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Covid Details

Get all the COVID-19 information you need to know before you go. All information is provided by the resort and updated regularly as processes and policies change.

Reservations

Resort policies and procedures.

Is a reservation required for lift access
Yes

Lift Reservation URL

Is a reservation required for parking
No

Base Lodge(s)

Are the base lodge(s) open
Yes

Are there rules/restrictions at the base lodge(s)
Yes

Are masks required
Yes

Base Lodge Regulation

  • We are disinfecting high-touch points (railings, bathrooms, door handles, tables, chairs, etc.) and high-trafficked areas (gondolas, ticket windows, elevators, doors, guest rooms, etc.) throughout the destination more frequently. 
  • Restaurants, lodges, and other common areas will be reorganized to promote social distancing. 
  • Our cleaning staff has implemented new protocols and is utilizing cleaning products effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne or blood borne pathogens in key areas. 
  • We are upgrading many facilities across the resort, installing touchless faucets to reduce points of contact. 
  • Staff will wear masks and follow other guidelines including distancing and sanitation, as outlined but state, local, and corporate regulations. 
  • Occupancy and traffic will be managed when necessary. Please adhere to signage and employee instructions.  
  • Many restrooms have been upgraded with touchless facilities. 

Lift Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lifts
Yes

If lift capacity is less than 100%, please specify amount
25%

Lift Regulations

  • Masks are required indoors, in lift lines and on lifts, gondolas, and offload areas.  
  • Perforated, ventilated, and single-layer neck gaiter style face coverings will not be allowed. Guests are asked to use additional or alternative masks before entering facilities, queues, or other areas where masks are required. 
  • Occupancy of chairlifts will be limited to a single household; or when persons from different households can be seated as far apart as possible but no less than one seat space apart.  
  • Panorama Gondola and Village Gondola will limit capacity to single households.
  • Distancing in lift lines occurs naturally due to the length of ski and snowboarding equipment, but guests should be conscious of, and maintain appropriate physical distancing with guests outside your travel group. 
  • All queuing will be performed in outdoor settings only.
  • Gondola cabins windows will be open at all times. Guests must wear face coverings at all times while on lifts and in gondola cabins, and guests must maximize physical space between each other.  
  • Lift operations staff will wear face coverings and use appropriate COVID-19 sanitation and mitigation measures while working. Please follow staff instructions. 

Dining Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions for on-mountain dining
Yes

Dining Indoors
Yes

If available at less than 100% capacity, please specify %
25%

Dining Regulations

  • New, advanced ordering and pickup options will be available throughout the resort, available through the Mammoth Mobile App.  
  • indoor dining is available at 25% capacity.
  • Outdoor dining will be expanded and used as often as possible. 
  • Additional grab-and-go and quick-transaction offerings will be available resort-wide, including on-snow markets and specialty item outlets throughout lodges.  
  • Traffic and occupancy will be managed in restaurants and dining outlets.  
  • Plexiglass has been installed at key transaction centers as additional protection when social distancing is not possible. 
  • Restaurants, lodges, and other common areas will be reorganized to promote social distancing. 
  • Masks are required indoors, in lift lines and on lifts, in gondolas, shuttles, and when social distancing with others outside your travel group is not possible.  
  • Perforated, ventilated, and single-layer neck gaiter style face coverings will not be allowed. Guests are asked to use additional or alternative masks before entering facilities, queues, or other areas where masks are required. 
  • We are disinfecting high-touch points (railings, bathrooms, door handles, tables, chairs, etc.) and high-trafficked areas (gondolas, ticket windows, elevators, doors, guest rooms, etc.) throughout the destination more frequently. 
  • Dining tables will be cleaned and sanitized between parties. 
  • Our cleaning staff has implemented new protocols and is utilizing cleaning products effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne or blood borne pathogens in key areas. 
  • All destination properties and retail outlets will comply with local or state mandated occupancy limits. 
  • Staff will wear masks and follow other guidelines as outlined but state, local, and corporate regulations.  
  • Credit, debit, and other forms of contactless payment are preferred. 

