Mammoth Mountain Resort Guide

The Mammoth Mountain resort summary is: Mammoth Mountain has 37 lifts within its 1416 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 945m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 156 trail at Mammoth Mountain.


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Mammoth Mountain Resort Guide

The Mammoth Mountain resort summary is: Mammoth Mountain has 37 lifts within its 1416 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 945m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 156 trail at Mammoth Mountain.

Vertical:

Top: 3369m
Arrow
945m
Bot: 2424m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediates/
Advanced

Trails:

156
30%
40%
30%

Hectares of Ski:

1416
Snowmaking:25%

Mammoth Mountain Lifts:

  • drag lift icon6
  • ski lift icon28
  • cablecar icon3
Total lifts = 37
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Mammoth Mountain Resort GuidePhoto credit: Miles-Weaver

Visiting Mammoth Mountain

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Mammoth Mountain.

  • Season opens
    29 Oct 2022
  • Season closes
    4 Jun 2023
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    20 | 15
  • Nearest Airport
    Mammoth Yosemite Airport/Reno
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    800-626-6684

Mammoth Mountain Features

The terrain at Mammoth Mountain includes::

  • Halfpipes
    4
  • Terrain Parks
    13
  • X-Country
    45.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Mammoth Mountain resort?

Mammoth Mountain opens early and some years doesn't close until the fourth of July. Mammoth Mountain has added snow making to the top of its highest peak (more than 11,000 feet) and down the Cornice Run. Mammoth Mountain is exactly what its name implies: Big. Ok, so how big is it? 3,500 acres to play on, a vertical drop of 3,100 feet, access to lift skiing at 11,053 feet, 156 trails and 28 chair lifts (9 of which are high-speed zappers). There are an average of 300 days of sunshine a year here. The Lincoln House and White Mountain Lodge are a village gondola ride away and offer luxury condos from studios to three bedrooms. Full service hotels, convenient motels, luxury condominiums, quaint chalets, cozy cabins, and even dormitory style lodging are all located in the town of Mammoth Lakes, only 4 miles from the ski area.


Explore Mammoth Mountain Location Map

Interactive Mammoth Mountain trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Mammoth Mountain Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 
11
5
part cloud
Middle Lift: 
14
5
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Bottom Lift: 
14
0
part cloud

When's the snowiest month to visit Mammoth Mountain?

JanuaryAverage: 2.7 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Mammoth Mountain is week 4 of January. There are typically 2.7 snowy days during this week with 41cm of snowfall. Check out the Mammoth Mountain Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Mammoth Mountain

Overall: 3.9 Based on 18 votes and 11 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.3
  • Variety of pistes 4.5
  • Off-piste 3.8
  • Scenery 4.3
  • Apres-Ski 3.9
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James Paris from United States writes:

Mammoth is a mountain of extremes, both good and bad. It covers a huge area with multiple exposures, but the terrain basically breaks down into mostly super-steep snowfields above mid station and easy, rolling tree lined trails below midstation. Consequently, most runs fall in the 1200-1300 vertical foot range.
It gets lots of snow in big dumps, but the fresh stuff gets skied out quickly because there are so many people on the hill and so many high capacity lifts. Another negative is the powerful SoCal sun and proximity to the desert, which softens the snow surface quicker than the resorts in Colorado, Utah and even Tahoe. As a result, a groomed piste gets skied up quickly and the snow surface can get choppy by early afternoon. However, the snow on the upper mountain is protected from the sun and it usually is colder and drier up there…so the steep runs off the gondola almost always have great snow.

The mountain hasn’t expanded since the 1980’s but nearly all the double chairs have been replaced with fast quads. Lines are not a problem but crowded slopes are very much a problem on weekends. On-mountain dining is sub-par for a destination resort. Best option is to ski over to the Mammoth Mountain Inn.

Lodging in town is mostly mediocre motels. There is a high-end Westin that’s nice, but has commensurately high prices. I am a fan of the 1950’s era Mammoth Mountain Inn, which is slopeside and offers decent prices.

Bottom line: Mammoth has some of the best steep snowfields in the country. But it’s still an LA weekend escape resort. There are better choices if you are l traveling cross country looking for a destination resort.

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