Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is certainly one of the most alluring destinations in California for skiers and snowboarders. It is always one of the first ski resorts to open and many times continues to operate open until the beginning of July. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is renowned for its wide-open spaces surrounded by Mount Whitney and Yosemite National Park. It is also well known for receiving an average of 400 inches of snow every year and 300 fabulous days of sunshine. Whereas many other ski resorts in California offer 50 plus runs, you can expect to find over 150 distinct runs here. They are spread out over an impressive 3,500 acres of skiable terrain that features a vertical drop of 3,100 feet and 29 lifts. You will not have to worry about finding a challenging run or waiting in line at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.
The Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is actually much more than just a place for skiers and snowboarders to shred some of the most amazing runs in the state of California. It is also a place where the entire family or a group of friends can enjoy an array of other activities, as well as lodging, entertainment, and dining. There are a variety of Mammoth Mountain hotels within very close proximity of the resort as well as lodging right off of the slopes at the newly remodeled Mammoth Mountain Inn, which is found very close to the main lodge. This place really does have a leg up in many ways over its competitors when it comes to the range of lodging options available to its patrons. There are many forms of lodging from hotels to condos to cabins, and more in the town of Mammoth Lakes—an easy four-mile drive from the ski area.
There is also lodging onsite in the Village. The Mammoth Mountain Inn is a beautiful place to stay, and the new Village Lodging features large condominiums right at the resort. The Juniper Springs Resort and Tamarack Lodge and Resort are also close-by options.
And even though there are lots of activities at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, and plenty to do just a couple of minutes away in town, it is the skiing and snowboarding that keep people coming back for more. The highest elevation is over 11,000 feet and the longest run is a formidable three-mile ride. There is a nice mixture of runs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers. As you can probably imagine, a ski area with over 150 runs is going to have a little something for everyone. You can also enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ballooning, cross country skiing, skating, sleigh rides, and more. Lessons, ski equipment rental, childcare services are all also available onsite. Whether you choose to stay at an accommodation on the premises like the Mammoth Mountain Inn or find something in town, you should definitely take time out of your ski adventure to check out Mammoth Lakes. Just a couple of minutes away from the ski area you will find a charming and beautiful town with over 45 restaurants, 10 clubs, spas, stores, and much more.