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Mammoth Lakes Plays Host to Array of Endurance Events

Many of the most successful endurance athletes of this generation have spent time training in Mammoth Lakes. It’s easy to see why Olympic medalists like U.S. Women’s Marathon record-holder Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi call Mammoth Lakes home. An incredibly supportive community, jaw dropping scenery, an expansive trail system and world-class facilities combine to make Mammoth Lakes unique. Those same attributes make Mammoth Lakes an ideal venue for races that appeal to a wide cross section of athletes. From the gravity-fueled mayhem of the Kamikaze Bike Games, which celebrate Mammoth’s history as the birthplace of lift-accessed mountain biking, to the Mammoth Lakes Half Marathon, which follows a training route that’s led some to the Olympics, Mammoth Lakes’ race calendar offers something both for the world’s elite distance athletes and those just looking for some friendly fun in the mountains.

 

Mammoth Lakes Event and Wedding Expo

This spring, plan to attend the Mammoth Lakes Event and Wedding Expo occurring Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. at the Westin Monache Resort in Mammoth Lakes. Presented by the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce the Expo will provide a centralized event where potential clients and local business owners can network and perform both Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) activities. The emphasis will be showcasing all event- related services available in Mammoth Lakes and surrounding areas. Mammoth Lakes’ main meetings hotels are the 230-room Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth, which offers 2,000 square feet of meeting space, and the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and Resort, which includes several lodges, restaurants and conference space. It is a great destination for smaller groups that are looking for unique, customized experiences.

 

The Secret of Summer in Mammoth Lakes

The town of Mammoth Lakes sits high in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, just south of the Eastern Gateway to Yosemite National Park. At its center is Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, stomping ground for skiers and snowboarders, making it a well-known winter destination, but the true Mammoth Lakes secret lies in summer. When the snow melts from Mammoth Mountain and summer is in full swing, a vast array of activities open up in and around Mammoth Lakes. Surrounded by 3 million acres of forest and national park land, and situated at just under 8,000 feet, Mammoth Lakes is the exploration basecamp for outdoor adventurers of all abilities.