Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

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Mammoth Lakes, California

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Mammoth Lakes Reviews

sccatalyst sccataly…
4 reviews
The Mountain is as big as the town is small Jan 22, 2011
Been riding Mammoth regularly for the last two seasons. I'll be going all in with a season pass next year. Mammoth gets some of the largest snow fall in the continental U.S. Mammoth is typically one of the first resorts to open and almost always the last to close they were open until July 4 last year.

Getting there: Mammoth is fairly remote to reach. About 5.5-6 hours from L.A. by car it's definitely a drive but worth it if there is snow in the forecast. Chains for your car tires are a must and 4-wheel drive is a very solid idea.

Pricing: Since the mountain is the reason folks come and the town is small, if you are a solo traveler good luck with finding an inexpensive place to stay. I have never found especially good rates on lodgin even when using online sites. I you are a solo travel, highly recommend joining one of the ski/snowboard groups at There are always groups driving up and I have found great prices for lodging and in some cases a meal or two included. Many of the groups car pool so there's the added bonus of not needed your own transpo.

Nightlife: The night life is not on par with say, Whistler-Blackcomb but it's not completely dead either. There are a few bars/pubs for those with any energy remaining from riding all day. The Auld Dubliner is one of my favorites, the Yodler at Main Lodge is a favorite place for apre ski.

Mammoth is one of the best mountains in California and never disappoints. The additional star to reach 5 would be for deals and specials for lodging.
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christopherborel christop…
5 reviews
World class skiing at its best. Sep 27, 2009
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is located in the Eastern Sierras about 310 miles from L.A. This resort is truly a world class resort. They open for skiing every year on November 8th and stay open as late as the fouth of July.

Mountain Specs:

3500 skiable acres

3100 vertical feet

28 lifts

11,053 feet elevation

3 Base lodges

I've skied many great ski resorts throughout North America and if you ask me what's my favorite place to ski with out hesitation I'll tell you Mammoth.

Mammoth lives up to it's name, it's Mammoth! I was once a beginner and today a professional and I love it all the same. Thier is terrain for any level of skier from Sesame St. to Schoolyard Express, Avalanche Chutes to Paraniods and Climax to Heuvos Grande. If you love skiing you will love this mountain.

Thier are many hotels, condos, and even a campground for R.V.s. If your looking for low cost try Motel 6 and if you don't mind spending a few dollars there are many ski in ski out places located in the village or the Westin hotel.

If you decide to visit Mammoth remember to bring your sunblock. With 300 days of sunshine you'll need it. I love love love Mammoth...

Remember to prepare for extreme conditions also. You don't want to get caught in a storm without being prepared for it.
The Posse on the summit.
Beth rocks!
Hiking into upper Avalanche Chutes.
Good lookin' backside.
cynthia cynthia
2 reviews
Mar 28, 2006
Mammoth is the best trip to take to relax and talk to friends you haven't seen in ages. During the day you can ski/ night, its a chill place to go to the jacuzzi argue about dating, life, business....or as my friend, doctorz, would do, play dungeons and dragons...Just watch out for snowballs from the moment you get there till the moment you leave...good memories...
foolz0r says:
Woohoo, 5 stars for Mammoth!
Posted on: May 22, 2006
Eric Eric
408 reviews
Nov 25, 2005
This is one of the best places to ski in California and a popular spot for southern californians. As the name implies, the ski area is HUGE and you could easily spend a few days here and not even have time to ski all of the runs the mountain has to offer. The conditions are usually pretty good. I've skiied in good snow as early as Thanksgiving and, although there won't be much snow left, it's possible to continue skiing even until the 4th of July.After some fresh snowfall, my favorite places to ski are the face of Lincoln mountain (Chair 22), Upper Dry Creek (Chair 5), and Wipeout and Dropout (Chair 23). I think the best powder can be found on the face of Lincoln mountain because the mountain and the trees shield the snow from the wind.If you are into freestyle skiing, Mammoth also offers some of the best terrain parks in North America. The Main Park contains crazy 60-80ft jumps and if you go there you can often see many professional skiiers and snowboarders executing amazing, gravity-defying moves. There are also smaller terrain parks for us mere mortals who value a set of unbroken bones.
A view of Chair 23 and Cornice Bow…
The top of Cornice. The wind and b…
Kevin contemplating his first move…
kevinw83 kevinw83
31 reviews
Nov 25, 2005
This mountain is awesome. It's far better than Tahoe. The terrain here is much more difficult than anything I've experienced in Tahoe, and the runs are much longer as well. Lift tickets are ~60, but worth it.Another great piece of Mammoth is the great village it has. Tons of restaurants/bars/things to do after a long day on the slopes. This place rules all.
Eric says:
You mean the village that was completely deserted when we went there? haha.
Posted on: Nov 25, 2005
portia portia
216 reviews
Nov 25, 2005
It may be too late for people who have not yet joined the MVP Club at Mammoth Mountain. The MVP value pass is quite a bargain at $450 for unlimited skiing at Mammoth Mountain and its sister mountain June Mountain about 1/2 hour north. This past April (2005) was the last chance to join the MVP Club, which enables one to purchase and renew in future seasons pass.

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