What’s New in Mammoth Lakes This Winter

Oct 25, 2021

Air travel to Mammoth Lakes is about to get a whole lot easier, more comfortable & more reliable. Starting this winter season, United flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver will arrive and depart from Bishop (BIH) airport. It’s one of several major improvements to the experience at California’s most-visited winter resort.

New at Mammoth Mountain

Main Lodge Land Swap Finalized

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and the U.S. Forest Service announced the completion of a land swap that sets the stage for transformational change at the third most-visited ski resort in the United States. The transaction gives Mammoth Mountain private ownership of the Main Lodge Base Area, a 35.7-acre parcel of previously leased Forest Service land. The land swap makes possible large-scale improvements to Mammoth’s Main Lodge base area, including the Mammoth Mountain Inn and surrounding infrastructure.

Coca-Cola Lounge

The Coca-Cola Lounge is an all-new space inside McCoy Station to recharge between runs, grab a snack and create your own favorite drink with a Coca-Cola freestyle machine. Offering various food options, drinks and photo ops, it’s the perfect spot to kick your feet up. The bottom floor of McCoy Station, located mid-mountain, has been converted into a completely renovated custom lounge for skiers and riders. Coca-Cola freestyle machines and float stations will be available for guest use

New Air Service in Mammoth Lakes

Advanced Air Service into Mammoth Lakes

This year, Advanced Air will offer regional service to and from Burbank (BUR), Hawthorne (HHR) and Carlsbad (CLD) airports. Advanced Air flights also have the advantage of being able to land in Bishop, Calif. (35 miles away) in the event of inclement weather in Mammoth Lakes. Service will start November 24 and runs through April 4, with a scaled-back schedule until December 16.

  • BUR – flying four days a week (Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun)
  • HHR – flying three days a week (Thurs, Fri, Sun)
  • CLD – flying four days a week (Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun)

United Airlines Service into Bishop

United Airlines will offer daily service to and from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Denver (DEN) throughout the winter season. The BIH flights will replace daily United service to Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH), making winter air travel to California’s most popular mountain resort more accessible. The move to Bishop also opens the door for expanded flight routes and access to Mammoth Lakes in the future.

Daily seasonal service into Bishop via United will be offered from Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning Dec. 19, 2021. Shuttle and rental car services from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes will be available to visitors on each flight (including those that are delayed). Drive time from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes is about 45 minutes and with free and regular bus service throughout Mammoth Lakes, it’s easy to get around without a car.

New Lodging in Mammoth Lakes

Westin Monache Guest Room Renovations

The Westin Monache Resort is refreshing all guest rooms with new carpet, paint, furniture, lighting, and artwork. Lobby, meeting room and Whitebark Restaurant renovations will begin in the spring.

Mammoth Lodging Collection expands Luxury Homes Portfolio

Mammoth Mountain’s luxury home offering will more than double in size this winter. Catering to families or groups who want their own private sanctuary close to all the action, each residence offers a unique place to call home during a Mammoth stay. Homes can accommodate 7 to 14 guests depending on the
property. The new additions include:

  • Two new homes at the Obsidian Residences
  • Nine new homes at Hillside Highlands
  • One new condo at Snowcreek

New Dining in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Coffee Roasting Company

Mammoth Coffee Roasting Company brews delicious coffee and bakes amazing pastries and donuts at its new storefront in the heart of downtown Mammoth Lakes. They believe in helping humanity one roast at a time and love to put people and the planet first, and to support charities and local organizations.

New Activities in Mammoth Lakes

Community Recreation Center

The Town of Mammoth Lakes has begun constructing a new Community Recreation Center (CRC) at Mammoth Creek Park. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for the spring/summer of 2022. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be a Sprung Performance Arena enclosing an Olympic size ice rink that will operate in the winter and in the summer, proposed durable sport tiles will cover the rink area creating a 20,000 sq. foot Mammoth RecZone.

Combined with community-driven and professionally branded programming, the new year-round facility operated by the Parks and Recreation Department will be a game-changer for recreation in Mammoth Lakes. The CRC is the major recreation amenity at Mammoth Creek Park that includes three complementary components: the natural play area; National Demonstration Site 7,700 sq. ft. inclusive playground and the new minor-mobility hub with parking for up to 118 vehicles.

Lara Kaylor

Lara Kaylor is an outdoor enthusiast who gets her thrills from big time recreation in Mammoth Lakes where she resides with her husband and daughter. An award-winning journalist, Lara has been writing about all things Eastern Sierra since 2003. Lara currently works as a freelance writer and the Director of Content, Communications and PR for…

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