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Winter Child Care

Child Care

Big Time Fun Starts Here

Enjoy your mountain adventures knowing your kiddos are having just as much fun. With 2 convenient state-licensed locations offering daily, hourly and evening care, as well as ski lesson/childcare packages, our certified teachers and seasoned instructors deliver expert care and keep your youngsters entertained, leaving big smiles on their little faces.

Advanced reservations recommended

Pricing  |  0-6 Year Olds 

Full Day (8AM–4PM)
Morning (8AM–12PM)
Cancellation Fee $35*

*Hours based on staff availability. Prices may increase during peak periods.  

2 Convenient Locations

Main Lodge – Inside Mammoth Mountain Inn  |  Call for Availability

This slopeside location is just steps away from the bottom station of the Panorama Gondola, Broadway Express (Chair 1) and Discovery (Chair 11), so you can get out on the mountain quickly after dropping off the kids. 

10400 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

State-Licensed Facility #263808343, 263808345 

The Village at Mammoth  |  8AM–4PM

Located on The Village Plaza next to Side Door Café and just steps from the Village Gondola, which offers a quick ride up to Canyon Lodge. Perfect for those staying at The Village Lodge, The Westin Monache Resort, or other nearby hotels. 

100 Canyon Blvd, Suite 233
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

State-Licensed Facility #263808720, 263808765

Pricing & Locations

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  • Purchase confirmation email
  • Valid photo ID
  • Original credit or debit card used for the purchase
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Infant & Toddler Care

Infant & Toddler Care

Newborns–23 Months

Our professional staff will tend to your little one’s individual needs and schedule, and will help them work through any separation anxiety. A daily report documents your infant’s feeding, napping and diapering times throughout the day. The infant to staff ratio is 4:1.

The nursery is fully equipped with soothing music, swings, age-appropriate toys and climbers for toddlers, high chairs, a fridge, microwave, bottle warmers and more. We also provide a seating area for breast-feeding mothers and a cozy sleeping area complete with mats, cribs, clean linens and blankets. 

What to Pack

Lunch, snacks, bottles (ready to feed is preferred – pre-mixed formula and frozen breast milk is fine), pre-filled sippy cup, diapers, wipes, spare set of clothing and any comfort items such as a pacifier, special blanket or toy. Lunch and snacks are provided free of charge for babies who can eat the same items that are on the menu for the older kids that day (chicken nuggets, pizza, macaroni and cheese, veggies and fruit).

NOTE: Please label all of your child's belongings, such as bottles, food containers, cups, and pacifiers. Pre-labeling will expedite the check-in process and get you on the slopes quicker.


Please allow for a few minutes in the morning to communicate to the staff typical routines, special needs, likes and dislikes your baby may have. 

Outside Time

Typically, we do not take this age group outside due to the cold winter temperatures. On a warm spring day, we may take the toddlers on a walk or in a stroller.

Visiting or "Checking In” on Your Baby

Unless you are nursing, we recommend parents call versus visiting. Often times babies do not understand that you are “just visiting.” If your baby had a difficult time settling in during morning drop off, a mid-day visit then another good bye may upset your child all over again. Alternatively, we recommend you calling as often as you like, or leave your cell phone number for our staff to contact you based on the criteria you set forth.   


Infant/toddler care may not be available every day at both locations. Our infant care spaces are very limited and sell out quickly.

Child Care

Child Care

Ages 2–6

A structured day filled with activity and fun awaits this age group at Mammoth Child Care. The ratio of children to staff is approximately 7:1.

Our caring staff has the experience, knowledge and training to provide a fun and inclusive environment and attend to the needs of children who might need extra attention to successfully transition to new surroundings. 

What to Pack

Warm outerwear for snow play or gondola rides, including gloves and a hat, sunglasses or goggles, a spare change of clothing, diapers and wipes (if needed), and comfort items such as a special blanket, stuffed animal or toy. Children may bring toys or other items from home which will help alleviate any potential separation anxiety. Electronic devices such as iPads are also permissible.  

