Activity & Road Updates in Mammoth Lakes

Seasons are kind of a big deal in mountain towns. With the change of seasons comes the beginning of some activities and the end of others, and subsequently road closures or openings based on those activities. 

Here’s the latest on activity openings and road updates in Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding area. Please note, these dates could be subject to change and are weather dependent.

Winter Activities in Mammoth Lakes

Skiing & Snowboarding

Mammoth Mountain lodges:

  • Main Lodge – Open
  • Canyon Lodge – Expected to open December 18
  • Eagle Lodge – Expected to open December 18
  • The Mill – Closed

June MountainOpening December 18 (conditions permitting)

Mammoth Mountain backcountry skiing clinics and guided tours – Closed

For details on lift and trail openings, visit the Mammoth Mountain website or the June Mountain website.

Cross-Country & Nordic Skiing 

Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center (Mammoth Lakes Basin) – Opening delayed; new opening TBA

Snowmobiling

Mammoth Mountain guided snowmobiling – Expected to open December 17

Snowmobiling is available on Mammoth Lakes trails throughout the winter, snowfall permitting. Check the Mammoth Lakes Trail System website for current trail conditions.

Ice Skating, Tubing & Sledding

Woolly’s Tube Park & Snow Play – Expected to open December 10

Mammoth Ice Rink – Expected to open November 26

Other Winter Activities

Mammoth Mountain Scenic Gondola rides – Open

Mammoth Mountain snowcat tours – Closed

Snowshoeing is available on Mammoth Lakes trails throughout the winter, snowfall permitting. Check the Mammoth Lakes Trail System website for current trail conditions.

Mammoth Lakes Road & Transportation Updates

Road Closures

  • Hwy. 203 to Reds Meadow (Devils Postpile & Rainbow Falls) – Closed for the season
  • Hwy. 203 to Minaret Vista – Closed for the season
  • Mammoth Lakes Basin Roads – Closed for the season
  • Hwy. 120 (Tioga Pass) to Yosemite National Park – Closed for the season
  • Hwy. 108 (Sonora Pass) – Open
  • Hwy. 89 (Monitor Pass) – Open

Regional Transportation

  • Yosemite Area Regional Transit System (YARTS) with service to Yosemite National Park – Closed for the season
  • Reds Meadow Shuttle with service to Reds Meadow, Devils Postpile and Rainbow Falls – Closed for the season
  • Lakes Basin Trolley with service to the Mammoth Lakes Basin – Closed for the season

For schedule information regarding Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) seasonal routes, visit the ESTA website.

Summer Activities in Mammoth Lakes

Biking

Mammoth Bike Park – Closed for the season

Public bike trails are open to bikers year-round, weather permitting. Check the Mammoth Lakes Trail System website for current trail conditions. Bike rentals are available in spring, summer and fall months, weather permitting.

Hiking

Trails are open to hikers year-round, weather permitting. Check the Mammoth Lakes Trail System website for current trail conditions.

Fishing

Fishing season in Mono County ends on November 15. 

Boating, Kayaking & Paddleboarding

Rentals are available throughout the summer. Learn more about where to rent boats, kayaks and paddleboards here.

Golf

Snowcreek Driving Range & Golf Course (9 holes) – Closed for the season

Sierra Star Golf Course (18 holes) – Closed for the season

Horseback Riding

Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit (Mammoth Lakes Basin) – Closed for the season

Camping

U.S. Forest Service campgrounds, as well as privately run campgrounds in Mono County, are closed for the season. The Mammoth Mountain RV Park is open year-round with limited services in the winter.

Other Summer Activities

Via Ferrata – Closed for the season

Mammoth Adventure Center – Closed for the season

Frosty’s Mini Golf at the Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa – Closed for the season

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