CALIFORNIA SKI MAMMOTH

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Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is a large ski resort located in Eastern California, along the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the Inyo National Forest. Mammoth was founded by Dave McCoy, a hydrographer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. As a member of the Eastern Sierra Ski Club in […]

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is a large ski resort located in Eastern California, along the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the Inyo National Forest. Mammoth was founded by Dave McCoy, a hydrographer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. As a member of the Eastern Sierra Ski Club in the 1930s, McCoy noticed that Mammoth Mountain consistently held more snow than other mountains. The Ski Club had a portable rope tow which McCoy bought the club in 1941 and usually kept it at Mammoth. In 1953, the United States Forest Service awarded a permit to McCoy to operate the ski area. The first ski lift was built in 1955.

Mammoth Mountain is the highest ski resort in California with a peak elevation of 11,053 feet and 3,100 feet of vertical. With more than 400″ of annual snowfall and 300 days of sunshine, the season typically runs from early November until June. The drive to Mammoth offers a spectacular tour of the Eastern Sierra and most beautiful portions of California. Access from all directions via the scenic north-to-south US Hwy 395, running along the eastern edge of California’s Sierra Nevada Range.

Mammoth Mountain is located approximately 148 miles south of Heavenly (South Lake Tahoe) and 50 minutes from the Eastern Gate of Yosemite National park. It is a five-hour drive from Los Angeles.

Resort Statistics

 

 

Base Elevation: 7,953 ft (2,424 m)

Summit Elevation: 11,053 ft (3,369 m)

Vertical Drop: 3,100 ft (945 m)

Skiable Area: 3,500 acres (1,417 hectares)

Annual Snowfall: 400 in (1000 cm)

Snowmaking: 33 %

Number of Lifts: 28

Uphill Lift Capacity: 50,000 per hour

Types of Lifts:
2 Poma Lift
5 Double Chairs
7 Triple Chairs
1 Quad Chair
8 Hi-Speed Quads
1 Hi-Speed Six-pack
3 Gondolas

Number of Trails: 150

Longest Run: 15,840 ft (4,828 m)

Trail Ratings:
Easiest: 25 %
More Difficult: 40 %
Most Difficult: 20 %
Experts Only: 15 %

Parks & Pipes:
Number of Parks: 7
Super Pipe: Yes Length: 600 ft
Half Pipe: Yes
Jib Park: Yes
Dates & Times:
Early November to mid-June
Hours of Operation: Hours: 8:30am – 4pm
Half Day: 12:30pm

 

 

SLOPESIDE 

 

JUNIPER SPRINGS LODGE, 4 star

At the upscale Juniper Springs Lodge, enjoy the magic of the alpine and the luxury of top-notch service. Located on the mountain’s eastern rise, Juniper Springs Lodge is close to town. Excellent mountain views from most rooms offer the amazing tranquility you can only find in Mammoth.
There are studio to three-bedroom lodges and townhouse condos available, including amenities such as bell service, 24-hour reception, workout rooms, heated outdoor pools and Jacuzzis, underground parking and meeting facilities. All lodge accommodations include gas fireplace, television, VCR, telephone, daily housekeeping service, a balcony, a full kitchen and dining area.

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MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN INN, 3 star

The Mammoth Mountain Inn is conveniently located adjacent to the main lodge of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and features remodeled hotel rooms and amenities. A landmark since 1959, the Inn is a stylish mountain lodge ideal for families and couples.
The main building offers wireless internet in the hotel lobby, a 24-hour reception desk, ski valet, The Mountainside Grill, The Sierra Banquet Room, The Dry Creek Lounge and Bar, a Sport Shop, Small World Child Care, The Sierra General Store, a fitness center and X-Box game room.
All lodging at Mammoth Mountain Inn is “as close to the snow as you can get” and provides for a wonderful mountain experience.

 

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WALKING DISTANCE  

 

THE VILLAGE LODGE, 4+ star

Experience Mammoth’s most luxurious accommodations in the heart of the Village at Mammoth, steps away from the new Village Gondola. Amenities include two outdoor hot tubs, fitness room, bike and ski storage, granite countertops, slatefloors, underground parking, 24-hour front desk and reception, daily housekeeping, concierge and bell services. All accommodations include gas fireplace, television, DVD players, telephones, high-speed internet, balcony, fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
One Bedroom Condominium – One bedroom with one king bed, one queen-sizepullout sofa bed, and one bathroom.
Two Bedroom Condominium – One bedroom with one king bed, one bedroom withone queen, one queen-size pullout sofa bed, and two bathrooms.
As the fourth and most recent addition to our hotel collection, this impressive condominium hotel and resort plaza ups the ante for lodging in the heart of Mammoth. No other property comes close to this level of quality hotel services day in and day out.

 

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