The Beauty of Mammoth Lakes Lasts Year-Round
Surrounded by the towering peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and boasting the natural beauty of the Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Lakes is a recreational paradise for any true outdoor adventurer.
Winter is a great time to experience Mammoth Lakes since one of the highest-rated ski resorts in the world rests within its limits. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area boasts an 11,053 foot summit, meaning its ski season lasts well into spring, along with 150 trails, 3 terrain parks, 400 inches of snow per year, and far shorter lift lines than around Lake Tahoe.
While you will certainly never be bored at Mammoth Mountain since snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are also on the itinerary, nearby June Mountain offers you a little more downhill variety during your stay. A short drive from Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals, you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding on 35 new and exciting trails without changing accommodations.
As the seasons change and the snow slowly melts off the mountain peaks, the focus shifts from snow shoes to hiking boots and golf cleats. For information about the numerous hiking trails scattered throughout the surrounding forest, stop by the Mammoth Ranger Station before setting out on a beauty like the Inyo Craters Loop Trail.
More than just a place for winter excitement, Mammoth Mountain is also home to some unbeatable warm weather adventures. The Bike Park features miles upon miles of trails that can accommodate any skill level and Kamikaze Park is always a great place to test your skills. For those who prefer less active pursuits, the scenic gondola ride to the top of the mountain is enough to get your heart beating a little faster.
Looking for a few more relaxing activities? The Sierra Star Golf Course is a great place to getaway with its 18-holes of towering mountains, lush, tree-lined fairways, and gentle, rolling hills. If you happen to be visiting during the middle of July, the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee is always a can’t-miss event with more than 25 renowned jazz musicians gracing the summer stage.