Mammoth Mountain has many wonderful things to offer, but night skiing isn’t one of them. Lifts stop operating at 4 p.m. in the main ski area and half an hour later at the nearby June Mountain Ski Area. However, there’s still plenty to do at night in the Mammoth area. Below, the experts from ASO Mammoth, the best place to go for Mammoth ski rentals, gear, and first-rate repair services, present some activities to enjoy later in the day when you’re visiting Mammoth.
Prepare for Later-Day Skiing
If you prefer to ski a bit later in the day in the Mammoth area before the lifts stop running, there are some things you’ll want to do first. The main one is to dress appropriately. Temperatures can begin to dip steadily in the late afternoon as the sun changes direction.
Be prepared for temperature dips by dressing in layers. Also, because the sun shifts later in the day, glare-blocking goggles may actually impede your vision as you ski. Bring goggles with a yellow or clear tint that you can put on once the sun is out of your eyes. What this does is improve your visibility and field of vision.
Take Some Late-Day Ski Lessons
Because lifts stop running at 4 in the afternoon, people will naturally begin to leave the ski area as this time approaches. Use this to your advantage by scheduling a ski lesson an hour or so before access to Mammoth’s ski areas is cut off. This can be beneficial because it will give you a chance to brush up on your skills when there are fewer people around.
Check Out the Ski Area from Above
Another option for a later-day activity in the Mammoth area is to wrap up your day a few hours before the lifts stop and take a helicopter tour. SkyTime Helicopter Tours offers aerial excursions that will give you a bird’s-eye view of the hills and mountains. If you want to make this a skiing-related adventure, make a mental note of the ski areas you would like to try out for yourself the next day as you check out the view.
Relax & Get Ready for a New Day of Skiing
Even though there’s no night skiing in the Mammoth area, you can use the evening hours to relax and get ready for skiing the next day. You could do this by sampling the savory options at the area’s restaurants. There’s also a Mammoth Mountain mobile app you can use to order dinner just as the skiing day is winding down so you can fuel up after leaving the ski area without a long wait.
Other nighttime activities that can help you wind down and get ready for a new day of skiing include:
• Visiting the Mammoth Trampoline Club to get the rush of the motion of skiing in a different way
• Signing up for a late-day class at the Sierra Rock Climbing School if you really want to continue your day of adventure
• Visiting Mammoth Rock ‘N’ Bowl to wind down with an evening of bowling and food
ASO Mammoth is your one-stop shop for all your skiing needs. Bring your skis by our store for a good waxing before you hit the slopes. If you don’t have your own gear, that’s fine too, because we’re the premier place for high-quality ski rentals in Mammoth. Our experts will help you select the perfect boots, skis, and bindings to get you swooshing downhill with ease. Next time you’re in Mammoth, drop in to see us, or give us a call at 760-965-3444.