Double XX slopes when the top is closed.
The face and North side of Lincoln Mountain has some great Double Diamond runs. These are great when the wind conditions close the top. You have your choice of chutes or trees and generally uncrowded. But you better be an above average skier as there is no easy way down. In addition to your board or skis, be sure to bring your huevos!!!
Not quite Off Piste
Not exaclty off the beaten path, but I recommend going to the very top and skiing the face and then towards the back on the right side of the mountain. Some of it is mildly off-piste, but not too bad! Mammoth is so large that you can usually sneak away to some part that is less inundated with people. Try either the extreme right and back (facing towards the mountain from the base) or the top left!
Located on the main road into town, Angels has been dishing out good food for as long as I can remember. I can not remember a time I left hunger and there is a great selection of beers. The wine list is limited. Salads, sandwiches, burgers, plus BBQ ribs, chicken and even tequila limed salmon. Both ribs and burgers have been rapidly consumed by yours truly.
Historical Park ...
A gold-mining town of the late 1800's. Bodie's silent streets and vacant structures offer guests a glimpse into the past of one of the wildest mining camps of the Eastern Sierra. Bodie is located 35 miles north of Mammoth Lakes and 13 miles east on Hwy. 270
Inyo Crater Lakes
The Inyo Crater Lakes are two small lakes nestled in the Inyo Craters, a string of volcanos. From the parking area/trailhead, a 1/4-mile long (one-way) trail leads to the lakes. The trail is a gentle uphill, passing through forest to the first crater, a barren crater with a peciluarly beautiful green lake in its mouth. The second crater, only a little farther down, is engulfed in the forest, and has a barely visible pond in its center. This is a nice short hike and somewhat more of a worthwhile place to visit than Earthquake Fault.