Winter Guide to Mammoth Ski Resorts and More

Winter Guide to Mammoth Resorts

Where to Go and What Not to Miss on Mammoth

To get a touch of a true winter feel and to replace California’s sand for snow, Mammoth is the perfect place for anyone who loves snow activities or a first-timer who wants to learn how to enjoy them. Mammoth Resorts include four mountains, a couple of bike parks, and a golf course for those interested in more than just a pure-white fun. Californians are showing a lot of love to all the Mammoth ski resorts each year where they enjoy an easy-going atmosphere, wonderful lakes, and peaks along with snow adventures. Daily flights from San Diego to Mammoth throughout the winter season make things easier and more convenient if you prefer not to drive.

Mammoth Mountain

The highest resort in California, boasting a summit elevation of 11, 053 feet is offering 300 sunny days annually to fully enjoy downhill or cross-country skiing, hiking, and fishing at the lakes, or snowmobiling. While Opening Day on Mammoth is November 9th, all the activities are available from December through early April. For a full-blown alpine experience take a gondola to the summit, snap a few selfies, and relax while sightseeing. The list of your adventures should include playing in the snow, especially if you’re young at heart or have kids, it’s a fun way to spend the day building a snowman or gliding down on the slopes.

June Mountain

If you plan on going to Mammoth, look into spending some time at June Mountain. At the “California’s Family Mountain”, which is a nickname of this resort, all kids 12 and under ski and ride for free, or if they never skied before they can get lessons from the super patient and friendly pros. June offers Backcountry Tours - custom-made tours for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders, so if you fit the description, Sierra Mountain Guides have a list of places to take you, like Carson Peak, Fern Creek, Four Seasons, and much more.

Where to Dine while on Mammoth

After a long day of showing off your skiing skills, you’ll want to find a cozy place to warm up, enjoy the Mammoth views from the inside, and eat a delicious meal. The Mammoth is a gorgeous village especially when the lights come on at night and you get to choose where to eat while taking a stroll in the village.

Roberto’s Café

One of Mammoth’s favorite spots, Roberto’s Café will serve you with a stunning view and authentic Mexican dishes such as Carne Asada, Homemade Tamales, or Mexican seafood. The regular visitors would say this place has the best burrito in the world, so why not grade it for yourself?

Whitebark Restaurant

If you want to go with something a little more sophisticated, direct yourself to Whitebark. The menu is exquisite, and if you’re celebrating an occasion or having a special date night, there are elegant private dining options with a fireplace and a private balcony.

Campo Mammoth

In the heart of the Village, this Italian restaurant is a great dinner place if you and your company are craving pizza, pasta, or just some warm soup and salad. Along with a tasty selection of food, Campo’s offering a wide selection of beverages, including Italian wines and cocktails.

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Mammoth Mountain

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Big Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Mountain

Located in San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear and Snow Summit are both the place-to-ski. They’re visited by recreational skiers and riders who can enjoy a variety of runs on various types of terrain. A lot of San Diegans choose Big Bear for a quick getaway since it’s an approximately three-hour drive away comparing it to a longer route of getting to the ski area in Mammoth. If you are with kids, check the basecamp activities as Big Bear has a 30-foot climbing wall, Eurobungy trampoline, zip line, and other outdoor activities. Big Bear’s Sky Chair will take you to the top of the mountain which you should consider when your feet get tired of all the skiing and snowboarding.

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Big Bear