Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, California

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Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California and Escape2ski provide you with information about this ski resort, such as a vertical drop of 3100ft / 945m, total trails of 150, closest airport 6mi / 10km, plus resort activities, snow reports, resort trail map, slope-side lodging options, webcams and a total of 28 lifts. Mammoth Mountain Ski […]

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Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California and Escape2ski provide you with information about this ski resort, such as a vertical drop of 3100ft / 945m, total trails of 150, closest airport 6mi / 10km, plus resort activities, snow reports, resort trail map, slope-side lodging options, webcams and a total of 28 lifts.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is located near the town of Mammoth Lakes, California in the Inyo National forest of Central California. Mammoth was the vision of Dave McCoy who opened the resort in 1955 and operated the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area for 68 years until his retirement in 2005.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the tallest ski area in California with a peak elevation of over 11,000ft / 3353m. It also has one of the longest ski seasons in North America, averaging from November to June each year. Mammoth Mountain ski and snowboard resort has grown significantly from its early days into a four season resort that has gained world attention.


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On the Slopes

  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Area has 3500 acres of uncrowded slopes with more than half of the runs suitable for those with a beginner or intermediate skill range. More advanced skiers will want to take the panoramic Gondola ride to the top to check out the upper bowl and Dave's Run.
  • Check out Mammoth Unbound, the great selection of terrain parks featured at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area set the standard for terrain park design. This is a world-class facility that offers a great playground for beginner to pro.
  • The Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard School has a dedicated team of instructors ready to assist with private, adult group, kids and adaptive programs.
  • There are many options for lodging on the mountain, depending on your tastes and desires, ranging from the ski-in ski-out Mammoth Mountain Inn, Tamarack Lodge, and Juniper Springs, as well as the Village Lodge located at the base of Mammoth Mountain in the Pedestrian Village.

Off the Slopes

  • Off mountain activities include Woolly's Tube Park, snowmobiling, snowcat tours, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, bowling and indoor golf.
  • While visiting Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and the town of Mammoth lakes you will discover many local gems, from family bakeries, to diverse dining and retail options.
  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Area has two state licensed childcare facilities offering day, hourly and evening care. The locations are the Mammoth Mountain Inn and in the village.
  • The town of Mammoth Lakes also features many wonderful hotels and motels to fit every budget, which are close to public transit.
  • Mammoth Lakes provides free transit service to get you to and from the ski area and around town.
  • Shuttle services are available to and from the Mammoth Lakes airport.
  • Flying into the Mammoth Lakes area provides a nice time saving option from driving. Keep in mind that the airport is subject to changing weather conditions and you may experience delays.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
3100 ft / 945 m

Base Elevation:
7953 ft / 2424 m

Summit Elevation:
11053 ft / 3369 m

Skiable Area:
3500 acres

Average Snowfall:
400 in / 1016 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 150

Beginner: 38 (25%)

Intermediate: 60 (40%)

Advanced: 30 (20%)

Expert: 22 (15%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 9

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: Yes

Half Pipe: Yes

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Mammoth Lakes CA , 6mi / 10km

Nearest Major City:
Los Angeles CA, 320mi / 515km

Nearest Town/City:
Mammoth Lakes CA, 0.5mi / 1km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 9 to May 29

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 28

Gondolas: 3

Express-6 Chairs: 2

Express Quad Chairs: 8

Quad Chairs: 3

Triple Chairs: 6

Double Chairs: 3

Surface Lifts: 3

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Mammoth Yosemite Airport  (MMH)
Distance: 6 mi / 10 km
Ranking: Limited Flights per Day

Los Angeles Intl Airport  (LAX)
Distance: 319 mi / 514 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-626-6684

Direct Phone: 760-934-2571

Snow Phone: 760-934-6166

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Ski Resort Shuttle

Airport Transportation