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 unspoiled terrain at Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center, featuring 19 miles of freshly groomed track around Twin Lakes and the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center offers lessons and ski and snowshoe rentals, plus groomed tracks, ski skating lanes and a 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 an extensive 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 are welcome unless otherwise stated. Cross country ski outings take place from April through May. Click here for more information.
Try your hand at the Mammoth Winter Biathlon held every March. The high-altitude race is designed for both beginner and experienced biathletes.
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 regulations. Ask for the Free Winter Recreation Map.