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Mammoth LakesUnited States of America

Experience the great outdoors at one of California’s premier mountain resort areas, where winter and summer promise adventures that are fun for the whole family.

Mammoth Lakes is a small mountain resort town encircled by towering mountains, crystal-clear alpine lakes and flower-filled meadows. Visit in winter for some of California’s most outstanding skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Arrive in summer to enjoy first-rate mountain bike trails, hiking, fishing and horse riding.

Take the lifts up Mammoth Mountain, which reaches a dizzying height of 11,053 feet (17,788 meters). Experience breathtaking views and begin an exhilarating downhill ride. Mammoth has more than 3,500 skiable acres, nearly 30 lifts and 150 snow trails. Slopes for all levels of experience offer powdery snow long into spring. If you don’t care for downhill skiing, try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through dense alpine forests. Get away from the crowds and seek out your piece of wintery wonderland.

More gentle activities also abound in the area. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the wilderness, lounge in natural hot springs, take a leisurely horseback ride through the Inyo National Forest or play golf at Snowcreek Golf Course.

Summer brings hiking, biking, fishing and sightseeing opportunities. Hike in the Mammoth Lakes Basin area, where trails such as Panorama Dome Trail, Duck Lake Trail, and Inyo Craters Trail promise picturesque alpine scenery. Mammoth Mountain transforms into a maze of bicycle paths. See some of the world’s best riders in September’s Kamikaze Bike Games.

For more serenity, hop in the Gondola and soar up the mountain for panoramic views. With a stop midway up the mountain and 360-degree-views from the summit, it is a must-do activity.

Mammoth Lakes is located 40 miles (60 kilometers) east of Yosemite’s perimeter and about 300 miles (500 kilometers) from both San Francisco and Los Angeles and their international airports. The full-service resort has upmarket hotels and restaurants. Getting around is easy with free shuttles from the town to the slopes. Nestled in the heart of California, Mammoth Lakes is one of the country’s most acclaimed all-season resort towns.

Top hotels in Mammoth Lakes

Shilo Inn Suites - Mammoth Lakes
Shilo Inn Suites - Mammoth Lakes
2.5 out of 5
2963 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA
The price is £95 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Situated in Mammoth Lakes, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center and Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. Mammoth Mountain and Convict Lake ...

3.6/5Good! (917 reviews)

"Check in was fast, Rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable. One plus is Starbucks was next door."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Shilo Inn Suites - Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Mountain Inn
Mammoth Mountain Inn
3 out of 5
10400 Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Located in the mountains, this Mammoth Lakes hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 6 mi (10 km) of Sierra Star Golf Course, Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center ...

3.8/5Good! (957 reviews)

"Stayed one night. Staff was friendly and nice. Rooms were clean. We enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Mammoth Mountain Inn
Juniper Springs Resort
Juniper Springs Resort
3.5 out of 5
4000 Meridian Blvd, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Mammoth Lakes is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sierra Star Golf Course and Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort, and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (961 reviews)

"Enjoyed stay at Juniper. Ryan at front dest provide excellent customer services."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Juniper Springs Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Mammoth Lakes

Best Village Lodge Location, Top Floor, Luxury Finishes
Best Village Lodge Location, Top Floor, Luxury Finishes
100 Canyon Blvd, Mammoth Lakes, CA

This family-friendly Mammoth Lakes condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sierra Star Golf Course and Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. Mammoth Hospital and Mammoth Lakes ...

5/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)
Amazing place to stay!

"Beautiful condo in the heart of the village. We had underground parking and the amenities were awesome. The owner was very responsive and easy to communicate with. We would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2020

Best Village Lodge Location, Top Floor, Luxury Finishes
Snowcreek Resort
Snowcreek Resort
3 out of 5
1254 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Situated in Mammoth Lakes, this golf aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mammoth Mountain and Minaret ...

4.3/5Excellent! (118 reviews)

"Snowcreek was the perfect place to stay for my family. We loved the unit we stayed in sliding door to deck outside with beautiful green grass and pond to look at each day. Easy access to anything we wanted to do each day."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Snowcreek Resort
Convict Lake Resort
Convict Lake Resort
3 out of 5
2000 Convict Lake Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Situated near the airport, this cabin is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Convict Lake and within 9 miles (15 km) of Hot Creek Fish Hatchery and Lake Crowley. Hot Creek ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (116 reviews)

"Small, but a well-equipped cabin; Convict Lake is beautiful."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020

Convict Lake Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort
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Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

4.5/5(4 reviews)

When this mountain’s very long ski season ends, great mountain biking begins. Enjoy the fresh air, beautiful scenery and fun events year-round.

Mammoth Mountain
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Mammoth Mountain

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Although it is first and foremost a ski destination, you will want to experience this Sierra Nevada Mountain resort any month of the year.

Convict Lake
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Convict Lake

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Enjoy the mountain views and explore Convict Lake, a favourite green space in Mammoth Lakes. Amble around this family-friendly area's lakeside or seek out the ski slopes.

Top things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Snowboard Rental Package
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Snowboard Rental Package

£18
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Ski Rental Package
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Ski Rental Package

£18
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
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3 unforgettable days from Marrakech to Merzouga (Sahara Desert).

£129
Per adult

Reviews of Mammoth Lakes

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Oct 2019

Nature at its stunningly beautiful best!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

29 Sep 2019

The place looked nice we only stayed the night as we were travelling through unfortunately there was a power cut so didn't get to do much

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Sep 2019

Definitely need to go up the cable car to the top of mammoth mountain (we were there in September) to see the views of the area! Great area if you're a cyclist/walker with multiple routes for different levels of experience/fitness.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Sep 2019

nice village in a scenic part of the world. Well located for travellers heading for Yosemite.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Aug 2019

Amazing place to relax during the summer months and recharge batteries Beautiful scenery with great outdoor activities

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Aug 2019

Adored it. Everyone so friendly

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