Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort  

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1 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Overview by Alistair Wearmouth

For once, the hyperbole actually applies. A summit elevation of 11,053 feet and a hefty 3,100-foot vertical drop are just some Mammoth stats that don't need any embroidering by Bay Area marketing whiz kids. The mountain is served by 28 lifts numbered in the order they were built, giving a nod to in-the-know locals who are able to think in creative, non-linear ways.

The uninitiated need only to remember that the Panoramic Gondola will take you all the way to the very top, where you should tack right to the Upper Bowl and a series of plunging drops fanning into a wider bowl. If you make it that far, you'll have some time to catch your breath and reconsider your recklessness.

Mammoth's signature siren-of-the-steeps is Hangman's Hollow, a chute bordered by snarling rocks that leaves room for only one perfect turn—or one mistake. It's not just the elevator-shaft steepness, too; it's the mandatory air required to get into it in the first place. Even the local wackos won't try Hangman's unless there's a foot or more of new snow, guaranteeing a pillowy landing.

Average Snowfall
400 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
3100 feet
25% beginner, 40% intermediate, 20% advanced, 15% expert
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
November to June
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Mammoth Mountain

Current Conditions:
Fair, 55 F
Mon - Mostly Sunny. High: 77 Low: 48
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 76 Low: 50
Wed - Mostly Sunny. High: 77 Low: 48
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 79 Low: 48
Fri - Sunny. High: 73 Low: 44

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Machine Groomed


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    8 of 28
  • Trails:
    30 of 151
  • XC Trails Open:
Last Updated: December 08 2014 02:37 PM

Traveler Reviews of Mammoth Mountain

Vivian rates Mammoth Mountain
My most recent trip to Mammoth Mountain was with a small group of friends. The group ranged from seasoned boarders/skiers to bunny slopers and this resort had runs for all of us. The lines were a little long but they move quickly because the operators are really on the ball. This mountain is great for people of all ages. I saw some older guys and little kids that were barely 3 feet tall. They have knowledgeable instructors and friendly staff all around the mountain. Would definitely recommend this mountain to anyone. PS. Buying your tickets online will take 10% off the regular lift ticket cost. Pros: Easy to access, Great for kids, Well maintained.
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