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CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING & SNOWSHOEING

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Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center

Closed for the 21/22 Season

 
Kick your winter up a notch and get in great shape this season. Explore the Mammoth Lakes Basin on cross-country skis or snowshoes for some scenic family adventures or butt-kicking fun across 19+ miles (30+ kilometers) of secluded, groomed world-class trails. Rentals, lessons, guided tours and season passes are available from the Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center, located at Tamarack Lodge. 

Hours

Open daily 9:30AM–3PM through April 9, 2022 (weather and conditions permitting).

Getting Here

From town, continue on Main Street/SR 203 to Lake Mary Road. Veer right at the winter closure toward Tamarack Lodge. The Ski Center is at the far end of the parking lot in the yurt building.

163 Twin Lakes Rd.
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760.934.5293

Free Shuttle Service to Tamarack Lodge

The ESTA Orange Line runs daily from 8AM–5:15PM during the winter season, departing The Village :00 and :30 minutes past the hour, and leaving Tamarack Lodge :15 and :45 minutes past the hour. Shuttle schedule subject to change.

Hours & Directions
Trail Map & Conditions

Trail Map & Conditions

Explore all the miles of groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails, plus the free Public Access Trail that runs along Lake Mary Road. Be sure to check the trail status and conditions before heading out on your adventure. 

View Map & Trail Status
Daily Trail & Season Passes for XC Skiing

Daily Trail & Season Passes for XC Skiing

Hit the tracks with a single or multi-day cross-country trail pass, or enjoy discounted pricing for afternoon and twilight sessions. For unlimited access and savings all winter, buy a Tamarack season pass.

22/23 Tamarack Season Passes On Sale Now

BUY XC SEASON PASS


XC Daily Trail Passes

Seniors 80+ and kids under 5 get free trail passes with proof of age (valid photo ID). All day passes can be purchased at the Ski Center.

 
Adult

(23–64)

Senior

(65–79) 

Young Adult

(13–22) 

Child

(0–12)

Full Day

$35-$42

$28-$34

$28-$34

$10

Afternoon

(After 12:30PM)

$29-$35

$23-$28

$23-$28

$10

Twilight

(After 2PM)

$24-$29

$19-$23

$19-$23

$10

2-Day

$63-$76

$50-$61

$50-$61

$20

3-Day

$89-$107

$71-$87

$71-$87

$30

*Holiday Dates: Dec 26, 2021–Jan 2, 2022; Jan 15–16, 2022; Feb 19–20, 2022

 


Deals & Savings

Two-fer Tuesday | Get 2 trail passes for the price of 1 every Tuesday (non-holiday). Both people must be present to qualify for discount.

Ikon Pass Holder Discounts | Present your Ikon Pass to save 20% on full or half-day trail passes; no blackout dates.

Mammoth Lodging Collection Guests | Guests staying at Tamarack Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Inn, The Village Lodge, Juniper Springs Resort, The Westin Monache Resort or Mammoth Luxury Homes can simply present a room key at time of purchase to receive 20% off daily trail passes and XC ski/snowshoe rentals.

Military Discounts | Active duty military and families save 25% off daily trail passes by presenting a military ID at the time of purchase.

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XC Ski Rentals

XC Ski Rentals

Purchase a rental package that includes everything you need, including skis boots, and poles. Single item rentals also available.

We're proud to be a designated Rossignol Nordic Center.


Rental Packages

 

Adult

(23–64) 

Senior

(65–79) 

Young Adult

(13–22) 

Child

(0–12) 

Super Senior

(80+) 

Ski Package

Full Day

$35-$42

$35-$42

$35-$42

$29-$35

$29-$35

Afternoon Ski Package

(After 12:30PM)

$29-$35

$29-$35

$29-$35

$24-$29

$24-$29

2-Day Ski Package 

$63-$76 

$63-$76

$63-$76

$52-$63 

$52-$63

3-Day Ski Package 

$89-$107

$89-$107

$89-$107

$74-$89 

$74-$89

Skis

Full Day

$22-$26

$22-$26

$22-$26

$15-$19

$15-$19

Afternoon Skis

(After 12:30PM)

$16-$19

$16-$19

$16-$19

$13-$16

$13-$16

Boots

Full Day 

$15-$22

$15-$22

$15-$22

$13-16

$13-$16

Afternoon Boots

(After 12:30PM)

$13-$16 

$13-$16

$13-$16

$11-$13

$11-$13

Poles

$7

$7

$7

$7

$7

Pulk Pull Sled

For Pulling Gear or Kids

$35-$42

$35-$42

$35-$42

$35-$42

$35-$42

Season-long rentals are available for $299. 

Rental rates increase during holiday periods: Dec 26, 2022-Jan 2, 2022; Jan 15-16, 2022; Feb 19-20, 2022.


Pricing
XC Ski Lessons, Programs & Clinics

XC Ski Lessons, Programs & Clinics

Whether you're new to Nordic skiing or you're an experienced skate skier, Tamarack Cross-Country Ski School will help push your skills to a new level. We offer private lessons, multi-week clinics, and season-long training programs designed to give your skiing a boost.

 

Private Lessons

Get an instructor all to yourself. Our pros offer private 1-hour cross-country stride and skate lessons. Reservations required. Trail pass and rentals not included with private lessons.

To book a lesson call the Yurt at 760.934.5293x6 or email our team.

 
One Person
Additional People
Morning & Weekend

$98

$61

Coaching from 2x Olympian Nancy Fiddler
$150  $115 

 

Clinics

 

Gliders | Ages 5–10

A fun way for kids of any level to better their skills and enjoy the sport through games, creative activities, treasure hunts, and obstacle courses. Groups are determined by age and ability. Sessions are 1.5 hours for ages 6–10 (1-hr for age 5). 


