Savvy skiers and snowboarders have known that Mammoth Mountain offers some of the best and most scenic skiing in the West. It's been a tough start to winter for many mountain resorts, but now that the snow has arrived in northern California, Mammoth is celebrating with winter vacation packages. Woohoo!
The mountain's magnificent setting was recognized as far back as the turn of the 20th century when naturalist John Muir's work led to the establishment of Yosemite National Park. Today, the Eastern Sierra, immortalised in B&W photography by Ansel Adams, remains some of California’s most pristine wilderness. With a snowsports season that can run from early November to the 4th of July at Mammoth, families will find plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes and enjoy the views.
Lift Tickets & Lodging Vacation Deals at Mammoth
Among other offers, families can choose Mammoth Mountain’s "Slopeside Lift and Lodging Deal." In this offer, if you stay two or more nights at one of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s participating lodging properties, your family will receive one lift ticket per day for each guest on the reservation.
This vacation package is priced at from $139/N per person based on double occupancy. While kids stay free at many of the accommodations, you'll have to get in touch with them to price out lift tickets and other perks. This package is valid through May 26, 2012 but with plentiful snow, they may even extend the season. (And prices usually drop at the end of the season, anyway.)
Within Mammoth Lakes are many hotels to suit all tastes and budgets, as well as a large variety of restaurants largely owned by the Mammoth Mountain recreation development. Until recently, however, luxury vacation rental homes have not been available… that is, until the development known as Tallus (800/568-9976) appeared. This private community of 4 and 5 bedroom homes has really expanded the housing pool. Designed with families in mind, Tallus homes include children’s rooms with bunk beds, and their very own dining and play areas. For those seeking romance, hot tubs on covered decks with pine tree views and fireplaces in the living rooms add to the ambiance. Master bedroom suites feature spa tubs and steam showers. The community clubhouse with indoor pool and spa and fireside lounge features a fitness center, as well as an activities room with arcade games, and a ping-pong and pool table, for the young at heart.
In another lodging value, Globe Homes and Condos, manager of vacation rental properties, has an array of 200 quality condos and homes in the shadow of world-class skiing and snowboarding slopes. Book now and save up to 25% off on lodging the rest of the season(some restrictions apply).
Families who don't want to spend all their time on the slopes of this very large ski hill can consider June Mountain, visit the Tamarack Lodge and Resort, try out Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures or Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, or use the Mammoth Mountain Inn as a base. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge and for summer visitors, Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California.
It's easy to get to Mammoth throughout 2012; there are daily (and some twice daily) non-stop flights from San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, via Horizon and United Express Airlines to Mammoth Yosemite Airport with access to Mammoth Lakes. Find more information here: Mammoth Mountain and current packages.
Quick: Free Airfare with Discount Lift + Lodging Ski Packages
Another short-term offer grants visitors who fly in a huge discount because if you book lift tickets and lodging at Mammoth Mountain Inn, you can fly free from San Francisco and San Jose, California. With this offer, which must be booked by January 31, 2012 (hurry!), guests who come for four-night weekday stays pay from $99/person/night and those who come for three-night weekend stays pay from $129/N pp.
For more money, your family can apply for the same package including flights from Los Angeles and Orange County, or San Diego — 4-night stays are required for these. Families will also enjoy the free 1 hour Tubing at Woolly's Adventure Summit and convenience of free Airport shuttle and on-the-resort transportation. To book this package, by phone only, call Mammoth Vacation Specialists at 800/626-6684.
This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.