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best beginner ski location

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best beginner ski location

Hi friends, my 20 yr old son came out of the wood work saying "I want to learn to snow ski" so whats a mom to do. Find a place to learn and make family time. Can any one recommend the best place in mammoth for beginners??

1.Any tips & advice welcome!!!

2. We'll probably stay in June lake is that far from ski locations?

I did ski once years ago but rode down the mountain the whole time on my butt LOL.


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1. Re: best beginner ski location

All three base lodges have great beginner areas, with Canyon being the best of the three, simply because the runs are longer so it makes for a faster learning curve. There are plenty of condos to rent around the Canyon Lodge area, and around the Village, with the Gondola taking you directly to Canyon.

Main Lodge is isolated, with just the Mammoth Mountain Inn for lodging, and Eagle is a bit overwhelming for beginners because the narrow run at the bottom is very crowded.

June has it's own mountain, also great for beginners, so if you're staying in June, then ski June, This year they are promoting June as THE mountain for kids and beginners - which will be the focus of that mountain on its reopening season.

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