Summer in the Mountains: Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

Escape the heat and the crowds of Southern California this summer to escape to this mountain paradise.

Southern California’s mountain resort gem and easy getaway for Los Angelenos, Mammoth Mountain, has much to offer in the summer. Like its resort neighbors to the north, Mammoth also boasts a lake—or several, actually, Mammoth Lakes—with all manner of summer exploits on tap.

Golf at Mammoth Mountain
Summer Golfing at Mammoth Mountain.Photo: Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

Summer Dates: May 24-close

Event of the Summer: Mammoth Wine Weekend, Aug. 16-18, 2019. Wine and dine around the village with tastings, winemaker dinners, a wine walk, and live music at this event that features more than 30 wineries.

Choose Your Own Adventure:

Mountain Biking at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resorts
Mountain Biking at MammothPhoto: Mammoth Mountain Ski Resorts

• Scenic gondola rides fly tourists up the mountain to 11,053 feet, where they can eat, explore, take in views, or visit an interactive exhibit center.
• Miles of hiking trails are accessible from the base, mid-mountain, and the top of the gondola.
• Mammoth also offers some of the most diverse mountain biking terrain in the U.S.; its lift-serviced bike park contains over 80 miles of singletrack, with terrain and designated areas for all abilities.
• The mountain’s golf course is nestled between mountains and lakes, offering pristine playing space for its 18-hole, par-70 course.
• Kids will enjoy the Adventure Center, where a rock climbing wall, zip line and bungee trampoline await.
• Older children to teens can participate in Mammoth’s overnight summer camps, where they play and explore in a traditional summer camp setting in the High Sierras.
Mammoth Mountain stays buzzing with events all summer, from concerts to motocross events.
• Close by, the Lakes Basin and local rivers offer world-class trout fishing and spectacular views to hike and bike by the water.
• Horseback riding is also available at the resort—explore the backcountry with a leisurely sense of adventure.


Editor’s Note: All event dates have been updated for the 2019 summer season.