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Bishop, California: A Perfect Place to Call Home

If you are searching for the perfect medium to purchase real estate between California's hot, desert climate and its mountainous, cooler areas, Bishop, CA is definitely a spot you should consider

The weather here is quite mild and the people are very laid back and friendly. The area itself has a small population of a little over nine thousand people. There are also plenty of things to see and activities to do in this area that make it an absolutely delightful place to live in. If these things aren't right in Bishop, they are no more than two hours away. Bikers, hikers, and those who just have the desire to see more of nature's bounty can all agree that Bishop, California is the place to go to see and participate in all of their favorite sights and activities.

 National Parks

For those who are just dying to see all of the natural wonders that California has to offer, Bishop is close enough to several of them that you'll have the opportunity to see some of the biggest names in state nature preserves. Visit Yosemite National Park and observe its breath taking views from the cliffs, see flowing streams and clear waters and get lost in nature. Experience the scorching hot biome of Death Valley and the scarce, but beautiful vegetation that the desert has to offer. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are also a couple of the other national parks that are within a short driving distance of Bishop.

Hiking

Bishop also has something to offer for its hiking enthusiasts. There are many places to hike in and around Bishop that are exquisitely beautiful. One great spot to hike is the Bishop Pass Trail. This trail is one that...

Mammoth Lakes Real Estate meets Beverly Hills Real Estate

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Mammoth Lakes Long Term Rentals are Going Fast, So Act Now

Have you always wanted to spend a season living in the Eastern Sierra Mountains? If so, now is the time to secure your Mammoth Lakes long term rentals. Otherwise, you may end up missing out on some of the best, summer and winter vacation rental homes in California.

At Sierra Resort Property Management, we currently have several stunning, Mammoth Lakes long term rentals available. Two of our favorites are located on Meridian Boulevard. One is nestled in the St. Moritz Subdivision and the other is in the Central Subdivision. Collectively, they each feature fabulous, highly sought after amenities like pools and furnishings. In addition, both are within easy access of the area’s shopping malls and attractions. Seasonal, public transportation is also well within reach of these two Mammoth Lakes long term rentals.

At the moment, there are also Mammoth Lakes long term rentals available on Lee Road, Old Mammoth Road, Canyon Boulevard and Grindewald. The Lee Road rental is located within the Central Subdivision whereas the Old Mammoth Road rental property is in the Discovery IV Subdivision. As for the other two rental properties, they are located in the Canyon Lodge Subdivision and the Mammoth Knolls Subdivision, respectively. Mammoth Lakes Rental Listings

The Canyon Boulevard property...

Seven Financial Benefits of home ownership this tax season in Mammoth Lakes

There is still more snow on the way in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Information provided by Trulia.com.

http://www.trulia.com/tips/2014/02/7-financial-benefits-of-home-ownership

We're looking forward to a gorgeous summer in Mammoth Lakes and can't wait to have you join us. Contact me for more information at Sierra Resort Real Estate

Visit my website: www.MaggieLarsonMammoth.com.

Send me an email: ML@MaggieLarson.com.

I look forward to meeting you!

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Fishing Technique to Use in Mammoth Lakes to catch 'Walter'

Opening season is quickly approaching.  Getting out on the water in the wee hours of the morning, casting a line out and waiting for the fish to come your way… this is what many people call relaxation~

There’s something to be said for the tranquility fishing brings – communing with nature and being at peace with one’s own thoughts. Well, that’s great for the first hour or so, but then, like everyone else, you’ll be ready to catch some fish.  I find myself getting rather impatient waiting for "Walter" to take my tasty garlic worm.  I think I will add a gadget to my cute little pink tackle box this year. A porfable fish finder.....

Using a fish finder can make that easier. A fish finder is a device that locates fish underwater by employing sonar. Sonar uses pulses of sound to locate movement. Measurements and graphical displays aid the user in tracking and finding schools of fish. Fish finders are excellent tools to use when trying access the fish that dwell at lower depths. 

You can get a fish finder in bait and tackle stores and even online. Hummingbird and Lowrance offer the best fish finders on the market. Both provide an image that is more like a picture, high definition screens, 2D format displays.   Some fish finders also offer GPS plotting functionality so that you can chart a course.   There’s even an Ethernet port to share coordinates between two units on high-end fish finders. These functionalities make fish finders easier to read and will render the user more accurate. 

