Explore Mammoth Lakes California

The Year-Round Adventureland of Mammoth Lakes

The name speaks to the size of the mountains, the expanse of the valleys, the incredible number of crystal clear mountain lakes and the endless opportunities for adventure just outside your door. 

Visitor’s stream to Mammoth Lakes all year round for world class outdoor living. A four season stop along HWY 395 and the Eastern sierra Front. Mammoth Lakesis home to one of the Largest Ski mountains in the Sierra, that then transforms every late spring into a world class hiking, backpacking and mountain biking community of exploration.

Explorers can explore unfathomable geological wonders such as Devils Post Pile or Natural Hot Springs. Day trip travel to places like Mono Lake and The Bristle Cone forests. Plus in the Summer season a quick access to Yosemite national Park via Tioga Pass or Backpacking on a multiple day trip up past MT Ritter and over Donahue pass to Lyell Canyon in Yosemite.

 

Latest Recreational News Near Mammoth Lakes

The Mountain's

Mammoth Mountain

Boasting the highest lift-served summit in California at 11,053 feet, Mammoth is the leading four-season mountain resort in the state offering year-round lodging and endless outdoor recreation. Our winters are long and legendary – known for some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the United States. When the snow melts, Mammoth Mountain transforms into a summer recreation mecca, providing boundless activities, exploration and adventures.

With over 300 days of sunshine per year, Mammoth Mountain promises a true California experience on the snow. Whether you’re an expert skier looking for a challenge on some of California’s most unique terrain or a beginner who wants to learn the sport in a beautiful setting, Mammoth Mountain offers something for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

Not only does the word “mammoth” describe the size of this mountain resort, but the name is also a nod to the length of the snow season. At 11,053 feet (3,369 m), Mammoth Mountain is the highest chairlift-accessible ski resort in California. Plus, an average snowfall of 400 inches (1,0156 cm) a season means lifts are usually transporting happy visitors to the slopes from early November well into June.

Four base lodges, 150 named trails, 11 terrain parks and 3,500 acres (15% expert; 20% advanced; 40% intermediate; 25% beginner) of skiable terrain make Mammoth Mountain a source of endless winter fun. 

Mammoth Mountain offers equipment rentals, skiing and snowboarding lessons, on-mountain dining options and slopeside accommodations. Check the Mammoth Mountain website for information about hours of operation for the ticket office, chair lifts and on-mountain services.

June Lake Mountain

CALIFORNIA’S FAMILY MOUNTAIN

With 1,500 acres of uncrowded slopes, beginner-friendly terrain, and breathtaking views, the whole family will enjoy a ski day at June Mountain. June Mountain Ski Area is located in June Lake, CA and is considered California’s Family Mountain. We welcome all ages and abilities.

TERRAIN
Elevation (Base): 7,545 ft / 2,300 m
Elevation (Summit): 10,090 ft / 3,089 m
Skiable Terrain: 1,500 ac
Vertical Rise: 2,590 ft / 789 m
Advanced: 45%
Intermediate: 
40%
Beginner: 
15%

SNOW
Average Snowfall: 250 inches
Length of Season: December – April

LIFT SYSTEM
Number of Lifts: 7
Quads: 2
Doubles: 4
Carpets: 1
Uphill Capacity: 10,000 rides per hour


TRAIL SYSTEM

Trails: 41 named trails
Longest Run: 2 miles (Silverado)
TERRAIN PARKS
June has always been a favorite spot for families with our wide open trails and beginner-friendly terrain. Even our terrain parks have been created with the family in mind

Reds Meadow

Stunning visuals and home base to the Ansel Adams wilderness, Devils Postpile National Monument and rainbow falls. Red Meadow is a popular starting point or any day hiker and Backpacker heading into Ansel Adams wilderness or on the John Muir trail to either Mt. Whitney or North to Yosemite National Park

Rainbow Falls Devils Postpile
Rainbow Falls Devils Postpile

Reds Meadow is the beginning of so many different adventures for locals and visitors alike.  Backpacking in the Ansel Adams wilderness is a very popular and sought after permit. Locations in the Minarets, MT. Ritter and dozens of glacial, crystal clear mountain lakes await the willing explorer.  Trail quotas are in place for most of these locations, but with proper planning a backpacking trip in the the reds meadow region is recommended.

Camping and Sightseeing adventures are rewarding experiences in the Reds Meadow region. traffic controls are in place and most visitors arrive via shuttle bus to keep traffic at a minimum. Hiking to devils Post Pile or Camping along the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River is a special opportunity.

The Lakes

So many beautiful lakes to choose from in the Mammoth Lakes region. 

Mammoth Lakes Basin

  • Twin Lakes
  • Lake Mary
  • Lake George
  • Lake Marnie
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Crystal Lake
  • Sothcher Lake (Reds Meadow)

June Lakes Loop

Other Major Lakes

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