What You Need to Know About Traveling to Mammoth Lakes and COVID–19

Covid 19 Mammoth Lakes

After months of sheltering at home in order to prevent the spread of COVID–19, Mammoth’s peaks, lakes, and trails are calling louder than ever before for most people. After all, what better way is there to social distance than by spending time in breathtaking wilderness? If you know exactly what we’re talking about, you’re not … Read more

What You Need to Know About Driving to Mammoth Mountain in Spring

Driving to mammoth in spring

When the snow starts falling on Mammoth Mountain, there’s only one thing that can keep people driving to the mountain from all over the Western United States. More snow. Although Mammoth’s high elevation and remote location result in legendary snowfalls, it also means the same snow that brings people to the mountain can block the … Read more

What You Need to Rent for Skiing and Snowboarding

rent or buy

It’s easy for experienced skiers and snowboarders to forget what it’s like to be new to either sport, but at ASO Mammoth we are constantly reminded just how unfamiliar skiing and snowboarding are to some people. Whether it’s because they’ve never seen snow before or they just can’t imagine sliding down a steep slope with … Read more

Tips for Driving on Black Ice

Black ice is dangerous primarily because it’s transparent and thin and therefore takes on the color of the road surface. It’s almost invisible, and it forms on overpasses and bridges first because they have colder surfaces. The road might merely appear wet when it’s actually coated with black ice, so use extra caution when you’re … Read more

Should You Buy Lift Tickets on Craigslist?


In our experience at ASO Mammoth, it’s not conditions or the possibility of injury that keeps skiers and snowboarders from visiting the slopes more often. It’s the cost. When you consider the price of buying and renting ski and snowboard gear, travel to the mountain, and the cost of a single lift ticket, you can … Read more

What to Do at Mammoth Mountain if You Can’t Ski or Snowboard

After being lucky enough to live and work in the shadow of Mammoth Mountain for as long as we have at ASO Mammoth, it’s hard to imagine not skiing or snowboarding here. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from all the people who rent and buy ski and snowboard gear in our shop though, it’s … Read more

Wintertime Road Conditions on Mammoth Mountain

The scenic Mammoth Mountain region of California is a popular destination for people pursuing fun outdoor recreational activities. Whether you enjoy hiking, snowboarding, or skiing, you’ll discover appealing opportunities to develop your skills here. This scenic area appeals to residents and visitors alike. However, it’s important to consider what the weather will be like if … Read more