Mammoth Mountain

10001 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes , CA (Driving Directions to Mammoth Mountain)
Last Updated: 10/23/2016 12:02 AM

Mammoth Mountain Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 37 Beginner
  • 60 Intermediate
  • 30 Advanced
  • 22 Expert
Your search for the endless winter is over. With over 400" of annual snowfall, thousands of acres of epic terrain and an altitude that keeps things white into summer, Mammoth turns winter into a 6+ month season. Not bad considering most resorts are golf courses by April. And with our state-of-the-art lifts and gondolas and a variety of runs for ... all skill levels (including seven terrain parks) Mammoth Mountain embodies all that you love about winter. Some people come to Mammoth for our 150 trails. Others for our 3,100 feet of vertical. A few show-up with their sights set on exploring our 3,500 acres of terrain, while the size-matters crowd show up because we're the tallest ski resort in California with a peak elevation of 11,053 feet. Lovers of snow hang their helmets here because of our more than 400" of annual snowfall. Folks with family-sized bottles of sunscreen can't get enough of our more than 300 days of sunshine. With warmth like that, winter never gets old and sticks around for a long time -- our season typically runs from November until June. At a minimum. But the one thing everyone comes for is to play big. And there's no better venue on earth than Mammoth Mountain.

Playing big by the numbers
* Over 3,100 vertical feet
* Over 3,500 skiable acres
* Over 150 named trails
* Over 300 days of sunshine per year
* Top elevation: 11,053 feet
* 28 lifts (includes 9 high speed quads, 2 high speed six-packs and 3 high speed gondolas)
* Winter season: approx. Nov. to June
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Mammoth Mountain Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Mammoth Mountain Operations


Plan to Open 11/10

Lifts Open/Total

2 of 29

Weekday Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:30a-12p

Trails Open/Total

4 of 150

Weekend Hours

Sat/Sun: 7:30a-1p

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

7,953 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

3,100 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

11,053 ft

Mammoth Mountain Ski Pictures and Photos

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Mammoth Mountain Trail Map

Mammoth Mountain Reviews & Tips (41)

