Mammoth Mountain in nestled in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range of Inyo Kern County in California. The town of Mammoth Lakes sites is at an elevation of 7,800 - 8,200 feet with the surrounding mountains rising to elevations exceeding 14,000feet.
Mammoth Lakes is approx. 325 miles from either Los Angeles or San Francisco and only 164 miles from Reno, Nevada. The town of Mammoth Mountain is situated on 4 square miles and has approx. 7,500 residents year round. In the winter season the town of Mammoth Lakes can swell to over 35,000. The draw is the world class alpine skiing, boarding, endless miles of cross country skiing, snow shoeing and unsurpassed snow conditions.
There is more. Summer in Mammoth Mountain offers endless enjoyment of the outdoors, from miles of hiking trails, downhill bicycling, dirt bike riding, sledding, backpacking, boarding, mountain biking, cross country skiing, boating, golfing, bountiful fishing, lakes and streams at every turn and for course shopping, dinning and relaxing. This is California living at its best!
Surrounding the town of Mammoth Mountain are seemly endless acres of forest that are bordered by the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas which comprise 3,018 square miles. The Sierra Nevada region is characterized by its mountains, forests, lakes and streams. Amidst all this natural beauty is one of the world class ski resorts - Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. The peak of Mammoth Mountain is 11,053 feet and offers over 3,500 skiable acres.
The history of Mammoth Lakes is rich in culture and the pioneer spirit. The remnant of days gone by bares witness to the histories of both the Paiute and Shoshone Indians and the Gold Mining Boom and Bust of the town of Bodi which just outside of Mammoth Lakes.
Summers temperatures in Mammoth Lakes average 75-80 degrees for a high and seldom drop below 40 for a low. Winter temperatures average 30-40 degrees for a high and 10-20 degrees for a low. On an average there are 300 sunny days a year and approx. 385 inches of snow and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area often has skiing until July 4th.
Yes, Mammoth Mountain offers it all! Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring, novice or expert if you enjoy the outdoors you will find your expectations will be exceeded by what Mammoth Lakes has to offer. The snow is better and more of it, the fish are bigger, the hiking trails are more spectacular, the beauty of nature is bountiful!