Fishing is a relaxing past time for many people all over the world. It is also a great survival skill to learn. Many people who engage in this pastime have memories of fishing with their father or grandfather on...

Psst…Trout Fishing Bliss May Be Found in Mono County, CA

Fishmas will be here before you know it. I am excited about that, are you?

For those of you that may have never heard of Fishmas before, it’s Mono County anglers’ code word for the start of trout season. This year, it’s set to cast off on April 26th. Here’s a tackle box full of information on how to enjoy the big day:

To begin with, you’ll need a place to hang your fishing hat for the night and a fishing license. I can help you find the perfect overnight accommodations in Mono County. At the moment, there are so many beautiful places to rent or buy in the Eastern Sierras. Some of the properties offer direct lake access. Others are located within an easy walk or drive to the water’s edge. So just pick out a few fishing spots that you may want to try. Ones to consider are Convict Lake, Crowley Lake, Lundy Lake, Mammoth Lakes Basin and June Lake. Then let me know what your choices are. That way, I can narrow down the field.

As for the fishing license, you can buy one online through the state. Prices for 2014 licenses range from $15 to $125. The state also offers access to stocking reports. You can find fishing reports available through many Mono County marinas and fish camps too. Among those that offer such reports are the Crowley Lake Fish Camp, Gull Lake Marina and the Bridgeport Reservoir Marina. Water levels, temperatures and other fishing relevant information are available from the U.S. Geological Services' website as well.

Of course you’ll need some trout fishing gear too. No worries there because Mono County has its share of bait and tackle shops. Some of them are located within the area’s marinas. Examples include the...

Mammoth Lakes, CA: Mammoth Food & Wine Experience Scheduled

After a tough winter, we are more than ready for a summer of sun and fun. Rope off your calendars for July 11-12, 2014. The Mammoth Food & Wine Experience schedule has been announced and select ticket packages are on sale now!

Thanks to some well-deserved attention from ny.eater.com (NYC's Top Sommeliers on 2013 and the Year Ahead), California wines are gearing up for a great year. 

We always love summers in Mammoth Lakes, CA, and the Food & Wine Experience adds an extra celebration. 

Some things you can expect from the two-day event:

Best of the Burger Battle

Area chefs and their signature gourmet burgers, square off before a panel of foodies. 

Wine Walk at the Village

You'll walk through the beautiful Mammoth village sampling wines from over 12 wineries and snacking on light bites. Stick around afterward for a full meal and an 80s dance party with the always fun and outrageous, Spazmatics.

Al fresco dining and demonstrations

Learn from top chefs in how to prepare fish and game. Then, enjoy a feast of freshly prepared fish, bison, boar, and venison.

Private home dinners prepared by celebrity chefs

Special ticket packages include a meal prepared in a private home by celebrity chefs. This year's featured chefs include; Josie...

Mammoth Lakes, CA: A Reason to Look Forward to Spring Vacation

While being nationally known as a winter ski resort and getaway, Mammoth Mountain is also a superb and one of a kind location to spend a spring and/or summer getaway. 

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For several months now most of country has been in a deep freeze, which has left people up to their knees in snow and up to their eyes in frustration. If you are tired of the cold weather and are ready to start experiencing your favorite warm weather activities, do not fear, as spring weather will arrive in a matter of weeks. In the meantime, use your time trapped inside to plan your first warm weather outing, and consider the fun adventures you could have in Mammoth Lakes, CA. While being nationally known as a winter ski resort and getaway, Mammoth Mountain is also a superb and one of a kind location to spend a spring and/or summer getaway. With spring and summer activities scheduled to resume as early as in April you are mere weeks from being able to experience the joy once again of spending time outside in nature. Here are just a few of the many activities in which you can take part in Mammoth Lakes that shoul d give you a reason to spend your next vacation there.

 

Numerous Sightseeing Opportunities

While being a unique and diverse environment in itself, Mammoth Lakes also acts as the perfect central location from which one can travel to various natural wonders that are in close vicinity to Mammoth. While the hiking trails, scenery, and lakes in Mammoth offer some of the most spectacular sightseeing in the world, which attracts thousands of visitors to the area each year, when staying in mammoth there are other awe-inspiring locations you can easily visit. In mammoth, one is a short drive away from both Yosemite National Park and Devils Postpile...

