Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in the Inyo National Forest, in eastern California. It is about 100 miles south of the Nevada state line and 30 minutes from Yosemite National Park. The California residents who are regulars here simply call the resort Mammoth. The slopes are on the north side of Mammoth Mountain in the volcanic Long Valley Caldera.
There are 150 named runs at Mammoth covering 3,500 acres. The runs are accessed by 27 lifts, 3 gondolas, 23 chairs and 2 platter lifts. The vertical drop is 3,100 feet and the longest run is 3 miles.
Snowboarders love the setups at Mammoth, with 3 pipes and 7 parks covering 90 acres. Transworld Snowboarding says "top ten pipe" and "top ten park". The different parks are Disco Park, Wonderland Park, X-Course, Forest Trail Park, Jibs Galore, South Park and Main Park. The pipes are the Mini Pipe, the Super Pipe and the Super Duper Pipe that is also Olympic size. Mammoth is the only ski resort in North America to offer three different sized halfpipes.
View from Dry Creek near top of Mammoth Mountain.
Thanks to wikipedia.org for the picture.
Other winter activities include cross country skiing, snowmobiles, snowcat tours, gondola rides, lift serviced sledding, ice skating, dog sled rides and horse drawn Sleigh rides. Just down the road from Minaret, on the way to the main lodge, is the snow tubing area, another popular attraction at Mammoth. They have full tow access and tube rental. It's twenty five dollars an hour but be sure to bring cash, that's all this place takes.
When summer rolls around the resort stays open and you can enjoy the Adventure Center, Mountain Bike Park, Sierra Star Golf Course, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, tennis, canoeing and kayaking, skateboarding, rock climbing and Yosemite tours.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort offers on slope lodging in several areas and price ranges. The Village Lodge is all about luxury with rooms from studio to three bedrooms. There is plenty of dining and shopping in the Village and a gondola is your ride to the slopes.
Skiers coming down Wipeout Chutes under Chair 23 at Mammoth Mountain
after a fresh snow. Thanks to wikipedia.org for the picture.
Juniper Springs Resort has hotel style condominiums and town homes. It is near Eagle Lodge and you can ski in and ski out from here. Mammoth Mountain Inn located near Main Lodge and a gondola has lodging from hotel rooms to condos. Tamarack Lodge and Resort is lakeside on Twin Lakes offering direct access to the cross country trails.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort has more than it's share of shops, restaurants and nightclubs. There are spas, a full service athletic club, an indoor gaming center, 12 nightclubs and 45 restaurants. On the mountain dining can be found at the Marketplace Food Court, the Top of the Sierra Market, Steeps Bar, The Mill Cafe and Outpost BBQ.
If you need to brush up on your skiing before hitting the slopes, or if you have never been on a ski, the Ski and Snowboard School is the place to visit. They offer lessons for adults and children in groups or private. The have an adaptive ski school, cross country lessons and ski camps.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Terrain.
Thanks to lgkiii for the picture at flickr.com
Licensed child care services are provided at Mammoth if you would like to leave the kids and ski for the day. Small World takes children ages newborn to 8 years and keeps them busy with indoor and outdoor activities. They have age specific room environments that include crafts, stories, games, rest time and more.
Other ski resorts in the nearby area are June Mountain, only 6 miles away. Badger is 33 miles away and Sierra Summit is 29 miles.
Mammoth Ski Resort boosts one of the longest ski seasons in the states, opening in November and operating through June. It is one of the first to open and, in the past, has been open as late as July 4th.
The address at Mammoth is 1 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, California 93546. Their number is 760-934-2571. The lift hours are 7:30 am to 2 pm.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Map & Directions (click on "Marker" for your personalized directions)
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Lift.
Thanks to lgkiii for the picture at flickr.com
Have A Great Story (or question) About This Ski Resort?
Do you have a great story about this? Share it!
Best Family Ski Resorts | Cheap Ski Vacations | History of Snow Skiing | Top Ten Ski Resorts | Alta Ski Resort | Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort | Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort | Bear Creek Ski Resort | Best Ski Resorts Near Montreal | Big Boulder Ski Resorts | Big Sky Ski Resort | Bittersweet Ski Resort | Blue Mountain Ski Resort | Bluewood Ski Resort | Boreal Ski Resort | Boston Mills Ski Resort | Bousquet Ski Resort | Breckenridge Ski Resort | Brighton Ski Resort | Bromont Ski Resort | Camelback Ski Resort | Canada Ski Vacations | Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort | Colorado Ski Resort Jobs | Copper Mountain Ski Resort | Devil's Head Ski Resort | Diamond Peak Ski Resort | Dubai Ski Resort | Heavenly Valley Ski Resort | Hidden Valley Ski Resort | Holiday Valley Ski Resort | Homewood Ski Resort | Indianhead Mountain Ski Resort | Keystone Ski Resort | Killington Mountain Ski Resort | Liberty Ski Resort | Loveland Ski Resort | Michigan Ski Resorts | Monarch Ski Resort | Mountain High Ski Resort | Mt. Baker Ski Resort | Mt. Spokane Ski Resort | North Star Ski Resort | Peek N Peak Ski Resort | Red Mountain Ski Resort | Red River Ski Resort | Santa Fe Ski Resort | Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort | Ski Areas Around Montreal | Ski Resorts in West Virginia | Smugglers' Notch Ski Resort | Snowbird Ski Resort | Snow Shoe Ski Resort | Soda Springs Ski Resort | Solitude Ski Resort Utah | Squaw Valley Ski Resort | Steamboat Ski Resort | Stratton Mountain Ski Resort | Suger Bowl Ski Resort | Sunrise Ski Resort | Tahoe Donner Ski Resort | Timberline Ski Resort | Vermont Ski Resorts | Whitetail Ski Resort |
From Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort to Ski Resort Reviews | Land of Snow Blog | Montreal | Winter Survival | Winter Activities For Children And Adults | Maple Syrup | Pictures of Snow | Snow Blogs | Review of Snow Blowers |