Ski School

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski school
Yes

Ski School URL

Ski School Regulations

  • Currently, only private lessons are available, ensuring only people within your travel group are placed together.  
  • All guests must complete a health screening prior to the start of their lesson. 
  • Instructors will follow social distancing practices as much as possible, utilizing teaching aides and strategies to promote independence. While every effort will be made to maintain a 6ft. distance, situations may arise that require less.
  • Lesson durations and times have been adjusted to minimize the demand for indoor breaks. Indoor spaces are not available during a lesson. Please arrive prepared for the duration of your lesson.  
  • Masks are required indoors, in lift lines and on lifts, in gondolas, shuttles, and when social distancing with others outside your travel group is not possible.  
  • Perforated, ventilated, and single-layer neck gaiter style face coverings will not be allowed. Guests are asked to use additional or alternative masks before entering facilities, queues, or other areas where masks are required. 
  • We are disinfecting high-touch points (railings, bathrooms, door handles, tables, chairs, etc.) and high-trafficked areas (gondolas, ticket windows, elevators, doors, guest rooms, etc.) throughout the destination more frequently. 
  • Our cleaning staff has implemented new protocols and is utilizing cleaning products effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne or blood borne pathogens in key areas. 
  • Please book online to minimize in-person transactions.  
  • Staff will wear masks as required by mountain and local guidelines.

Ski Rental Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski rentals
Yes

Ski Rental URL

Ski Rental Regulations

  • Daily reservations and occupancy will be closely managed for each Mammoth Mountain rental shop.  Guests may be asked to queue outdoors while waiting to enter. Please arrive prepared.  
  • Reservations are very strongly encouraged to help manage occupancy and reduce in-person transactions. Walk-up rentals will be accommodated only if availability and capacity allow, and only after 10AM. 
  • In order to better manage occupancy, designated pick-up times for reservation holders are 8–10AM and 1–3PM at the location indicated on your reservation. 
  • Day-use lockers will be limited. Please plan accordingly.
  • Rental equipment will be sanitized after each use using disinfectant.  
  • Rental shops will be reconfigured to accommodate individuals or family groups in a socially distant manner 
  • After boot fitting, skis and snowboards will be delivered to a designated on-snow location to minimize time indoors. Equipment returns and overnight storage will also be located at alternate locations.   
  • In smaller locations, appointments will be scheduled for fittings.  
  • Plexiglass has been installed at key transaction centers as additional protection when social distancing is not possible. 
  • Masks are required indoors, in lift lines and on lifts, in gondolas, shuttles, and when social distancing with others outside your travel group is not possible.  
  • Perforated, ventilated, and single-layer neck gaiter style face coverings will not be allowed. Guests are asked to use additional or alternative masks before entering facilities, queues, or other areas where masks are required. 
  • Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the resort. 
  • We are disinfecting high-touch points (railings, bathrooms, door handles, tables, chairs, etc.) and high-trafficked areas (gondolas, ticket windows, elevators, doors, guest rooms, etc.) throughout the destination more frequently. 
  • Our cleaning staff has implemented new protocols and is utilizing cleaning products effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne or blood borne pathogens in key areas. 

Transportation

Are there rules/restrictions on public transportation
Yes

Transportation Regulations

  • Shuttles will run at reduced capacity. Please expect longer wait times and plan accordingly. 
  • Passengers must be seated at all times. 
  • No eating or drinking on busses and shuttles. 
  • Busses and Parking shuttle schedules may be adjusted due to reduced capacity. Please check our transportation page and plan accordingly.  
  • Masks are required indoors, in lift lines and on lifts, in gondolas, shuttles, and when social distancing with others outside your travel group is not possible.  
  • Perforated, ventilated, and single-layer neck gaiter style face coverings will not be allowed. Guests are asked to use additional or alternative masks before entering facilities, queues, or other areas where masks are required. 
  • We are disinfecting high-touch points (railings, bathrooms, door handles, tables, chairs, etc.) and high-trafficked areas (gondolas, ticket windows, elevators, doors, guest rooms, etc.) throughout the destination more frequently. 
  • Our cleaning staff has implemented new protocols and is utilizing cleaning products effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne or blood borne pathogens in key areas. 
  • Staff will wear masks and follow other guidelines including distancing and sanitation, as outlined by state, local, and corporate regulations. 

