Mammoth Seasons at Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth ski resort is located in Eastern California, along the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. In 2005 the resort was bought by Starwood Capital Group and sold in 2017 to a partnership of Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners, later named Alterra Mountain Company.

Mammoth Mountain is renowned for having one of the longest seasons in North America. On average this starts from the beginning of November until the end of May. Mammoth is also often a popular California ski resort option due to less reliance on snow making, longer seasons and heavier winter precipitation than its southern neighbours.

Some Mammoth Snowy Season Stats:

  • 2016-2017 season opened on 8th November and did not close until 6th August
  • 1994-95 season was Mammoth Mountain’s longest ever, over ten months, with the resort operating from 8th October until 13th August
  • 2016-2017 season was the second snowiest on record, with 16 metres of snow and it stayed open until 6th August 2017
  • 2010-2011 was the resort record for snowfall with 17 metres
  • January 2017 was the snowiest month in Mammoth history, with over 6 metres in one month

Fly Direct to Mammoth

As of January 2020, a direct flight service into Mammoth Mountain is now available. The ski resort is just 10 minutes from the airport (with transfers being free). So that’s less flying and more skiing! The resort is also a 5 hour drive from Las Angeles.

Family Friendly – Where’s Woolly?

If you make it to Mammoth, make sure to look out for the Woolly mascot! He can be found skiing around the mountain, taking pictures with guests and leading events and children’s parades. According to Powder Magazine, Woolly is the 8th-best mascot!

Travelplan is now taking early enquiries for next year’s 21/22 ski season at Mammoth, with many resorts offering a price freeze guarantee or a waiting list. Enquire now with one of Travelplan’s experienced consultants.