We’ve always had a soft spot for Mammoth. We want to try to not look at this place with rose-colored glasses, but we really can’t help it. And, hey, we’re not the only ones! We’re not officially a part of the group, but we know there’s Mammoth Ski Club, in addition to the numerous teams and developmental programs for intermediate-to-expert-level skiers. The resort has regular group and private lessons for the typical beginner.
That being said, here are some of the cold hard facts that may help convince those who are skeptical, unfamiliar, or simply not-yet-won-over by the idea of visiting Mammoth:
Elevation: 7,953 ft (at the base) to 11,053 feet (top elevation)
Ski Runs: About 150
Total Ski Area: 3,500 acres (includes large unbound areas and XC skiing)
Average Snowfall: About 400 inches. There were more than 500 inches of snow in 2016-17.
Beyond the skiing and pistes, there’s a top-notch tube park, snowmobiles and snowcat tours, gondola rides, and a great resort and après-ski scene.
Give Mammoth a Try
If you’re looking for a great ski adventure this year, and especially if you’ve already explored some of the more iconic Rocky Mountain resorts, you have to give Mammoth a try. Or don’t. And leave more of the powder for us. With attractive ski packages and online deals for single-trip lift tickets, season passes for locals, rentals, lodging, and lessons, you can always find a great time to visit. Of course, though the weather and snow conditions are always a fickle thing, there’s rarely a finer time to visit Mammoth than during Gay Ski Week!