Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes

With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, Mammoth Mountain provides a great setting for activities ranging from skiing to snowboarding to hiking. With 360-degree views of over 600 km (370 mi) of high-altitude peaks, the mountain boasts the highest summit of any California resort. Choose from a number of different runs that cater to all snowboarding levels. You can sign up for classes at the ski and snowboarding school at the resort, where they also rent equipment. Take the gondola to the 3,300 m (11,000 ft) summit, where you'll discover eateries and lodging amenities. Hikers should be cautious of mountain bikers on the descent. Plan to visit Mammoth Mountain and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mammoth Lakes attractions using our Mammoth Lakes sightseeing site .
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  • While MM is farther away than Big Bear, it is a better ski mountain with better restaurants. If you can swing it, it is worth the 4 1/2 + hour drive. It has more runs that were less crowded when we vi...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite places to ski in California. It is very popular, so it gets really crowded during the holidays and weekends. We try to ski mid-week. Their pass is steep at $649 per year, bu...  more »
  • For non-skiers, take all the gondola rides you can. It was worth the one very pricey gondola ride to the top just to see the stunning vistas of this awesome mountain.  more »
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  • Unless you live in LA, go to Utah, Colorado, Jackson Hole or Big Sky. Great terrain, huge, but windiest area you will ever see. Lifts always closing due to wind or visibility, trapping you on one side or other of the mountain. You might not ever get to the top. No night life, if that's important to you. Hard to get to, half of flights into Mammoth Lakes get cancelled.
  • This is a year round great place to visit. So beautiful. They have everything you could possibly need for hiking, biking, skiing and anything you can think of...
  • First time ever on the slopes and the beginners ski lesson was really good. It eventually gave me confidence to get out on the mountain and downhill ski. Beautiful place. The food / beverages are quite expensive, but hey, it's an expensive hobby right? 10/10 @ Mammoth
  • This is the worst place for skiing vacation I visited in my life (having ski vacation every year for last 35 years). Complete lack of info on slopes grooming, lifts' availability, snow conditions, etc (except via app which you may not have or don't care to open at freezing temperatures/high winds). Lifts are being opened, closed, re-opened again without any warning. If you are trapped at the bottom, the only way to move somewhere else is the bus service. If you want to enjoy a low class lunch on the slope go to the middle station of the gondola, Shabby, dirty restaurant interior, not quite clean toilets, overall impression of abandoned railway station. I believe Californians visit that place only because it is in the driving distance to the major metro areas. Yes, it is cheaper than flying to any decent ski resort. But in return you end up in a cheap place. By the way, lift chairs belong to museum and gondola cabins are dirty and falling apart. Will never return there, except maybe in the summer season since the scenery of the area is spectacular. Trekking or biking must be first class but don't count on any decent service.
  • Me and my family did the summer vacation last year. The place is amazing , lot of activities you can do like biking and hiking. We are planning to have another vacation this coming summer with my friends.
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