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Mountain Parking Guide

Winter Parking Options & Services

Free parking is offered at each base lodge – Main, Canyon and Eagle Lodges – along with preferred and specialty parking options. Parking areas can fill up quickly on weekends and peak holiday periods, but there are several options for you to skip parking altogether and still get to the mountain with ease.

Before you arrive, figure out the best parking or alternative transportation option for you to ensure you get maximum slope time.

Overnight parking is prohibited in all parking areas. Violators will be towed or ticketed for obstructing snow removal.

General Parking  |  FREE

Each base lodge offers parking areas free of charge. Please refer to the parking maps below.

Preferred Parking  | Paid

Preferred parking spaces are available on a first come, first served basis – look for the white and black “Preferred Parking” signs posted in each of the parking lots, as well a parking attendant to take your payment (cash only). Your parking space will not be reserved for you if you leave.

Guest Drop-Off Zone  |  10 Minute Parking

Mammoth guests are welcome to use the guest drop-off zone for easy loading/unloading of belongings and equipment. Follow the orange parking lot signs then park parallel in the drop-off zone while loading/unloading. If you must leave your car unattended, please turn on your hazard lights while away from the vehicle.

A supply of wagons is available for use to help transport your gear from the car to the locker rooms. Please return wagons to the drop-off zone after use for other guests to enjoy.

Black Pass Parking Area

Mammoth Black pass holders are offered designated priority parking as part of their exclusive pass holder benefits. A valid, visible Black Pass parking permit must be visible to park there. Violators will be booted and charged a service fee. 

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Main Lodge Only – Parking Shuttle  | 7:AM – 1 Hour after the Lifts Close, Daily

The parking shuttle provides transportation from your car to/from Main Lodge and all the parking stops along Minaret Rd/Hwy 203.

Pick-Up Areas

The shuttle stops in front of each parking area, designated with a blue flag and lettered sign (A–G), as well as at the Chair 4, Chair 2 & 10 (The Mill) parking lots. The shuttle will only stop if the driver sees people waiting – so make sure you’re visible.


Every 10 minutes near the Main Lodge ticket office. Look for the black “Parking Shuttle” sign.

If you need a lift to your car after the parking shuttle stops running, you can jump on the 5:10PM and 5:30PM ESTA Red Line shuttle when in operation (mid-November through mid-April), or ride the Village shuttle that runs from Main Lodge when the Red Line is not in operation. Be sure to tell the driver what letter parking area you are going to.

Options & Services

Free Transportation to the Mountain

Skip parking altogether by utilizing other means of transit. The best alternatives are to jump on the Village Gondola for a free aerial ride up to Canyon Lodge, or to ride Mammoth's free, convenient shuttle system that offers a dedicated route to each base lodge, plus stops at tons of convenient locations throughout town. Getting to the mountain has never been easier.

Gondola Ride from The Village to Canyon Lodge 

The Village offers a number of free 2-hour parking spaces, as well as paid parking in the general lot. The Village is also the hub for the free ESTA town and mountain shuttles, with convenient bus stops for the Red, Blue, Yellow and Green Line routes, so you can leave your car and get to the slopes easily via the bus and gondola.

ESTA Mountain & Town Shuttle  |  FREE

The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority offers free transportation to the ski area and around town with a dedicated bus line offering service to each base lodge and all around the town of Mammoth Lakes.  

Shuttle Information & Map
Gondola & Shuttle Information

Parking Area Maps

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Main Lodge & Vicinity

Canyon Lodge

Eagle Lodge

The Village

Main Lodge Parking Maps

Canyon Parking Map

Eagle Parking Map Village Parking Map