What Should I Know about Mammoth before I Visit?

Mammoth Mountain is a popular destination throughout the year. If you have plans to head to this particular destination soon, you’ll have an even better time if you’re in the know when it comes to what this sprawling Eastern Sierra resort has to offer. The mountain sports experts from ASO Mammoth, your one-stop shop for Mammoth ski rentals, high-quality hiking gear, and tips for exploring Mammoth’s grandeur, go over the basics of what to know before going to Mammoth Mountain.

The Summit Is Worth Seeing

Mammoth Mountain boasts an impressive elevation of 11,053 feet, so it’s definitely something you’ll want to explore when you arrive. You can do this in style via the gondola that goes all the way along the mountain from the base to the top. You’ll need to purchase tickets. However, kids 12 and under ride free with a paying adult. There’s also a café at the top you’re welcome to check out.

Guided Tours & Lessons Are Available

You don’t have to go it alone if you go to Mammoth to give skiing, snowboarding, or other popular on-site activities a try. The resort offers guided tours and lessons. Skiing and snowboarding lessons are offered behind the Main Lodge and in a few other locations around the resort. With guided services, Mammoth also offers:

• Private snowshoeing tours
• Private snowcat tours that go into Mammoth Lakes
• Private snowmobile tours

The guided tours run for various lengths of time, from just one hour to 2–3 hours for some of the tours. Just make sure to sign up in advance, since tours tend to get booked fairly quickly during the busier times of the year.

Cross-Country Skiing Is Available Here

Mammoth has more rugged and sprawling terrain you’re welcome to explore during your visit if you come here during the winter months. In fact, Mammoth boasts 140 miles of cross-country skiing terrain that winds down and through the surrounding town of Mammoth Lakes. Part of the cross-country area goes into the nearby Inyo National Forest.

Free Shuttle Service Is Available

You don’t have to worry about renting a car if you’ll be arriving by airplane or a ride share service. The resort has free shuttle service that runs from all base lodges into town.

Lodging Deals Are Available

Mammoth owns several properties, including luxury homes with kitchens and balconies. This is an option to consider if you’ll be spending a greater amount of time at Mammoth Mountain or in the Mammoth Lakes area. Mammoth also offers deals that give you the opportunity to purchase lift tickets and enjoy discounts on lodging at the same time. These bundling options can add up to significant savings.

The Ikon Pass Comes with a Lot of Appealing Perks

Finally, Mammoth Mountain is one of several resorts that offer and use the Ikon Pass, which is a season pass that gives you perks such as lift ticket discounts and early-ups—meaning an extra hour of lift access before the lifts officially start running. Visit the Mammoth website for more information.

Now that you know what to expect, plan ahead and prepare to have a great time at Mammoth Mountain. When you’re ready to enjoy the variety of activities available at Mammoth, you can find everything you need at ASO Mammoth, the area’s top provider of everything from hiking gear to snowboard rental. Mammoth visitors can rely on us for high-quality equipment and outstanding service. Stop by when you get to the mountain or give us a call at 760-965-3444 for more information.