Show your family how much fun winter can be.
Family vacations in Mammoth Lakes are as much fun for parents as they are for kids. There are boundless recreational and educational opportunities that involve exploring the outdoors.
Fun in the Snow
Bundle up and make sure everybody's cozy warm and comfortable, that way your day of fun will be more enjoyable. Find a good hill, make sure it is not too steep for sledding and that there are no large rocks, tree roots or debris hidden under the snow. You can buy sleds at Do-it-Center, Rite Aid, Vons and a few sporting good stores in town.
Some suggestions on where to go:
Rock Creek Road is approximately 15 minutes south of Mammoth Lakes and is plowed all the way to East Fork Snowpark where there is a variety of areas where you can snow play and sled.
There is also a large hill approximately 15 minutes north of Mammoth Lakes on Hwy 395 on the southbound side where the divided highway ends, just before Deadman Summit and anywhere on the Scenic Loop Road as long as you are not parked on or sledding on the road.
What would playing in the snow be without building a snowman? You'll need at least a few inches of snow on the ground and make sure you wear gloves or mittens. Then let your imagination take over. Snow angels are another classic pastime on snowy days. They are also really fun to create. Don't forget to take a picture! Another classic, a good old fashion snowball fight! There are so many fun things to do in the snow.
Take the family out for sledding at Woolly's Adventure Summit, located on Minaret Road, on your way up to the Main Lodge Ski Area on the right side. There are tubing fun and a snowplay area. For more information on Woolly's Adventure Summit call 760-934-7533.
More fun in the snow:
Cross Country Skiing / Snowshoeing:
Inyo National Forest - 760-924-5500
Sierra Club-Range of Light - 760-934-1767
Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center 760-934-2442
Dog Sled Rides: Mammoth Dog Teams 760-914-1019
Frosty's Miniature Golf 760-914-2104
Located on Old Mammoth Rd. next to the Sierra Nevada Lodge. Open year-round.
Scenic Gondola Rides/Top of the Sierra Interpretive Center:
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Skiing / Snowboarding:
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Bishop Motorsports - 760-872-4717
DJ's Snowmobiles - 760-935-4480
Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures - 760-934-9645
Pick up a Winter Recreation Map at the Mammoth Lakes California Welcome Center at the entrance of the town on Hwy. 203.
The Station at Sierra Meadows Ranch - 760-965-4272
Tube Park and Snow Play:
Woolly's Adventure Summit
When the weather outside is frightful, huddle up indoors!
Indoors on a snowy day can be just as much fun as being outdoors. Have an indoor picnic. Get creative and put down white blankets and eat only white food as if you were in the snow or build tents, roast marshmallows and make smores as if you were on a campout. Bake cookies, Yum and lots of fun! Make crafts or play board games. Make some popcorn, hot chocolate and watch movies. You can rent movies from The Java Joint 760-924-3629 or Vons 760-934-4536
More fun indoors:
Mammoth Rock 'n' Bowl 760-934-4200
Crafts / Fun Activities:
Snowcreek Athletic Club Children's Activity Programs 760-934-8511
The MTC: Mammoth Trampoline Club 760-934-8511
Town of Mammoth Lakes Parks n Recreation 760-934-8989 ext. 222
McDonald's Indoor Play Area 760-934-3357
Mammoth Lakes Library - 760-934-4777
Friday Family Night Movies, Saturday-Game Day and more.
Snowcreek Athletic Club -760-934-8511
Information subject to change.