Mammoth really is all that....And everyone knows it too. If you are not at the main resort right at the opening expect to park up to a mile away and take a shuttle. So get there early and enjoy one of the largest ski resorts in the US. Also, it pays to order lift tickets well in advance. I ordered a 2 of 4 day ticket in mid March for late April. Cost was $121. It is now $198 so ordering well in advance of your Spring visit is definitely in your best interest. Finally, food is expensive there, even by ski resort standards. I paid $12 for a slice of pizza and a 12 oz bottle of Dasani water. Best to eat in town before or after your day on the slopes. But still, the scenery is magnificent and skiing is wonderful. Everyone should visit this place at least once.
Mammoth Mountain review written Apr 25 2016 - 10:15 PM
Fritz Ward Intermediate Skier
I bought a 3 of 5 day pass and when they loaded it onto the pass they put the wrong start date on it so we were not able to open any of the gates, a quick visit into the ticket counter and that was resolved. Mammoth is a large area with beautiful views and we found some great trees to play in on a POW day. The only downfall I would say is during high wind days the upper half of the area is typically closed. When you take the bus getting off at the Canyon area is easier than riding to the main area as traffic in the morning can be slow going up the mountain.
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 26 2016 - 11:26 AM
Skibum157 Advanced Snowboarder
I bought a 5 out of 7 days lift ticket deal from Liftopia. This was an excellent value! Huge ski resort with lots of terrain for every type of skier/snowboarder. I have snowboarded & skiied there for 4 days and one day at June Mountain and was never bored. Go ski or board at June Mountain on Saturdays when Mammoth gets extremely crowded. Have fun!
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 07 2016 - 01:39 PM
Patrick Kruegel Advanced Snowboarder
Get to the mountain early and ski top to bottom, as the bottom is heavy and slushy after about 11am, after that stay up top...Cornice and Scotty's were fantastic. Face Lift and chair 23 offer the best access with little lines. Wear your sunscreen! Too bad Liftopia doesn't offer better discounts on lift tickets when only 2/3 of the lifts are open!
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 29 2015 - 10:32 AM
John Rezatto Intermediate Skier
My tip for today is to get up to Mammoth my family and I were up there this last Wed to Sunday March 18 to the 22nd and the snow conditions were Great. Perfect spring snow mild wind and NO crowds at all. Also Thank You Liftopia for the bargain prices on my 3 day tickets
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 24 2015 - 02:01 PM
Charlie Villa Advanced Snowboarder
Spring skiing is fun, get on the mountain around 11 am and the snow is softened up to a nice condition. Be careful of lift lines, they are narrow and the snow slips pretty easily. I almost broke my leg this season. Even with the lack of snow for 2014/2015, the mountain had a surprising number of fun runs. Cornice bowl for a nice warmup black, and then hit Climax or any number of other double diamonds for a really fun time!
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 21 2015 - 03:00 PM
David Advanced Skier
Mammoth is truly a treasure- feels amazing to get off the grid and enjoy some quality time with the mountains. Everyone is very friendly and the skiing is excellent. Lots of perfect groomed trails and hit Chairs 13 and 14 for some back country fun and tree skiing. I can't wait to go back!
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 02 2015 - 10:47 AM
Liz Smith Advanced Skier
Cornice Bowl is a fine run, well within the capabilities of an upper intermediate skier, but if you have a problem with heights, do NOT take Chair 23 to get there! Scary as hell, no safety bar and extremely dangerous and funky offload situation. Take the gondola to get there and enjoy the whole experience.
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 27 2015 - 03:14 PM
Owen Murphy Intermediate Skier
Liftopia makes it so easy and beneficial for the boarder that needs to be on a budget. Mammoth was a blast this weekend. No issues with getting pass from Liftopia to Mammoth. Terrain was a little slushy but overall amazing. Can't wait to go again...
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 16 2015 - 06:47 PM
David Intermediate Snowboarder
Just returned from 4-day trip. Conditions are similar to Spring skiing. Stick to Main lodge lifts. For intermediate and above, stick to gondi, Bway Express 1, 3, 10,12 lifts. Eat at Mill for quick service and outside seating in the sun.
Mammoth Mountain review written Jan 22 2015 - 10:10 AM
Glenford M. Advanced Skier
I've been skiing Mammoth ever since I worked on the lifts there in 1973. It's a great mountain. Up here now in Jan. of 2014. There's no snow! Mammoth is noted for its spring skiing, and that's what conditions are like right now (only with less snow!) My tip is this: Be standing in line when the lifts open. The runs are groomed and the snow is decent. You can get in your 10 or 12 runs before noon, when the partiers and dilettantes show up. Pack it in and go grab a beer. But not at Whiskey Creek - that institution closed down by surprise on Jan. 23! Rest in Peace.