Does Your Mammoth Real Estate Look Warm Enough to Rent?

As we approach the transitional long term rental prime season in Mammoth Lakes here are some tips when staging your rental.  

As long as your Mammoth Real Estate is priced correctly, then it should rent quickly, right? Except, what if you're competing with other rentals at the same price point? How do you make your property stand out? Deciding on a place can be an emotional choice as much as a budgetary one. If you make your interiors look warm, inviting, and cozy, then you can tip the rental decision in your favor. The following are some staging tips.

  • Fill your spaces. Bare floors, minimal accessories, and sparse furniture make rooms look cooler and are perfect for the summer. Go the opposite way to add warmth in the winter. Layer furry furniture throws and patterned pillows on your upholstered pieces so potential tenants look like they can wrap themselves in something warm. Add shag or Oriental rugs to the floors. Replace smooth, metallic accessories with ones made of rough natural materials, such as wood or stone.
  • Include Mother Nature. There is not a more beautiful place in the Eastern Sierra than Mammoth Lakes and nothing denotes the warmer spring and summer months like nature, so add container plants. Include winter-blooming plants both indoors and out for touches of color. Some examples include red poinsettias, yellow winter jasmine, pink snap dragons, and white cyclamens. The sound of water, such as from a tabletop fountain, also reminds renters of outdoor spaces.
  • Keep it bright. Lots of light can easily dispel winter gloom so turn on all your lights whenever potential renters come to inspect your place. You can always use timers to keep your spaces bright even when you're not there. Put lamps in dark corners and keep...

Things To Look Forward To At Mammoth Lakes, CA In The Coming Summer Months

We all know that Mammoth is primarily known for its wonderful skiing and snowboarding during the Winter months.  

This has provided visitors with fun and exciting experiences for years and years.  Did you know that the Summer can be just as fun, though?  With plenty of fishing, hiking and golfing available, you will be able to spend the Summer months having a great time in Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Hiking

Just because the snow is gone does not mean that you have to stop exploring the mountain.  With plenty of hiking trails openly available, you will be able to explore all parts of Mammoth with just your two feet.  The mountain is beautiful during the Summer, so why not go out and see what it has to offer?

Fishing

For those of us that just want to kick back and have a relaxing time, maybe fishing is right up your alley.  You will be able to just hang out and talk with your group of friends while, hopefully, catching yourself a nice and tasty dinner.

Golf

If you are not up for the intensity of hiking but do not want to stay stagnant like you will be while fishing, going for a fun golf trip could be for you.  You will be able to stay relatively active but not so much to where you need to mentally prepare for it. 

When it all comes down to it, going up to Mammoth for the Summer can be just as fun as during the Winter.  No matter how active you want to be, with hiking, fishing and golfing available, you will also be able to stay in your comfort zone.  If you would like to learn more about Mammoth and all they have to offer, please contact us....

Mammoth Lakes, CA Named among Top Ski Towns for Investors

According to a recent report from RealtyTrac, Mammoth Lakes, CA is among the best ski towns in the nation for investors to buy property in. 

This real estate data gathering firm recently released its listing of best places, with Mammoth Lakes coming in at the number 8 spot among all ski towns in the nation.

The top ski towns were chosen from among cities with a population of at least 2,500 people, along with at least one ski mountain that had been listed in Zranking’s Top 50 list. After narrowing down the towns that qualified, RealtyTrac then compared home values, foreclosure rates and vacancy rates among other factors in order to come up with the best locations for investors to purchase property in.

In fact, foreclosure rates played a significant part in the choice of cities. RealtyTrac looked at 2013 foreclosure rates as well as the amount of decrease in foreclosure numbers since 2010. The reason is that too much recent foreclosure activity could be bad for investors, since it might indicate that home values in the area are actually dropping.

Aside from real estate data, some of the other information that was considered included distance from the nearest airport, local rate of unemployment, and a “pure awesomeness factor.”The “pure awesomeness factor” dealt more with the quality of ski resorts in the local area, as well as the amenities the town had to offer. Mammoth Mountain was given high marks for its slope height, terrain features, and amount of annual snowfall.

