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.

From Glaciers to Gondolas: How Mammoth Mountain Got Its Shape

Jan 08, 2017 / Jason Abplanalp

When it comes to the geologic history of North American ski resorts, nothing compares to the explosive formation of Mammoth Mountain. The incredible terrain that makes it such a world-renown sports destination is directly related to its awesome, unique past.  The Birth of Mammoth Mountain: Volcano in the Sky The... MORE

New Year’s Resolutions from Mammoth Lakes Crib Alumni

Jan 06, 2017 / Visit Mammoth Staff

Ah, the good ol’ New Year’s resolution. You know, it’s that ambitious goal we set every New Year’s Eve and if we’re incredibly motivated we can count ourselves among those who achieve them. Whether it’s to lose weight, save more money, or the one that most of us will probably... MORE

The Remarkable East Walker River

Jan 02, 2017 / Mike McKenna

The East Walker River is famous for two things: for being one of the best brown trout fly fishing streams in California and for its resiliency. After several years of draught in the High Sierra, this 90-mile river is bouncing back to life, making it a great fishing destination this... MORE

Alternative Winter Cardio Training for Endurance Athletes

Dec 19, 2016 / Monica Prelle

Waiting for the sun to warm up the world outside as you pour yourself another cup of coffee? The ground is slick and it’s dangerous for road bike tires. Your running shoes have nice traction, but the breathable mesh fills with snow as soon as you step outside. One cup... MORE

Top Tips for Families Considering Ski School This Winter

Dec 05, 2016 / Betsy Temple-Truax

There are many things to consider when planning a ski trip and, for most families, the question of whether to enroll your children in lessons merits major consideration. Here are some tips if you’re planning a winter vacation to Mammoth Lakes and want to get your kids out on the... MORE

Local Profile: Dan McConnell’s Morning Report is Legendary

Nov 15, 2016 / Monica Prelle

Dan McConnell says he’s not a weatherman but his Morning Report is the most popular weather forecast in Mammoth Lakes. Learn more about his rise to local celebrity status and get some tips on his favorite places to eat, ski and explore.  It was 40 degrees below zero in Minnesota... MORE

Visiting Mono Lake During the Winter

Nov 11, 2016 / Mike McKenna

Winter is known as the “quiet season,” although you wouldn’t know if you’re stuck in rush hour traffic in LA, or find yourself at Tusks Bar in Mammoth Mountain on a Saturday afternoon. For those who like to put the silence back into the quiet season, taking a day trip... MORE

Winter Photographs That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

Nov 03, 2016 / Jason Abplanalp

When it comes to capturing winter’s majestic beauty, no place compares to Mammoth Lakes in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. With a thick blanket of pure-white snow, winter is the ideal time to capture and share epic photos of this legendary mountain playground.  Whether it’s cross-country skiing in the Mammoth Lakes Basin... MORE