Winter, Spring and Summer at Mammoth Lakes
One of the busiest times of the year is the winter season, and the average length of a season is usually November through June. Mammoth Lakes/Mountain is the home to 3 base lodges, Main Lodge, Canyon Lodge and Eagle Lodge.
The nine Unbound Parks were rated number one in the top 10 parks in North America with over 150 trails, 28 lifts and an average of 400 inches of snowfall each winter.
Terrain parks have long been the pedigree for which Mammoth is known. Each park is sized to accommodate every step you take towards skiing or snowboarding super stardom.
There is a numberless amount of activities to participate in so that children of all ages will be able to enjoy every minute. Some of those activities include; ski school, dog sledding, fishing, ice climbing, ice skating, Snowcat tours, snow mobiling and snow shoeing. Rentals are available for those that don’t own their own equipment.
Following the winter season comes the gorgeous seasons of spring and summer. Spring time is the host to the infamous pond skimming contest that hundreds of people like to participate in.
Also, the last Saturday in April is the answer to every fisherman’s dream because it is the one day that fisherman get to keep their game instead of the usual catch and release policy that is enforced during the rest of the year.
Unfortunately, spring is short lived in Mammoth Lakes because the winter season is a little longer than most but that means summer is well on its way. The three main attractions during the summer time is camping, fishing, and hiking but also available is biking, boating, climbing, off-roading, golfing, horseback riding, and roller skating.
Due to the prime weather, many mountain bikers are attracted to Mammoth Lakes because there are hundreds of miles full of twists and turns that will meet the requirements of any qualified biker. There is over 100 miles of dirt single-track trail with a 3,100 foot descent.
If you are not a biker, Mammoth Lakes is surrounded by two million acres of forest with fields upon fields of wildflowers and granite peeks.
Some of the more popular hikes are Crystal Lake (round trip is 3.5 miles), Mammoth Crest (6 miles), Barrett Lake (0.5 mile), Emerald Lake (1.5 miles), and Duck Lake (10 miles).
Some of these attractions may be too long for some people to do on foot resulting in people doing them on horseback. Horseback riding is usually an hour long or there are overnight trips available.