Mammoth Ski Resort – Getting the Most Out of Your Mammoth Ski Vacation

Posted on 15. Sep, 2010 by in Resort

With 150 spectacular trails spread over 3,500 acres of world-class ski terrain, getting the most out of your mammoth ski vacation won’t be one of the many challenges you’ll have to conquer. This is after all the highest elevation ski resort in California at 11,000 feet, over 3,100 vertical feet, and the slopes here are blessed with over 400 inches of annual snowfall. And let’s not forget that Mammoth’s ski season stretches from November to April, the longest in the United States.

Thrill seeking snowboarders will love Mammoth’s Unbound Terrain Parks. The three pipes and seven parks make up 90 plus acres of fun for experts right on down to the beginner just starting out.

Nature lovers won’t want to miss out on the complimentary naturalist tours that are held each Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon from December right on through to April. Tours are conducted on cross country skis and snowshoes and take off from the Tamarack ski center. For those of you who are romantics at heart or just enjoy a beautiful evening out under the stars, evening tours are conducted during full moon periods of December, January and February as well.

While the downhill slopes are the biggest draw for skiers, the most picturesque way to enjoy the grandeur of Mammoth Mountain is either on cross-country skis or snowshoes. The Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center offers lessons as well as ski and snowshoe rentals to get you on your way. Additionally, the wide trail system in the mountains of the Inyo National Forest present peaceful forests and meadows ready to be explored and perfect for ski touring.

One of the best ways to enjoy your Mammoth ski vacation is to choose accommodations that put you and your family right near the action on the slopes. To this end there are a large number of outstanding resort and rental lodging choices. You just need to decide what type of accommodation is right for you and your travel group. Couples may prefer a romantic hotel suite or cozy bed and breakfast, while larger families and groups should consider the benefits of a vacation condo rental such as Snowcreek Resort or Mountainback. In addition to the money saved by sharing the rental costs among larger groups, these beautiful properties are fully furnished homes with full kitchens and spacious floor plans. Many of these units are right on the mountain and literally deliver all the winter fun right to your door.

For something truly special and unique, be sure to experience an unforgettable Snowcat Dinner. After a thrilling day on the slopes, you and someone special can enjoy a champagne reception before embarking on an evening snowcat tour high on the mountain. Guests dine on a gourmet menu served in the heated luxury and comfort of a snowcat while breathtaking mountain scenery passes by right before your eyes. It’s never too early to experience your first Mammoth ski vacation!

Chad Rutt is the Director of Marketing for the online lodging site specializing in Mammoth vacation rentals and the Managing Editor of its accompanying Vacation Blog


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