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The Beautiful Sierra’s

The slow life? Driving up the 395 I start to relax as I pass through all the small towns as I head back to mammoth.  It has been 6 years since moving up here full time and every time I see the Sierras covered in white snow or wildflowers I smile knowing this is the place I call home. My husband and I still have a residence in Santa Monica but we go to less… Read more.

Bringing the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy to Mammoth Lakes

For years Mammoth Lakes has been expanding the locals need for new found physical activities to keep us busy year round not just seasonally. When visiting Mammoth you’ll find so much more than just the great outdoors. Many locals find time for the occasional gym class, or yoga class, or even if the day hasn’t been filled with enough outdoor activity a little Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. For anyone that has been around Brazilian Jiu Jitsu… Read more.

Mammoth Winter Storm 2011-2012

So the first big storm has hit Mammoth since last year which left us with just under 5ft of snow. Mammoth Mountain is now proud to announce that it is 100% open with good coverage. And as I write this another storm has come in to hit Mammoth with another fresh layer of the white stuff. There is still plenty of winter ahead and hopefully March will bring in some more snow as well. Were… Read more.

A Different Winter Activity!

With a small child in tow, I don’t always get to enjoy downhill skiing on a powder day. So after the last storm my husband loaded our nine month old into the backpack and went cross country skiing to Minaret Vista. After skiing uphill for a little more than a mile on an ungroomed trail, we were rewarded with beautiful vistas of the Minarets, Banner and Ritter Peaks (our son is named after Ritter!) and… Read more.

Thank You

Another big thank you goes to the MES PTO for our spaghetti dinner – especially Nicole Godoy, for her hard work in coordinating the event; and Kim and Sean Frank and Leslie O’Berry for volunteering to serve the food.  CJ’s Grill volunteered their time, too, and made some wonderful sauces and pasta! Resort Property Realty also made a donation toward the costs of the event, for which we are very thankful. We had about 200… Read more.

Mammoth Lakes 2011 Housing Report

As a follower of economics, the adjacent graph of Mammoth Lakes Real Estate median home prices for the last 10 years is the “perfect” bell shape curve. While there are many criterion that one can use to track market performance this graph is based on median sales price. In 2002, the median sold price for Mammoth condominiums was $248,750 and for single homes it was $491,250. At the height of the market, these prices were… Read more.

Mammoth Lakes, CA Neighborhood Guide

This Mammoth Lakes, CA Neighborhood Real Estate Guide is designed to help you select the right neighborhood to buy your new house in and around the Mammoth Lakes area. Altis Luxury Condos: The Altis Luxury Condominiums are 4 Contemporary Townhome style condos with attached double garage that are true Mammoth ski-in/ski-out condos. Aspen Springs: Located to the south of Lake Crowley (South East of Mammoth Lakes) the Aspen Springs neighborhood is a high end luxury… Read more.

Lundy Lake Ice Skating

We’ve had great blue skies for the past few weeks and below freezing temps that have turned our local lakes into gigantic, beautiful ice rinks. Today the Godoys met up with some other local families and went ice skating at Lundy Lake (which is actually a dammed up reservoir with amazing views near Lee Vining) The lake was crystal clear and smooth as glass. The “ping, gong” of the ice undulating, or as Fiona described… Read more.

Learning to Fly 102

So now that last month we learned the best way to book a ticket for a connecting flight lets talk about the 30 minute rule. First off most airlines have a 30 minute rule meaning that 30 minutes prior to departure they will not let you check in for a flight. This is very important as even in a small airport the companies policy still is in effect. Mammoth is no exception in that the… Read more.

Winter In Mammoth 2012

As cold weather arrives, we Eastsiders start looking for winter activities to enjoy while we’re still waiting on the snow. Rarely, a Mammoth winter starts out cold but with little snow, and the ice gets thick and glassy on the alpine lakes. This is turning out to be one of those years! Yesterday my family set out (with dog and baby in tow) to find skateable ice, preferably on a lake surrounded by beautiful mountains…. Read more.