Sightseeing Blogs

Real Snow: Taking the kids to Mammoth Lakes

Jan 02, 2020 / Visit Mammoth

Ah yes, the glorious pow, the proper high country. “One day,” I promised, “We’ll all get there.” MORE

7 Tips for Fall Color Photography From a Professional Photographer

Oct 17, 2019 / Dakota Snider

Getting a compelling photo of fall colors in the Sierra Nevada is no easy task. MORE

Tips for Stargazing in the Eastern Sierra

Mar 20, 2018 / Monica Prelle

The dark night sky in the Eastern Sierra is what makes the region so spectacular for stargazing. MORE

Summer Photo Ops That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

Jul 11, 2017 / Jason Abplanalp

If you've checked out the Mammoth Lakes Instagram feed, you know the area is extremely photogenic. MORE

From Glaciers to Gondolas: How Mammoth Mountain Got Its Shape

Jan 08, 2017 / Jason Abplanalp

When it comes to the geologic history of North American ski resorts, nothing compares to the explosive formation of Mammoth Mountain. The incredible terrain that makes it such a world-renown sports destination is directly related to its awesome, unique past.  The Birth of Mammoth Mountain: Volcano in the Sky The... MORE

Visiting Mono Lake During the Winter

Nov 11, 2016 / Mike McKenna

Winter is known as the “quiet season,” although you wouldn’t know if you’re stuck in rush hour traffic in LA, or find yourself at Tusks Bar in Mammoth Mountain on a Saturday afternoon. For those who like to put the silence back into the quiet season, taking a day trip... MORE

Winter Photographs That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

Nov 03, 2016 / Jason Abplanalp

When it comes to capturing winter’s majestic beauty, no place compares to Mammoth Lakes in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. With a thick blanket of pure-white snow, winter is the ideal time to capture and share epic photos of this legendary mountain playground.  Whether it’s cross-country skiing in the Mammoth Lakes Basin... MORE

4 Legendary Winter Daytrips from Mammoth Lakes

Oct 24, 2016 / Monica Prelle

The best part about traveling during the winter is that the summer crowds are gone. It might be cold, and it may be snowy, but there are sights to see and things to do in the wintertime. Next time you plan a weekend ski trip to Mammoth Lakes, add an extra day for exploring the Eastern Sierra and try one of our favorite day trips. MORE