Mammoth Ski Resort

10001 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Mammoth Ski Resort is the nearest “true big mountain” to Los Angeles approximately a 5 hour drive to the north. But, with 151 trails, 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, and some of the best varied terrain in the U.S., visitors from all over the world make the trek to Mammoth Ski Resort. At 11,053 feet, Mammoth Ski Resort boasts the highest summit of any California resort and with an impressive 400 inches of annual snowfall, it snow that can last until July.

Mammoth Ski Resort

Located in the southwest corner of the volcanic Long Valley Caldera on the eastern edge of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Mammoth Ski Resort is a wide open and beautiful resort offering amazing views of Yosemite and a wide range of terrain with beginner boulevards, corduroy fall-line carvers, glades, and steeps with swift and well laid out lifts. Ski Magazine has rated the 13 terrain parks at Mammoth Ski Resort as the best in the country. Be sure to catch a gondola ride to the top for the scenery.

Mammoth Ski Resort has modern facilities, excellent customer service, and great night life. Many people think it is a great starting point to explore the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is only about an hour drive from Yosemite National Park. All skiers and snowboarders should visit Mammoth Ski Resort at least once in their lifetime.

Mammoth Ski Resort Notable Trails:

  • Cornice Bowl – This infamous run Mammoth Ski Resort has spectacular views from the top and narrow chutes.
  • Hemlocks - great terrain and trees to wind in and out of.
  • The Paranoids – steep and narrow chutes offers amazing views of the Minarets. Note that it is susceptible to avalanches and visibility issues.

Mammoth Ski Resort Tip:

  • Go during March to (except for Spring break) to avoid a lot of the crowds.

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Mountain Profile

Top Elevation

Top Elevation: 11053

Base Elevation

Base Elevation: 7953

Vertical Drop

Beginner: 25

Total Runs

Total Runs: 151


Intermediate: 40

Skiable Terrain

Skiable Terrain: 3500


Advanced: 20

Terrain Parks

Terrain Parks: 13


Expert: 15

Night Skiing

Night Skiing: No


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