When it comes to visiting Mammoth Mountain over the holidays, there is only one real drawback.
People from all over the world flock to Mammoth thanks to incredible snow, a world-class ski mountain, and majestic mountain views that all work together to make a postcard worthy Holidays. However, with enough planning ahead you can avoid the worst of the crowds while also enjoying the best of the mountain. Check out the ASO Mammoth guide to Mammoth’s 2019 holidays below to plan your time at Mammoth now before it’s too late!
Wooly’s Saturday Parade (December 21st and 28th)
Wooly’s Parade happens every Saturday throughout the ski season, but if you’re in town on the 21st then you’ll be able to attend the first parade of the season. Plus, there isn’t a better way to see the Village Plaza and all of its Christmas décor than with Wooly and his friends. Arrive at 3:45 pm to enjoy face painting and free hot cocoa while supplies last, then join the parade at 4 pm followed by dancing and photos with Wooly and company.
Unbound Series Slopestyle (December 21st and 22nd)
Whether you’re looking for a chance to qualify for the USASA National Championships or take delight in watching people do things you know you’ll never do, the Unbound Series has something for you.
On the 21st and the 22nd, you can watch the best riders and skiers on the mountain attack the most unique features the park pros at Mammoth can think of. If you want to compete, the Unbound Series is open to all skill levels and age levels. However, in order to compete you must be a current USASA member as well as registered for the event before 8:30 am the morning of.
Bucky’s Bonfire (December 21st and 28th)
Remember those crowds we were talking about earlier? Your best shot at avoiding them is by heading over to June Mountain.
June Mountain is just a short drive away, but due to its smaller size it gets fewer crowds than Mammoth. Even though June is smaller than Mammoth, if you visit you can still get the same snow and terrain as the larger mountain. The only thing you’ll miss is Wooly, but fortunately his good friend Bucky is serving up cookies, cocoa, and music at June Mountain for skiers and snowboarders of all ages.
Christmas Eve and Day Dinner
If you’re taking a vacation to Mammoth Mountain, why not also take a vacation from the stress of cooking a holiday meal?
Mammoth Mountain offers Christmas Eve and Day dinners at 53 Kitchen & Cocktails and the Lakefront Restaurant. Don’t forget about the Whitebark Restaurant for Christmas Day dinner either. For more information about the dinner services, click here.
Reservations are recommended for 53 Kitchen & Cocktails and are required for Whitebark and the Lakefront Restaurant.
Unbound Series Skier/Boardercross (December 28th and 29th)
The Unbound Series doesn’t discriminate when it comes to ways to get down the mountain, so if you’re a fan of ski or snowboardcross then this weekend event is a must for you. Like the other Unbound Series, the Skier and Boardercross events are open to all ages and skill levels, but you must register beforehand!
New Year’s Eve at Mammoth
It doesn’t matter if you’re ringing in the new year with an early night or are riding 2019 down to the wire, you’ll find something to do at Mammoth on New Year’s Eve. You’ll find family fun at the Village Plaza and other entertainment at Canyon Lodge as well as Mammoth’s other restaurants.
Check out Mammoth’s event calendar for more events and information!