wooly’s Tube Park
With a lift going to the top of the park, a snow area just for building snowmen and playing in, and even a heated deck featuring delicious hot cocoa and adult beverages, Wooly’s Tube Park is a hotspot for family fun. You can zoom down the chute on a high speed snow tube. Or you can relax and chill at the bottom with a hot cocoa in hand while the kids have a blast.
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
With over 19 miles of trails,you’ll be able to explore the Mammoth Lake Basin in a more intimate fashion.Rentals, lessons, guided tours, and even season passes are all available. If skis just aren’t for you, groomed snowshoe paths are offered as well.
Snowmobile enthusiasts can find what they’re seeking on our miles of beautiful trails. Whether you’re forging out on your own or want to take in the scenes with a guided tour, Mammoth Mountain is your one-stop shop for snowy fun.
Bowling & Indoor Golf
Mammoth Rock N’ Bowl is Mammoth Lake’s newest, hippest place to be. Offering strong drinks, amazing fun, and spectacular views, your bowling game will soar to new levels. Featuring live Djs, Murder Dinner Whodunit nights, three indoor golf simulators, twelve bowling lanes, a pro shop, foosball, darts and more this entertainment hub might become your favorite place to be.