NOTE: Please pre-label as many of your child’s belongings as possible, especially back packs, mittens, sunglasses, goggles, hats and boots. Pre-labeling will expedite the check-in process and get you on the slopes quicker.


Please check-in by 10AM to ensure your child/ren can participation in outside play or ride the gondola. We recommend that sunscreen is applied to your child before arriving.

Indoor Activities

Children will participate in singing and stories, arts and crafts, dress-up play, video and computer games, fun with blocks, gross motor activities, games, puzzles, toys and much more.

Outdoor Activities

Scheduled in the morning typically between 10:30AM–11:45AM (weather permitting). Children will be able to play in the snow, go sledding, or ride the gondola.


Scheduled daily at approximately 12:15PM. Please note, lunch is not included for morning half-day reservations. Our lunch menu is as follows:

  • Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays: Chicken nuggets, French fries, vegetables, fresh fruit and milk

  • Tuesdays & Fridays: Cheese pizza, vegetables, fresh fruit and milk

  • Wednesdays & Sundays: Macaroni and cheese, vegetables, fresh fruit and milk

NOTE: Please pack a lunch for your child if they have dietary restrictions that will not allow them to be served what is listed above.

Rest Time

Scheduled every day after lunch, typically 1–3PM on mats with clean linens. Children may bring their own comfort item from home for nap time.


Call ahead to confirm availability.

Lesson + Child Care Package

Lesson + Child Care Package

Available to 3–4 Year Olds

If your littlest ones aren’t quite ready for a full day on the hill, the Lesson + Child Care Package includes lunch, rest time and tons of fun on and off the snow. Small group sizes, playful teaching areas, carpet lifts, and fun-loving kid specialists allow the children to progress at their own pace on the slopes. After the lesson is finished at 12PM, the group heads to the Mammoth Child Care facility for lunch, rest and playtime for the remainder of the day.


Evening Child Care in The Village

Evening Child Care in The Village

5–9PM Fri, Sat & Holidays*

Whether it’s a little happy hour time following a day on the slopes or a night out with friends, make plans for an evening of fun while our staff entertains and feeds the kids. Activities include computer and video games, crafts, cookie decorating and much more. Available for 2–10 year olds.

Call 760.934.0632 for Availability


Full Evening (5PM–9PM) $70
Full Evening Sibling Rate (5PM–9PM) $39
Hourly $35
Hourly Sibling Rate $19


100 Canyon Blvd, Suite 233
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

State-Licensed Facility #263808720, 263808765

*Hours based on staff availability. 

Pricing & Location

Child Care FAQs

Can my children of different ages be in the same room together? 

Siblings may be in the same room together as long as both are either under or over the age of 2 years. If one child is under the age of two, and the other is over age 2, we do allow the older sibling to visit the younger sibling for short periods of time as long as it is in the infant room.

Do you welcome children with special needs?

We warmly welcome children with special needs or disabilities as long as we can safely and effectively meet the needs of the child.

What if my child requires special medications? 

Medication may be administered to your child upon written parental instruction.

What happens to my child in the event of an emergency? 

If a child has a medical or dental emergency, he/she will be transported to Mammoth Hospital. Every attempt will be made to contact the parent immediately.

Can other people sign my child in/out of child care? 

Per California Licensing regulations, parents must sign their child in and out to complete transfer of responsibility.

How are misbehaved children disciplined? 

Positive redirection (or "cool down" as a last resort) is the only form of discipline used at Mammoth Child Care. Any form of discipline or punishment which violates your child's personal space is prohibited. 

What do you serve for snacks and lunch?

Typical snack foods include: graham crackers, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, cereal with milk, and apple sauce and yogurt.


  • Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays – chicken nuggets, French fries, vegetables, fresh fruit, milk
  • Tuesdays and Fridays – cheese pizza, vegetables, fresh fruit, milk
  • Wednesdays and Sundays – macaroni and cheese, vegetables, fresh fruit, milk

If your child/ren have any dietary restrictions that will not allow your child to be served what is listed above, please pack a lunch and snack for them.

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