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  • 61%
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  • Mammoth LakesPro 2014
    Dan
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    5 Aug 10, 2014

    Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierras offers many outdoor opportunities. Backpacking, camping, hiking and fishing are very popular. There are many beautiful lakes throughout the area.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • Mammoth LakesPro 2014
    Schel @schel74
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    5 Jul 14, 2014

    This place is beyond one of my most favorite towns cities or villages in the entire world. When I come here everything resets. I am very relaxed, take everything in stride and just roll with it.

    Having lived here as a child for a couple of years kinda nutured the specialness that Mammoth is to me. So much to do here that is super special and fun:

    Skiing/Snowboarding on Mammoth Mountain
    Hiking
    Cycling
    Fishing
    Hot Springs
    Camping
    Festivals galore
    Devil's Postpile
    Rainbow Falls
    John Muir Trail runs right past it
    Twin Lakes
    McCloud Lake
    Horseshoe Lake
    Lake Mary
    Convict Lake
    June Lake
    Mono Lake
    Seriously the lakes just go on and on...
    Day trip to Yosemite
    Day trip to Bodie Ghost Town

    This list just never wants to end. Especially with so many good, decent, and occasionally outstanding restaurants. Trust me they have some great grub here and I will admit some terrible grub to. Regardless, this place is unqiue in a great way and everyone that I know loves to spend time here.

    So if you want an outstanding place to go recharge the batteries while having tons of outdoor fun and a bit o grubbage, this is an excellent place to go to...

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    Jeffrey Lehmann
    4 Dec 17, 2013

    Mammoth Lakes is a great escape any time of the year. It offers some of California's best skiing in winter and best hiking in summer. There are so many things you can do there from soak in natural hot springs, cross country ski, downhill ski, snowboard, mountain bike, hike, go off-loading, and much more. It is beautiful at all different times of the year.

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    Molly Freedenberg
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    5 Oct 19, 2013

    Best known as a ski-resort town, this tiny town in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains is quaint, beautiful, and centrally located for outdoor activities year-round. Going in summer or fall? Check out hiking (I love short hikes to Silver Lake or Devil's Post Pile, or longer treks along the John Muir trail), fishing, climbing, canoeing, visits to national parks (Yosemite and Mono Lake are nearby), ghost towns, swimming in hot springs, and even riding the winter ski lifts to the top of the mountain for a gorgeous view. Heading up in winter or spring? You can't beat the skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing...

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersFamily TravelersLuxury TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Jaak Treiman
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    4 Aug 21, 2013

    Famous for its skiing, I prefer Mammoth in the summer. Notwithstanding the increased population that comes with its popularity, Mammoth is still a convenient taking off place for visiting nearby craters, hot springs, Mono Lake, the Mammoth Lakes, the June Lake Loop, Tioga Pass, Rainbow Falls and lots of other spectacular spots as well as for taking day hikes into the back country.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Mar 31, 2013

    Mammoth Lake is a beautiful part of the California landscape. I stick to hiking although there's plenty of snow activities in the winter.

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  • Mammoth LakesPro 2014
    Trinity
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    4 Jan 30, 2013

    If you live in Southern California, this is a great place to take winter vacation that is within 5 hours driving distance. We always have a good time. Hope for good snow when booking ahead. Don't forget the snow chains!

    Skip Big Bear Mountain, Mountain High, and Mt. Baldy and take the longer drive to Mammoth Mountain. It's worth it!

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  • Mammoth LakesPro 2014
    Kim L. "Lady Boss"
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    5 Dec 18, 2012

    Absolutely fall in love with this resort all over again every single time I go back. There is nothing better than this ski resort if you don't want to fly and ski every else. This lodge has every single a boarder, skier, tourist need to have a good time!

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    Tara Carberry
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    5 Nov 22, 2012

    Beautiful in the summer, and great skiing in the winter- Mammoth has it all! They have also added some great restaurants lately, so your food options are much more fun.

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    David Kao
    3 Aug 28, 2012

    Beware of the speed traps when you're coming from LA. It gets really expensive snowboarding here. Not a problem if you have deep pockets.

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    Sue Zhou
    5 Jul 30, 2012

    Mountain biking Mecca --five hours from LA. Let the city sink far away from you while you take in the crisp pine smells, and big open sky. Lifts take you up to the top - bike rentals available, pads and everything else you need. Tons of hiking trails and make sure to check out the lakes !

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    Jessica Busiashvili
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Have been coming to Mammoth Mountain since I was a kid- the best mountains for both skiing and snowboarding in the WEST- no doubt!

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    Aloura Charles
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This is a beautiful place to visit anytime of year. If you ski or snowboard, the snow here is frequent and excellent during the winter months. Friendly people and good services on Mammoth Mountain. The gondola is a fun ride, don't miss the eagle in her nest! : ) During the summer, kayaking or hiking around the lakes is fantastic, and you can picnic just about anywhere. The water is cold, but will certainly liven your day up when you get hot and dive in!

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    peter jennings
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    5 Mar 19, 2014

    Some of the best skiing on the west coast. Lots of runs and fresh powder.

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    Emily Palan
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    5 Mar 06, 2014

    Filmed a movie here...had the time of my life!

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    Jade
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    4 Feb 18, 2014

    soooo cold, perfect weather for Cocoa and fireplace melts

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    Michal
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    5 Jul 13, 2013

    Great stores and restaurants at the village

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    5 Feb 14, 2013
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Situated about six hours away from Los Angeles or the Bay Area in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Ski Resort cater to the hordes of coastal Californians who enjoy nature and winter sports. You know a town is serious about its winter sports when it houses one of the world's largest museums dedicated to skiing. With a base elevation of 8,000 feet, Mammoth offers some spectacular bowl skiing above the tree line and should satisfy even the most advanced skiers and boarders. During the summer, visitors enjoy hiking through lakeside wilderness, mountain biking down challenging trails or horseback riding past 19th century mining camps. Take a day to explore the Hot Creek Geological Area, but don’t jump into the pools, they’re scalding hot! To house the large winter crowds, Mammoth has a large variety of motels, hotels and lodges, catering to any budget level. Plan on a day trip; Mammoth is less than an hour's drive to Yosemite, Mono Lake, the ghost town of Bodie ... read more
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