Catch the Winter Wave: California Skiing & Snowboarding

Are you dreaming of sunshine, a laid-back atmosphere and beautiful, breathtaking scenery? What about mixing in unreal snowfall and legendary skiing and snowboarding?

Welcome to Mammoth Lakes, where larger-than-life majestic natural beauty meets that laid-back California skiing and snowboarding vibe. Find yourself among the unbelievable, where that-just happened – gliding down magical snow runs amidst a bluebird sky – just happens. Winter is the ultimate time to explore this outdoor playground, so grab your IKON or Mountain Collective pass, pack your sunscreen and head to where winter and wild meet: Mammoth Lakes.


Now that you’re sold on the idea of planning your trip to California, don’t forget that it’s Mammoth Lakes that is the ultimate spot for your next adventure. Here’s why! Mammoth Lakes is one of the biggest skiing and snowboarding resorts in California with a giant vertical drop and 3,500 acres of terrain. It’s also California’s highest chairlift-serviced peak. With 400 inches of powder – on average – and 275 days of sunshine every year, we’re talking pure California dreamin’. Plus, superior snow conditions (no “Sierra Cement” when you’re 11,053 feet in the sky), makes the season in Mammoth Lakes one of the longest in the country.

Looking for an adventure off the mountain? Explore three million acres of wilderness and over 140 miles of cross country track. For the mountaineer, try ice climbing – with a guide of course – or venture above the clouds to Minaret Vista (don’t forget those snowshoes), for a can’t miss view overlooking the Minarets.


Whether you’re actually hitting the slopes or just feeling the après-ski vibes, we’ve got you covered. Lace-up your fleece-lined boots and head for the hills – er, The Village at Mammoth. In California, it’s all about relaxation and a sunny outlook. Sip a glass of wine at a local restaurant, visit the distillery, or grab a margarita and settle in, fireside. Enjoy live music, shopping, or just one another’s company.

Coffee will be brewing in less than 8 hours, and it will be time to start all over again. There’s really nothing like skiing and snowboarding in California, a unique experience that’s thrilling and exciting, yet casual and relaxed. It’s a snowy, winter wonderland out there and we hope to see you soon!

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