3-Day Itinerary for Winter Adventures
Winter in Mammoth Lakes naturally inspires thoughts of adventure, and it’s all easily accessible from your doorstep. There are so many ways for everyone to enjoy this spectacular, snowy winter wonderland.
Day 1: Take a Ski or Snowboard Lesson
Book a morning ski or snowboard lesson to get acquainted with Mammoth Mountain’s vast terrain. Instructors fluent in several languages are available to get you started with the fundamentals or help you navigate steeps, moguls, and discover hidden powder stashes.
Take the Village gondola or the Ski Back Trail to the Village at Mammoth for a leisurely lunch. Mammoth Lakes boasts over 70 restaurants throughout town, offering everything from casual, family-friendly fare to sophisticated, upscale dining.
Finish the day with a trip to Woolly’s Tube Park for an awesome snow tubing experience.
Day 2: Sightseeing at the Top of California
Venture to the top of the Sierra! From Main Lodge, ride the gondola to the summit of Mammoth Mountain. Visit the Eleven53 Interpretive Center for 360-degree views and interpretive exhibits detailing the unique landscape before descending your choice of intermediate or expert above-treeline terrain. You may also ride the gondola back down.
End your day with a luxury Snowcat tour. Ride in heated comfort to take in stunning, expansive views from Minaret Vista. Indulge in champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries or a hot cocoa bar for the kids while observing a spectacular alpine sunset.
Day 3: Nordic Skiing or Snowmobiling
Take a break from the slopes with a morning naturalist tour on Nordic skis or snowshoes at Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center, or explore the meticulously groomed trail system at your own pace.
Spend the afternoon snowmobiling! Take a guided trip, or map out your own route. There are over 100 miles of groomed trails available, as well as thousands of acres of expansive, open terrain.
Finally, enjoy an ice skating session at the Mammoth Ice Rink before partaking in a memorable meal of fresh, local cuisine accompanied by outstanding mountain views at one of Mammoth’s fine-dining eateries.