Welcome to Mammoth Lakes! Whether you're a weekend warrior looking to hit the slopes after a hard week of work, or a family planning an annual ski vacation, you'll find awesome adventures and experiences in Mammoth Lakes during the winter season. Here are some ideas for how to make the most of your trip here.
With the tallest skiable peak in California, Mammoth Lakes is known for winter adventures that get your adrenaline flowing! Home to Mammoth Mountain, one of the largest skiing and snowboarding areas in North America, as well as nearby June Mountain, it's a given that the area offers an abundance of options for skiers and snowboarders - from easy groomer trails to some extreme back country. But that's just the beginning. You'll also find snowtubing, miles of cross country ski trails, snowmobile tours and stunning scenery.
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Skiing and SnowboardingThe massive Mammoth Mountain offers 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, has a 3,100 foot vertical rise, and enjoys 400 inches of average snowfall each year. It's a mountain that truly lives up to its name. With one of the longest skiing seasons anywhere (approximately November through June) and averaging more than 300 days of sunshine a year, you'll have plenty of time to bask in the sun on the slopes.
Everyone from first-time beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders will find something at Mammoth, from the big cornice on top of Dave's Run, to the gentler runs off of the Discovery Chair, and everything in between, you find your perfect ski trail.
Nearby, June Mountain provides more options for skiers and snowboarders. Located about 20 miles north, this family-friendly mountain has a reputation for great powder and short lift lines.
Cross Country Skiing
Mammoth Lakes is home to some of the most stunningly scenic cross country ski trails in the entire West. Stop by Tamarack Cross Country Center, where you'll find 19 miles of machine groomed trails that meander through pine forests and to spectacular vistas of craggy snow-capped peaks.
You'll also find free, machine-groomed trails close to town. Ski right out of the Welcome Center on approximately 9 miles of trails. Or head outside of town to cut some fresh trails across millions of acres of public lands. If you're a first-timer who wants to try out the sport, lessons and rentals are available at the Tamarack Cross Country ski center.
Explore the Inyo National Forest on a snowmobile! Explore over 100 miles of trails just east of town. Ride to Lookout Mountain, Inyo Craters or Bald Mountain where you'll find gorgeous scenery and geological wonders. You're free to explore on your own, in a group, or with an experienced guide.
Tubing and Snowplay
There is nothing more fun than playing in the snow, and kids of all ages will enjoy Woolly's tube park at Mammoth Mountain. Lifts whisk you and your tube to the top, and you ride down one of six groomed lanes. Be sure to check out the expanded snowplay area, featuring a carousel and plenty of space to climb small mountains of snow or build a snowman!