Mammoth Mountain summer operations are now closed for the season following U.S. Forest Service mandated closures and hazardous air quality in Mammoth Lakes. If you have questions about your upcoming Camp High Sierra, Mammoth Bike Park, Via Ferrata or Scenic Gondola Ride reservation, please email 800Mammoth@MammothResorts.com.
Following U.S. Forest Service orders, Mammoth Mountain summer operations including Bike Park, Scenic Gondola Rides, Via Ferrata, Camp High Sierra, Tamarack Lodge and The Lakefront are closed due to extreme fire danger. These businesses will remain closed through Wednesday, September 16, and may reopen if the USFS order is listed and conditions are safe to resume activity.
Many town restaurants and activities – like Sierra Star Golf Course – remain open. Our Mammoth Lodging Collection properties are currently open and taking reservations.
Earlier today, the U.S. Forest Service announced extensive closures to National Forests and developed campgrounds across the state due to extreme fire danger. In compliance with this order, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area will be suspending operations including the Bike Park, Scenic Gondola rides, Via Ferrata and Camp High Sierra at the end of the day today (Monday 9/7). We will remain closed until the order is lifted and conditions are safe to resume.
Guests with activity reservations on the books can email 800Mammoth@MammothResorts.com for information on refunds and credits.
Please find the full press release here.
On Aug 11, Dr. Tom Boo, Mono County Public Health Officer, issued a new Order regulating lodging within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
Hotels and Condo/Hotels:
- Occupancy levels shall be reduced from 75% to 70% of capacity over a 7-day period extending from Monday through Sunday of each week. This requirement shall apply to all occupancies beginning August 24, 2020, regardless of when reservations were made.
- In accordance with State requirements applicable to the lodging industry, all bedding and linens shall be laundered between each occupancy, without exception.
- In accordance with State guidance applicable to the lodging industry, all kitchen supplies shall be washed between guests and cleaning staff shall be provided with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), and shall wear such PPE while cleaning.
- It is recommended, but not required, that rooms/units be left vacant for a 24-hour period between each occupancy. Cleaning staff with appropriate PPE may enter the room/unit during the 24-hour vacancy period.
For additional information regarding this Order, please view the Order and the Mono County Interim Business Guidelines online at MonoHealth.com/Coronavirus.
AUGUST 6 10:00AM
A Letter From Our President/COO
Dear Mammoth Guest,
I want to start this letter by extending a huge “thank you” to our Mammoth family – for your continued compassion, understanding and flexibility during these unchartered times. It is with the utmost empathy that we recognize that the hurt and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic extends far beyond our business, and hope that you and your loved ones are staying healthy and happy.
Currently, Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes are experiencing a very busy summer and we have adjusted all of our businesses to help protect the health and wellness of our guests and employees. For those of you that have visited this summer, I thank you for your care and commitment to Mammoth by wearing masks, respecting social distancing protocols, and adjusting safely to these ever-changing times. As we inch closer to the 20/21 winter season, safety will continue to be our number one priority. Many unknowns still exist, but I want to assure you that we are doing everything in our power to get us back on the mountain come November 14, 2020. We recognize that we only “rent” this place from Mother Nature, which inevitably comes with its challenges, but as always, the health and well-being of our community, guests and employees is always paramount.
Following the legacy set by our founder Dave McCoy, we all have the opportunity to become the best version of ourselves in our mountain “home". The memories made at Mammoth in the last 65+ years will last for generations to come, and it is our intention to continue these traditions this winter.
As we continue to embrace and adjust to living in “the vague” on a daily basis, it is challenging to understand what the landscape will look like for this coming winter. We are working closely with our local leaders to address all pertinent aspects of community safety. We know that the simplest actions do the most to protect the environment where we live, work, and play, and are relying on our Mammoth Family to continue to help us stay open by wearing a mask and following “wash, cover, and distance” guidelines.
From the bottom of our Mammoth hearts, I want to let you know how much we appreciate you, and how much your support means to every one of us as we continue to create the environment that delivers the unique Mammoth experiences that we have all come to love.
President and Chief Operating Officer
JUNE 15 4:30PM
It's hard to beat summer in the mountains and we can't wait to welcome you back to Mammoth Lakes. Our team has been hard at work preparing plans to open certain summer activities, including the Mammoth Bike Park, with new safety protocols and procedures in place. We are excited to announce that the Mammoth Bike Park, Scenic Gondola, Eleven53 Interpretive Center & Café, and several dining locations will all open for the summer season on June 26.
We continue to follow the State of California’s guidelines and phased reopening plans and will provide further updates here as they become available.
JUNE 2 2:30PM
Camp High Sierra will open for the summer season on Friday, June 5, 2020. Call 800.MAMMOTH to reserve your campsite or cabin.
