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  • Top 10 Things to Do in the Fall

    by Woolly Mammoth | Sep 21, 2015

    Hit the June Lake Loop

    1. Hit the June Lake Loop.
    Some of the best fall colors are just up the road lining the June Lake Loop. Silver Lake is a favorite to drop a line and soak in the magic of the fall season surrounding you.

    Take a Hike

    2. Take a Hike.
    Fall Color hikes around Mammoth Lakes are everywhere – from McGee Creek, to Lundy Canyon to Parker Lake, the opportunities are endless to find dazzling colors.

    Gone Fishing

    3. Gone Fishing.
    As we move closer to winter, the crowds disappear and the fishing becomes even more stellar. Twin Lakes, Lake Mary and Lake Mamie are all great options – fish from the shoreline or rent a boat and hit the water. Don’t forget your fishing license!

    Scenic Gondola Ride

    4. Scenic Gondola Ride.
    Take the Panorama Gondola from Main Lodge to the top of the sierra for one of the most amazing views in California. At 11,053 ft, you feel like you can see for hundreds of miles. Follow the path to the Lakes Basin overlook for a 360 degree view that will take your breath away.

    Mammoth Bike Park

    5. Mammoth Bike Park.
    Cooler temperatures and quiet trails are the perfect combination for some downhill fun. With over 80 miles of single-track suitable for riders of all ages and ability levels, why not challenge yourself on the Mammoth Bike Park.

    Rock Creek – Pie in the Sky

    6. Rock Creek.
     Pie in the Sky. Some of the most stunning fall colors are hidden back in Rock Creek. For those looking to take it easy, you can easily peep the leaves from the road. Adventurers can take to trails like Hilton Lakes for some higher elevation color, then reward yourself with a heaping helping of pie at Pie in the Sky.

    Sierra Star Golf Course

    7. Sierra Star Golf Course.
    California’s highest elevation 18-hole course is in prime condition right now. Surrounded by the forest and Eastern Sierra wildlife, it’s the prettiest course you’ll find anywhere. For $209, the Fall Unlimited Play Pass gets you unlimited rounds from Sept 21-Oct 11.

    Fall Festivals_1

    8. Fall Festivals.
    The June Lake Autumn Beer Festival is a gathering of craft brewers, food vendors, crafts people, and is generally just an all -around awesome time. Enjoy a ton of different beer selections while soaking in the stunning views of the fall colors and Gull Lake.

    Red’s Meadow_Devils Postpile

    9. Red’s Meadow/Devils Postpile.
    Now that the heat of summer has ended, Red’s Meadow and Devils Postpile become the perfect place for a mellow fall adventure. You no longer have to take the shuttle – it’s $10/car and you can drive directly to the various trailheads.

    Canoe_Kayak_Paddleboard the Lakes Basin

    10. Canoe/Kayak/Paddleboard the Lakes Basin.
    For a different way to explore the Lakes Basin, try out a canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Not only will you get a different view of the surrounding mountains, you’ll get a workout as well. 

  • Happy Birthday Dave and Roma McCoy

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 24, 2015

    The entire Mammoth Mountain Ski Area team would like to wish our founder, Dave McCoy a happy 100th birthday (August 24) ; and his wife Roma McCoy (August 12) a happy 95th birthday! We’ll be celebrating all month.
    Dave McCoy is nothing short of a legend, channeling his love for skiing and for the Eastern Sierra to create the mountain we all are lucky enough to enjoy year-in and year-out since 1953. Prior to his time in the ski industry, Dave worked for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, sparking his passion for the mountains.  
    After 18 years at LADWP, Dave left his post and began a life of sharing skiing with the recreation world. He installed portable rope tows on skiable terrain starting in Independence, and worked his way north to McGee Mountain and eventually to Mammoth Mountain. The terrain and weather in Mammoth won his heart, so that’s where he settled to begin an era of resort building in what he called his “great big sandbox with the best toys I could get my hands on.”
    More than 50 years later, after building 38 chairlifts and more than 4,000 acres of skiable terrain between Mammoth and June, Dave decided it was time to pass the reigns of Mammoth Mountain on to the next generation. It was someone else’s turn to play.


    During his tenure at the resort, Dave used a Leica camera to document Mammoth’s evolution. He captured it all with that camera: ski racing, lift building, Eastern Sierra landscape photography and family snapshots.

