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“Winter Fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain
10001 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-2571
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Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Fishing
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Owner description: A variety of late spring and early summer terrain is available for first-time beginners and double diamond pursuers.
Los Angeles, California
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“Winter Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Mammoth Lakes, Ca. What an amazing place. Built by, Dave McCoy and friends. I started skiing here around 1968 and have only missed a couple of seasons since! Mammoth Ski resort has it all for the complete beginner to the extreme athlete. The top of the mountain sits just above 11,500 feet and the town hovers about 8,000 feet. A picnic paradise, you can find lots of great places to stop and have your brown bag lunch just, off the beaten trail! Or you can spend $$ on lodge food. Depending on your budget, if you need to rent ski and or Snow board equipment? Save big when you rent off the mountain at a local ski rental shops around town. I personally prefer the Ski Renter. This is a friendly locally owned ski shop ready to help you if your new and or just an old pro looking to demo the latest gear. Owner /Operator, Mr. Rob
Don’t forget summer in Mammoth, CA is just as amazing. Day hikes with fantastic panoramic views, excellent fishing, all terrain mountain biking, zip lines, swimming, music festivals, AMA motocross events, clubbing nightlife, etc. Go and enjoy

Visited November 2012
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La Verne, California
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“Friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The customer service is excellent. Unlike the SoCal resorts, Mammoth Mountain staff help lift kids onto the lifts without you asking. Everyone is so friendly. My family and I love coming here year after year.

Visited January 2013
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newport beach, ca
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“Good skiiing, lots of run to choose from”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Skiing and convenience is good. Some areas of the mountain get too crowded and the young snowboarders can be a bit risky and inconsiderate, especially on the terrain parks, but overall a good place for families.

Visited January 2013
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Newport Beach, California
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“Worldclass skiing/snowboarding with worldclass prices.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Mammoth is a worldclass ski destination. With over 20 lifts and a gondola, there's something here for every level of skier/snowboarder. The major runs are groomed daily. And every year, there are improvements to lifts and operations.
The ski/board school is very good and organized. It seems like the instructors come from every continent. All are very good teachers with loads of patience. During light periods, you can get a private lesson at a group rate - a good deal!
The high ticket prices are also worldclass. It's a given that ticket prices increase every year even during the past recession. A ticket price of $100/day is getting steep and I don't mean the slopes. There are deals to be had through mammothmountain.com and 3rd parties such as Costco. Youth, juniors, students, and seniors can all get good discounts. However, if you are a middle aged adult, expect to pay full price. The ski school, while good, is also very expensive. At least with the ski school, one can rent gear at a nominal price. And as is typical for mountain resorts, the food is overpriced and underwhelming. But, the food is adequate to give you energy to finish your runs.
In the end you get what you pay for. You'll enjoy your experience at Mammoth in exchange for a lot of dough.

Visited January 2013
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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“Eagle Lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Emily at Eagle Lodge, she was awesome, made our visit just that more memorable. She gave us great mountain information and remembered our names every day. Pretty impressive. Great service and super personality. Thanks Emily you helped make the vacation go smooth.

Visited January 2013
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