MAMMOTH RESORT GUIDE
Mammoth Mountain Resort Overview
Mammoth Mountain embodies the relaxed, fun-loving character of California ski culture, initially envisioned by Dave McCoy when he opened the first rope tow in 1942. The name Mammoth certainly fits. The resort sits atop the high Sierras, and boasts a wide array of terrain throughout its 3,500 skiable acres. Whether you are in search of steep chutes, tree skiing, or well-groomed trails, Mammoth has it all. It also has one of the longest seasons in the U.S., with an average of 400 inches of annual snowfall - there is opportunity to ski from November through June.
The lift system here is incredibly efficient - between the 28 lifts it is easy to avoid crowds on a busy day. The majority of lodging is located just 4 miles away, in the town of Mammoth Lakes, and ranges from quaint motels to luxury condos. The area has the atmosphere of a very small town , but with the amenities of a world class resort. While it is possible to squeeze in a weekend trip to Mammoth, we recommend spending at least 3-4 days.
Passes: The Ikon Pass is the season pass to Mammoth with unlimited access and the Ikon Base Pass provides unlimited access with restrictions. Mammoth is also a member of the Mountain Collective. Mammoth lift tickets are also valid at nearby June Mountain. Kids 12 and under ski for free at June. Beginner passes with restricted access to 4 lower lifts are available for nearly 50% off.
Snow-Making & Grooming