Mammoth Amounts of Terrain. Mammoth Snowfall. Mammoth fun!
Mammoth Lakes is home to the world-class Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Mammoth describes the size of this mountain resort but also the length of the now season! With over 3,500 acres (1,416 ha), 28 lifts, 150 trails and snow that doesn't stop until the average of 400 inches (1,016 cm) falls - lifts are usually transporting very happy visitors well into June.
Here, sun-splashed days of blue skies and vibrant white snow-covered terrain welcome you - whether you ski, snowboard or telemark, Mammoth Mountain is your winter nirvana. If you dream of picking a line down a chute, through the trees or carving big turns on groomers, Mammoth Mountain delivers.
We're your complete resource and guide to California's premier winter resort. Find information about skiing and snowboarding on Mammoth Mountain and tips on where to find the best snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding in and around Mammoth Lakes. Mammoth offers endless activities for fun in the snow!
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. You’ll find more than 3,500 acres of skiable and rideable terrain, as well as one of the longest skiing seasons anywhere. The average length of the season is from November to June, but don’t worry, Mammoth Lakes enjoys more than 400 days of sunshine. Most days you’ll be skiing and riding in true California fashion: in the sun!Not into skiing or Snowboarding? Join Woolly and friends at our one-of-a-kind tubing and family snowpark. We also offer miles of cross country skiing trails and professional guided or self guided snowmobile tours amid the stunning scenery of the Sierra Mountains.
Skiing and Snowboarding
There's a saying in Mammoth: "No other mountain lives up to it's name."The 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. Mammoth Mountain is truly mammoth.
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 gentle, forgiving runs off of the Discovery Chair, and everything in between, you find a ski trail that perfect for you.
Unbound Terrain Parks
Rated one of the top ten parks in North America by TransWorld Snowboarding, Mammoth Mountain is where the US Olympic snowboard team member Gregory Bretz calls home. Mammoth's Unbound Terrain Parks include 9 parks on 100 acres (40 ha) of terrain with 80+ rails/boxes/jibs, 50+ jumps and three halfpipes - 12, 18 and 22 feet (3.6, 5.4 and 6.7 m).
Ski and Snowboard Instruction
Enjoying the mountain is made even easier by the professional staff of AASI and PSIA-certififed instructors. You'll be sporting a wide smile as you improve your skills with a member from the cross-cultural team. An extensive range of lesson plans are available, with group and private lesson for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities.
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) at Mammoth Mountain's Main Lodge offers instruction to those with physical or cognitive disabilities. The DSES school also offers year-round recreation training.
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.
Cross country skiing is both easy and accessible. It's not complicated and not a lot of gear is required, making it a great activity for families.
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 a friendly experienced guide.
Tubing and Snowplay
There is nothing more fun than playing in the snow, and kids of all ageswill enjoy Woolly's tube park! 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!