While everyone has a different reason for living in Mammoth Lakes, there always seem to be some common themes:
- Towering mountains, countless streams, lakes and endless backcountry forests plus abundant sunshine
- 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, 3,100 feet of vertical drop with 29 lifts and an uphill capacity of 50,000 rides per hour
- Cross country ski at Tamarack or Shady Rest
- 75,000 acres in Mammoth Lakes Area to snowmobile
- 45 minutes from the east gate of Yosemite National Park and the infamous Mobil Mart and Whoa Neli Deli
- Backpacking on the likes of the Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails
- Over 70 miles of single track Mountain Bike Trails during the summer
- World renowned climbing and bouldering just a few minutes from your door, and quick access to the towering granite cliffs of Yosemite National Park
- Two Golf Courses – Sierra Star and Snowcreek
- Canoeing and horseback riding
- High Altitude Athletic Training
- June Lake Triathlon
- Great music festivals
- Spectacular Fall Colors
- Fishing and more fishing
At 7,800 feet, Mammoth Lakes is situated in the Inyo National Forest. Los Angeles lies 325 miles to the south and Reno is 165 miles to the North. 7,000+ people reside in Mammoth year-round, with the population swelling to over 35,000 during peak holidays. Driving slightly over the speed limit it is approximately a 5 hour drive from L.A. and 3 hours from Reno.
Based on figures compiled for more than 20 years, snowfall at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area average 385 inches annually with 300 days of sunshine. Winter temperatures average 30-40 degrees for a high and 10-20 degrees for a low. In summer, temperatures averages 75-80 degrees for a high and seldom dip below 40 for a low. If you don’t like the weather, no worries, as it will shortly change making Mammoth Lakes truly a year-round resort.
One note of caution, going to Vons is the “center of the universe” for the Town. Once you call Mammoth home, allow yourself plenty of extra time as you will know somebody on every aisle. Also, during the winter months never plan on going grocery shopping after the lifts close.
Curious about the weather for your upcoming trip to the Mammoth area? Check out the 6 day forecast.
Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid teens.
Partly cloudy. High 39F. Winds light and variable.
Cloudy with snow showers developing during the afternoon. High around 40F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
Cloudy. High 43F. Winds light and variable.
Partly cloudy. High 52F. Winds light and variable.
Sunny skies. High 54F. Winds light and variable.
Visit Mammoth provides an awesome website for everything Mammoth! On their site you’ll find information on seasonal Mammoth Lakes area activities, shopping, dining, and local arts. They also have an up to date calendar of local events.
You have traveled all day to get to Mammoth and the last thing you want to do is wait in line at a ski shop for your rental equipment. How about having your skis or board delivered right to your door? Black Tie has all the latest and greatest equipment and offers Resort Property Realty guests a 20% discount (non-holiday). Visit www.blacktieskis.com/rpr or contact them at (760) 934-7009.
Nathan Wray specializes in guiding all aspects of catch and release fly fishing from children, couples, and families to beginners, experts and large groups. Nathan is also one of the only guides in the Mammoth Lakes area that offers guided backcountry and overnight fly fishing trips.
MAWS is a transportation service offering a pleasure ride around Mammoth Lakes, CA. Limousine licensed to operate we consider ourselves beyond that. Charter services for domestic and international guests, we feature private airport transfers, corporate transportation, weddings, bachelor & bachelorette parties, special events, tours in Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake and Bodie. In order of cancelled flights we can also provide transfer to these airports LAX, LVS, RNO, SFO or to your final destination.