Mammoth Mountain is the 2012 OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award winner for Best Family Resort in the Far West. Readers appeciate Mammoth's Kids Adventure Parks, Easy Parking, Tubing and Snowplay, Expanded Childcare, Snowcat Tour Adventures and convenient Lodging and Shuttle Service. On top of the amenities, Mammoth has 150 ski trails, 3,100 feet of vertical, 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, the highest elevation in California at 11,053 feet, over 400 inches of annual snowfall, along with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Those are just a few of the reasons why our readers' reviews helped Mammoth Mountain to be the Far West's Best Family Resort for OnTheSnow's 2012 Visitor's Choice Awards.

SKIING FOR THE KIDS: Mammoth Mountain’s ski school is a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and all of their pros are trained Kids Specialists, making Mammoth a perfect place for Kids to take ski lesson. For more advanced youth skiers and riders, there is plenty of great terrain located on the Cloudnine Express, and plenty of terrain parks on the front side of the mountain.

OFF-HILL ACTIVITIES FOR MOM & DAD: Mammoth Mountain provides two Child Care locations, so that Mom and Dad can have fun by themselves. The parents can enjoy Aprés Ski at Yodler Restaurant and Bar, Tusks Bar, The Mill and plenty of other great establishments in the area. Mammoth also features options for Nightclubs, Lounges and Wine Bars.

FAMILY FUN OFF THE SLOPES: The family fun doesn’t have to stop when you get off the hill. Mammoth provides tons of family friendly activities in town. Families can enjoy Ice Skating at the Mammoth Ice Rink or enjoy the art scene at the Mammoth Lakes Art Center, the Sierra Classic Theatre and the Mammoth Gallery. You can even catch a flick at the two-screen Minaret Cinemas movie theater.