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  • Little Grizzly
    Little Grizzly
    by Helen196
  • View of the Mountain
    View of the Mountain
    by Jmill42
  • Mammoth Snow
    Mammoth Snow
    by Helen196

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    614 inches of snow 2004/5 season

    by Helen196 Written Jun 8, 2005
    Mammoth Snow

    Favorite thing: This is me and Chris in front of a pile of Mammoth snow. This is how much snow fell during 04/05. In fact it was already melting when we got there so the pile was probably higher than this before we got there!

    If you're planning a trip out there for skiiing or boarding I don't think you will be disappointed with the conditions. The snow is a little heavy (nicknamed Sierra Cement!) but this in no way stops your enjoyment! We had 6 out of 7 bluebird days, and on the day when we got stuck in 100 mile an hour winds at the top, by the time we got halfway down the mountain it was sunny again - the storm only covered the top half of the mountain!

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    Our grizzly friend

    by Helen196 Written Jun 6, 2005
    Little Grizzly

    Favorite thing: Little Grizzly is located in the Village Square.

    There's plenty of shops for you to spend your money on in the Village - Splash Bath & Body, Once upon a Christmas, Unbound, Livin' Art, Munchkins kids clothes and many more!

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    Mammoth Lakes

    by Jmill42 Updated Dec 19, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Mammoth Lakes is the town at the base of the mountain and is the place where we stayed. I would definitely recommend doing the same thing, because of the higher prices you will pay for the convienence of staying at the resort lodgings at the slopes edge. It is only about a 20 minute drive from the town to the resort, mainly because of having to go slow with the slick roads. The town has a dozen or so bars, restaurants and a bunch of retail outlets. All winter activities are available: bobsledding, dogsledding, saunas, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, spa, tobogganing and winter hikes.

    Fondest memory: My favorite memory, besides the skiing was the "babbling brook" that ran along right outside of my bedroom's window. Despite it being 20-something degrees (F), I always left the window open and fell asleep to its sounds.

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    Mammoth Facts

    by Jmill42 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    View of the Mountain

    Favorite thing: Average Snowfall: 32 feet (384 inches)

    Average Sunny Days: 300

    Length of Season: November - June

    Vertical Rise: 3,100 feet/945m

    Elevation: Base 7,953 feet/2,424m
    Summit 11,053 feet/3,369m

    Skiable Acreage: 3,500+/1,416+ hectares

    Snowmaking: 477 acres/193 hectares, covering 48 trails - 33% of mountain

    Number of Lifts: 27 – 1 Six-pack, 9 Quads (8 high-speed detachable), 7 Triples, 5 Doubles, 3 Gondolas and 2 Surface lifts (2 pomas)

    Number of Trails: 150 named trails

    Uphill Capacity: 50,000 rides per hour

    Longest Run: 3 miles

    Terrain: 15% expert, 20% advanced, 40% intermediate, 25% beginner

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel

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