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.
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:
Number of Trails: 150
Longest Run: 15,840 ft (4,828 m)
Parks & Pipes:
|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.
|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 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.