MAY 19 11:30AM
We are happy to announce the opening of Sierra Star Golf Course on May 22, 2020 for the 2020 summer season. To provide a safe and healthy environment for our guests, we have developed an operating plan that adheres to the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines and will be reviewed/revised as conditions permit. Face masks must be worn at all times for anyone entering the Pro Shop or Chip Shot Café and tee times must be reserved in advance, no walk-ups permitted at this time.
Please review our complete Sierra Star COVID-19 operating plan before making a reservation.
MARCH 18 10AM
From Mammoth Lakes Tourism:
We're asking anyone who is not a primary resident of Mammoth Lakes or providing essential services to our residents NOT to visit Mammoth Lakes for the time being. The reason is simple: as a small, remote mountain community our healthcare facilities lack the capacity to handle a widespread outbreak of COVID-19. Additionally, services in Mammoth Lakes are currently extremely limited. Mammoth Mountain and restaurants (excluding takeout services), bars and other public spaces are temporarily closed due to county-mandated health orders. Public gatherings have also been prohibited by the Mono County Public Health Officer.
We know that the CDC, WHO and the state of California government officials are recommending social distancing, and Mammoth Lakes might seem like the perfect place for that, we also fully understand the inclination to seek escape in the outdoors during difficult times, but the reality is that doing so right now risks lives.
This is a hard message for us to send, as we know how many of you cherish Mammoth Lakes and the wilderness that surrounds it, but we ask you to respect our community and this request to stay home for now. If we all work together to do the right thing during this public health crisis, we’ll all be able to enjoy the Mammoth Lakes area in a responsible and respectful way sooner rather than later.
For additional information from local health and travel organizations, visit the Mammoth Lakes COVID-19 resources page on VisitMammoth.com.
Mammoth Lakes Tourism
MARCH 18 9AM
In order to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of California has directed, and the Mono County Public Health Department orders the following, effective 10PM Tuesday, March 17, 2020:
- All bars, breweries and wine-tasting venues in Mono County shall close, excluding production facilities that do not include any customer or other public contact.
- All restaurants shall be closed for indoor or outdoor seated dining and may be open only to drive-through or other pick-up or delivery option.
- Bars, breweries and pubs that include full meals provided by a full kitchen should follow restaurant guidance and may provide delivery or pick-up options.
- Coffee shops fall under restaurants may continue to offer pick-up service but provide no indoor or outdoor seating for customers.
- All pick up areas shall limit customer waiting areas to no more than 6 people, providing adequate space for six (6) feet of separation between waiting customers and provide for hand sanitation.
- Health clubs and gyms are to be closed.
- Theatres, bowling alleys and other indoor recreations venues should close.
- All non-essential public gatherings or assemblies, regardless of size are prohibited.
- All venues for gatherings should be closed.
MARCH 14 4:30PM
After careful thought and deliberation of our duty in the face of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and in what I believe is in the best interest of our guests, employees and local communities, Alterra Mountain Company will suspend operations at our 15 North American ski resorts, starting the morning of Sunday, March 15, until further notice. All lift operations, food and beverage, retail and rental services will be closed until further notice.
Alterra Mountain Company owned destinations are Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia (CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures will continue to operate through Tuesday, March 17th).
Alterra Mountain Company owned destinations are Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia.
Each resort will work directly with guests in canceling their visit and will provide refunds to those who have hotel and other bookings during this closure period. We anticipate heavy call volume over the next several days and appreciate guests’ patience as we work hard to respond to all inquiries.
I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this short notice will undoubtedly create. We look forward to welcoming you back to your mountains as circumstances improve.
Chief Executive Officer
Alterra Mountain Company
MARCH 14 10:30AM
As of March 14th, there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mono or Inyo County. We continue to encourage any guests in resort to abide by social distancing guidelines. The Mono County Health Department is closely monitoring the risk of COVID-19 for the general public in the Eastern Sierra, which remains low at present.
MARCH 13 9:30AM
While there continues to be no plan to close the mountain, we are proactively taking additional steps with guest and employee safety front of mind. In addition to the information on this page, we are now implementing the following:
Gondola cabins will be regularly disinfected and we will use our best effort to limit cabins to 50% capacity.
MMSA and ESTA Shuttle Buses will use their best efforts to limit buses to 50% capacity with no standing permitted at this time
We are offering limited stayover service at our lodging properties which consists of trash removal and towel replacement
Reduce seating capacity in our lodges by eliminating some chairs and tables to allow for social distancing
Continue to train managers to watch for symptoms among their employees
MARCH 12 3PM
Per Mono County Health, there are no reported Coronavirus cases at this time in Mono County or Inyo County. We are continuing to closely monitor the situation, working with local health and government officials to assess any necessary changes to business operations. As of now, we have no plans to close the mountain.