Mammoth Mountain, California
Its name is Mammoth, implying grand size and scope. In this High Sierra vista, Mammoth's dramatic landscape epitomizes winter and summer recreation at its finest.
From highly-rated fly fishing spots on the San Joaquin River, to mountain photo classes held in the Ansel Adams tradition, to a trail system that connects the town of Mammoth Lakes and the wondrous 18-hole Sierra Star Golf Course, Mammoth is a place for all seasons.
Golf, rock climbing, ropes courses and water play on surrounding lakes and rivers offer something for everyone. Of course, with an average winter snowfall of 384 inches, Mammoth is embraced by powder seekers.
While in Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth is considered the home of mountain biking with its famous Kamikaze Downhill that launches you from the mountain top on a blistering downhill. The Hartley Springs Loop is a great ride starting one mile south of June Lake junction. It accommodates a family's diverse riding abilities with excellent views of Mono Basin, Devil¹s Punchbowl and June Lake.
Don't miss nearby Yosemite National Park. An unforgettable day
trip begins with a drive on US 395 north to Tioga Pass at 10,000
feet. This is the eastern entrance to the park and its impressive
granite domes. Continue down to the valley floor to take in the
world-famous Half Dome and El Capitan multi-pitch climbs, as well
as Yosemite Falls.
For great sushi and traditional Japanese fare, locals favor Shogun Japanese Restaurant in the Sierra Center Mall. Call 760-934-3970. Handcrafted micro-brews, big screen TV, full bar and top bands make the Mammoth Brewing Co. Cafe buzz. Located above Whiskey Creek Restaurant at the corner of Minaret and Main.
For more information on Mammoth Mountain, click here.
A Base Camp for the Authentic Sierra Nevada Experience
Its name is Mammoth, implying grand size and scope. Mammoth is all that and more. It is a true year-round resort, at the center of California's Sierra Nevadas. More than just a great ski destination, or one of the world's best fly-fishing spots - Mammoth is a state of mind. Everything is geared to the beauty and activity of the outdoors, with Mammoth's natural history and scenic secrets providing the main attraction for vacation experiences any time of year.
Most of the region is in the high desert, and the terrain provides great year-round appeal. In winter an average of 384 inches of snow falls, making the region a massive playground for alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. The sheer immensity of the landscape means the buzz of snowmobiling and the silence of snowshoeing can coexist peacefully.
In summer, Mammoth's neighboring geological wonders provide endless vacation alternatives - Yosemite National Park, the stunning rock formations of The Devil's Postpile, and the Ansel Adams Wilderness Areas are all part of the allure. Simply walking, climbing or being in nature provides a cool respite and a chance to return to oneself.
Mammoth Draws Me In
As John Muir, America's first and foremost environmentalist wrote about time he spent in Mammoth in 1894, "I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for getting out, I found, was really going in".
Everything in Mammoth celebrates the great outdoors. That's what makes this resort such a special place. A trail system connects the Town of Mammoth Lakes with the spectacular 18-hole Sierra Star Golf Course and the shops and restaurants in-between. Where trails meet, rollerbladers, cyclists or those out for a quiet walk can enjoy the clean mountain air. Gathering places with icons from Mammoth's traditions of mountain climbing, mining, native culture and skiing can be found along the way. Icons like petroglyphs, a giant sundial, a forest ranger's watchtower, and a restored example of a 1950's Weasel that transported skiers up the mountain provide a glimpse into the area's storied past and are a reminder of all there is to see and do here.
A Mammoth Summer
Golf, hiking, biking, fly-fishing, rock climbing, soaking in healing mineral hot springs, painting classes at Mono Lake, galleries, exhibitions, festivals, mountain photography, classes in the Ansle Adams tradition, outdoor barbecues.
A Mammoth Winter
Alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, reading by the fire, bobsledding, dogsledding, tobogganing, tubing, snowblading, snow fort competitions, ice sculptures, flavored hot chocolate smiles.