The Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort located on the north side of Mammoth Mountain, in the volcanic Long Valley Caldera , California , is a large , popular ski resort, commonly called Mammoth.
Mammoth has more than 3,500 acres (14 km²) of skiable terrain, serviced by 28 lifts (including 3 gondolas). The area has 3100 feet (940 m) of vertical, rising to an elevation of 11,053 feet (3,368 m).
Mammoth enjoys an extremely reliable snow record, with an average 400 inches (1,016 cm) per year, and snowmaking exists on 46 of the 150 trails. With over US$150 million invested in the resort in the last ten years, Mammoth is expanding.
Specific improvements include the remodeled McCoy Station at mid-mountain, an ever-expanding lift system, and The Village at Mammoth, which opened in 2003.
Skiers & snowboarders
Advanced and expert skiers have a fantastic choice of terrain in Mammoth Mountain and around 35 percent of the mountain to conquer. Mammoth Mountain offers a huge amount of terrain to conquer, including mogul fields considered to be some of the most demanding in California.
Mammoth Mountain offers intermediate skiers some good tree skiing and interesting blue-black trails to graduate into. Around 40 percent of the mountain is good for intermediates
Eagle, Canyon and Main Lodges all have an area dedicated to beginners, and green runs surround these areas. From Main Lodge try Gus’s Pasture, St. Moritz and Sesame Street.
Mammoth Mountain is one of the top U.S. snowboarding destinations. From beginners to advanced riders, there’s something for every type of boarder here, with three parks and three halfpipes, including a superpipe. The parks and pipes are groomed every evening and throughout the day. Recent extensive terrain park and pipe development has put Mammoth at the forefront of boarding that’s why over half the U.S. snowboard team live in Mammoth.
The Village provides a fourth lodge facility for the ski area, including gondola access, luxury accommodation, restaurants, bars and stores. There are three other base lodges Main Lodge, Canyon Lodge and Eagle Lodge. All have amenities that make it easy to get on the snow, with slopeside equipment rental and demonstrations, and free overnight equipment storage. Overnight guests may also stay in the town of Mammoth Lakes, or in neighboring towns such as Bishop.
Mammoth Mountain Après-Ski
Après-ski options include live music in bars and restaurants, or you can go and soak in a natural hot spring with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The new Village at Mammoth offers a variety of dining and drinking establishments.
One of the best resorts in the U.S. for non-skiing activities, Mammoth also offers cross-country skiing, ice-skating, snowmobiling, dogsleds and athletics.
Mammoth has consistently been voted one of the top ski and snowboard destinations in North America. It has one of the longest seasons, opening from early November to June. Although Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort might be a bit isolated, but with over 300 days of sunshine per year and a lot of attractions it’s practically guaranteed that you’ll have a great vacation here.