Lodging Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lodging
Yes

Lodging Regulations

  • Enhanced guest room cleaning will be implemented between stays along with room vacancy periods as mandated by state and local guidelines. 
  • Average occupancy limits will be in place as mandated by state and local guidelines. 
  • Flexible cancellation policies are in place, allowing you to book with confidence.  
  • Face masks will be worn by all employees and required for guests in shared spaces. 
  • Plexiglass has been installed at key transaction centers as additional protection when social distancing is not possible. 
  • Masks are required indoors, in lift lines and on lifts, in gondolas, shuttles, and when social distancing with others outside your travel group is not possible.  
  • Perforated, ventilated, and single-layer neck gaiter style face coverings will not be allowed. Guests are asked to use additional or alternative masks before entering facilities, queues, or other areas where masks are required. 
  • Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the resort. 
  • We are disinfecting high-touch points (railings, bathrooms, door handles, tables, chairs, etc.) and high-trafficked areas (gondolas, ticket windows, elevators, doors, guest rooms, etc.) throughout the destination more frequently. 
  • Our cleaning staff has implemented new protocols and is utilizing cleaning products effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne or blood borne pathogens in key areas. 
  • Check-in with social distancing measures in place. 
  • All employees will be provided approved PPE including face coverings which will be worn at all times when indoors. 
  • Gloves will be provided to appropriate employees such as housekeeping and maintenance. 
  • View a more comprehensive list of changes we've implemented throughout the Mammoth Lodging Collection, including Mammoth Mountain Inn, The Village Lodge, The Westin Monache Resort, Tamarack Lodge, Juniper Springs Resort, and Mammoth Luxury Home Rentals.

Elevation

  • 11053ft
    Summit
  • 3100ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 7953ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 3
  • 0
  • 2
  • 9
  • 1
  • 6
  • 4
  • 0
  • 25
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    15%

  • Intermediate Runs

    48%

  • Advanced Runs

    24%

  • Expert Runs

    13%

  • Runs

    150

  • Terrain Parks

    10

  • Longest Run

    3 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    3500 ac

  • Snow Making

    700 ac

Overview

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Overview

With the highest lift-served terrain in the state of California at 11,053 feet and more than 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, Mammoth Mountain lives up to its name.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort lies on the eastern edge of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. It’s 330 miles west of San Francisco and 310 miles north of Los Angeles, making for a five-to seven-hour drive.

Situated within hours of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, and June Mountain, the resort provides a great starting point to explore the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Most visitors stay in the town of Mammoth Lakes, which offers up restaurants, bars and plenty to do for those seeking a nightlife scene.

Mammoth Mountain was founded in 1953 by Dave McCoy. It averages an impressive 400 inches of annual snowfall, allowing it to have one of the longest ski seasons in the country. In the winter of 2017, the resort was open from November to early August! The mountain is great for all levels, with options ranging from expansive bowls, tree skiing, wide groomers, steep chutes, halfpipes, and the world-class Unbound Terrain Parks.

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Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

► Alpine Ski Area

Mammoth Mountain is made up of several distinct base areas, including Main Lodge, Canyon Lodge, The Village, Eagle Lodge, and The Mill. The resort truly is of mammoth proportions with over 3,500 skiable acres to explore, 3,100 feet of vertical drop, and multiple terrain options. An extensive lift system transports skiers to a great mix of terrain for all skill levels.

The top of the mountain boasts steep chutes and mogul runs combined with expansive bowls and glades. If you enjoy powder pillows, be sure to check out the Hemlocks: in-bounds, hike-accessed steeps that offer natural terrain off the beaten path. For some of the best snow on the mountain, hop on Chair 23 and ski Drop out and Wipe Out Chutes.

Mammoth Mountain is home to the award-winning Unbound Terrain parks, where top pros in extreme snowboarding and skiing come to train. The terrain parks offer facilities aimed at creating a seamless transition and progression from beginner to expert freestyle terrain and span Main Park, Forest Trail, South Park, Transition Park, and Jibs Galore to make for easy access.

