Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
What sets Mammoth Mountain apart is an 11,053 foot summit and over 3,500 acres of skiable terrain that includes heart-pumping steep chutes, wide open bowls, tree skiing, bumps, gullies, and wide open, well groomed trails. An average of over 400 inches of snow is caused by weather patterns from the Pacific that form over the Sierra. Mammoth Mountain is traditionally among the first ski areas to open and sometimes operates as late as the Fourth of July.
Cross Country Skiing
Cross country skiing is both easy and accessible – not complicated, not a lot of gear required – just good, healthy fun! Between the Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center and the public Mammoth Lakes Nordic Trail System, there are miles of trails and skating lanes for Nordic skiers.
Experience winters unspoiled terrain at Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center’s 19 miles of freshly groomed track that meanders around Twin Lakes and the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center offers lessons and ski and snowshoe rentals. Groomed tracks, ski skating lanes and snowshoe path.
Insider’s Tip: During winter full moons Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center
offers Full Moon Tours on skis and snowshoes.
Mammoth Dogsled rides depart from the beautiful Smoky Bear Flats (on Hwy. 395 a few miles north of Mammoth Lakes). Call for reservations –
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area introduces an unparalleled culinary and wilderness adventure in the Eastern Sierra! “Mammoth Snowcat Tours” will whisk guests away in a luxury snowcat and embark on an unforgettable journey to Minaret Vista. En route, guests will experience the beauty and peacefulness of the Eastern Sierra backcountry during winter while listening to a narrated audio CD highlighting historical, ecological, and geological facts.
Upon arrival, guests will be invited to take in the breathtaking views of the Sierra skyline including the Minarets, the Ansel Adams Wilderness, and the Inyo National Forest. The guide will take a professional photo of the group and then picnic style lunch/hors d’oeuvres will be served. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the vista and take pictures at their leisure before departing back to the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Tours are weekends and holidays. Reservations required. For reservations, schedule and more information visit Mammoth Mountain Ski Area or call 800-626-6684.
With access to the 80 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and 75,000 acres of open expanse, the Eastern Sierra delivers some of the best snowmobiling in the West. With an average annual snowfall of nearly 30+ feet, it’s no wonder that people from all over come to experience snowmobiling at its best, with varying terrain that makes for exciting riding and spectacular scenery.
Come enjoy traditional family fun and gorgeous mountain scenery at the Mammoth Lakes outdoor ice rink. Located behind the Mammoth Lakes public library and nestled against a beautiful alpine meadow, the ice rink offers spectacular 360 degree views of the Sherwin’s and the great White Mountains. Sunsets can be especially spectacular here.
Weather permitting, the Mammoth Ice Rink is open daily from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm until February 24, 2013. Schedules are subject to change. Go to:VisitMammothIceRink.com for details and updates.