We often forget, and sometimes take for granted, what a wonderful mountain we have in our own back yard. Mammoth Mountain doesn’t forget about us. For more than ten years, Mammoth has hosted a “Skier’s Appreciation Weekend” for all ski club members. This annual “thank you” event has evolved over the years with each year being a bit better and bigger than the last while still incorporating a free lunch, a happy hour, fun activities, contests, races, and discounted lift tickets.
The Far West ski clubs have a long standing relationship with Mammoth. Mammoth is where L. A., Orange, San Diego, and Inland Councils continue to hold their four to eight yearly club, league and council ski races. For the most part, the leagues have a good working relationship with the Mountain Race Department.
Mammoth once again hosted the Far West Championships in 2008. Mammoth used to always host the Far West Club Championships but in recent years there has been competition from other resorts to host the event. We were happy to see it back home last year.
Mammoth has participated in the Travel Carousel and Travel Expo for more than 20 years. Over the years, they have sponsored many Far West and council events. They jump on board for anything from club fund raisers, to prizes for council’s Men and Woman of the Year, to Snow/Winter Galas, to the Far West Convention. Their donations and continued support go back more than 50 years.
In addition to Far West, Mammoth continually gives back to its local community. Mammoth set up a foundation to first raise the money for a High School, then for a college and recently for a ski museum.
3500 acres. 3100 vertical feet. 385 inches of snow. 300 days of sunshine.
These are just the averages at Mammoth. Now add incredible spring skiing, nearly endless winters and pure vibeaand you've got California's favorite mountain resort. 11,053-foot Mammoth Mountain dominates the Eastern Sierra skyline and the minds and hearts of its die-hard fans and weekend warriors.
Mammoth's crest line location makes it a beacon for snowstorms, from late fall clear into springtime. Where else do “locals” complain that the mountain closed too early in July? Major improvements over the last ten years have made the on-mountain experience unmatched, and trend-setting season pass deals have helped re-affirm Mammoth's status as a world-class mountain with something for everyone.
The view from the top of Cornice says it all.