mammoth terrain, mammoth lifts, mammoth Bloody Mary's
It's such a long journey from the UK
A great mountain for great skiers (or beginners).
Instead of writing down all the things and places you can go and camp, let me help you out better by leading you to a good website to start your search.Wondering if you should camp around Mammoth Lakes? Do you like mountain scenery, lakes, hiking, maybe fishing, and a major town close enough to make you feel secure and comfortable?more
Here is why I hated this restaurant: I ordered a Shrimp Caesar salad for approximately $12.95. This is a salad you can get anywhere, even at a supermarket and be reasonably satisfied. My salad was served on a smallish dinner/side salad plate with several shrimp arranged on top...the shrimp were cut in half lengthwise, so instead of 8 shrimp, I had...more
This is one of the new restaurants created in the Intrawest 'Town Center'. New, bright, sometimes loud, sometimes crowded 30 something crowd, expensive, no real culture.It does get busy for apres-ski since it is right next to the town gondola and the wanabes offloading down and the first thing they see to sit down is this bar. Bar food, burgers....more
A lot of different theories about the name of this restaurant/sports bar/danceclub.The real story of how the name Lakanuki came to be is the owner named it such because at the time this restaurant was being built, his wife was pregnant and he wasn't getting any bedroom play. Hence Lack of nuki. Drinks are nice and strong. But the food is pretty...more
We really weren't impressed with Hennessey's. They were really busy on the night we visited, so we expected service to be a little slower - there were lots of families and big groups in there before us.We sat down and I think it took the waitress 10 minutes to bring our menu's, then another 10 minutes for the beer to arrive, then another 10 minutes...more
Dublins has a great atmosphere and gets really busy on an evening especially towards the weekends. The Guiness is good, and they don't skimp on the Jack Daniels!The food is OK , but could have been better if it was served warm and on warm plates. In fact the whole place could have been better if it was warm! No matter where we sat we always ended...more
To be honest I really didn't want to eat here as it looked like a complete dive - tables not cleared away, kids running riot, scary looking customers etc! But the pizza was worth it. Huge portions for just a few dollars, and really tasty. If you're on a budget then this place is recommended. I can recommend the spinach and pesto pizza :-)more
We walked past Petra's on a Sunday evening and it was shut, but tried again later in the week and got a table straight away.It looks quite small from the street but once inside it's quite the opposite and has a large open fire in the middle of it!The menu isn't that extensive but what they do have is quite variedOne point to note is that they have...more
Lakanukis is a little bit of Hawaii in the mountains!We used to head here after a day on the slopes for many jugs of Coors Light and a plate of nachos. The staff are really friendly and very attentive, the bar is stocked with plenty of draught and bottle beers and every spirit you can think of!They have live bands, DJ's, and competition nights -...more
The free shuttle bus is a must if you want to get around Mammoth Lakes. Sometimes it's just too cold to walk!!We were quite a walk from Old Mammoth Road where some of the shops and bars were so we took advantage of the shuttle a few times. The timetables are stuck on the bus stops, and they usually run every half hour or somore
We booked flights on the Internet with American Airlines. We kept checking the prices all througout summer 2004 to wait until they were quite reasonable and eventually got a return flight for £380.Outbound was Manchester-Chicago-Reno,then as we were going to Miami afterwards we then travelled Reno-Dallas Forth Worth-Miami, and finally getting home...more
Mammoth lies between LA and Vegas, but is closer to Reno's airport. We flew into Reno and drove the ~150 miles to Mammoth. I remember the drive to be really bland in the beginning, but really beautiful as the trip progressed into the mountains.It is still within distance of Vegas and LA at ~300 miles each.more
If you're like me and you like Volcom, Bonfire, Vans etc you know how ridiculously overpriced it is in the UK, which is why you need to save all your pennies and have a spending spree in Mammoth! Wave Rave on Main Street is one of the largest snow/skate shops in Mammoth, and has SOOOOOOO much fantastic clothes in there you won't come away disappointed! Try Unbound in the Village as well - not as big but still carry good stock.
All of the shops had discount on snowboards and boarding clothes so I would definately wait to buy that board you want until you get there.
I wanted a Salomon Ivy and the cheapest I could get it for here was £280. In one of the shops it was going for the equivalent of £150 - I really wish I had waited, but I bought a Nitro Fate in the UK which was about £100 less in Mammoth :-( oh well!
What to buy: Snowboards, boarding clothes, gloves, hoodies, jeans, hats, bags, goggles
What to pay: About half of what you would pay in the UK e.g Volcom hoodie - £70 in the UK - £32 in Wave Rave
This is the mountain hangout of choice before, during, and especially after hitting the slopes. Spin the wheel if you're feelin' lucky!
The Yodler opens at 11 a.m. Just in case you don't feel like skiing, or need more liquid courage by then...
What a joke. Starwoods is making a P.R. report that they are increasing the pillow total of the town. Yeah, that's true but only for the luxury end. None for the normal accomodations most snow riders prefer.
In the summer months, take a shuttle from the Mammoth Lakes ski area to the Agnew Meadows trail head (on the way to Devil's Postpile) and explore the miles of trails visiting stunning mountains and alpine lakes. Perfect for a multi-night backpacking excursion. Don't forget the mosquito repellent!
With skiing/boarding being number one on everbody's wish-list around here, the prices are exorbitant. They aren't the most expensive I have seen, but they are definitely up there!
Adults (19 - 65) are $60 Sat-Sun and holidays. $57 Mon-Fri, Non-Holiday
Teens (13-18) are $45 and $43
Children 7-12 and old fogies, 65 and up are $30 and$29
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...more
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...more