Mammoth: 365 Days of Awesome

By Lara Kaylor
Mammoth Lakes Tourism

The town of Mammoth Lakes sits high in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. At its center is Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, consistently listed as one of North America’s finest winter/summer recreation areas.

The area boasts some of the world’s finest hiking, fishing, mountain biking, bird watching, scenic beauty and national parks.

Mammoth Mountain has an impressive snowfall record averaging over 400 inches annually, which makes it a great spot for Alpine skiing, snowboarding and Nordic skiing for all ability levels. Mix in the 300 days of sunshine a year and you have a great blend of powder skiing with bluebird days.

The town offers 4,600 rental units, providing guests a wide variety of lodging choices from the cozy atmosphere of a family operated hotel, inn or bed & breakfast, to the pampering services and amenities of a full-service resort.

Mammoth Lakes offers more than 60 diverse restaurants. Live music, from rock and reggae to folk, jazz and blues, is featured at pubs and dining establishments throughout town.

A full year-round calendar of events and festivals that showcase the unique character that makes Mammoth Lakes special is also part of this destination resort.

Make Mammoth Lakes your home base as you explore the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (oldest trees in the world), Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake, Bodie State Historic Park (the official ghost town of California), Devils Postpile National Monument, Reds Meadow, and Rainbow Falls.


Rainbow Falls are seen at Devils Postpile National Monument. PHOTO BY JOSH WRAY/MONO COUNTY TOURISM

Hiking in Mammoth Lakes is extraordinary, with more than 17 lakes within a 20-minute drive, plus hundreds more in the backcountry.

Biking in Mammoth Lakes is a thrill with more than 70 miles of single-track mountain biking and 20 miles of paved bike trail for your enjoyment.

Fishing is world-class in the trout-stocked lakes, rivers and creeks.

Other activities include helicopter tours, golf, rock climbing, boating, motocross and ATV trail rides, youth camps, running camps, kayaking, horseback riding and canoeing.

Riders catch air during the Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross race. Mammoth is known for skiing in the winter, but summer brings many more events such as this. PHOTO BY DUSTIN OSBOURNE

Two resorts, Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, offer 4,000 acres of terrain for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders.


A skiier hits the powder at Mammoth Mountain, which is one of the most famous ski resorts in California. PHOTO BY JOSH WRAY / MONO COUNTY TOURISM

There are 150 miles of groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails available and 100 miles of snowmobiling trails. Other activities include snowcat tours, scenic gondola rides, snowshoeing, snowmobile tours.

A group of new friends catch some air at the Silver Lake Instameet. PHOTO BY JOSH WRAY / MONO COUNTY TOURISM

Whatever way you slice it, Mammoth Lakes offers 365 days of awesome every year. Choose your adventure and choose your season, but put Mammoth Lakes at the top of your bucket list today.

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