► Tubing Park and Snow Play

Rent a snow tube at Woolly’s Tube Park & Snow Play right on the mountain, with a rope tow and six groomed lanes. Here, adults can relax with a drink on the heated deck while kids enjoy the snow play area.

► Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Explore Mammoth Lakes Basin from Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center, with over 19 miles of scenic, groomed, world-class trails. Rentals, lessons, guided tours, and season passes are available at Tamarack Lodge.

Things to Do in Mammoth Lakes

► Mammoth Mountain Essentials

Take in the views of the jagged peaks of the Minarets, part of the Ritter Range and known as Mammoth Lakes’ signature skyline.

Take a selfie in front of the 19-foot Mammoth Mountain summit sign.

Ski the expert terrain of Huevos Grande or Climax.

Enjoy cocktails, wine, beer, and Bavarian fare at The Yodler Restaurant & Bar.

► Non-skiing Activities

Non-skiers can enjoy snowmobile adventures, scenic gondola rides, snowcat tours, mountain and naturalist tours, and shopping and dining at The Village and Old Mammoth.

Looking for attractions indoors? Add bowling and indoor golf to your itinerary, or check out the Mammoth Alpine Trampoline Club at Snowcreek Athletic Club. Catch a movie at Minaret Cinemas, indulge in some self-care at several spas, yoga studios, and fitness centers in the area, or work remotely at The Fort Coworking Offices. 

► Top Winter Events at Mammoth Mountain

Top annual events in Mammoth Lakes include Elevation: Mammoth Gay Ski Week, the Mammoth Winter Biathlon, and Easter festivities. Don’t miss the pond skim at Canyon Lodge, where crowds fill up the slopes to witness the craziest skills and snowboarders straight-line across a 100-foot long ice-cold pond.

► Ski School

Mammoth Mountain offers ski and snowboard school for those just starting out up to more experienced skiers and riders looking to take their skills to the next level. They’re located from the Main Lodge, Canyon Lodge, and Eagle Lodge.

► Child Care

Mammoth Mountain has two convenient state-licensed child care locations from infants up to 6-year-olds. They offer daily, hourly, and evening care, as well as ski lesson/childcare packages.

Best Restaurants and Bars at Mammoth Mountain

► For Breakfast

The Stove has been a Mammoth Tradition for 40 years, where you can enjoy all the breakfast classics plus some new healthier options. Located off Old Mammoth Road, it is in the heart of Mammoth Lakes and a short drive from the base of the resort.

Base Camp Cafe serves American-style food with vegetarian-friendly options. It’s located right off Main St at the base of the mountain. 

► For Lunch

Located on the Summit, Eleven53 Cafe offers a delicious and speedy option. There is a food court offering Asian-inspired noodle bowls, Indian wraps, and classic kid favorites. But arguably better than the food is the view!

Toomey’s is a fun and unique joint located in the heart of the village. While the menu offers a wide range of options, they are known for their seafood dishes and love for the Kansas City Royals. If you are in the mood for lobster taquitos or seafood jambalaya, this is the place for you. 

► For Dinner

Campo Mammoth is a rustic Italian gathering place in the heart of the village. Their handcrafted, wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas are a great way to enjoy date night or a family dinner. Other options are available that feature local and seasonal ingredients.

With a daily Happy Hour from 5 pm to 6 pm, Mountainside Bar & Grill is a family-friendly place to eat once your day on the mountain is done. The grand mountain views and high ceiling will give you a rustic cabin feel while you chow down on their variety of burgers.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/14/202005/23/2021
  • Days Open Last Year
    260
  • Projected Days Open
    198
  • Years Open
    68
  • Average Snowfall
    400"

Gallery: Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain Reviews

ryan
29th March 20215
such good snow and so consistently good. as a top 10 largest resort in the US, you could spend a whole week...Full review
Vince
12th March 20215
Mammoth holds! Consistently the most snow not in Jackson Hole, a ton of expert terrain up top and off chairs 9 and...Full review
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