5 Ways to Have a Safe Summer Trip to Mammoth

From ziplining, mountain biking, hiking, and camping to fishing, kayaking, and swimming in the adjacent Mammoth basin, there’s no shortage of things to do in the summer at Mammoth. You’re certain to have plenty of fun if you have plans to visit this popular destination in the summer. But it’s just as important to stay safe when taking advantage of all that Mammoth has to offer during the warmer months of the year. We offer a handful of tips below for your consideration.

1. Bring Reusable Water Bottles

You don’t have to feel thirsty to be affected by dehydration. Keep yourself and anyone else coming with you to Mammoth hydrated by packing reusable water bottles. This will give you convenient access to clean, fresh water as you’re having outdoor fun at Mammoth.

2. Wear a Properly Fitting Helmet

If you’ll be biking or climbing at Mammoth during your summer visit here, bring a helmet, or you can buy or rent one at a Mammoth ski rental and outdoor sports store. Make sure you and other people with you wear helmets that fit properly. The recommendation for helmets is to wear ones that fit securely but still allow some room for comfort. 

3. Focus on Trails Appropriate for Your Skill Level

There are plenty of hiking and biking trails sprinkled throughout the Mammoth area, but they’re not all the same. Some of Mammoth’s trails are more suitable for beginners, and others are meant to be much more challenging. Stay safe when visiting Mammoth in the summer by sticking to trails that match your skill level. If you’re new to mountain biking, the Discovery Zone at Mammoth is a good place to warm up and gain some experience and confidence. Only opt for expert or pro trails like the ones in the Derailed Zone if you can safely handle twists, turns, and other terrain challenges.

4. Know Where You’ll Go So You Can Plan Ahead

While there’s something to be said for being spontaneous, it’s easier to keep safety in mind if you have a general idea of what you’ll be doing while you’re at Mammoth. You can then choose appropriate activities for yourself and anyone with you, especially children. Having a basic plan for your daily Mammoth activities also allows you to:

• Let others know where you’ll be
• Learn where there’s access to restrooms or other amenities you might need
• Check to see what COVID-related guidelines or restrictions may apply

5. Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

Prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays can also present some serious health risks, even on cloudy days at Mammoth Mountain. It’s especially important to apply sunscreen if you have plans to hike for hours or hang out at the Adventure Center for the better part of the day. Err on the side of caution and thoroughly apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

Your trip to Mammoth can be safe if you use common sense and follow these simple guidelines. Staying safe also means minimizing injuries, so make sure to start with high-quality equipment. ASO Mammoth is the place to go for mountain bike rentals, e-bike rentals, stand up paddleboard rentals, fishing rentals, hiking gear, and safety tips from the experts.

We have everything you need to make your trip a memory to treasure. Drop in or give us a call at 760-965-3444!

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