    It made sense that, upon his departure from the ski resort, his longtime friends gave him a gift that would define many of his post-ski resort management years and give his passion for life a different path on which to travel.

    Thank you, Dave, for a century of memories and achievements – to stay updated with what the McCoys are doing today, follow them on Facebook or Instagram @DaveMcCoyPhoto

    See you on the hill.

  • Video of the Month - August 2015 - Explore Mammoth

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 19, 2015

    It starts with a Scenic Gondola Ride up to 11,053 ft for one of the most stunning 360º views in California. At the top, explore the geologic, natural, and cultural history of Mammoth and find out why this is one of the most studied regions in the world.

    See you on the hill.

  • #MammothStories Featured Photographer - Adam Moran

    by Woolly Mammoth | Aug 13, 2015


    Adam Moran is a prolific photographer that spent over a decade shooting photos for Burton Snowboards. He recently spent some time in Mammoth this summer to enjoy the grandeur of the Eastern Sierra. His photos speak for themselves, but here's his story to get some insight into the mind of the man behind the lens. 

    "A friend of mine had mentioned to me that he had permits to hike the John Muir Trail a few months back and that they were going to do a big loop and wanted to see if I was in. I wanted to do it, but had a few things that kept getting in the way and finally four days before the trip I was able to confirm and jumped in.

    I spent the rest of that week panicking at REI determining if I was going to survive in the wilderness. This type of trip was a new deal to me, and I didn’t want to be the unprepared guy.

    Once we were all set to go and ready to start the hike, we were in the parking lot of Mammoth Mountain. A place I’m very familiar with, but only in the winter. Normally I get there, get on the lift, head up, ride and shoot. This time I was getting on the bus, getting dropped off down by Devils Postpile and starting to walk into the woods for days on end.

    Our hike was on and off trails, over some ridges, and we spent a lot of time by lakes and streams. Every place was amazing in its own way. The weather ranged from from thunder, rain, sun, heat, wind, cold, and at times that all came in one day.

    In the end after 6 days of hiking and camping we ended up back in the Mammoth parking lot throwing our dirty gear into the trucks and heading to the hot springs to cure our sore muscles.

    I’ve always thought of Mammoth as a place I go to shoot in the winter, but this trip definitely changed my mind on what this area has to offer and how I plan my trips up there now."

    For more on Adam's work visit

    See you on the hill.


    by Woolly Mammoth | Jul 24, 2015


    Mammoth Mountain and USA Cycling brought the action as the USAC Mountain Bike National Championships took over Mammoth Lakes, CA on July 15-19, 2015. The event brought together three exciting mountain bike disciplines as the nation's best gravity, cross country and enduro racers converged at 8,000ft to settle who's best in 2015.
    Riding on the success of the event, we are excited to announce that the National Champs will return to Mammoth July 12-17, 2016.

    See you on the hill.

  • Get In The Zone: Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross

    by Woolly Mammoth | Jul 23, 2015

    Over 500 man hours of build time in 4 days led to 1,000 riders making the pilgrimage to Mammoth Lakes to join the 10,000 spectators enjoying 10 days of heated motocross madness at 8,000 feet.

    With over 47 years of history, this race is the granddaddy of them all. Get in the zone and behind the scenes of the 2015 Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross.

     See you on the hill.

  • Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross Recap Video

    by Woolly Mammoth | Jul 01, 2015

    Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross returned to Mammoth Lakes, June 19-28, 2015.

    Check out the future stars of Motocross Battle it out for the legendary Bear trophy’s at this historical MX track in the Sierra Nevadas.

     See you on the hill.

  • Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross - GoPro Course Preview

    by Woolly Mammoth | Jun 22, 2015

    Ready for a thrill ride? Take a lap with pro rider Mike Sleeter for a glimpse of the legendary dirt track. 

    Check out the Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross GoPro Course Preview.

    See you on the track. 

  • Motocross Returns to Mammoth

    by Woolly Mammoth | Jun 19, 2015


    Mammoth Motocross is the longest running amateur moto competition on the west coast and returns to Mammoth Lakes June 19-28th. Back in 1968 Don Rake and some friends decided to put on a motocross in Mammoth Lakes, California. They built a world-class track 8,000 feet up in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Dave McCoy came along and offered the backing of his Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and the rest is history.

    Check out for event schedules and more information. 

