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Ski & Snowboard Resort Review

Mammoth Mountain, USA is the highest winter resort in California. It enjoys one of the longest winter seasons in North America operating from November to June.

Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Terrain

A 'mammoth' mountain in size with terrain ranging from double black diamond chutes to ungroomed rolling back bowls, trees, corduroy long trails and beginner only areas. Mammoth’s on mountain maintenance is second to none as is its state of the art efficient lift system.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Advanced Skiing and Snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain

After heavy snowfalls head directly to the top of the Panorama Gondola for steep open terrain in Hangman's Hollow and Upper Dry Creek. Explore the tree skiing and snowboarding found around Chair 22 for some of the best tree riding in the state.

Intermediate Skiing and Snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain

The long St Anton trail is well groomed and fast as is the area under and around Chair 9; the Gold Hill and Quicksilver trails in particular. The Chair 9 area was improved in the 2006/2007 season when the old chairlift was replaced with a high speed six seater chairlift.

Advanced intermediates go to Cornice Bowl to experience off piste powder. Chair 14 in the Santiago Bowl on the backside of the mountain has some challenging steeper trails.

Beginner Skiing and Snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain

Beginners learn to ski and snowboard in the area around Chair 7 next to Canyon Lodge. Once skills develop the Easy Rider green trail located at the top of the Roller Coaster Express is great fun as it winds its way down around the mountain ending at the Mill Cafe.

The Mammoth Ski and Snowboard School has excellent instructors for all ages and ability levels.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Mammoth Mountain Terrain Park and Halfpipe

Mammoth has seven ‘Unbound’ terrain parks and three halfpipes covering over 90 acres of terrain. Each terrain park caters for different ability levels with over 115 varying sized boxes, jumps, jibs and rails.

The Unbound Main Park hosts frequent competitions throughout the season including the Winter Gravity Games.

In 2009 Mammoth opened a super duper pipe measuring 500+ feet long, 22 feet high and 62 feet wide. Both the super duper pipe and the superpipe are located in the Unbound Main Park.

All the parks and pipes are continuously and meticulously maintained using state of the art grooming and shaping equipment.

Explore Mammoth Mountain Tours

Complementary 2 ½ hour mountain tours hosted by Mammoth’s friendly Mountain Hosts take place every day throughout the season. Those interested meet at the Host signs at Canyon Lodge and Main Lodge at 10.15am.

Other Activities at Mammoth Mountain

Off the skis and snowboard Mammoth has many activities available. Have a blast snow tubing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, dog sleigh riding or hot air ballooning.

Mammoth can be explored at night on guided snowshoe hikes through the wilderness or if you prefer to stay warm a snowcat will transport you to Parallax Restaurant Mammoth's highest fine dining restaurant (located mid mountain) for a five course gourmet dinner.

Shopping at the Village at Mammoth Mountain

The Village has ski and snowboard shops all stocking the latest gear along with designer fashion stores, souvenir shops, art galleries and a small general store.

Restaurants at the Village at Mammoth Mountain

There are a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and bars in the village.

Restaurant Lulu has Provencal rustic fare combined with a welcoming friendly atmosphere. Side Door Cafe serves delicious savoury and sweet crepes with an extensive wine list.

Don’t miss the specialty New York pizzas sold by the slice at 5 Boroughs Pizza.

Nightlife at the Village at Mammoth Mountain

The Yodler Bar celebrating 50 years at Mammoth in 2010 kicks off the après ski partying. Sit on the deck with a cocktail and a famous Yodler fish taco and watch the sunset with new friends.

The Grizzly Bar hosts live bands and reggae acts throughout the season.

The main nightclub in the Village is Lakanuki a Hawaiian tiki bar with inventive cocktails and dancing late into the night!

Shopping at Mammoth Lakes

The shopping at Mammoth Lakes, 4 miles from Mammoth Mountain has more variety than the Mammoth Village.

Mammoth Lakes has more than eight large ski and snowboard equipment stores, large brand factory outlet stores, souvenir and gift shops, art galleries and food markets.

A free shuttle service operates between Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain regularly throughout the day.

Restaurants at Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes has Asian, American and Contemporary French, German, Irish and Mexican restaurants as well as traditional diners and fast food outlets.

Slocums Grill has delicious house smoked ribs and prime beef and a large bar. It is very popular so make sure you make reservations in advance.

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N. Jones, CA. Mammoth by name, Mammoth by nature, all resulting in a Mammoth vacation!! It may be expensive and very crowded on weekends with the LA crowd but mid week off shoulder periods are the times to go. I experienced some of the best powder of the season at Mammoth, as well as some of the best weather, I don't know what I did but the snow gods loved me, it snowed every night and the sun shone every day while I was there. China Bowl and West Bowl were my big attractions early in the day before heading over to Outpost for lunch and a 'play' around Chair 14. Basically the mountain has everything you want in a resort; impeccably groomed long cruising trails, bumps, open bowls and endless glades. The terrain parks are top notch too.

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400 inches
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3,500 acres
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