Mammoth Mountain California (US)

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Transportation Summary:

Closest Airport: MMH
Reno NV Airport: RNO
International Airport: LAX
Train Station: N/A

Virtual Tours:

Virtual Tour of the Mammoth Mountain double black diamond Avalanche Chute Two run
Avi Chute II

Virtual Tour of the Mammoth Mountain double black diamond Phillipe's Chute run
Phillipe's Chute

Virtual Tour of Mammoth Mountain back country Hole in the Wall
Hole in the Wall

Virtual Tour of Mammoth Mountain Hemlocks hike
Hemlocks Hike

Virtual Tour of Mammoth Village
Mammoth Village

Skiing Trees POV Video:
POV Video of skiing the trees off of lift 12 at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

Mammoth Upper Terrain Video:
POV Video of skiing the upper terrain off of lift 23 at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

Video Tour of Hole In The Wall:
Video Tour of Hole In The Wall at Mammoth Mountain CA Ski Resort

Mammoth Weather:

Mammoth Mascot:
Woolly, the Mammoth Mountain mascot

Mammoth Mountain Location:

Mammoth Mountain is located outside the town of Mammoth Lakes California in the Central-Eastern part of the state about 300 miles from Los Angeles. Mammoth Mountain is located in Mono County near Yosemite National Park (closed in winter) and about 165 miles South of Lake Tahoe. The drive from Los Angeles covers the California high desert to the Sierra Mountains. The transition from the desert to high mountains is a gradually changing scenic and interesting drive.

The drive along highway 395 will take you past the Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History. The area was once a popular location for filming westerns. The Dow Hotel on Main Street in Lone Pine hosted many of those film stars like Gene Autry, Errol Flynn, Robert Michum and Wayne Rogers. As you travel North of Lone Pine California, you will pass the former Manzanar War Relocation Center where thousands of people of Japanese descent were interned. It is the landmark with the wooden tower, stone guard stations, a pale green gymnasium and a few scattered buildings. This is where over 10,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. The center was closed in 1945.

South of Bishop California you will approach the turn-off for the Keough's Hot Springs at the foot of the Sierra Nevada's. Established in 1919, with it's heyday in the 20's and 30's, it is the largest natural hot springs pool in the Eastern Sierra. The greater area is home to many lakes popular with the anglers during the summer months (Convict Lake, Crowley Lake, Silver Lake, Lake Mary, Twin Lakes, June Lake and of course Mammoth Lakes).

Continuing about an hour North of Bishop you will encounter your destination of Mammoth Lakes California, home to Mammoth Mountain ski resort.

Map of Mammoth Lakes CA:
Google Map

Mammoth Mountain (main lodge gondola):

Mammoth Lakes, California United States 93546
Latitude: 37.65127
Longitude: -119.03792

Directions to Mammoth Mountain:

Most of the skiers at Mammoth drove five to seven hours from the Southern California population centers of Los Angeles and San Diego.

  • From Los Angeles: (307 miles)
    • Interstate 405 North (toward Sacramento)
    • Interstate 5 north
    • CA Hwy 14 North (toward Palmdale / Lancaster)
    • Hwy 14 becomes US Hwy 395 North to the Mammoth Lakes exit (CA 203 / Minaret Rd.)
    Note: The towns of Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine and Bishop are know speed traps.
  • From San Diego: (375 miles)
    • Interstate 15 North
    • US Hwy 395 North to the Mammoth Lakes exit (CA 203 / Minaret Rd.)
  • From San Francisco and Sacramento: (320 miles)
    • Interstate 8
    • SR 207 Kingsbury Grade cutoff
    • US Hwy 395 South to the Mammoth Lakes exit (CA 203 / Minaret Rd.)
  • From Las Vegas: (310 miles)
    • Interstate 15 North
    • US 95 North
    • Hwy 266 West and turn a slight left to SR 168
    • US Hwy 395 North to the Mammoth Lakes exit (CA 203 / Minaret Rd.)
  • From Reno Nevada: A 165 mile drive. (You'll be on the snow after a three hour drive)
    (Reno/Tahoe Int. Airport: RNO Phone: 775-328-6870)
    • US Hwy 395 North to the Mammoth Lakes exit (CA 203 / Minaret Rd.)


Mammoth Mountain has parking at the base area of the mountain and along the access roads. It is typical on the weekends to have the lots fill up forcing one to park along the access road. One has the option to walk or wait for a shuttle. There are multiple shuttle to pick you up and transport you between base areas or to pick-up or drop-off along the road. It is preferred that one leave the vehicle at the condo or hotel and take the free town shuttle.

Road conditions:

Mammoth-Yosemite Airport

Mammoth-Yosemite Airport

Air Travel:

Mammoth Yosemite Airport: (MMH) Local airport mostly for small private aircraft. Also served by United Airlines and Horizon/Alaska Air from Los Angeles (LAX), Orange County (SNA), San Diego (SAN), San Jose (SJC) and San Francisco (SFO).
Airport located on US Hwy 395. Phone: 760-934-3825

  • US Hwy 395 North to the Mammoth Lakes exit (CA 203 / Minaret Rd.)

Private aircraft available from Hot Creek Aviation.

Mammoth airport shuttle services:

Rental cars also available from Enterprise (1-760-924-1094) and Hertz (1-760-924-2271)

Other transportation options:

Shatzs bakery

Schats's Bakery in the town of Bishop, is a traditional stop on the way home to pick up some food for the ride home. This Dutch themed bakery is a source for cinnamon bread, dark volkoren bread, mule bread, beer bread, sourdough bread, sheepherder bread, ... and for fresh sandwiches.

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