Mammoth in USA Resort Guide
Mammoth Lakes is about 4 miles from the lifts and has little pretence other than as a mountain sports town. With year round business the sprawling village has seen huge investment since being bought out, and now there is the prospect of a real central focal point being established. Skiers and boarders who are keen to maximise their time on a massive mountain, an extinct volcano which enjoys one of the most reliable annual snowfalls of over 25 feet, prefer to stay at the base station apartments, hotels and condominiums. Canyon Lodge or the Mammoth Mountain Inn complexes. Otherwise Mammoth Lakes is not unattractive and has a fair selection of bars and restaurants and some excellent sports and snowsports retail outlets and designer factory outlets to service the flourishing tourist trade, particularly the influx of moneyed Los Angeles based skiers and boarders. The free shuttlebus service is reported to be reliable, linking the Village to the slopes and the condos and hotels which are dotted up the road to the base stations, and it runs until late at night. The town and its facilities, as with the mountain, can be quiet midweek but does get busy particularly at peak season weekends.
Accomodation & Après Ski
There is no shortage of choice when it comes to eating out, with nearly 60 different single options from French haute cuisine, to steaks and burgers, to sandwich and fast food take-aways. Nevados comes with regular recommendation and serves good quality modern American cuisine; Shogun's does Japanese food. Grumpy's is a great option for those on a budget and livens up as the weekend evenings progress. Apres ski covers the full spectrum from drinks as you come off the hill at the Yodler base station bar to late night drinking and dancing at the Whiskey Creek and Rafter's. For accommodation there is plenty of options to suit all budgets and tastes. For easy access to the slopes find somewhere at the Mammoth Mountain Inn. The Jagerhof is British run and lies on the bus route near the edge of the town.
|RESORT HEIGHT||2430||VERTICAL DESCENT||945||OPENS||Nov - April|
|TOP STATION||3369||DRAG LIFTS||1||EXPERT RATING||8|
|BOTTOM STATION||2424||CHAIR LIFTS||28||INTERMEDIATE RATING||10|
|GONDOLAS/CABLE CARS||3||BEGINNER RATING||8|
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