Although it is first and foremost a ski destination, you will want to experience this Sierra Nevada Mountain resort any month of the year.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Eastern California is a skier's paradise. Located along the Sierra Nevada Mountains, its prime conditions and varied runs make it a world-class destination for snow sports. When you aren't hitting the slopes, the lively resort offers other diversions year-round.
Mammoth Mountain is known for its long ski season, typically lasting from November through June. High-caliber trails and terrain parks attract skiers and snowboarders from around the world. Get your heart racing or simply watch others at Unbound Main. This extreme snow park has technical rails and massive jumps that will test even the most seasoned sportsperson. Whether you are an experienced skier tackling the peak at Dave's Run or a novice on skis for the first time at Sesame Street, this mountain has challenges to suit every skill level.
Explore the beauty of the surrounding Inyo National Forest. Rent a snowmobile for high-paced fun or don cross-country skis for a peaceful afternoon in the wilderness. Follow hundreds of miles of trails on your own or with a guide.
When ski season ends, fish in one of the area's pristine streams or lakes and try to reel in a big catch. Rent a bike or put on comfortable hiking boots to explore the many trails winding around the mountain. Pitch a tent and build a campfire in one of several designated campsites scattered throughout the area. Take a gondola to the top of Mammoth Mountain's 2.1-mile (3.4-kilometer) peak; you may see Yosemite National Park on the horizon.
Throughout the year, Mammoth Mountain hosts various festivals and events. It also has a wide range of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. For a relaxing day, indulge in a spa day at the resort.
Fly into Mammoth Yosemite Airport just east of the resort. Whether you visit in June or January, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area will keep you entertained for days. Come ready to experience beautiful wilderness, unparalleled snow conditions and five-star spa amenities.