A Luxurious Winter Getaway to Mammoth Lakes: Three-Day Itinerary
Nestled in a snow-capped pine forest and surrounded by jagged mountain peaks, Mammoth Lakes is the ultimate destination for a luxurious getaway. Experience world-class skiing and snowboarding at California’s highest ski resort, plus spa services, high-end shopping and fine dining just steps from your accommodations. Here’s the ultimate guide to a luxurious long weekend in Mammoth Lakes this winter.
Start your getaway with a guided ski day at Mammoth Mountain. Hire a private instructor and you’ll experience the mountain in an entirely new way. Skip to the front of the lift lines with priority access, perfect your ski and snowboard technique with up to four friends, and ride the best spots on the mountain with your personal guide for the day.
Champagne at Minaret Vista
After a full day on the mountain you’ll be ready for an afternoon of relaxing adventure. Kick back in a heated luxury snowcat and take an afternoon snowcat ride to the Minaret Vista where you’ll enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and champagne while you watch the sunset.
Dinner at Petra’s Wine Bar & Bistro
Go to dinner at Petra’s Wine Bar and Bistro where the contemporary American cuisine is paired with an extensive selection of well known and boutique wines from regions around the world. Order a bottle, a glass from the cruvinet, or try one of the handcrafted cocktails.
Breathtaking Cross Country Skiing
On your second day in Mammoth go to the Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center for a day of Nordic skiing. Book a lesson or set out on your own to explore the groomed trails through the Mammoth Lakes Basin. You’ll experience the serene beauty of the forrest, see unparalleled mountain views, and enjoy an aerobic winter workout like no other.
Lunch and Shopping
Grab a bite to eat at the bar inside Tamarack Lodge. Make it a leisurely lunch and kick back and recover from your morning of adventure. Get comfortable in an oversized chair, read a book or play a game of chess by the fireplace. Spend the afternoon strolling through the Village at Mammoth. You’ll enjoy boutique shopping at Chato, Mammoth First Street Leather and Alpine Approach.
Dinner at Restaurant Skadi
Reserve a table and go to Restaurant Skadi for dinner. With local art, ski memorabilia and Norse décor, the dinning room is comfortably intimate. The chef-driven restaurant offers Alpine-inspired cuisine with a thoughtful wine list at its new Berner Street location. After dinner head to 53 Kitchen and Cocktails for a nightcap.
A Majestic Morning Stroll
Relax, recover and soak in all the beauty of the mountains. Begin with a sightseeing tour and short walk if the weather is nice. At Hot Creek you’ll see geothermal activity and wildlife. Walk the paved path to the water’s edge and enjoy the up-close view. Next visit Convict Lake and enjoy the stunning scenery of the lake and geology of the canyon.
After a weekend of adventuring in the mountains your body will feel it. Book a massage or spa service from Simply Massage in the Village, or Healing Arts Center on Old Mammoth Road and feel rejuvenated before you head home.
Before dinner take a spin in the Village Gondola and enjoy the views of town as the sunsets and evening lights twinkle in the night. Have a casual dinner at the Eatery located within Mammoth Brewing Company’s tasting room. Order a tasting flight of seasonal ales paired with gourmet brewpub fare and sit by the window overlooking the Sherwin Ridge.
Where to Stay – Mammoth’s Top Luxury Accommodations
Luxury Home Altis at Mammoth Mountain is a prestigious slopeside private cabin that sleeps up to ten people. The three-bedroom house includes ski-in ski-out access to Little Eagle Lodge, a hot tub and outdoor deck with barbecue, a two-car garage and panoramic views among other luxury amenities.
The Westin Monache Resort Mammoth is conveniently located adjacent to the Village at Mammoth offering access to the Village gondola, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. The full service resort is pet friendly, has a pool and hot tub, in-room massage services and a restaurant, bar and lounge.