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Mammoth from Los Angeles, Las Vegas or San Francisco

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Mammoth from Los Angeles, Las Vegas or San Francisco

Travelling from UK for a ski trip 2011. We want to tag on a few days in any of the above places but wondered which is the easiest transfer by car. Thanks

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1. Re: Mammoth from Los Angeles, Las Vegas or San Francisco

Probably Las Vegas. Definitely not San Francisco--you can't get there from SF (at least not easily).

Washington DC...
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2. Re: Mammoth from Los Angeles, Las Vegas or San Francisco

I agree, not from San Francisco. I have not done the drive from Vegas, only from Los Angeles which does appear to be a little bit quicker. The last couple of hours from LA up the 395 are gorgeous as you'll pass by the Sierra mountains and Mount Whitney.

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3. Re: Mammoth from Los Angeles, Las Vegas or San Francisco

During ski season, Horizon Air flies to Mammoth (MMH) from LAX and San Jose (SJC). There are several daily flights from both cities. Just another alternative to consider.

As others have said the drive from LA is spectacular once you get north of Lone Pine. There are many points of interest along the way in addition to the scenery.

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4. Re: Mammoth from Los Angeles, Las Vegas or San Francisco

From Las Vegas there are two possible routes to Mammoth; you can dip south on the I-15 freeway and then head back north on the 395. This is an easy route, but a long and indirect one that takes you half way to Los Angeles before doubling back to the north. Alternatively, the more direct, and more scenic route requires navigating narrow little windy roads through deserts and over mountains. Portions are likely to be snowy or closed in the winter.

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