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Mammoth Lakes for skiing??

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Mammoth Lakes for skiing??

Any advise anyone to get good deals for lift passes, ski rental ... discount that might be available etc. This is our first time to go there. We are a family with 3 teenagers heading there for one week over New Year and will be driving from Los Angeles. Any tips on the trip or while there, we have already booked a condo, so are just looking for general information, like things to do and restaurants etc. Would love to hear from anyone who's been there ... the kids will be snowboarding. Thanks.

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1. Re: Mammoth Lakes for skiing??

There are no discounts during the holiday season. You may be able to get some sort of rental/lift package at the mountain rental shop. You can rent equipment at Canyon Lodge, the new village/gondala, or at the main lodge. Or, for snowboards you can try Wave Rave (in town). All will be very busy this time of year. Be ready for crowds. Make sure to make reservations for restaurants. They book up! Mammoth is notorious for wind. If you have a particularly windy day, you may want to drive 30 minutes to June Mountain. It's more protected from the wind and is a great little mountain. Enjoy!

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I saw your email requesting info on Mammoth for your trip? We are going in March with our two teens. Did you learn anyting that would be helpful that you could pass on? We have a place in mind hat we'd like to book but are really looking for a place that has "Ski in/Ski out so if one of us gets tired we can just ski back to the condo and don't have to wait for the person driving.

Thanks for your help!

Susan

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3. Re: Mammoth Lakes for skiing??

I saw your email requesting info on Mammoth for your trip? We are going in March with our two teens. Did you learn anyting that would be helpful that you could pass on? We have a place in mind hat we'd like to book but are really looking for a place that has "Ski in/Ski out so if one of us gets tired we can just ski back to the condo and don't have to wait for the person driving.

Thanks for your help!

Susan

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We don't go in the winter but in summer we stay at a privately owned unit at Juniper Springs. It could not be closer to the Eagle Chair lift unless it loaded from the lobby. Here's a link to the guy we rent from. We stay in a 2 bedroom unit on floor 2 which is right next door to the laundry. Juniper springs is very nice. Alot like a hotel but you've got bedrooms, living room, kitchen, patio, etc. 3 jacuzzis outdoors and a nice workout room.

www.summitgateway.com

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There's just about every kind of hotel and condo you could want. If you stay in the village...its expensive but its also within walking distance to lots of great restaurants. Once you park you car you really won't need it again. If you stay at Juniper Springs, Summit Condo's or Aspen Creek Condo's its a little quieter but you will have to drive to get to the restaurants etc. Although these condo's are within walking distance to Eagle Express.

Good restaurants include Whiskey Creek, Nevados, Cervinos, Alpenrose, Skadi, Lakanuki (which is a newer restaurant in the village...they have Karioki on Thursday night). Moguls is good, but this is not a complete list of worthwhile restaurants. The idea that there arn't good restaurants in mammoth is some sort of wierd urban legend. Its simply isn't true and anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they are talking about.

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I second the statement about good restaurants in Mammoth. I think that there is an uncommonly large amount of great restauarnts for such a small, and once sleepy town. Even before the development of Eagle Lodge and the Village, there were great places like the Restaurant at Convict Lake (a bit of a drive, but well worth it), Skadis, Cervinos and definitely Nevados. If you are looking for something less expensive to share with teenagers, Bergers is by far the best deal for big appetites. Shogun and Giovanni's are also very good places that have been around for a long time.

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If anyone is looking for a family unit to rent in Mammoth we have a 3 bed 3 bath 2 living room townhouse unit at Mammoth Estates which is a 3 min walk to the new Gondola and Village. Configuration is 2 Queen beds and a bunk room with 4 bunks. Place is set up with DVD/video in every room. Place gets rave reviews from poeple that stay.

For the peson looking from Encino.....we are based in Encino

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I'm interested in your condo for March 2006. What is the best way to contact you for information? We thought we wanted a slopeside condo, but are now thinking that staying near the village would be better for our older teens.

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You can go through Mammoth Estates (Mammothestates.com) call them on 760 934 2884 and ask for unit 130.

What I can tell you is the position is great . A 5min walk to the gondola (no cars or buses to the slopes) and a 5 min walk to the Village when you are done for the day with none of the craziness of being right in it (apartments over bars at night get real old real fast). Place is well appointed (TV and DVD in every bedroom,)(2 living rooms) phone, fax, development has wash and dry room (crucial if you have younger kids), pool table, jacuzzi

I am going up in a couple of weeks time and want to take pictures/video so I can build a wb page so people can see it properly

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10. Re: Mammoth Lakes for skiing??

How is the skiing at Mammoth in late March? It seems that the higher peaks have mostly expert runs and that most of the intermediate (advanced intermediate preferred) runs are lower, ? therefore softer snow at that time of year? ?the renowned Sierra cement?