    See you on the hill.

  • Get After It - #MammothStories

    by Woolly Mammoth | Jun 08, 2015

    Summer or winter, dirt or snow, Mammoth is a year round playground for adrenaline junkies looking to get after it and make their own #MammothStories. What is “it” you might ask? The pursuit of a passion. The desire to push the limits.

    The feeling you get when you step out of your comfort zone and experience a place so full of adventure that you’ll never want to look back. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get after it.

    See you on the hill.

  • Thanks For A Great Season

    by Woolly Mammoth | May 26, 2015

    We'd like to send out a heartfelt thanks to all those who enjoyed the 2014/15 winter season here at Mammoth. We're switching gears to summer but are already looking forward to next winter.

    See you on the hill.

  • Update - Mammoth Extends Season

    by Woolly Mammoth | May 10, 2015


    Thanks to over 18" of fresh snow this past weekend Mammoth has extended its ski & snowboard season, and with another storm on the horizon and favorable low temps, May is shaping up to be a great month on the slopes.

    Shred the freshies right now with a 2015/16 Cali4nia Pass – get yours for $799 and you’ll be set for next season too.

    Of course summer is just around the corner so be sure to check out our summer events calendar for all the fun we have on tap.

    See you on the hill.

  • Prepare to Unload – Episode 5: The Final Countdown

    by Woolly Mammoth | May 09, 2015

    On April 8, 2015, approximately two feet of fresh blanketed the mountain, making for one of the best days of the season. In episode 5 of Prepare to Unload, Mammoth closes out their 2015 video series with plentiful powder turns to satiate any jonsing you’ve been encountering this May.

    Shayne Pospisil, Jimmy Goodman, and Frank Knab drop in off Mammoth’s summit for copious springtime face shots. Enjoy this final dose of Eastern Sierra powder for the year; we recommend playing on repeat until next season begins. And, if you’re in California, you can still get some warm weather turns in at Mammoth this week, they’re open until Sunday, May 10th.


    See you on the hill.

  • Unbound Hot Laps - Vote for Mammoth

    by Woolly Mammoth | May 07, 2015

    The Mammoth Unbound Terrain Parks were firing this season with pristine jumps, fun jib lines, and a slew of the world’s best athletes throwing down on any given day.

    Vote for Unbound in the TransWorld SNOWboarding Resort Poll and be entered to win a brand new snowboard set up. VOTE NOW:

    See you on the hill.

  • Tioga Pass Opens Access to Yosemite

    by Woolly Mammoth | May 04, 2015

    The National Forest Service announced that Tioga Pass connecting the 395 corridor of the eastern Sierra with Yosemite National Park and points west is now officially open for the season. 

    Check out our Yosemite Page for more details. 

    See you on the hill. 

  • 9-12" of Fresh Snow Blankets Mammoth Mountain

    by Woolly Mammoth | Apr 26, 2015


    Mammoth received 9-12" inches of fresh snow over the weekend and the conditions are fantastic. We remain open with top to bottom skiing at Main Lodge and are shaping up to have a fantastic spring skiing as we head into the month of May.

    Be sure to purchase your Cali4nia Pass before April 30th to save big and enjoy unlimited skiing and riding at Mammoth for the remainder of this season and all of 2015-2016. 

    See you on the hill.

  • Yiwei Zhang Lands First Ever Cab Triple Cork in a Halfpipe

    by Woolly Mammoth | Apr 23, 2015

    Burton rider Yiwei Zhang becomes the first snowboarder to land a cab triple cork in the halfpipe with a cab triple cork 1440 during the Bud Keene Progression Camps at Mammoth Mountain, CA.


    by Woolly Mammoth | Apr 19, 2015

    Spencer Whiting takes to the Unbound terrain park for this week's Weekender at Snowboarder Magazine's The Launch!

  • Hot Laps - SKI Episode 3 || Mammoth Unbound

    by Woolly Mammoth | Apr 14, 2015

    Spring is in full swing at Mammoth - watch as Jimmy Greenleaf, Rory Silva, Nick Miles, Taylor Judge and friends hot lap Main Park. All day, everyday.

  • Freshies Galore

    by Woolly Mammoth | Apr 09, 2015

    Mammoth received 18-24" from this storm and the mountain is looking fantastic. Face shots and fresh turns are endless. Get up here this weekend!

    See you on the hill.