Mammoth Mountain plans to welcome guests and visitors during the 2020-21 ski/winter season. In fact, the area is now officially open. If you have plans to go, you may have concerns about how coronavirus could affect your access to the various amenities and Mammoth features. Today, the friendly folks at ASO Mammoth, your one-stop shop for everything from snowboarding gear to Mammoth Mountain ski rentals, are going to focus on where to get your Mammoth Mountain tickets right now as well as some other things you’ll want to keep in mind related to tickets and COVID-19.
Ikon Pass Holders Are Prioritized
With passes, Mammoth is prioritizing access to the resort areas specifically for Ikon Pass holders. The Ikon Pass is available for purchase online at both ikonpass.com and mammothmountain.com. Starting at $849 for adult passes, there are three options with the Ikon Pass for Mammoth Mountain:
• Full Ikon Pass – Includes access to 44 individual destinations, 15 unlimited destinations, and up to 7 days at nearly 30 different areas/destinations, with no blackout dates.
• Ikon Base Pass – Includes similar access, but there are blackout dates.
• Ikon Session Pass 4-Day – A four-day customizable pass that allows access to 31 Mammoth destinations. Blackout dates apply.
For the 2020-21 season, all Ikon passes include Adventure Assurance. This allows you to ski as much as you wish while also giving you the option to roll over the price paid for an unused pass to the 2021-22 season if you opt to skip this season.
Note: For the time being, Mammoth isn’t requiring any reservations for pass holders.
Lift Tickets Are Only Available for Advance Purchase Only
In an effort to control resort visitation levels, Mammoth Mountain is carefully regulating the number of lift tickets issued each day during the 2020-21 season. Also, lift tickets will only be available for advance purchase. For the time being, you won’t be able to get your lift tickets for Mammoth through walk-up sales. This is being done to further manage capacity at the various Mammoth destinations and reduce contact points in the Mammoth lodges.
With lift tickets, you’ll need to make your purchases online this season during the coronavirus pandemic. The good news is this is a simple and convenient process. Go to mammothmountain.com, and you’ll have five options with lift tickets:
• Single-day lift tickets
• 2 of 4 day lift tickets
• 3 of 5 day lift tickets
• 4 of 6 day lift tickets
• 5+ day lift tickets
To encourage advance purchases, Mammoth Mountain is offering special deals when you make ticket purchases a week or more ahead of time. To get on the chairlifts or the gondola, you’ll also need to have a valid ticket. This is being done to limit passengers for safety reasons.
Other Mammoth Coronavirus Guidelines
Once you have your Mammoth Mountain tickets, there are some other coronavirus updates to keep in mind. The Mammoth team has invested $1 million on virus-related adjustments. The main adjustments and guidelines include:
• Practicing social distancing whenever possible
• Wearing masks in indoor areas
• Using the various sanitizing and handwashing stations located throughout public areas
If you’ve purchased your tickets and you’re planning to visit Mammoth Mountain this season, always make safety your first priority, and you’ll be sure to find plenty of fun, relaxing ways to enjoy your stay. Whether they need snowboard repair, weather updates, or high-quality ski rentals, Mammoth visitors can find everything they need at ASO Mammoth. Drop by our store on your way to the mountain or give us a call at 760-965-3444.