Photo by Betsy Temple-Truax
Guide to the Best Shopping in Mammoth Lakes
Whether you’re in need of new gear, looking for something stylish to wear après-ski or want to find something to entertain the kids, Mammoth Lakes offers a wide variety of great shopping. Best of all, the shops are locally-owned and staffed with people excited to help you find that perfect something. Here’s a guide to some of the best stores for outdoor equipment, clothing, souvenirs, family fun, books, outlet bargains and more.
The ideal place to purchase equipment for your outdoor adventure is right here in Mammoth Lakes. Try these favorite sporting goods shops for new gear, as well as rentals.
Established in 1981, Footloose Sports has grown from a bootfitting service into one of the premier sporting goods stores in the Eastern Sierra. Specializing in ski and cycling equipment, their demo program allows you to try equipment before you buy so you can be sure to get the perfect setup including their legendary bootfitting.
Founded in 1988, Wave Rave was one of the first shops in the country dedicated to snowboarding and that tradition continues today. Owner and extreme snowboarder Steve Klassen also has been instrumental in the growth of skateboarding in Mammoth Lakes, partnering with the town’s Parks & Recreation department to hold kids’ skateboarding camps and hosting tournaments each summer.
Another excellent source for ski equipment and clothing, Kittredge carries a full line of fishing supplies and equipment. You may even hear owner Tom Cage announcing ski races at Mammoth Mountain on winter weekends.
Robin Falkingham runs this family-oriented ski shop offering unparalleled ski racing expertise as well as exceptional service.
Here you’ll find gear and expertise for just about any outdoor expedition, from hardcore winter backcountry adventures to hiking with your family.
Mammoth Lakes boasts a variety of clothing stores, whether you’re looking for the latest fashions or high-tech outerwear.
Alpine Approach offers high-end clothing and footwear for all of your epic outdoor adventures for every member of your family. A great selection of the latest lines from Patagonia, Icebreaker, Arc’teryx and more is available here.
Located inside Sierra Design Studio, which features beautiful furnishings and accessories, Roma Boutique carries classic mountain couture like Bogner skiwear and Miss Me Jeans. Put together the perfect look for après-ski or that outdoor summer festival.
Tonik offers fashion-forward clothing for men, women and children, featuring on-trend brands like Free People, Lucky, Steve Madden and more.
Souvenirs & Family Fun
Shopping for a unique keepsake, gift, book or game to pass some time? These stores are exclusive to Mammoth Lakes. You’ll be content to browse for hours!
Every great town needs a great bookstore, and the Booky Joint is that and so much more! From an amazing selection of Lego to high-quality art supplies, this is of course the ideal spot to pick up the latest bestseller or local guidebook. Looking for a game the whole family can enjoy? Ask owner Dave Leonard about his kids’ recent favorites.
Perhaps no store in Mammoth Lakes lives up to its name quite as well as the Mammoth Fun Shop, one of the loveliest toy shops you may ever enter. There is something here for everyone, from classic wooden toys to beautiful puppets, crazy novelties and everything in-between. Be sure to sample a delicious premium ice cream with free toppings to complete your visit!
If you’re searching for a great deal from a nationally-branded outlet, be sure to check out Mammoth Luxury Outlets which includes shops featuring top names as well as these two not-to-miss stores:
Bass stocks a wide selection of shoes, clothing, accessories, socks and hosiery. They have great bargains year-round, as well as seasonal sales and additional discounts.
The newest outlet store in Mammoth Lakes, Wilsons Leather offers excellent prices on a variety of fashionable leather garments and bags.
Betsy loves living and playing in Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra with her active family and friends. A passionate advocate for community recreation, Betsy never turns down an opportunity to swim, ski, paddle, travel or let someone else cook.