Mammoth Lakes Insider’s Blog

Welcome to the Mammoth Lakes Insider Blog, where you’ll find real locals writing about their adventures in the mountains and offering you trip ideas and tips to make your next trip to Mammoth lakes awesome. You’ll find everything from outdoor adventures, local history, food and dining culture and even theater reviews.

Dine-In or Takeout with These $11.53 Summit Specials

Apr 01, 2021 / Molly Horner

In honor of California's highest lift-served peak – Mammoth Mountain at 11,053 feet – restaurants around town are offering dining and takeout specials for only $11.53. MORE

Where to Celebrate Special Occasions in Mammoth Lakes

Feb 23, 2021 / Molly Horner

There’s nothing better than celebrating a special occasion with a few drinks, an amazing meal and great company. If you will be visiting Mammoth Lakes during a birthday, anniversary or holiday, or want to celebrate a milestone or a special someone just because, there are many restaurants in town that... MORE

Mammoth Track Club 2020 Season Recap

Feb 09, 2021 / Andrew Kastor

The year 2020 started out pretty well for the Mammoth Track Club Elite Team. Reid Buchanan and Nico Montanez both ran 1:01 for the half marathon in Houston, Tim Gorman had two top 10 performances at our U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championships, running well in the 1-mile and 2-mile... MORE

Visitors Share Their Favorite Spots for Takeout & Delivery Food in Mammoth Lakes

Feb 05, 2021 / Dakota Snider

We all know that there is nothing better than an insider tip, especially when it comes to food. We asked on Instagram what your favorite restaurants are around Mammoth Lakes and why. After sorting through hundreds of responses, here are some of the pro-tips we learned from all of you.... MORE

What You Need to Know about Cannabis Use in Mammoth Lakes

Jan 26, 2021 / Molly Horner

If you’re planning a trip from out of state, or curious about specific policies in Mammoth Lakes, then read on for a quick recap of California's cannabis rules and regulations, as well as where to purchase cannabis locally. MORE

Learn About Mammoth Lakes Backcountry Travel & Avalanche Safety

Jan 13, 2021 / Meghan Miranda

Looking to get into the backcountry this season, but aren’t sure where to start? Well, the simple answer is that you should always start with safety. Whether you’re backcountry skiing or splitboarding, snowmobiling, or even snowshoeing, traveling in the backcountry comes with more inherent risk compared to inbounds on the... MORE

Mammoth Lakes Takeout & Delivery Guide

Dec 03, 2020 / Molly Horner

NOTE: Mammoth Lakes is currently operating under California’s red tier, which allows for limited indoor seating. Takeout, delivery or outdoor seating are highly encouraged. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, there are plenty of options around town where you can order for pick up or delivery. To whet... MORE

Support Our Local Businesses with the Mammoth e-Gift Card

Nov 21, 2020 / Molly Horner

The Mammoth Card is the perfect gift solution, as it allows the recipient to choose where in town to spend their e-gift card, while also helping to support small businesses in our community during these hard times. MORE