You won’t have to go over the river and through the woods to enjoy some Thanksgiving weekend fun at Mammoth Mountain. Yes, this is the time of the year when there’s usually plenty of fresh snow to enjoy activities like skiing and snowboarding. However, there are also some more Thanksgiving-specific things you can do if you have plans to visit Mammoth Mountain for all or part of this holiday weekend. Here are just a few, brought to you by the friendly folks at ASO Mammoth, your one-stop shop for everything from snowboarding gear to Mammoth ski rentals.
Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner Mammoth Style
If you’ll be coming to Mammoth Mountain on Thanksgiving Day, there are plenty of dining options to consider. Many are ideal for families, while others can be a bit more intimate if you prefer dinner for two. The top Thanksgiving dinner possibilities in the Mammoth area include:
• Mountainside Bar & Grill – An all-inclusive Thanksgiving dinner is being offered, complete with all the fixings. Seating times are 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. There will also be a children’s activity space.
• The Lakefront Restaurant – Located at the historic Tamarack Lodge, the Lakefront Restaurant is one of the places to go for a more intimate and elegant Thanksgiving dinner. Meal options at this location include a four-course prix fixe menu with 3:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. seating times.
• 53 Kitchen & Cocktails – A three-course dinner you can order and take back with you to where you’re staying is being offered here. Just make sure to order in advance.
• Whitebark Restaurant – A buffet dinner is being offered at this restaurant, which is located at The Westin in The Village at Mammoth
Sign Up for the Annual Turkey Trot
In advance of your Thanksgiving weekend at Mammoth Mountain, register to participate in the annual Mammoth Lakes Turkey Trot. It’s a family-friendly 2K race that goes through various trails and paths. Participants will receive a long-sleeved technical shirt along with a finisher’s medal, and they’ll have a choice between hot chocolate and apple cider. You’re also free to just watch if you prefer not to participate.
Check Out the Holiday Tree Lighting in The Village
Be dazzled by an assortment of specular holiday lights the day after Thanksgiving by checking out this annual event. This year’s tree lighting on Friday, November 26th, will take place at The Village and include photos with Santa afterward.
Explore the Adventure Zones
Peppered with an abundance of freestyle terrain, these locations are found around the on-site base lodges. The Adventure Zones are great places to go for some Thanksgiving weekend family fun and exercise. Be on the lookout for Mammoth’s popular mascots, Woolly, Huck, and Goldie!
Take a Scenic Gondola Ride
If you prefer something a bit more relaxing during your Thanksgiving weekend visit to Mammoth Mountain, consider taking a scenic gondola ride. Kids 12 and under ride for free. Gondola tickets are available at on-site ticket windows. You’re welcome to just ride on the gondola and check out the view from the top of the mountain. The Eleven53 Café is also here if you prefer to grab a bite.
If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving at Mammoth Mountain by hitting the slopes, make sure to stop by and see the knowledgeable staff at ASO Mammoth, a premier Mammoth Mountain outdoor store. Whether they need hiking gear, ski repair, or high-quality snowboard rental, Mammoth visitors can find everything they need at our store. Drop by on your way to the mountain or give us a call at 760-965-3444.