Mammoth Mountain is a tourist destination 12 months a year. Located in Mammoth Lakes, California, this snowboarding destination’s name speaks for itself—it is monstrous. With great weather and wide terrain at 3,500 acres, this snow-packed haven is a place every snowboarder should not miss.
Either by air or by land, getting to Mammoth Mountain is relatively easy. Visitors have to drive along Highway 395 and feast their eyes upon the smashing landscapes of the Eastern Sierra. Flying takes less time, so it is better to check the resort’s website for some booking options. Shuttle buses are available once guests reach Mammoth Lakes. Snow season is long in Mammoth Mountain, giving ample time for everyone to ride around 400 inches of snow on average. The three base lodges are Main Lodge, Canyon Lodge, and Eagle Lodge. Main Lodge provides lots of access to almost everything, from green to black runs to riding essentials and even a place for hanging out at Yodler. Orophiles rooting for heights will definitely feel like riding at the top of the world, 11,053 feet to be exact. And the best part about it is that it is reachable via lift. Riding the Panorama Gondola will take everyone's breath away with the view from above. At the top, different flavors of fun await every rider, with chutes, bowls, glades, and some mogul runs as its treats. Apart from its challenging features, Mammoth Mountain also keeps the young ones and families in mind. Snowboarding lessons, both private and group, will help kids get started on the right foot as they will be mentored by some of the best instructors out there.
Going back down, lodges and amenities scatter around the foot of the mountain. People looking for great food and fun apres-ski, as well as lodging and just everything, should head straight to The Village. They can also grab some beer at the Mill.