Mammoth Mountain typically opens prior to Thanksgiving (sometimes much earlier given the right conditions). During lean years, about half the mountain opens by turkey day. During stormy years, skiers and riders can find all lifts running across Mammoth Mountain's more than 3,500 skiable acres and 3,100 feet of vertical drop.

Off the snow, join the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot and view the annual tree lighting ceremony in The Village; this family event includes kids' activities and live music.