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Mammoth Fall Century and Grand Fondo

It is now late April and the time to decide if I will put my body through a summer of conditioning to be able to ride the 103 mile course that starts in The Village in Mammoth and ends there sometime between four and ten hours later. The course has a start and finish altitude of 8074 feet. Over the entire race course the gain in altitude is over 6,000 feet. You will not be… Read more.

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

I got involved with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) last year for the first time, after living in Mammoth for 19 years. The only regret I have, is that I waited so long to get involved. Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is a volunteer based nonprofit organization, dedicated to changing the lives of children and adults with disabilities. DSES offers year round sports and activities, which create inspiring challenges which are made possible by providing expert… Read more.

Countdown to Mammoth Mountain Opening Day!

  Mammoth Mountain Opening Day is November 13, 2014! The nights are getting colder, leaves are falling off the trees, and it’s almost time for everyone’s favorite day of the year…Mammoth Mountain Opening Day!! Mammoth Mountain will officially open for the 2014/2015 on Thursday, November 13 at 8:30 a.m. Haven’t experienced a Mammoth Mountain opening day yet? It’s something every skier should experience in their lifetimes. While snow conditions can sometimes be questionable (Mammoth is… Read more.

The Minaret Vista Trail

Minaret Vista – a great trail to enjoy year round! Minaret Vista Trail is a jeep trail located off CA-203, just behind the kiosks at the Minaret Vista overlook.  The vista kiosks define the Minarets, Mt. Ritter and Mt. Banner on the horizon and the Devil’s Postpile and the San Joaquin River Valley area below.  This section of the Inyo National Forest is also home to the John Muir and Ansel Adams Wilderness areas, John… Read more.

Mammoth Mountain Buys Southern California Ski Resort

For months, heck even years, there has been the rumor that Vail Resorts was interested in buying Mammoth.  Depending on who you spoke with here in town – was it going to be a good thing or another corporate conglomerate taking over our little town.  But today the word is out that Mammoth Mountain is the one doing the buying. As of early Wednesday morning, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (owner of Mammoth Mountain and June… Read more.

Mammoth Lakes a Stress-Free Lifestyle

Mammoth Lakes, California is one of the most picturesque locales in the United States. Lucky visitors flock to partake in the splendor of the area during every season of the year, but the truly fortunate choose to call Mammoth Lakes home for all or part of the year. Mammoth Lakes condos offer those individuals desiring a more permanent residence in nature’s serene beauty the stress-free lifestyle that they so crave. When people are gifted with the… Read more.

June Lake, the “Alps” of the Sierra

If you have spent time in Mammoth Lakes during the winter, then I’m sure you’ve heard of June Mountain.  June Mountain is Mammoth’s smaller, sister ski resort that is located in the beautiful town of June Lake, a short 20 minute drive north on highway 395.  During the winter, June Lake offers both downhill skiing and cross country skiing.  On a crowded day at Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain will often have only a few dozen… Read more.

September is the month for Golf in Mammoth Lakes

If you have never taken in a round of golf while in Mammoth Lakes now is the time to do it, September is one of the nicest times to visit Mammoth, the weather is great and the views of the mountains are stunning, from every hole! Sierra Star Golf Course 2001 Sierra Star Parkway Mammoth Lakes, CA  93546 760-924-GOLF (4653) Designed by Cal Olson, Sierra Star Golf Course, is one of the most challenging alpine… Read more.

Denver to Mammoth Lakes Air Service

It’s been a rumor for quite a few years now – Mammoth airport is going to get flights from all over! And the big question has always been when?  Now we know! A few weeks ago, I accidentally got cc’d on an email from John Urdi (Mammoth Lakes Tourism guru) mentioning expanded flight services to Mammoth.  Of course, I immediately let him know that I got the inside scoop on this and if I could… Read more.

The High Sierra on Horseback

Have you experienced the beauty of the High Sierra on horseback yet?  Do you want to go camping in the wilderness but don’t want to hike miles and miles to get there?  Or, like me, do you want to hike but don’t want to carry 30-40 pounds of gear?  If so, you should check out one of the Eastern Sierra’s many pack stations, which offer a variety of day, overnight, and multi-night trips to nearly… Read more.