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“Excellent Ski Mountain” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain
10001 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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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.
Central CA coast
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“Excellent Ski Mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This mountain has any kind of skiing anyone could want; steep(VERY), trees, open bowls, chutes, LOTS of blue and green runs. Two chair lift rides will get you to almost anyplace on the mountain with most now being high speed detachable chairs. Not many lift lines anymore, because of the high speed chairs, but you can go up to the top of the mountain to get away from crowds. I don't ski in the terrain parks but there are at least 2 top quality ones. Eating on the mountain is expensive but there are a lot of good choices.

I have skied Europe, South America, Canada, our Rockies, etc., and Mammoth Mountain is still my favorite.

Visited January 2013
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“Snowmobile Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We took the double snowmobiles out with our family. It was so much fun. We drove for over 10 miles through beautiful wooded areas and open fields. It was breathtakingly beautiful. The guide was great at making sure we were safe and stayed together. The snowmobile exhaust was stinky. I wish we could have smelled the fresh air instead. We had an awesome time!

Visited January 2013
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“Nice mountain, rentals not efficient, lessons not great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Skiing conditions were great. I like the electronic card "lift tickets" so there was no need to stand in line for life tickets or mess with putting it on or taking it off. You can reload the life tickets via the web.

We rented for 2 adults and 3 kids with lessons. Lessons were at 9am and we arrived at 8am to wait in line to get our rentals. Although only 4 groups in front of us (2-4 people each), it took over 90 minutes to the kids lessons. The rental line is very inefficient. Seating while trying on boots is haphazard and the staff seems willing but not helpful. Rather than getting boots at one place, skis at the next, poles at the next, etc that i've seen at other places, this is just one stop, get everything. it's chaos. On top of that, we had to bring all the kids with their gear down a flight of stairs just to get a piece of paper and a bib and then go up the stairs again to the same level we were just at. Imagine 5 people, 3 little kids 8 and under with all their gear hobbling down and then up the stairs. Additionally, the snowboarding beginner lessons for the kids was relatively understaffed so the kids are waiting around a long time. at one point, i saw maybe 15-20 kids with 2 instructors running up and down the hill. I feel like other ski resort lessons have been more organized and therefore also more effective (they are there to learn right?).

Visited January 2013
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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.

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