Cross country skiing is both easy and accessible - not complicated, not a lot of gear required - just good, healthy fun! Between the Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center and the public Mammoth Lakes Nordic Trail System, there are miles of trails and skating lanes for Nordic skiers.
Experience winters unspoiled terrain at Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center's 19 miles of freshly groomed track that meanders around Twin Lakes and the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center offers lessons and ski and snowshoe rentals. Groomed tracks, ski skating lanes and snowshoe path.
Insider's Tip: During winter full moons Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center
offers Full Moon Tours on skis and snowshoes.
The Inyo National Forest has a wide winter trail system integrated into the surrounding mountains, forests and meadows. Ideal terrain for ski touring and telemark skiing is marked by blue diamonds. Destinations include Inyo Craters, Obsidian Dome and Hot Creek.
Escape the crowds! Let the Sierra Club take you to some of the most beautiful places in the Eastern Sierra. Various skiing abilities welcome, unless otherwise stated. Cross Country Skiing treks from April through May. Contact John Walter at 760-934-1767 for more information.
Try your hand at the Mammoth Winter Biathlon held every March. This race is designed for both the beginner and the experienced biathlete. The biathlon takes place in the beautiful upper Lakes Basin at Tamarack Lodge and Cross Country Ski Center and starts and finishes at 8,800 feet.
Need more info? The California Welcome Center - Mammoth Lakes located at the entrance to town on State Highway 203 offers free winter trail maps and information on guide services, special events, current trail conditions and regulation. Ask for the Free Winter Recreation Map.