Mammoth Lakes Locals Blog

Stories and Adventures By Mammoth Lakes Locals

Welcome to the Mammoth Lakes Locals 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. From outdoor adventures and snow reports to details on the newest restaurants and events in town, you’ll get the scoop and latest updates from the people who know Mammoth Lakes best.

Your Guide to Old Mammoth Restaurant Row

Feb 24, 2017 / Betsy Temple-Truax

In Mammoth Lakes, you can enjoy a variety of food and entertainment from early morning until long after the sun sets—all year round. Experience mountain views, gracious hospitality and delicious dining at the independently owned and operated establishments on Old Mammoth Restaurant Row. This coalition of member restaurants was formed... MORE

Des Linden: Boston Marathon Prep in a Record-Breaking Mammoth Lakes Winter

Feb 24, 2017 / Monica Prelle

Two-time Olympic marathoner Desiree Linden arrived in Mammoth Lakes in early January. Her plan: to run easy miles at altitude in preparation for Boston Marathon training. Winter was in full swing in the Eastern Sierra with a better than average snow accumulation already reported at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Linden... MORE

Where to Spend a Stormy Day: A Guide to Indoor Activities in Mammoth Lakes

Feb 17, 2017 / Betsy Temple-Truax

Sometimes you just need a break from all of the epic outdoor adventures Mammoth Lakes offers. MORE

Navigating Mammoth Mountain’s Trails and Lifts

Feb 10, 2017 / Monica Prelle

The vast variety of terrain—open bowls, steep chutes, friendly groomers and off-piste trees—is why many skiers visit Mammoth Mountain time and again. With 28 chairlifts accessing 3,100 skiable acres and 150 named trails, there’s a lot of terrain to explore. Make the most out of your day on the mountain... MORE

Q&A with Ultra Runner Tim Tollefson

Feb 08, 2017 / Visit Mammoth Staff

Not only is Mammoth Lakes local, Tim Tollefson a physical therapist at the Mammoth SPORT Center and Performance Lab, he’s also a professional runner for Hoka One One, GU Energy and DryMax. Tim is the 2014 USATF 50K Trail National Champion, the 2016 3rd Place UTMB (Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc) winner,... MORE

What You Need to Know About Parking in Mammoth Lakes

Feb 02, 2017 / Jason Abplanalp

The spectacular peaks that make Mammoth Lakes a legendary recreation mecca leave limited space for expansive parking lots. While there’s never an actual shortage of overnight parking in Mammoth Lakes, knowing the rules and regulations will make it easier for you to park your vehicle legally. Mammoth Lakes’ parking codes... MORE

Celebrate Your Next Special Occasion in Mammoth Lakes

Jan 24, 2017 / Betsy Temple-Truax

Whether it’s your birthday, anniversary, graduation or another special occasion, Mammoth Lakes is a fantastic place for celebrations.  MORE

Your Happy Hour Guide to Mammoth Lakes

Jan 20, 2017 / Jason Abplanalp

With dozens of restaurants and bars offering great deals throughout the late afternoon to early evening, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the adventures of the day over delicious food and beverages. Whether it’s a post-hike beer in the summer or a stiff cocktail or glass of wine after... MORE