Mammoth Mountain review written Jan 25 2014 - 09:56 AM
Tom Advanced Skier
Mammoth is a great mountain. Did a 3 day snowboarding trip here 1st week of March 2013. Ton's of runs and it even snowed a ton so there was fresh powder. Stayed at the Village and took the Gondola up to Canyon Lodge. Canyon Lodge is a great place to start. The Black Diamond runs were great as well as the blues. Unfortunately the weather did not permit allowance to the very top of the mountain, but the higher lifts were still up and running. Staff was super nice down in the village as well as on the mountain. Awesome mountain and awesome staff. Would definitely recommend this mountain to anyone and everyone. Tickets bought from Liftopia worked perfect, no trouble at all.
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 08 2013 - 09:15 PM
Jer Mau Advanced Snowboarder
This is the only place I've ever done a double diamond. This was because the group I went with all skied at that level. It was an awesome and challenging experience! Also, I learned to ski in my 20's and snowboard in my 40's. YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN!!! Mammoth rocks for all levels!
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 19 2013 - 12:37 PM
imdb Intermediate Skier
Awesome, even in Spring! They didn't know about Liftopia, but honored our $12/person lunches (even let us use them on beer!). Awesome staff, snow, and LOVE my new-found Liftopia!
Mammoth Mountain review written May 09 2011 - 11:03 AM
Danna Advanced Skier
Liftopia saves money. I'm from a big BC resort and we don't anything like this in Canada, so it's surprising to get a good deal on a lift ticket. I loved the avi chutes, also the tree runs, off 22 and 25.
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 20 2011 - 10:24 PM
Maria Advanced Snowboarder
Lots of terrain -- can't do it all in one day. Incredible snow. Be ready for altitude -- short breath on first day. March 16-17, fresh snow. Avalanche and Gravy chutes were great. Fantastic skiing off of Chair 22.
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 18 2011 - 08:25 PM
Taz Advanced Skier
Best to go during the week if you can.. There were no crowds or waiting in line. The snow was good, Eagle Lodge started to get slushy by late morning.
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 17 2011 - 03:02 PM
Christina Petter Intermediate Skier
If you forget your printed tix, show the ticket desk the liftopia confirmation email on your smartphone and they'll scan the barcode. Not that I would ever forget anything....
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 14 2011 - 12:33 PM
Double D Intermediate Snowboarder
Definitely a family type resort with a handful of steeps. Feels a lot smaller than it looks on a trail map and definitely not for the true skier. Also well over priced compared to resorts in Tahoe but great place for fun in the sun.
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 14 2011 - 07:35 AM
Joe Advanced Skier
If you are a beginner, start out with lessons at Eagle Lodge. It doesn't seem to be as crowded as Main Lodge. Also, start out around Eagle Lodge and do Chair 9 early since that is where the sun is most intense early in the morning. Check out the back side after lunch. It's usually less crowded. Cornice is awesome! Scotty's is a bear!
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 13 2011 - 07:31 PM
QOTU Intermediate Snowboarder
Liftopia worked great. Saving the email confirmation on my iPhone allowed me to redeem the ticket via a barscan without requiring the printed paper. Skiing at Mammoth was fantasic!
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 10 2011 - 03:22 PM
Russ Intermediate Skier
Mammoth is great if you get there right after it snows otherwise the wind magically blows that 15 foot base away in a couple of days. If you like the groomed runs there is not a better resort in California.
Mammoth Mountain review written Mar 08 2011 - 11:43 AM
Neil Advanced Snowboarder
You always need to check the weather before visiting Mammoth. The place is very wide. If you are a beginner, please try Eagle Express first at $48 flat rate for Adult/Youth. The second day, you better buy $92 full courses ticket. Enjoy! I/my kids really liked the area.
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 26 2011 - 09:24 PM
Nick Kim (Intermediate Skier) Intermediate Skier
So easy just show your bar coded emailed tix and receive your lift tickets for the day or multi days and off you go! LOVE
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 26 2011 - 02:13 PM
Tawnya Intermediate Skier
Liftopia worked great for us....I was able to get my teen age kids on the mountain, let my girlfriend try skiing for the almost first time and test the conditions my self....Liftopia left us some funds to enjoy the local eateris....thanks much and we will tell our friends and family members
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 25 2011 - 09:32 PM
