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December 18, 2013 | Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa Offers New Personalized Ski Valet Service

Sierra Nevada Resort announces Black Tie ski valet service on-site

Skiing Mammoth Mountain just got even easier. The Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa, located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., is announcing a new partnership with Black Tie Ski Rentals as the hotel’s on-site ski valet to offer guests personalized ski rental and valet service. The Black Tie presence at the Sierra Nevada Resort will include a lobby shop with a wide variety of the latest premium ski equipment from top brands such as Atomic, Dynastar, K2, Nordica and Solomon. Black Tie also will provide in-room fittings – customizing equipment for terrain and ability levels – as well as retail sales at the hotel and slope-side equipment delivery and assistance at Mammoth.

“Black Tie is known for its ability to handle all the typical logistical challenges of skiing for a hassle-free experience,” says Sierra Nevada Resort General Manager Brent Truax. “Our focus at Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa is on outstanding customer service throughout a guest’s stay, so joining forces with Black Tie to bring that level of attention to the skiing experience for our guests just made sense.”

The Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa caters to skiing guests with its on-site Black Tie Ski Rentals services and with a complimentary shuttle to whisk skiers directly to the slopes. To further streamline the experience, guests can schedule an appointment with the on-site ski valet online at  and let the Black Tie team do the rest. And Black Tie is providing Sierra Nevada Resort guests with a 20-percent discount on rentals throughout the 2013/2014 ski season (with Dec. 19 – Jan. 5 and February 13 – 23 blackout dates).

Black Tie Ski Rentals is the largest ski rental delivery service in North America. The company’s owner-operated branches provide a convenient, time saving service that allows travelers to skip the rental lines and get fit in the convenience of their accommodations.

December 17, 2013 | The Sierra Nevada Resort Adds Day Spa, Changes Name

Local day spa opens in time for the holidays: gift certificates now available for The Spa at Sierra Nevada Resort 

The Sierra Nevada Resort has added a new 2,500-square-foot spa just in time for the holidays, announced General Manager Brent Truax. With the day spa addition – the first in Mammoth Lakes – the resort also officially changes its name to The Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa.

“We realized a need in Mammoth Lakes for a day spa,” says Truax. “The new spa will cater to guests and locals looking for a massage and steam after a good ski day on the mountain – or people with tired arms and shoulders from carrying their holiday shopping packages who might need a bit of pampering.”

The new spa at the Sierra Nevada Resort includes a rustic-luxe waiting room with juice bar, a steam and sauna, and four treatment rooms with fireplaces designed so guests can enjoy watching the flames while receiving treatments.  The spa will specialize in body treatments and wraps as well as offering relaxing facials. “Our spa offerings will include treatments that infuse local herbs, flora and ingredients we have in the Mammoth area,” says Truax.

Truax brings 20 years of spa background to the new services on offer at the resort. In addition to overseeing the Westin Monache in Mammoth Lakes as General Manager prior to joining the Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa, his past experience includes serving as general manager for The Peaks Resort in Telluride, Colo.; Canyon Ranch Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz.; and the acclaimed Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Skaneateles, N.Y.

“We are currently selling gift certificates for the spa – and we also have gift certificates for Jimmy’s Taverna and Rafters,” says Truax.
Truax adds that the resort is taking reservations for New Year’s Eve. Rafters is offering a four-course tasting menu from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the after party beginning at 9:30 p.m. Jimmy’s is offering a four-course tasting menu for $65. “Both venues are already filling up with reservations and we encourage revelers to make reservations soon.”

November 05, 2013 | Mammoth Mountain Opens November 7

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area opens for the winter season on November 7, 2013.  Make The Sierra Nevada Resort you headquarters for all the Mammoth fun!


The 149-room Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa offers lodging choices from deluxe rooms and fireplace suites to multi-bedroom chalets perfect for families or groups. Amenities include flat screen TVs, free WiFi, cable, coffee makers, down-alternative comforters and triple-sheeted beds in all rooms. Relax and rejuvenate at our new resort day spa, complete with massage and body treatments guaranteed to soothe. The Cub Club will open this December to all little bears that want to play in our new children's activity center, Cub Hollow. Three distinctive restaurants are located on the resort’s six-acre property, including The Red Lantern Chinese, Rafters Restaurant and Lounge; and Jimmy’s Taverna, which opened in December 2012 to acclaim as “the best new restaurant in Mammoth,” specializing in wood-fired seafood and traditional Greek cuisine.

September 30, 2013 | Ski Mammoth and Party with the Rat Pack

The Newly renovated Sierra Nevada Resort provides cozy lodging, Hollywood memorabilia

The Sierra Nevada Resort, located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., announced its 2013 Ski Mammoth package, offering guests the convenience of one-stop shopping with its combination 2 Day lodging/ lift ticket package starting at $189 per person per night. Package includes daily lift ticket to Mammoth Mountain, accommodations at the resort and breakfast. Packages are based on double occupancy and include all taxes and fees.

The Sierra Nevada Resort caters to skiing guests with an official Mammoth Mountain Ski Shop in the lobby that eliminates waiting in line at the mountain for lift tickets, on-site equipment rentals and a shuttle to whisk skiers directly to the slopes. The recently renovated property includes 15 fireplace suites, six 3 bedroom chalets, three restaurants and Duke’s, the intimate bar in the hotel lobby that offers the Mammoth Martini – a classic cocktail inspired by the Rat Pack stars who once considered the resort a Hollywood hideaway. Enjoy this or our famous Ruby Red Sky Cocktail for happy hour by the Grand Fireplace.

Guests will appreciate the Sierra Nevada Resort’s luxurious new room amenities, including heated bathroom floors and toilet seats, soaking tubs, large waterfall showers, kitchenettes, fireplaces, and real leather lounge chairs. In addition, they will enjoy a glimpse of Hollywood’s heyday in and around Mammoth, which has served as the setting for numerous films from Western classics like “True Grit” to contemporary thrillers like Tom Cruise’s “Oblivion.” Photos of vintage movie star guests such as Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and John Wayne line the hallways; and the piano presiding over the lobby once belonged to Carole Lombard, a gift from her husband, Clark Gable. he lobby’s hand-hewn antique bar back, more than 100 years old, was discovered in Long Island and installed at the Sierra Nevada Resort, where it was named Duke's Bar & Fireside Lounge, after John Wayne. “The Duke” was known to stay at the hotel with his buddies for hunting and fishing trips.

Nearby ski area legend Mammoth Mountain received the #5 position on Outside magazine’s most recent “Top North American Resorts” list, which described it as “the cool kid on the ski-resort scene,” going on to say: “With more than a dash of California edge, eight terrain parks, and regulars like Shaun White … this Eastern Sierra snow spot (400 inches per season with 300 days of sun) blows most other hills out of the water.” Non-stop winter flights are available to Mammoth Yosemite Airport – just 10 minutes from Mammoth Lakes – from L.A., San Diego, Orange County and San Francisco.

Just a short drive from Mammoth Mountain – and walking distance to Mammoth Lakes’ restaurants and shops – the 149-room rustic-luxe Sierra Nevada Resort offers lodging choices from deluxe rooms and fireplace suites to multi-bedroom chalets perfect for families or groups. Amenities include flat screen TVs, free WiFi, cable, coffee makers, down-alternative comforters and triple-sheeted beds in all rooms. Three distinctive restaurants are located on the resort’s six-acre property, including The Red Lantern, with Asian fusion dining; Rafters Restaurant and Lounge; and Jimmy’s Taverna, which opened in December 2012 to acclaim as “the best new restaurant in Mammoth,” specializing in wood-fired seafood and traditional Greek cuisine.