Where to Go Shopping in Mammoth Lakes
Whether you’re in need of new gear, looking for something stylish to wear après-ski or want to find something to entertain the kids, Mammoth Lakes offers a wide variety of great shopping. Best of all, the shops are locally-owned and staffed with people excited to help you find that perfect something. Here’s a guide to some of the best stores for outdoor equipment, clothing, souvenirs, family fun, books and outlet bargains.
Where to Buy Outdoor Equipment in Mammoth Lakes
The ideal place to purchase equipment for your outdoor adventure is right here in Mammoth Lakes. Try these favorite sporting goods shops for new gear, as well as rentals.
Established in 1981, Footloose Sports has grown from a bootfitting service into one of the premier sporting goods stores in the Eastern Sierra. Specializing in ski and cycling equipment, the shop’s demo program allows you to try equipment before you buy so you can be sure to get the perfect setup, including their legendary bootfitting.
Wave Rave Snowboard Shop
Founded in 1988, Wave Rave Snowboard Shop was one of the first shops in the country dedicated to snowboarding and that tradition continues today. Owner and extreme snowboarder Steve Klassen also has been instrumental in the growth of skateboarding in Mammoth Lakes, partnering with the Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation Department to hold kids’ skateboarding camps and hosting tournaments each summer.
Another excellent source for ski equipment and clothing, Kittredge Sports also carries a full line of fishing supplies and equipment. You may even hear owner Tom Cage announcing ski races at Mammoth Mountain on winter weekends.
Command Performance Fast Ski Sports
Robin Falkingham runs Command Performance Fast Ski Sports, a family-oriented ski shop offering unparalleled ski racing expertise as well as exceptional service. But, heads up: the shop is only open in the winter months, so stop by before the weather warms up.
Mammoth Mountaineering Supply
At Mammoth Mountaineering Supply, you’ll find gear and expertise for just about any outdoor expedition, from hardcore winter backcountry adventures to hiking with your family.
Where to Buy Clothing in Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes boasts a variety of clothing stores, whether you’re looking for the latest fashions or high-tech outerwear.
Alpine Approach offers high-end clothing and footwear for all of your epic outdoor adventures for every member of your family. A great selection of the latest lines from Patagonia, Icebreaker, Arc’teryx and more is available here.
Located inside Sierra Design Studio, which features beautiful furnishings and accessories, Roma Boutique carries classic mountain couture like Bogner skiwear and Miss Me Jeans. Put together the perfect look for après-ski or that outdoor summer festival.
Tonik offers fashion-forward clothing for men, women and children, featuring on-trend brands like Free People, Lucky and Steve Madden.
G.H. Bass & Co.
The G.H. Bass & Co. store at the Mammoth Luxury Outlets stocks a wide selection of shoes, clothing, accessories, socks and hosiery. They have great bargains year-round, as well as seasonal sales and additional discounts.
Where to Buy Souvenirs & More in Mammoth Lakes
Shopping for a unique keepsake, gift, book or game to pass some time? These stores are exclusive to Mammoth Lakes. You’ll be content to browse for hours!
Every great town needs a great bookstore, and the Booky Joint is that… and so much more! From an amazing selection of Lego to high-quality art supplies, the Booky Joint is also, of course, the ideal spot to pick up the latest bestseller or local guidebook. Looking for a game the whole family can enjoy? Ask owner Dave Leonard about his kids’ recent favorites.
Mammoth Fun Shop
Perhaps no store in Mammoth Lakes lives up to its name quite as well as the Mammoth Fun Shop, one of the loveliest toy shops you may ever enter. There is something here for everyone, from classic wooden toys to beautiful puppets, crazy novelties and everything in between. Be sure to sample a delicious premium ice cream with free toppings to complete your visit!
Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center
In addition to maps, backcountry permits and other trip planning information, the gift shop at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is the perfect spot to find Mammoth Lakes-themed souvenirs, including shirts, books, toys and knickknacks.
Sierra Light Gallery
Stop by the Sierra Light Gallery to check out the incredible landscape photography by local artist Nolan Nitschke. The gallery sells an impressive variety of prints, including canvas wraps, acrylic face mounts, paper and metal prints. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift or to add to your own collection, you’re sure to find a breathtaking piece here.
Updated by Shannon Diffner summer 2018