MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is fantastic! So where is Mammoth Lakes? The town is in the heart of the Eastern Sierra, is the home of the Mammoth Mountain Resort. The mountain itself is very large and actually composed of several different smaller mountains all along the John Muir Wilderness and Pacific Crest Trail which runs from Canada to Mexico. The development of the ski resort is directly tied to Dave McCoy and the entire history of Mammoth Lakes.
Winter in Mammoth Lakes is composed of many activities
but for the regulars and locals, all things center around skiing in Mammoth
or the Mammoth snowboard terrain parks
To see what the hill looks like in either winter or summer, you can check out the Mammoth Web Cams
to get a look. They are cool and you can control them yourself. Popular activities in winter also include renting snowmobiles
and taking dog sled rides
. Kids often go off into the forest to go sledding
or snow tubing, anywhere they can find a clearance of trees. Mammoth gets more snow than any other California resort because of the higher elevation, however as the Mountain is located in the desert, the temperatures are not severe. Mammoth can average 400 or more inches of snow per year and is often open through Memorial Day, when most other west coast ski resorts have long been closed.
The bikini run on the last day or near last day is a favorite when temperatures can get into the 60's, yet there is still snow on the ground.
Summer is actually even more gorgeous than winter, although the skiers would argue that one. Mammoth is the east side of Yosemite, so we get the same climate in the summer as our popular neighbor. Summer temperatures are warm in the 80's with nights being a bit chilly. The most popular summer activities
around being outdoors and are hiking
and once the snow is melted, the ski resort becomes a world class mountain bike park
with trails for all levels. Bikes are loaded on the chair lifts... and up they go for a thrill ride down. The gondola also operates in summer so you can ride to the top to take pictures and see the view. Mt. Whitney and the Minarets are popular photo shots.
Known for its lakes and fishing, the Mammoth lakes basin has 6 lakes to fish on, or hike around. You can also rent paddle boats on Lake Mary, or canoe, or kayak and Lake Mary is one of our premiere lakes located right in the town. There are also short and long day trips
outside of Mammoth. Mammoth also offers adventure guides for those who want an experience that is out of the ordinary.
One of the most spectacular times to come to Mammoth is in autumn
. The trees turn the whole Eastern Sierra into a blazing storm of reds, yellows and orange. The forest service monitors the changing of the leaves and on a day by day list, denote which areas have the best color.
October is usually the month, and usually the first week so if you need an after summer getaway, coming up to see the trees is ideal. It is truly magnificent and even though the weather starts to get cool, you can still do all the same activities as in summer. You'll just need a sweater.
City Concierge at Mammoth Lakes is here to make your vacation a great experience. We are very knowledgeable about our location and the lodging options. We offer the convenience of making
with automated service and instant reservations.
Enjoy your visit and call us if we can help (866) 864-6444.