Winter Sports, Mammoth Lakes

8 Reviews

Know about this? Rate It!

hide
  • View of Eagle Lodge Below
    View of Eagle Lodge Below
    by GracesTrips
  • Winter Sports
    by GracesTrips
  • View of Eagle Lodge Below
    View of Eagle Lodge Below
    by GracesTrips
  • Roadquill's Profile Photo

    Double XX slopes when the top is closed.

    by Roadquill Written Feb 26, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Face of Lincoln Mountain

    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.

    Equipment: In addition to your board or skis, be sure to bring your huevos!!!

    Related to:
    • Skiing and Boarding

    Was this review helpful?

  • HELEN's Profile Photo

    Ski and Ride

    by HELEN Updated Feb 22, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Mammoth Mountain is one of the best ski resorts in the country, it has more than 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, serviced by 28 lifts, including 3 gondolas. The area has 3,100 ft of vertical, rising to an elevation of 11,053 ft. There are several terrain parks throughout the mountain, and plenty of challenging chutes and open mogul runs. The resort operates between 8:30am and 4pm. If you choose to take a lunch break, I suggest breaking at The Mill Cafe. They have a BBQ going, lounge chairs and music playing outside. It's a fun atmosphere, but be careful, because on a beautiful sunny day, you may not want to leave.

    Equipment: Skis and snowboards, of course.

    Was this review helpful?

  • GracesTrips's Profile Photo

    Skiing and/or Snowboarding

    by GracesTrips Written Mar 2, 2008
    9 more images

    The Mammoth Ski Resort is appropriately named. There are several lodges spread out at various locations at the base of the mountain. Don't plan to walk to them. A local bus can get you to the other lodges if you can't ski to them. We mostly stayed at Eagle lodge because it had the longest runs. 3 or 4 more chairs can be reached to go to the black diamond and double diamond runs from there. The Main lodge is the busiest and where everyone likes to hang out at. Our first day was such a nice day that the outdoor barbecue was open at Eagle lodge. We enjoyed a tri-tip sandwich for lunch that was pretty good along with a Heineken. Basically, not much waiting on the chair lift. The wide seats can haul up 5-6 people at a time.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Skiing and Boarding

    Was this review helpful?

  • bruingirl's Profile Photo

    Ski/board the mountain!!

    by bruingirl Updated Dec 11, 2003
    John and Angela about to go on a run!!

    Skiing and snowboarding in Mammoth is great! There are some great runs! There are 3 lodges at the bottom of 3 of the mountains and a mid-chalet, up from the main lodge. You can also ski the triple diamond backside of the mountain. It's supposedly pretty cool, although I'm too chicken to do it.

    Equipment: If you need to rent some skiing or snowboarding gear, go to Footloose in the middle of town on Main. They have a wide selection of pretty good skis and boards for a very reasonable price.
    www.footloosesports.com

    Was this review helpful?

  • blaird's Profile Photo

    Snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain

    by blaird Written Feb 3, 2003

    Since I was just learning, I got the beginners lift ticket at Mammoth Mountain. It gave me access to three lifts, 7, Eagle Express, and teh Discovery Chair.

    The Discovery Chair leads to hills named Sesame Street East and the like. I didn't visit this one.

    Equipment: Rent equipment at a local shop if you don't have your own.

    Was this review helpful?

  • blaird's Profile Photo

    Chair 7 at Mammoth Mountain

    by blaird Updated Feb 3, 2003

    For my first snowboarding experience ever, I started on lift 7. I spent all day here mainly getting the feeling of snowboarding.

    There were a lot of instructors on the hill, I mainly used them as a tool to learn by watching what they were doing and teaching, I didn't actually hire an instructor.

    Equipment: boots, board, and warm clothes.

    Buy lift tickets at the lodge: Beginners for $25--all day

    Was this review helpful?

  • blaird's Profile Photo

    Eagle Express

    by blaird Written Feb 3, 2003

    This lift leads to a number of various skill leveled trails. I stayed on the beginner levels, and it was still much more difficult than the hill at Chair 7, as my butt will attest to, as it was extremely sore after all the falling I did.

    In teh morning the slopes were very icy, but later in the day the snow soften up a bit and I had moe control.

    Equipment: board, boots,a nd warm clothes.

    Buy lift tickets at little Eagle: $25 for Beginners all day.

    Was this review helpful?

  • bruingirl's Profile Photo

    Where to buy tickets for Mammoth

    by bruingirl Updated Jan 21, 2004
    Havin' a beer @ Canyon Lodge

    Equipment: You can buy your lift passes at one of the 3 lodges that are available - Eagle, Canyon, and the Main Lodge. Eagle is the smallest one and probably the least crowded. But, because it is small, you don't get all the services you would at the other two lodges. Canyon and the Main Lodge both have pretty much everything you need from rentals to lessons. All 3 locations have food courts and lots o' booze!

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Mammoth Lakes

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

67 travelers online now

Comments

View all Mammoth Lakes hotels