Mammoth Ski Holidays

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Victoria Shilston

"Mammoth is a legendary ski/snowboarding holiday destination that is a little further away but well worth the effort. It has masses of terrain, huge snowfalls, great cruising runs, awesome terrain parks and some pretty scary stuff too.”

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 8/10
  • Intermediates: 10/10
  • Advanced: 10/10
  • Families: 6/10
  • Nightlife: 6/10
  • Village Charm: 6/10
  • Affordability: 7/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 6/10
  • Sustainability: 6/10

Season: Nov-July

Nearest Airport: Mammoth/LA/Las Vegas

Flight Time: 10hrs

Direct Flight: Yes

Transfer Time: 3½ / 5 / 5 hours

Transport: Car Hire

Elevation: 11,053 ft

Vertical Drop: 3,100 ft

Ski Area: 3,500 acres

Ski Lifts: 28

Runs: 150

Grade: 35% advanced
40% intermediates
25% beginners

Why Mammoth?

Set in the Sierra Nevada, Mammoth is the winter playground for LA and an increasing number of visitors from elsewhere. It has extensive and varied ski terrain - heart-stopping steep chutes at the top widen out into broad cruising runs through the trees - and is one North America's largest ski hills. This, combined with awesome views over the high desert, make Mammoth different from any other US ski resort and a very enjoyable place to ski/ snowboard.

The new pedestrianised village area, recently built by Intrawest gives the ski resort a central focus with more ski-in ski-out accommodation. The town of Mammoth has a good range of restaurants, bars & shops. As no reliable transfer service is yet available between Los Angeles and Mammoth, this is a self-drive destination but well worth the effort!

See our Mammoth blog for the latest news from resort.

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