Are you ready to enjoy the beautiful Mammoth Mountain slopes and you’re wondering which ski runs are the longest? Mammoth is enormous, and it’s also the tallest resort in California, with a peak height of 11,053 feet. Approximately 1.3 million skiers and snowboarders visit Mammoth annually. There’s more terrain on Mammoth Mountain than someone can ride or ski in just one day. Here’s a rundown of a few of the longest ski runs at Mammoth, brought to you by the snow sports pros at ASO Mammoth, your one-stop shop for everything you need to have a great time on the mountain, from brand-name outerwear to expert snowboard repair to high-quality Mammoth Lakes ski rental.
Road Runner is a beautiful three-mile run that winds all the way around the back side of Mammoth Mountain to the Main Lodge. This is an intermediate run, so a lot of people are able to relax and enjoy the scenery. You’ll have breathtaking views of the Minaret Range as you glide across this long, smooth run.
Gold Hill has some of the most fantastic snow after a storm. It begins at the top of the Cloud Nine Express and offers some excellent corduroy in the early morning. You’ll enjoy a natural half-pipe feature as you continue down this long run. Then you can take Cloud Nine back up again and continue on toward the next run on the list.
Solitude is smooth, wide, and easy, and it’s one of the longest runs at Mammoth. It features hidden patches of powder between the trees on the left side of the run. It’s an intermediate run, but make sure you don’t ride through the trees completely if you’re not ready for an unexpected challenge. If you do, you’ll merge onto the expert-level Face of Five trail.
Pumpkin is a nice, easy, extremely long beginner’s ski run. It’s great for getting a feel for the mountain and enjoying yourself as you take a long ride. If you’re working on your turns or even helping out a friend or family member, there’s plenty of room here to practice. You can really get comfortable on this run, and you have plenty of room to work. Pumpkin is out of the Eagle Lodge and doesn’t attract huge crowds like other beginner’s runs do.
This blue-black cruiser hardly ever gets crowded and is simply lovely if you like long, memorable runs. You’ll find it behind the giant “Mammoth” sign right by the peak of the Canyon Express chairs. It’s also near the Roller Coaster run. At the bottom, stop by the Mill Café and relax a bit before heading back up to some of the longest ski runs you’ll find in the country.
No matter which runs you choose, make sure you have high-quality equipment that’s fitted properly. ASO Mammoth is the place to go for Mammoth Mountain snowboard rentals, ski gear, and trail tips from the experts. We have everything you need to make your visit to Mammoth a memory to treasure. Drop in or give us a call at 760-965-3444.