Mammoth Lakes is a year-round mountain recreation paradise located 300 miles north of Los Angeles, a five hour drive by car or 52 minutes from LAX. Mammoth Lakes is a year-round destination: snow in the winter, sunny skiing and hiking in the spring, any outdoor activity you can imagine in the summer and incredible foliage in the fall.
Winters in Mammoth Lakes feature Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, 3,000 vertical feet of world class skiing with 3,600 skiable acres, 27 chairlifts, 2 gondolas, 3 platter tows, and 9 carpets. Mammoth Mountain gets an astonishing average of 350 inches of snow per year and 300 sunny days, making it one of the deepest snowfall areas in North America and one of the sunniest. Mammoth Mountain offers an outstanding ski and snowboard experience for beginners through experts from early November until June, and often through the 4th of July.
The Tamarack Cross Country Center offers 50 kilometers of groomed skating and striding trails in the scenic Mammoth Lakes Basin. Tamarack has a rental shop and offers lessons for beginners through experts. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and the Tamarack Cross Country Center are both easy access points for incredible back country skiing. Guides are available through local outfitters.
Mammoth Lakes is a snowmobiler’s paradise with hundreds miles of snowmobile trails. Snowmobile rentals and guided tours are available from Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures and TJ’s Snowmobiles. The Town of Mammoth Lakes operates an ice skating rink, and for some indoor fun, check out local breweries or the new bowling alley.
12 miles north of Mammoth Lakes is the scenic village of June Lake. June Mountain, sister ski area to Mammoth Mountain, is home to 7 chairlifts, 2,000 vertical feet of beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain, a snowboard park and pipe and exceptional access to the Sierra backcountry. June Mountain is California’s favorite family ski mountain. The nearby Double Eagle Resort and Spa offers Cross Country skiing and the area’s only full service spa and fitness center.
Mammoth Lakes has a scenic lakes basin with 11 beautiful alpine lakes, multiple campgrounds, hiking trails, bike trails and exceptional fishing. Summer in Mammoth Lakes offers every outdoor activity you can imagine. The outdoor recreation opportunities draw people from all over the world, but Mammoth Lakes is also home to a thriving theater and performing arts culture featuring outdoor concerts, music festivals and arts and crafts shows.
Mammoth is the eastern access point for Yosemite National Park. World famous Yosemite offers unparalleled scenic grandeur with waterfalls, soaring cliffs, camping, hiking, backpacking, fishing, rafting and rock climbing. Mammoth Lakes serves as the perfect basecamp for a day trip to Yosemite National Park.
Mammoth Lakes has a wide variety of lodging options including campgrounds, an RV Park, hotels, motels, lodges, bed and breakfast inns, condominiums, hostels, and rental homes. For more information about lodging or activities, go to VisitMammoth.com.