Snowcat Tours in Mammoth Lakes

Nov 19, 2020

NOTE: Mammoth Mountain’s snowcat tours will not operate in the 2020/21 season due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Take a ride in a snowcat for one of the most unique excursions in the Eastern Sierra. Snowcat tours are operated by Mammoth Mountain and offer visitors the chance to experience the backcountry from the heated comfort of a luxury snowcat. Each snowcat holds up to 12 people, making snowcat tours a great option for groups.

Mammoth Mountain Snowcat Tours

Mammoth Mountain offers two times for tours on the weekends (Friday-Sunday) with additional options on select holidays.

Minaret Vista Midday Tours

Depart from Mammoth Mountain Inn at 11:30 am (guests should arrive 15 minutes in advance of the departure time) and ride inside the snowcat to Minaret Vista, where you’ll witness unparalleled views of Mammoth Lakes’ signature skyline. The tour includes snacks of fresh fruit, cheese and charcuterie. Kids can enjoy a waffle sundae and hot cocoa.

Minaret Vista Après Ski Tours

After a day on the slopes, relax on a sundown snowcat tour to Minaret Vista. Coupled with spectacular views, the tour also includes chocolate-covered strawberries, a charcuterie board and a glass of wine plus waffle sundaes and hot cocoa for the kids. The tour departs at 3 pm (guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to the departure time) from Mammoth Mountain Inn.

Reservations are required for Mammoth Mountain snowcat tours. Call 800-626-6684 to make your reservation. Learn more about Mammoth Mountain snowcat tours on the Mammoth Mountain website.

Getting to Mammoth Mountain

By Shuttle

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) provides free roundtrip shuttle service to Mammoth Mountain. Take the Red Line bus to Main Lodge to access the snowcat tours.

The shuttle is the recommended mode of transportation to Mammoth Mountain, as traffic by car can be heavy during holidays and weekends. Learn more about the free shuttle to Mammoth Mountain here.

By Car

Mammoth Mountain is also accessible by car, however, parking may be limited on busy weekends and holidays. Parking at all Main Lodge is free, although paid premium parking options are available. A number of Mammoth Lakes taxi and shuttle services also provide transportation to Mammoth Mountain.

Meghan Miranda

Meghan has been living and playing in Mammoth Lakes since 2016. She enjoys any outdoor activities that her dogs can tag along for. See more of Meghan's adventures on her blog Meg Moves Mountains.

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