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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...

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. 
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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.

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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...