Mammoth Lakes, CA

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Central Interior California which includes snow boarding, mountains and snow

Experience the great outdoors at one of California’s premier mountain resort areas, where winter and summer promise adventures that are fun for the whole family.

Mammoth Lakes is a small mountain resort town encircled by towering mountains, crystal-clear alpine lakes and flower-filled meadows. Visit in winter for some of California’s most outstanding skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Arrive in summer to enjoy first-rate mountain bike trails, hiking, fishing and horse riding.

Take the lifts up Mammoth Mountain, which reaches a dizzying height of 11,053 feet (17,788 meters). Experience breathtaking views and begin an exhilarating downhill ride. Mammoth has more than 3,500 skiable acres, nearly 30 lifts and 150 snow trails. Slopes for all levels of experience offer powdery snow long into spring. If you don’t care for downhill skiing, try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through dense alpine forests. Get away from the crowds and seek out your piece of wintery wonderland.

More gentle activities also abound in the area. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the wilderness, lounge in natural hot springs, take a leisurely horseback ride through the Inyo National Forest or play golf at Snowcreek Golf Course.

Summer brings hiking, biking, fishing and sightseeing opportunities. Hike in the Mammoth Lakes Basin area, where trails such as Panorama Dome Trail, Duck Lake Trail, and Inyo Craters Trail promise picturesque alpine scenery. Mammoth Mountain transforms into a maze of bicycle paths. See some of the world’s best riders in September’s Kamikaze Bike Games.

For more serenity, hop in the Gondola and soar up the mountain for panoramic views. With a stop midway up the mountain and 360-degree-views from the summit, it is a must-do activity.

Mammoth Lakes is located 40 miles (60 kilometers) east of Yosemite’s perimeter and about 300 miles (500 kilometers) from both San Francisco and Los Angeles and their international airports. The full-service resort has upmarket hotels and restaurants. Getting around is easy with free shuttles from the town to the slopes. Nestled in the heart of California, Mammoth Lakes is one of the country’s most acclaimed all-season resort towns.

Where to stay in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Mountain Inn
Mammoth Mountain Inn
3 out of 5
10400 Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 93546
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $121 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Mammoth Lakes. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (985 reviews)
"Ski place"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Mammoth Mountain Inn
Juniper Springs Resort
Juniper Springs Resort
3.5 out of 5
4000 Meridian Blvd, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 93546
The price is $131 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 14
Stay at this 3.5-star ski hotel in Mammoth Lakes. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 6 spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"Very comfortable and nicely appointed rooms"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Juniper Springs Resort
The Village Lodge
The Village Lodge
3.5 out of 5
1111 Forest Trail, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 93546
The price is $209 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3.5-star ski hotel in Mammoth Lakes. Enjoy free WiFi, 13 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
"Clean"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

The Village Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Convict Lake Resort
Convict Lake Resort
3 out of 5
2000 Convict Lake Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 93546
The price is $239 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3-star cabin in Mammoth Lakes. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the restaurant and the WiFi in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (160 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly and responsive to our needs. The cabin felt like it was recently built."

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Convict Lake Resort
Resort Suite Steps from the Village Gondola w/ Fireplace & Shared Pool/Hot Tub
Resort Suite Steps from the Village Gondola w/ Fireplace & Shared Pool/Hot Tub
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Stay at this vacation home in Mammoth Lakes. Enjoy a spa tub, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort and Mammoth ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
"Loved the well stocked kitchen and the nook area big enough to sleep on."

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Resort Suite Steps from the Village Gondola w/ Fireplace & Shared Pool/Hot Tub
Beautiful Newly Remodeled Condo w/ Free Wifi! Shops & Mountain Close! Must See!
Beautiful Newly Remodeled Condo w/ Free Wifi! Shops & Mountain Close! Must See!
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Stay at this family-friendly condo in Mammoth Lakes. Enjoy WiFi, a spa tub, and a sauna. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (160 reviews)
Gracious Host
"10/10. Will book again. Host is amazing. Super communicative and understanding. I received regular communication with all the information I would need to have a great time. He even sent me an updated weather report when a storm was rolling in and he knew I was supposed to be getting in that night! ..."

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Beautiful Newly Remodeled Condo w/ Free Wifi! Shops & Mountain Close! Must See!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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