The fact that Mammoth Lakes was named as a top investment town is good news for those who would like to purchase property here. To see some of the homes that are available, contact real estate agent...

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Area: 5 Fun Events to Enjoy in March 2014

Do you love biathlons, The Freightshakers, Irish drinks, extreme sports films and fresh powder?

If so,Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is the place to be in March 2014 and we can help put you there. During the month, the fun-tastic ski resort and other venues in the surrounding area are hosting a series of events that’ll rock your snow boots off:

June Lake Winter Festival

One of them is the June Lake Winter Festival. It’s scheduled to go down February 28th through March 1st. There will be a dog sled full of activities taking place during the two day homage to winter. Among them are the Triple Threat Winter Triathlon, snow sculpture competition, snowmobiling rally and a laser shooting clinic.

Tahoe Adventure Film Festival

Tahoe Adventure Film Festival’s Road Tour Stop is up next. It’s anticipated to take place March 7th through the 8th at the Edison Theater. A few of the extreme sports flicks fans are hoping to see are Nike Snowboard’s Never Not 2, Colin Kennedy’s Quik, Mark Tipple’s Duct Tape Surfer and Big Up Productions’Spice Girl.

St. Patrick’s Day Party

On the 17th, you may want to grab your shillelagh and make your way to The Village at Mammoth too. The merchants there will be helping to host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that’s sure to please. So be prepared to hit the shops, tackle the slopes and down a pint with friends.

Annual Winter Biathlon

Another big event on the horizon is the ...

Mammoth Lakes Condos Offer Easy Access to the Best Snowmobiling Trails

The last few weeks we talked about skiing and snowboarding at Mammoth and June Mountain.

Photo by:  Michael McDermott Photography 760.920.2406

However, they are not the only two enjoyable winter activities available in the Eastern Sierra. There are also plenty of places to go snowmobiling within easy access of our Mammoth Lakes condos.

In total, the Mammoth Lakes region is home to at least 80 incredible miles of groomed trails as well as ungroomed areas that people can explore alone or with a guide. Some of those trails are located within the Inyo National Forest’s Mammoth Lakes Ranger District. The ranger station is typically open daily, year round from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. It’s a good spot to stop and pick up trail status information.

Beginners may want to check out the Hot Creek Ski Trail. It offers fairly easy going terrain and a chance to see the Hot Creek Geological site. The site features various size hot springs. The list of other popular trails within the forest’s confines includes, but isn’t limited to Inyo Craters, Minaret Vista, Sherwin Creek, Crater Flat and the Bald Mountain Lookout.

The Bald Mountain Lookout trail has three main things of note, sweeping views, a 9,104 foot elevation and a small, quaint warming hut. So you may want to save it for end of your snowmobiling day. While you’re there, don’t forget to sign the guestbook and look at the signatures of those that have been there before.

If you don’t want to cart your own snowmobiling equipment to our Mammoth Lakes condos, you don’t have to. There are several places in the area...

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort to Host USASA Unbound Series in February

If you thought that the excitement of the U.S. Sprint Grand Prix was something else, you are going to love what’s coming up at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in February 2014. 

It’s the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association’s beloved Unbound Series. Just in case you’re unaware of the event, here’s the super skinny:

The U.S. Snowboard and Freeski Association holds the Unbound Series each year. It includes a group of freeski and snowboarding events. Among them are the slopestyle, boardercross, halfpipe, skiercross, slalom and GS. There’s also a popular series of rail jams. The series’ participants have a chance to show off their skills, win medals and potentially qualify for the USASA Nationals.

As you can well imagine, the events attract young and old winter athletes from around the nation. Some come to watch and cheer on their favorite snowboarder or freeskier. Others come to participate in the various competitions as well as the raffle and swag giveaways.

This February, Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort will be hosting Unbound Series’ events on five nonconsecutive days. The first event is slated to kickoff on the 1st. The subsequent competitions will be held on the 8th, 9th and 23rd. We should also mention that an additional series event is planned for March 8th. Those interested in competing should contact the USASA directly for sign-up information.

Members of the 2013-2014 USASA Snowboard and Ski Teams are likely to be at Mammoth Mountain during the events. So visitors may get to rub ski or snowboard wax with celebrities too. The list of team members includes talented stars like Ethan Swadburg, Tania Prymak, Maggie...

