Mammoth Lakes Real Estate

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,, and see some of the properties featured, along with photos of magnificent vistas, fir and pine trees, and a big open sky. ...

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....

Getting the Most from Mammoth Real Estate

Real estate includes a wide variety of commercial, residential and industrial property. Mammoth real estate presents you with the chance of buying, selling or renting property of your choice. 

There are wide varieties of different types of property available in Mammoth and you need to make sure that you contact a real estate company or agent to provide you with assistance as you look for the property that you want. These agents are highly trained and have vast experience of working in the real estate industry and know the current market trends in this industry.

When looking for property, the real estate companies provide their clients with property listings from which they can select the type of property that they want. Buyers have the chance of choosing the property that suits their lifestyle, budget and needs. Sellers have the chance of getting qualified buyers and tenants for their commercial and residential properties. It is important for you, as a buyer or a seller, to make sure that a reliable team is handling all your selling and buying transactions. This is so because real estate companies focus on the success of their customers in any real estate transaction, which ensures that they meet your specific needs.

Maggie Larson, Broker, Associate can make sure that you receive individualized customer service, which presents you with the chance of getting the best from Mammoth real estate. She insures that you are advised accordingly on different properties to ensure that you make the right choice and decisions. Different properties need different types of approaches when it comes to the processes of buying and selling. Understanding the real estate industry in Mammoth ensures that the real estate...