Mammoth Lakes, CA

Winter Adventure in Mammoth Lakes, California

Winter Events

  • Town of Mammoth Lakes Holiday Tree Lighting
  • Night of Lights
  • Rock Creek Lodge Annual New Year's Eve
  • US Grand Prix
  • Winter Arts Festival
  • California Fire/Police Winter Olympics

  • Mammoth Yosemite Airport~ 8 miles from Mammoth Lakes
  • Eastern Sierra Regional Airport~ 45 miles from Mammoth Lakes
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport~ 166 miles from Mammoth Lakes

    Copper Mountain Resort
    Season Dates Nov. 11 - May 29
    Number of Mountains
    Total Skiable Acres
    Summit Elevation
    Number of Runs
    Average Snowfall
    Terrain Breakdown
    11,053 feet
    25% Green, 40% Blue, 35% Black

    About Mammoth Lakes, CA

    Mammoth Mountain, located in the Eastern Sierras of California, feels bigger than life. Massive in size at 3,500 skiable acres, and with 28 lifts and 150 runs, this world-renown ski resort stretches over peaks and accommodates several villages. It needs to be big: Mammoth is a huge draw for densely populated Southern California, and is also within easy distance for Northern Californians, Nevadans, and Oregonians. Of course, this prime geographical location is both a pro and a con. The region surrounding Mammoth Mountain is a nature-lover’s and outdoors-person’s heaven. From the top of the chairs, skiers can take in views of the Sierras that stretch to the boundary of Yosemite National Park, and within a short drive is June Lake (known for hiking and mountain biking trails in summer) and June Mountain, a smaller, ‘mom-and-pop’ style ski resort. Tip: use you Mammoth Mountain lift pass to access quiet, friendly June Mountain, too!

    Nonstop Flights

    Flying into Mammoth Yosemite Airport:

  • Denver, CO (DEN) via United Airlines (Beginning December 20)
  • Los Angeles,CA (LAX) via Alaska Airlines
  • San Diego,CA (SAN) via Alaska Airlines
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO) via United Airlines
  • Orange County, CA (SNA) via United Airlines

  • Highlighted Properties in Crested Butte

    A cozy hotel sets the tone for your entire winter vacation.


    Vacation Homes:
    Stay in a vacation home with your group to add a true local feel to your trip.


    Staying in a condo gets you close to mountain, restaurants, and center of the mountain village.


    Best Way to Experience Mammoth Lakes

    Day 1

  • Morning: You’ll want to go out and ski! Start your day with breakfast in the Broadway Marketplace in the Main Lodge, then hit the slopes. Check out the views from the top of Dave’s Run, and spend the next few hours carving some turns. Stop for lunch at The Mill.
  • Afternoon: If you’re needing to end early on your first day, stop in at the Yodler (a local favorite) for a pint or some pub fare. Head back to your condo for a soak in a hot tub!
  • Dinner: Walk from most lodging options into the village to Campo Mammoth for dinner. Its upscale rustic Italian cuisine will appeal to everyone

  • Day 2

  • Morning: Ski a second day (you won’t have traversed the whole mountain yesterday) or opt to spend some time admiring the Eastern Sierras with a peaceful cross country ski day. Start at the Adventure Center.
  • Lunch: Eat an easy lunch in your condo or vacation rental to skip the busy village venues.
  • Afternoon: Rent a snowboard or demo skis to try something new on the slopes, or opt for a snow cat tour. Alternatively, shop in the villages and take in the atmosphere (especially around the holidays).
  • Dinner: Get wine and tapas at The Underground.