Mammoth With or Without Fresh Snow

I know that you love Mammoth, but you might think that without fresh snow there is no reason to visit. The Mountain continually makes snow, so the main runs and groomers are still AWESOME.  You may want to plan your day to visit the Mountain early as that is the when the snow conditions are BEST.

Top things to do when not downhill skiing or snowboarding:

  1. Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center  Not only can you skate or stride, but you can walk or snow shoe with your dog, or friends for free.  The views are amazing.  They have some amazing teachers that will hone your cross country skills. 760 934-2442.  You can also hike up and ski the back country from this access.  Reservations for the Lakefront Restaurant can also be made at 760 934-2442 or rent a cabin with a lake view.

  2. Ice Skating at the Town rink or Alkaline Ponds or Crowley  You can rent skates at Pedago.  You may want to call ahead to reserve your skates at 760 709-5809.  With the streets dry, you can rent a Pedago bike.  They are electric and make sightseeing around town lots of fun even if you aren’t used to the elevation.  My daughter has her own Pedego and she uses is for all her errands including picking up her son from school by having a bike trailer that she can pull her 3 and 6 year old in. They love it and their smiles fill the back of the trailer.  She needs a wider trailer so she can hold their smiles.

  3. Road Biking With these warmer temps and clear roads, you can ride for miles without signals and views that surpass your imagination.  If it gets a bit cooler, head down to Bishop or Round Valley.

  4. Mountain Biking Lots of trails besides just the amazing terrain available in the summers on Mammoth.  The Lower Rock Creek Trail has 15 miles of single track. Bald Mountain and Look-out Mountain and Big Springs have some awesome trails as well as Hot Creek, and of course Bishop.

  5. Fly Fishing at the Owens River off the Green church road or fishing the Bishop area, especially Pleasant Valley Dam which is open year round.

  6. Soak in the natural hot springs off the Green Church Road, or Keough Hot Springs outside of Bishop. Call the Visitors center at 760 934-2712 for directions.

  7. Hiking at Convict Lake, Sherwin Lakes, Mammoth Rock Trail, McGee Creek or further south.

  8. Climbing in the Gorge, Buttermilks, Happy Boulders

  9. Enjoy the Spa at Double Eagle in June Lake or Snowcreek.  Facials, massages, weights, classes for all types of exercising, indoor swimming, spin classes, etc.   Double Eagle also has cabins and a restaurant.  An amazing setting for weddings or parties. 760 648-7004 or Snowcreek at 760 934-8511.  Enjoy the Bistro at Snowcreek for happy hour and sushi after exercising or instead of exercising!

  10. Golf in Bishop, another one of my personal favorites.  When the days are getting longer and warmer, you should call ahead for a tee time.  Bishop Country Club 760 873-5828

  11. Tubing at Woolly’s Tube Park 800 Mammoth

  12. Motorcycle or off road vehicles.  Tons of dirt roads to explore the surrounding mountains

  13. Mammoth Rock N Bowl has a golf simulator, and restaurant.  Nothing more fun that walking around in bowling shoes and shirts!

  14. Whitmore Track is a great place to run, play soccer and football. Located south of Mammoth between the airport and Crowley, exit at the Green Church.

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