Your search for the endless winter is over. With over 1016 cm of annual snowfall, thousands of acres of epic terrain and an altitude that keeps things white into summer, Mammoth turns winter into a 6+ month season. Not bad considering most resorts are golf courses by April. And with their state-of-the-art lifts and gondolas and a variety of runs for all skill levels (including seven terrain parks) Mammoth Mountain embodies all that you love about winter.

Mammoth Mountain is traditionally among the first ski areas to open and sometimes operates as late as the 4th of July. Emphasising its unrestrained feel, Mammoth receives over 1016 cm of snow annually with an average of 300 sunny days a year. The mountain is surrounded by the protected backdrop of Mt. Whitney and Yosemite National Park.

There are 3,500 skiable acres to play on with a vertical drop of 3,100 feet and 150 named trails. There are 28 lifts in place, including three gondolas and two high-speed six-packs.

All of Mammoth’s trails are open to snowboarders. There are three Unbound Terrain Parks, three pipes, eight runs and 90 acres of freestyle terrain. Snowboard rentals and instruction from certified instructors are available daily.

Full service hotels, convenient motels, luxury condominiums, chalets, cabins, and dormitory style lodging are all located in the town of Mammoth Lakes, only four miles from the ski area. Mammoth offers access to a free local shuttle service and nearby airport and car rentals. There are over 45 restaurants and 12 nightclubs in town along with shopping, movies, a full-service athletic club and spa options.

Skiing and snowboarding are just the beginning when it comes to winter fun. Those with the need for speed can throw their leg over a snowmobile and check out the winter sport with the flattest learning curve in the world. Prefer canine power to horse power? Try a dogsled ride. Or hang out with your kids (or your inner child) on a snowtube.

Mountain Terrain:







Summit Elevation:

3369 m (11,053 ft)

Vertical Drop:

945 m (3100 ft)

Skiable Area:

3500 acres

Average Snowfall:

1016 cm


Snowboarder Friendly

Lift Information:

  • 3 gondolas
  • 2 express 6pers. chairs
  • 8 high-speed quads
  • 3 quads
  •  3 doubles
  • 3 surface lifts


150 runs. Longest Run: 3 miles


Terrain parks and pipes: 9. Superpipe, half pipe, and jib park.

Photo courtesy of Mammoth Lakes Tourism. Photo credit in order of appearance: Josh Wray, Patrick Griley, and Dakota Snider