Welcome to the Mammoth Lakes Crib
Jul 13, 2021
When you train in Mammoth Lakes, you’re training among the best. Hovering just below 8,000 feet, this small, yet extremely scenic, mountain town is the ideal spot for endurance athletes. Professional and elite runners, cyclists, triathletes and more can be found on the trails and roads throughout the area. They flock to the Eastern Sierra for the high altitude benefits that make them leaner and meaner when it comes to race day. Some even take up residence in this close-knit community.
Benefits of Staying at the Crib
For elite athletes interested in coming to town to tap into the perks of high altitude training, Mammoth Lakes Tourism sponsors the Crib. The Crib opened in June of 2011 as a fully equipped, home away from home for visiting athletes. In return for their stay, athletes share their Mammoth Lakes’ experiences across their social channels before, during and after their visit — tagging @MammothCrib along the way. During their stay athletes also participate in interviews and video shoots with Mammoth Lakes Tourism for its owned online channels.
This partnership helps spread the word that Mammoth Lakes is THE stomping ground for high altitude training. In addition, by training in Mammoth Lakes via the Crib, visiting athletes receive a conduit to the local community where they can learn about, and participate in, local endurance and club events, plus find local resources.
As part of this partnership, athletes staying at the Crib also receive complimentary use of the Snowcreek Athletic Club.
Elite Athletes Who Have Stayed at the Crib
Running stars such as Deena Kastor (who also lives in Mammoth Lakes full-time), Josh Cox and Josphat Boit, as well as winter snow athletes such as Kelly Clark and Chloe Kim are currently training in Mammoth Lakes. Meb Keflezighi can also often be found in the area before his big races. These prestigious athletes, and many others, have put Mammoth Lakes on the map. Their connections to the area served as the original catalyst for the Crib concept.