Plan a Romantic Escape to Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in the Weeks Ahead

Perfect Valentine's Day in Mammoth Lakes

Now that the December holidays are over, it won’t be long before that cute little cherub starts shooting his arrows at you. So we wanted to take a moment and suggest that you consider planning a romantic escape to Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. “What’s so romantic about Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort?”, you may ask. Oh let us count all of the fabulous ways!

For starters, it features an onsite delight known as the Double Eagle Spa & Resort. The spa is an excellent place to partake of a Sierra cleansing facial, massage and pedicure. Afterward, you’re likely to feel ultra relaxed and in the mood to enjoy an intimate dinner at one of the resorts many restaurants.

One of our favorites is The Lakefront. Aptly named, it offers couples unfettered views of the lake, sumptuous foods, sinful desserts, fine wines and few distractions. Perhaps you saw it highlighted in previous issues of Sunset Magazine, the New York Times and Bon Appétit. Either way, there are less than a dozen tables in the entire place. So if you do decide to dine there, be sure to call ahead and reserve one of them.

If you want to enjoy a bit of Mammoth Lake’s post-dinner nightlife, you may want to try the Underground too. It’s a rocking lounge/gastro pub that features live entertainment and stays open until 2 a.m. Fridays are one of the best nights to visit, thanks to FILTER Magazine. That’s the evening that they use the venue’s stage to showcase hot up and comers like Fidlar, Bleached, Danny Brown and the Duffle Bag Divas.

There’s also plenty of high-end shopping on offer. Although that may not sound romantic at first, just think...

Relax-Your Property is in Good Hands with Sierra Resort Property Management

If you have rental property in the Mammoth Lakes, CA area, you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to finding the right tenant. 

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You no longer have to struggle with doing so because Sierra Resort Property Management is here to help. Founded by Maggie Larson, an experienced broker associate, Sierra Resort Property Management will help take the worry out of renting property so that you can be free to focus on other things.

This agency serves property owners in Inyo and Mono counties by helping them find long-term tenants. A few of the things we can take care of for you include:

  • Screening tenants
  • Renewing leases
  • Property inspections
  • Maintenance
  • Showing property
  • Collecting rent

While we offer all of these services to our clients, we also understand that each person’s needs are different when it comes to property management. As such, we are willing to tailor our approach in order to meet your specific needs. You can take comfort in knowing that your property will be well looked after so that you can focus on other things instead.

There could be a number of reasons why you might need property management services. Perhaps you live outside the area and are therefore unable to oversee your property as you would like. You may have several rental homes that require a great deal of time to look after, and need someone to help as a result. You could just need someone because you don’t quite understand the ins and outs of property management yourself. No matter what your reason for needing our services are, you’ll find that we are more than capable of meeting your needs.

If you’re tired of struggling to find the right tenants or keep up with the maintenance of your property,...

Mammoth Mountain: The Perfect Destination for California Hiking, Biking, and of Course Skiing, as Well as Many Other Options

Mammoth Mountain is the premier destination in California for numerous mountain activities including hiking, biking, skiing, and much more. 

However, while Mammoth has gained increasing popularity in recent years as a summer vacation destination, due to the gorgeous scenery, the amazing hiking, and the world class level mountain bike trails, Mammoth is still most notoriously known as arguably the best skiing location and all around winter destination in California.

 

If you have never visited Mammoth, you may be wondering what makes this particular vacation destination so special; in short, Mammoth mountain is the perfect, and perhaps the most beautiful, ski destination. At an elevation of over 11,000 feet, Mammoth Mountain is the highest destination for skiing and snowboarding in California. What makes this location particularly unique, and what leads to its popularity among skiers and snowboarders worldwide is its: 3,100-foot vertical skiing range, its 3,500 skiable acres, and the fact that its average winter season lasts from November until June.

 

Another aspect of Mammoth Mountain that makes it such a popular winter destination is the wide variety of activities that are available for those who are not interesting in skiing or snowboarding. Alternative winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and tubing as well as various other snow centric activities.

