Mammoth Events for May 2006


May 4, 2006

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA - (News Release) - Looks like we're skiing until July 4th again this year. But don't wait that long to enjoy all that Mammoth has going on this month. With the mountain reporting a 15 to 17 foot base and fresh powder, packed powder, and machine-groomed snow, now is the time to get in some super spring skiing. The weather is awesome - sunny, clear, and just warm enough to hang with friends outside. Although the Canyon Lodge and Little Eagle lodges' are now closed, the Main Lodge stays open through July 4. And there are some great pro-rider competitions and camps this month on the Mountain. Now for you non-skiers, there's plenty to do as the weather warms and the trails start to melt out. Most importantly, the 2006 Fishing Season has begun! Many of the lakes and streams at lower elevations are in prime condition for early season fishing. Alper's is stocking Convict Lake, Crowley, and June Lake, so the fishing is bound to be great, along with some spectacular weather for the whole family to enjoy. Remember to plan and book your Mammoth Lakes early. Summer weekends are filling up fast. Don't wait to the last minute or drive up without any reservations at all. There are so many fun things to do up here; check it all out below. So when ya drivin' up?

Convict Lake Season Opener Fishing Derby

Monday May 1 - June 15

Dust off those poles and try to hook the big one! The entire month of May through mid-June is Convict Lake's Spring Trout Derby. And on May 28th, the resort will host a horseshoe tournament and BBQ. Alpers will stock the lake with tagged fish and there will be prizes for largest fish between listed dates. Check out the City Concierge Fisherman's Special if you're planning to catch the one that got away last year!

Organizer: Convict Lake Resort
Phone: 760-934-3800

Mammoth's 5th Annual West Coast Invitational
Friday May 5 - Saturday May 6

Mammoth's 5th Annual West Coast Invitational is back. Skiing and snowboarding's best riders come together at Mammoth Mountain for unique contests and a fun time in the great spring weather!

Friday, May 5 - Cinco de Mayo Fiesta de la Pipa. The inaugural halfpipe event will feature the talents of 20 pro snowboard riders - by invitation only - including Mammoth team riders and Olympians Danny Kass, Mason Aguirre, and many more. Held at the Main Lodge.
Saturday, May 6 - Fourth Annual Orage Masters. The Orage Masters has been voted "Best Spring Party" two years in a row by Freeskier Magazine. Created to bring fun and excitement back into skiing, this contest offers a format that no other can match. Media, ski companies, and their athletes all come together to celebrate the passing of winter 2006 with an event you're sure to remember.

West Coast Invitational Rail Jam at the Village at Mammoth
Saturday, May 6

Invitation-only Pro riders will compete for $10,000 dollars in cash as they master the huge urban rail set-up by Mammoth Unbound. See the world's best snowboarders push their limits under the night lights in the Village at Mammoth. Live music, the top riders in the circuit, and give-a-ways all start at 5:00 pm. See if last year's champion, Mike Casanova, can hold his title against this year's top competition - Eddie Wall, Danny Kass, Marc Frank Montoya, Bjorn Leines, and others.

Organizer: The Village at Mammoth
Phone: 760-924-1575

Chamber Unbound Presents the Felici Piano Trio
Saturday, May 6

CHAMBER MUSIC UNBOUND presents the Felici Piano Trio and special guests, cellist Toby Saks and violist Charlton Lee in "From Russia with Love" Music of Vivaldi, Borodin, Arensky." St. Joseph's Church in Mammoth Lakes, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$15/$6, available at the door, online at

Organizer: Chamber Music Unbound

Telemark Camp
Saturday, May 27 - Monday, May 29

It's the cream-of-the-crop in the Tele-skiingg world. Come experience and learn from the best during a weekend of free-heel merriment that includes two days of "all-day" Telemark instruction with "star quality" instructors, and a day in the backcountry with Urmas Franosch (P.S.I.A. Telemark Demo Team member), and many others at the top in their field. More information and registration for the event is at


More Activities at Mammoth

Mule Days in Bishop
Memorial Day Weekend May 23-28

Sierra Star Golf Course Projected Opening Day
Friday, May 26
Organizer: Sierra Star Golf Course
Phone: 760-924-4653

Mean Mountain Run - Motorcycle Festival
June 23-25

Projected Dates for the Mammoth Moto Cross
Thursday, June 15 - Sunday, June 25
The tradition continues on - the Ford Mammoth Motocross will rise again this year on the famed track.
Motocross Office: Laurey Carlson
Phone: 760-934-0605

July 4th Weekend of Fun
July 12-16 Mammoth Jazz Jubilee
July 29-30 The Fireman's Races
August 4-5 Bluesapalooza and Festival of Beer
September 1-4 - $1,000,000 Trout Stock

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