Mammoth from A to Z: map of hotels and ski areas, slopes and pistes, lifts and ski passes. Bright photos and videos. Reviews of mountain skiers about Mammoth.
According to toppharmacyschools, the famous American natural resort of the Sierra Nevada mountain range Mammoth (Mammoth) got its name in honor of the mountain, formed 57 thousand years ago from volcanic lava and frozen in the shape of a mammoth. During the summer, Mammoth usually becomes a “cool haven” for the heat and scorching Californians, and in winter it turns into one of the largest ski resorts in the United States.
How to get there
As a rule, direct flights fly here from Los Angeles (Horizon Air daily from December to April) or San Francisco (United Airlines daily flight at 15:00). The nearest airport is Mammoth Yosemite, east of US-395.
By car, Mammoth can be reached:
- From southern California through Death Valley, Mount Whitney, and the ancient Bristlecone conifer forest on I-5, heading north, then on Highway 14 north to US-395 and Highway 203;
- From San Francisco in the summer through YosemiteNational Park, and in the winter, first along Highway 80, then along Highway 50 to Kingsbury Grade, which becomes US-395 and Highway 203;
- From Nevadaand Lake Tahoe through Bodie State Historic Park and Mono Lake southbound on US-395 to Highway 203.
- From Las Vegas, headnorth on US-95, continue west on Highway 266, or keep left on Highway 168 until US-395 becomes Highway 203.
Trails in Mammoth
The main rating ski resort is located on Mount Mammoth (Mammoth Mountain  ). The winter season here opens one of the first in the country and is usually extended until early July. The highest point from which you can start the descent is 3369 m, while the elevation changes are up to 924 meters.
The total area for skiing on the slopes is equal to 3,500 acres, and the length of the flat track is 45 km. There are only 150 slopes in Mammoth, of which 30% are given to beginners and pros, and 40% are intended for skiers with an average level of training.
In addition to the main ski slopes, Mammoth has 7 snow parks and three half-pipes. 37 lifts of various configurations deliver up the slopes. There are three ski schools at the resort: at the Mammoth Mountain Inn, at the Wollywood School by the ski lifts, and at Canyon Kids, located near Canyon Lodge.
Entertainment and attractions
All the attractions of Mammoth are concentrated around Mount Mammoth itself and nearby springs and lakes, of which there are more than 100. It is better to start traveling around the area in the Inyo National Forest: there are wonderful mountain peaks, open green lawns, unexplored lakes with crystal water and there is absolutely no incredible flow of tourists and guides.
The Panorama Dome trail starts near the Twin Lakes Bridge and continues into green forest groves. From the top, there is a picturesque view of the Mammoth mountain range and Crystal Craig. Another route leads along Rock Creek, a lively and full stream that runs along the local canyons, which are especially impressive in autumn, when all colors turn warm oranges and reds.
Red’s Meadow is a great place to camp, have a picnic or go fishing and enjoy the view of the Summit Minaret. Near the meadow is the Devil’s Postpile National Monument, a basalt column born 900,000 years from volcanic lava and then polished to a shine by frost and time. There are buses to Red’s Meadow daily from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
From the Devils Postpile down the San Joaquin River, 100 meters high, falls Rainbow Falls, named for the iridescent colors with which it shimmers in daylight, and 30 miles from Mammoth, strangely shaped volcanic flowers grow near the shores of the ancient Mono salt lake tuff. If possible, you should go for the whole day to Yosemite National Park and Tuolumn Meadow. Inspiring mountain scenery is just 45 minutes from Mammoth.