Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth’s geographic location, nearly equidistant from the major population centers of Los Angeles and San Diego to the south, Reno to the north, and San Francisco to the west, makes it a natural nucleus for winter and summer activities. Incorporated in 1984, the Town of Mammoth Lakes sits at an altitude of 7,900 feet, and is surrounded by mountains exceeding 12,000 feet. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, one of the top ski resorts in the United States, is located just outside of town.
More than just a world-class ski resort, Mammoth is a true resort destination. The Town has a range of accomodations, from luxury hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts, and features excellent shopping, dining, and spa services. Mammoth Lakes is located in the Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District. The Town is surrounded by acres of forest and is bordered by the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas. Yosemite National Park’s eastern entrance, Hwy 120/Tioga Pass (closed in winter), is located just 45 minutes from the Town of Mammoth Lakes and approximately 2 ½ hours to the valley floor.
Climate: In summer, temperatures average 75-80 degrees for a high and seldom dips below 40 for a low. Winter temperatures average 30-40 degrees for a high and 10-20 degrees for a low with mostly sunny skies.
Skiing & Snowboarding: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, one of the country’s largest resorts, is located just five miles from town. June Mountain Ski Area is located approximately 20 miles from the town of Mammoth Lakes in June Lake. Contact: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (800) MAMMOTH (800-626-6684) or (760) 934-2571.
Access: By automobile, Mammoth Lakes can be reached via U.S. Highway 395 from the north and south and Interstate 80 and Hwy 50 from the east and west. State Highway 120 and State Highway 108 are open in the summer months only.
Transportation: Mammoth Yosemite Airport is located just 10 minutes from the Town of Mammoth Lakes. For charter air service call Hot Creek Aviation (760) 924-9127 for charter services. Reno/Tahoe International Airport (775) 328-6400 is a three-hour drive by automobile and is served by all major airlines. Mammoth Shuttle (760) 934-6588 and Sierra Express (760) 934-8294 both offer service to and from Reno. To travel by bus north to Reno or south to Los Angeles there is the Crest (Inyo-Mono Transit), (800) 922-1930 or (760) 872-1901.
TAXI Services: Mammoth Shuttle (Out of area only) (760) 934-6588, Sierra Express (760) 934-8294, Dial-a-Ride (760) 937-9089/ 800-922-1930
Important Phone Numbers and Websites:
- Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center – (888) GO-MAMMOTH (888-466-2666)
- Mammoth Mountain Ski Area – (800) MAMMOTH (800-626-6684)
- Mammoth Lakes Tourism & Recreation – (760) 934-2712
- Ranger Station – (760) 924-5500
- Town of Mammoth Lakes Offices – (760) 934-8989