Mammoth Mountain is an excellent place to visit for skiing, snowboarding, and other wintertime activities in the Golden State. If you normally head to this scenic destination to immerse yourself in cold-weather activities, you may be wondering if Mammoth Mountain is worth visiting in the summer. The answer is a resounding “yes.” Here are just a few reasons why, brought to you by the friendly folks at ASO Mammoth, your year-round one-stop shop for everything from fishing gear to mountain biking equipment and Mammoth snowboard rentals.
Gondola Rides & Stunning Views
The view at Mammoth Mountain is certainly impressive in winter, but the same area is just as stunning when the snow is gone. A convenient way to fully take in the summertime view here is with gondola rides that put you just over 11,000 feet above the ground. Once you get to the top, feel free to snap selfies, take in the panoramic views, or treat yourself to lunch at Eleven53 Café.
Summertime Camping at Mammoth
Mammoth Mountain is synonymous with camping in the summer. If you prefer a more casual and less “roughing it” approach to camping during the warmer months in this area, turn your attention to Camp High Sierra. Operated by Mammoth Mountain, this destination includes cabins, showers, and other pleasant perks. There are many other campsites in the Mammoth Lakes Basin and the town of Mammoth Lakes as well.
Hiking for People of All Skill Levels
Hiking possibilities in the Mammoth Mountain area are numerous. What’s also worth keeping in mind is that you don’t have to be a seasoned hiker to explore the region’s hiking trails. There are many visually pleasing and less demanding options for novice or casual hikers.
Summer Events for Families
Normally, summer in the Mammoth Mountain area includes an assortment of events, many of which are family friendly. And if you’re a foodie or wine aficionado or you have an appreciation for live music, The Village at Mammoth Mountain is typically a summer hot spot for events of this nature.
Plenty of Adventure Opportunities
Once you get to the top of Mammoth Mountain, you can go on a self-guided adventure of your choosing at your own pace. You won’t have to worry about oppressive summer heat and humidity, since temperatures over the summer months in this area are usually mild, and the humidity normally isn’t too high because of the elevation and other land features. As for your self-guided adventure options, some of the possibilities include:
- Visiting on-mountain learning stations
- Fishing at the nearby Mammoth Lakes Basin
- Taking casual bike rides along adjacent bike-specific paths
- Exploring Rainbow Falls, Reds Meadow, Devils Postpile National Monument, and other nearby sites of interest
- Taking day trips to nearby places like Yosemite National Park
- Planning a day of golfing at Sierra Star Golf Course if a more relaxed “adventure” is your cup of tea
Speaking of adventures, head to the Mammoth Adventure Center at the Main Lodge to see for yourself what summer at Mammoth Mountain is all about if you’re more of a doer than an observer. This area of Mammoth features:
- A world-class bike park
- The Mammoth Mega Zip
- Numerous kid-specific activities
No matter what time of year you visit Mammoth Mountain, you’re sure to find plenty of fun, relaxing ways to enjoy your stay. Whether they need fishing gear, mountain biking equipment, 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.