scott chasin Intermediate Skier
Not sure where the powder went so quick, but there was plenty of hard packed, and the groomers were fast as hell!:) Watch out in the park. The first hit in the smaller section of Unbound required a bit of speed to clear, and was followed up too closely by three rollers. I got bucked off the third one, and broke my collarbone :(
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 25 2011 - 02:26 PM
parkstar Intermediate Snowboarder
This mountain is huge, you need days to explore it. Not a lot of trees but a lot of open powder meadows, overall very fun.
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 25 2011 - 07:21 AM
Alex Advanced Snowboarder
I think liftopia is wonderful. I loved saving money on my ski passes. It did show that it really only cost $63. Thanks for letting me know what wonderful deals liftopia offered.
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 16 2011 - 10:33 AM
Gale Intermediate Skier
Go to Fireside Burgers & Tap. Great food and service!
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 09 2011 - 03:44 PM
none Advanced Skier
The skiing was a lot of fun despite the icy/hard-packed conditions. Groomed runs were nice. The village is a little spread out and not very busy.
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 09 2011 - 03:25 PM
ski-dude Advanced Skier
My first time ever snowboarding and i loved it! i learned really quickly! can't wait to go back!
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 07 2011 - 06:02 PM
(blank) Intermediate Snowboarder
I'm a blue diamond. Between intermediate and advanced. We love boarding on the backside of the mountain. There are some great runs and you can avoid a lot of the crowds.
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 03 2011 - 10:56 PM
Katharine Intermediate Snowboarder
Warm sunny day on the BIG Mountain! I never took the same lift twice, and Midway $2 PBR is the only way to spend your lunch!
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 03 2011 - 11:55 AM
Blake Advanced Snowboarder
Get a map, the place is huge.
Mammoth Mountain review written Feb 01 2011 - 12:16 PM
Eric Intermediate Snowboarder
As others have said, Mammoth has a great variety of terrain and difficulty level, which is great for novice & intermediate skiers gradually improving. It's worth mentioning that on the weekends, many of the locals ski at June Mtn, which has much less crowding, and slightly better snow grooming
Mammoth Mountain review written Jan 31 2011 - 03:35 PM
Jon Intermediate Skier
When at the bars ask what the specials are-you might find a few,The Mill always has a special of the day, chair 22 usually short lines, and more advanced, and while snowing the most visible runs in the trees.
Mammoth Mountain review written Jan 28 2011 - 01:23 AM
Scott the TUX Advanced Skier
Mammoth rules. snow conditions, weather conditions, fast lifts, awesome for skiers and snowboarders, food, bloody mary's, staff, views. Arguably as good or better than anywhere else
Mammoth Mountain review written Jan 27 2011 - 10:48 PM
Randy Advanced Skier
I've been to Mammoth twice this season to enjoy the massive amounts of snow that dumped on them last month and I can't wait to go back. I'm an intermediate boarder and there are plenty of trails to ride here. There were never any lines to wait in and not many people on the slopes to avoid. Beginners will definitely progress here with the multitude of blues to choose from!
Mammoth Mountain review written Jan 26 2011 - 02:12 PM
Snowboard Sally Intermediate Snowboarder
I've skied at Mammoth since the early 70's (lift tickets were $8.00) and except for rising costs (welcome to the 21st century) Mammoth is better all the time. In places where there once one hours lift lines all the time, like chair #2, now there are virtually no lines at all. The slopes are groomed beautifully and the area host are the friendliest of any area. Just came back from a nice 2 days trip and skied so many runs, my legs are jelly! Can't wait to go back.
Mammoth Mountain review written Jan 21 2011 - 03:03 PM
Ray S. Advanced Skier
This mountain has it all. From the many freestyle parks to the steepest drops for the adrenaline junky. A beginner can learn on Mammoth's wide runs. Kind of windy but tolerable on the lower half. An atmosphere any family can enjoy. A vibrant bar scene for singles. Great restaurants and shopping. One tip; Look on this site for cheaper ticket deals. I think lift tickets are appropriately priced but some would like to ride cheaper. And look for deals on accommodations on the web.
Mammoth Mountain review written Jan 17 2011 - 08:03 PM
Ceez Barrientos Intermediate Snowboarder
Mammoth is awesome in terrain variation - steeps, backside cruising, and bump heaven on Lincoln Mountain (the named "hill" on the front side of the mountain). If you're looking to escape the crowds for a relaxing day of chill terrain, check out June Mountain, sister to Mammoth, just 30 minutes north up the highway. Best kept secret in the Sierras!
Mammoth Mountain review written Sep 24 2009 - 10:59 PM
Jason Veenker Advanced Skier

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