Age 5 | Fridays | 2–3PM

  • January 14, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 18
  • March 4, 11, 18

All sessions include rentals, trail pass, and team sweatshirt. 

$139

Call 760.934.5293x6 to Book


 

Ages 6–10 | Fridays or Sundays

Friday Sessions

3–4:30PM

  • January 14, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 18
  • March 4, 11, 18 

Sunday Sessions

2–3:30PM

  • January 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 27
  • March 6, 13, 20

All sessions include rentals, trail pass, and team sweatshirt. 

$139

Call 760.934.5293x6 to Book


 

Adult Workshops

These 8-week programs are designed for those who would like to begin developing cross-country skills, or have previous experience and would like to improve their technique in both skating and classic (stride) skiing this winter. 

Saturday Sessions

9–11AM

  • January 15, 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March 5

Tuesday Sessions

9–11AM

  • January 18, 25
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 8

Focus On Fitness (Wednesdays)

9–11AM

  • January 5, 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 23
  • March 2

Rentals included for instruction, and discounted other times during session period.

$319

Call 760.934.5293x6 to Book


 

Adult 4-Week Clinics

Whether you are just starting out or you're an experienced skier, these clinics are designed to boost your skills and tune up your form. Small classes and individual attention from our PSIA-certified instructors will help you progress quickly. 

Sunday Session I 

9–10:30AM

  • January 23, 30
  • February 6, 13

Sunday Session II

9–10:30AM

  • February 20, 27
  • March 6, 13

Thursday Session I

9–10:30AM

  • January 27
  • February 3, 10, 17

Thursday Session II

9–10:30AM

  • February 24
  • March 3, 10, 17

Rentals included for instruction, and discounted other times during session period.

$209

Call 760.934.5293x6 to Book

Pricing & Details
Snowshoe Rentals, Lessons & Tours

Snowshoe Rentals, Lessons & Tours

If you want to experience the scenic beauty of the Mammoth Lakes Basin at Tamarack but skiing isn't quite your thing, we have a network of snowshoe trails, and offer rentals, lessons, and guided tours as well.

Snowshoe Rentals

 

Adult

(23–64)

Senior

(65–79) 

Young Adult

(22–17) 

Child

(0–12) 

Super Senior

(80+) 

Snowshoes & Poles

Full Day  

$35-$42

$35-$42

$35-$42

$29-$35

$29-$35

Afternoon Snowshoes & Poles

(After 12:30PM)

$29-$35

$29-$35

$29-$35

$24-$29

$24-$29

Boots

Full Day

$15-$22

$15-$22

$15-$22

$13-$16

$13-$16

Afternoon Boots

(After 12:30PM)

$13-$16 

$13-$16

$13-$16

$11-$13 

$11-$13 

Pulk Pull Sled

(For kids and gear)

$35-$42

$35-$42

$35-$42

$35-$42

$35-$42

Rental rates increase during holiday periods: Dec 26, 2021-Jan 2, 2022; Jan 15-16, 2022; Feb 19-20, 2022.
 

21/22 Alpenglow & Full Moon Snowshoe Tour Dates

Full Moon Tours | 6:30–8PM
Alpenglow Tours | 4–5:30PM
Dec 16, 17, 18 Dec 31 & Jan 1
Jan 14, 15, 16, 17
Jan 28 & 29 
Feb 12, 13, 14, 15
Feb 19 & 20 
  Mar 5
     


Pricing & Details
Events & Races

Events & Races

Tamarack offers a variety of events that are fun for all ages and abilities. If you're looking to explore the scenic lakes basin on foot, trying out your first fun cross-country ski event, or skating for a PR, we encourage everyone to come out and enjoy this special place. 

43rd Annual Mammoth Marathon | Apr 3

A fundraiser for the Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association, this 43rd annual cross-country ski event offers distances from 3–42km and is open to both classic and skate skiing.

Allan Bard Memorial Classic Race | Feb 6

A mid-season race through the Lakes Basin to test your skills and endurance. This classic race is a memorial to local mountaineer Allan Bard and is also a Junior Nationals qualifier.  

Lakes Basin Loppet 15K | Jan 8–9

This year the race is virtual, through Strava, to support the Mammoth Nordic junior programs. 

Dates & Info

Tamarack Responsibility Code

Cross-country skiing is an action sport carrying significant risk of personal injury and/or fatality. Common sense and awareness can reduce your risks. For the safety of yourself and others, please observe these guidelines (this is a partial list):

  1. Ski under control to avoid hazards and other skiers.

  2. Yield to other skiers when entering a trail or starting downhill.

  3. Avoid stopping in the middle of hills and obstructing trails or intersections.

  4. Skiers coming downhill have the right-of-way. Pass oncoming skiers on the right side.

  5. Observe all posted signs and stay off closed trails and out of closed areas.

  6. Please don’t step in the track without skis on. Be sure to fill in sitzmarks.

  7. Be prepared. Carry a small pack for drinking water, extra food, clothing, a compass and map.

  8. Walking, snowshoeing, snowmobiles and dogs are not permitted on groomed ski trails.

  9. Snowshoers yield to skiers at trail intersections.

Be Aware

Grooming machines may be on trails at any time. Both natural and man-made obstacles or hazards may exist at any time. Lakes and streams are subject to unstable ice and snow. Ski patrol is not always available. Groomed ski trails can be affected by weather conditions and skier use. Some trails may not be open during or immediately following adverse weather. Trail passes are non-refundable, so be sure to check the weather and conditions before purchasing.

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