Family Friendly Blogs

40 Hours of Fall Family Fun in Mammoth Lakes

Nov 11, 2014 / Betsy Temple-Truax

Fall is a terrific time for a weekend getaway escape before the holiday season arrives. It's a great time to come to Mammoth Lakes, where we're currently experiencing fantastic weather-daytime highs in the 60s. Read on for a sample itinerary. MORE

Family Friendly Biking in Mammoth Lakes

Oct 07, 2014 / Kalyn LePre

While Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is known for it's extreme downhill trails and features, Mammoth Lakes offers an abundance of options for family biking. From gentle dirt trails to scenic paved routes, you'll find a something for the entire family. According to Matt Finnegan, from Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes, the weather is nearly perfect and the scenery is unbelievably beautiful, making Mammoth Lakes nearly ideal for family vacations to the mountains. MORE

Best Bets for a Great Day on Mammoth Mountain: 10 Must-Haves for Ski School

Aug 27, 2014 / Betsy Temple-Truax

Helping your child learn to ski or snowboard is a wonderful experience. Make it even easier to leave them at ski school with these 10 must-have essential items. MORE

Best Bets: Top 10 Runs To Do with Your Kids at Mammoth Mountain

Aug 27, 2014 / Betsy Temple-Truax

Mammoth Mountain isn't just for the big kids and pros; kids can have a great time skiing there too. Try these 10 kid-friendly runs to get your child comfortable and excited to come back. MORE

Two Favorite Family Day Trips from Mammoth Lakes

Aug 26, 2014 / Betsy Temple-Truax

It’s back-to-school time and fall is just around the corner. We’re still enjoying plenty of great weather here in the mountains and late summer and early autumn is a terrific time to visit the area. Mammoth Lakes is centrally located to a number of amazing attractions, and the amenities here make it an ideal base for your family vacation or weekend getaway. MORE

Best Bets: An Introduction to Family Hiking Around Mammoth Lakes

Aug 26, 2014 / Betsy Temple-Truax

Hiking is a favorite family pastime in Mammoth Lakes for locals and visitors! It’s a great way to get out and experience our amazing landscape. There are countless hiking opportunities available in the area for all abilities. Here are some perfect introductory trails, safety tips, and resources to get you... MORE

Best Bets: Family Camping in and Around Mammoth Lakes

Aug 26, 2014 / Betsy Temple-Truax

My family recently returned home to Mammoth Lakes from a week-long car trip through northern California and southern Oregon. It was a pretty impromptu trip—we had a general idea of our route and places we wanted to visit, but no firm reservations. We loaded up the car with our basic camping supplies, a cooler with a few provisions and a guidebook and hit the road. The experience reaffirmed how easy, inexpensive, and fun a family camping vacation can be!  MORE

Your Ultimate Guide to Fishing with Kids in Mammoth Lakes

Aug 26, 2014 / Kalyn LePre

This week I met up with fishing guide Scott Flint from The Troutfitter to talk about fishing with your kids. The following are Scott's best tips and insights for fishing with kids. MORE