Spring is a relief from the cold and snow, summer is time to explore the Eastern Sierra wilderness, and fall is beautiful, but winter is when those legendary Mammoth Mountain winter storms dump enough snow for you to have fun on the mountain all winter long and then some.
Winter may seem far away now, but with Mammoth Mountain moving its opening day up to November 9th and the mountain’s history of storms early in the season, winter is closer than it seems. To help you know what to expect this year at Mammoth Mountain, the ASO Mammoth team has put together a quick guide to what’s changed since last year. Check it out below and start dreaming of snow!
Starting with the 2019/20 season Canyon Lodge will be home to a new bar, restaurant, and more space to gear up before your first run of the day or relax before you ride the gondola back down to the village.
While the 2,500 square feet of added space will be a welcome sight for the growing number of skiers and snowboarders visiting Mammoth Mountain, Canyon Lodge will also be home to new options for food and drink. Canyon BBQ is a new restaurant located inside the lodge that will serve cuts of tender, flavorful meats perfect to fuel up on after a long day on the mountain. Canyon BBQ is not all that’s new though, because Lincoln Bar is also a new option for visitors who need a drink to warm up with on a cold night or want to enjoy Mammoth Mountain’s famous sunshine. Thanks to the Lincoln Bar’s indoor and outdoor seating you can enjoy the best spirits, beers, and wines Mammoth Lakes has to offer either around a fireplace or with a view of Mammoth Mountain. It gets better though, as Lincoln Bar will also have a kitchen serving food in case your appetite catches up with you!
Eagle Lodge may be known for the surrounding green trails that ski schools and beginners use to sharpen their skills, but it is now also home to Fowl Language. This new restaurant will specialize in hand-breaded, easy to eat chicken dishes like sandwiches and finger platters kids and adults alike will love. Whether you’re looking for a homestyle meal or a quick pick me up before you head to the summit, check out Fowl Language for a taste of something new!
Around the Mountain
One of the most exciting changes at Mammoth Mountain this year is the upgraded snowmaking system that will help the mountain open near the beginning of November. Mammoth Mountain invested $1.3 million into increasing the reach and output of the already stellar Mammoth Mountain snowmaking system. Even if there are no early storms this season, the upgraded snowmakers will provide more manmade snow earlier.
Around Mammoth Lakes
Unfortunately, you can’t spend all day at Mammoth Mountain, but there are also plenty of exciting changes happening around Mammoth Lakes for when the mountain closes down. For example, the Minaret Cinemas spent this offseason upgrading its theaters and its selection of beer and wine as well as offering large recliner chairs and reserved seating for select screenings.
There are also several restaurants open for their first winter. When you visit Mammoth Lakes for the 2019/20 season you’ll have the chance to try El Charro Taqueria, an authentic taco restaurant, Noodle-ly, a Vietnamese and Thai restaurant, and Dos Alas Cubarican Café where you’ll find Caribbean and Spanish food for lunch and dinner.