 

Then of course, no skiing destination is complete without nightlife activities, which Mammoth has many options for. Whether you want to go for a fun beer tasting at the Mammoth Brewing Company’s tasting room, or if you are in the mood for a fine dining option such as Petra’s Wine Bar and Bistro, there are options for every mood and style; and of course, there are many more dining options.

 

What makes Mammoth Mountain...

Mammoth Lakes: An Outdoor Paradise

Does the start of ski season have you dreaming of a weekend away to the Eastern Sierra? 

Have you ever thought it was time to get a vacation property or second home near all your favorite activities? A recent report from the National Board of Realtors shows that the sale of vacation properties continues to increase as the economy improves, and if you love the outdoors, there is no better place than Mammoth Lakes to create your home away from home. As the snow begins to fall, here are a list of favorite winter activities in the area. 

  • Downhill skiing at Mammoth Mountain provides an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
  • Cross-country skiing is perfect if you like good workout with less gear and the Mammoth Lakes Nordic Trail System and the Tamarack Country Ski Center provide endless trails to enjoy.
  • Snowboarding at the Unbound Terrain Park at Mammoth Mountain provides something for every snowboarder, including lessons for the beginner and amazing half pipes if the upcoming Olympics have you dreaming of gold. 
  • Ice Skating is a fun family activity at Mammoth Rink. The outdoor rink has skate rental available, as well as offers lessons, pick-up hockey games and special events. 
  • If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, try dogsledding. Nearby Mammoth Dog Teams is starting another season of tours with the dogsled teams. 

While most people are thinking about skiing and...

Chill Out at Sierra Resorts with Hiking, Biking, Skiing - or Whatever

 

Mammoth Mountain

The big California sky beckons.  Here at Mammoth Lakes, you can just come to relax for a few days or a few months in one of our rental properties, or if you like, why not purchase a piece of heaven in the cool mountains?  

At our resort, there are all kinds of activities awaiting, from hiking, biking, skiing, to just relaxing.  At Mammoth Lakes, our goal is your comfort.  To that end, we will do all in our power to accommodate your needs, be it a romantic holiday or a family vacation. 

When you purchase one of our properties, our company handles all the details, from inspections to financing.  If you wish to lease your property in your absence, our company will manage it for you to your specifications, and to the highest levels of industry standards.  We specialize in lakeside condos, golf course properties, single family homes, ranches, even commercial properties and vacant lots.

We are soon approaching a prime season for skiing in the mountains.  The holidays are celebrated in many ways, but here at Mammoth Lakes, your holidays may represent not only a celebration of the season, but perhaps even the beginning of a brand new life! We have properties for every need and price level, and new listings come online every day.  By leaving your email address, we will send you a personal list of all our currently available properties, as well as discuss your needs personally and confidentially.

Peruse our website, http://www.SierraResortRealEstate.com, and see some of the properties featured, along with photos of magnificent vistas, fir and pine trees, and a big open sky.  Check the prices -...

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort: Great Upcoming Events to Enjoy with the Family

One of the wonderful things about living in Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding area are all of the special events that take place during the winter months. There are several such events currently scheduled to take place at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in the coming weeks. You may want to attend at least one of them with your loved ones:

The Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort’s village is slated to be the location of Holiday Celebrations, the Night of Lights, Woolly’s Saturday Parade and a New Year’s Eve Celebration Weekend in December 2013. We should also mention that Woolly’s Saturday Parade is slated to continue through April. It’s a great event for the kids especially since Santa is expected to be at the parade site too.

In January 2014, the ski resort is anticipated to keep the festivities going with a MLK Jr. and U.S. Sprint Grand Prix Weekend. Both are presently expected to run from Thursday, January 17th through Sunday, January 19th.  As an avid snowboarder, I am personally excited about the U.S. Sprint Grand Prix. For those unfamiliar with it, the event features snowboarding and skiing professionals who have their eyes on participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Some of the fearless female snowboarders expected to compete this year are Elena Hight, Gretchen Bleiler, Ellery Hollingsworth, Maddy Schaffrick and Kelly Clark. Of course male snowboarders will be competing as well. Among those to look for are Louie Vito, Scotty Lago, Matt Ladley, Luke Mitrani and Greg Bretz.

People interested in attending the ultra popular, historic event this year should make their plans now. We happen to know of properties located near the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. So we’d be...