Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain is a volcanic complex, near Mammoth Lakes in the eastern California in the United States. At the same time, it is the name given to an extensive ski area.


It is located on the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the Inyo National Forest. The ski area is located on the north side of Mammoth Mountain. It is carved into the volcanic Long Valley Caldera.


Overnight guests usually stay in the town of Mammoth Lakes and occasionally in neighboring towns such as Bishop. The top of the mountain offers downhill runs and open mogul runs. There are eight ski parks. The 4 Hauptskihütten provide food, ski passes and ski equipment. There are two other restaurants on the mountain. Mammoth Mountain offers the only resort in North America three different-sized halfpipes. The ski season at Mammoth Mountain takes on average from November to June. The snow depth is on average 10 meters, the record was a height of 16.8 meters.


Dave McCoy, a hydrographer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Energy noted as a member of the Eastern Sierra Ski Club in the 1930s that Mammoth Mountain decided in the permanent records had more snow than other mountains in the area. The Eastern Sierra Ski Club had there a rope tow, McCoy bought in 1941. In 1953, the United States Forest Service McCoy gave a permit to operate the ski area. He built the infrastructure further and the first ski lift was built in 1955.


Mammoth has more than 1,400 acres of skiable terrain, serviced by 28 lifts. and 3 gondolas. The area boasts 945 meters difference in altitude of 3,370 meters to 2424 meters. Over 150 trails and over 300 sunny days per year are an attraction for hikers.