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March 20, 2019 | Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Winter Playground Extends Through July 4

Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa offers skiers, riders a relaxing spring-into-summer oasis

Mammoth Mountain skiing will be open through the 4th of July this year, and the lodge-style Sierra Nevada Resort makes the perfect home base for a getaway (ski photo courtesy of Mammoth Mountain).

Mammoth Lakes, California – March 20, 2019 – A best-kept secret of Los Angeles snow lovers, Mammoth Mountain Resort in Mammoth Lakes, California, regularly offers some of the longest spring season skiing around. But with some 20 feet of fresh snow in the past six weeks, Mammoth announced its 2019 season will be open for skiing and riding through at least July 4. Indeed, February 2019 rated as the snowiest February for the mountain and the third snowiest month ever recorded – allowing Mammoth to boast the most snow in North America – and the snow keeps on falling. So no need to stow ski gear for the season come April; months more of great skiing await at Mammoth – with no better place to stay than stylishly rustic Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa in the heart of Mammoth Lakes. Just a quick drive to the mountain and easy walking distance to dining, shopping and nightlife, the Sierra Nevada Resort was named one of “California’s Best Ski Resorts and Inns” by L.A. Biz.

Spring is an awesome time to hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain. From late March to the end of the season, the winter crowds dwindle, conditions remain incredible, days become longer and warmer, and off-season pricing takes effect. Springtime in the Eastern Sierra traditionally brings warm, sunny days and cool, subfreezing nights. This daily freeze-thaw weather cycle and the high elevation of Mammoth Mountain combine to create some of the best and most dependable spring and late season skiing conditions in North America. And, in true southern California fashion—you can pick up a fish taco or spicy burrito at the top of the mountain before heading down.

The perfect home base for snowy adventures, the Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa makes it easy and convenient to get ready for the mountain with on-site Black Tie Ski Rentals, just down the hall from the lobby, ready to custom-fit guests with the latest ski and snowboard rental equipment. And Black Tie techs are just a phone call away should one need assistance on the slope – they’ll actually meet guests up on the hill.

While February snowfall got crazy outside at Sierra Nevada Resort, inside they were keeping it cozy.

Bring the fam! There’s a relaxed vibe on the mountain in spring and early summer and it’s a great place to take the kiddos for their first trip down the slopes. Lift tickets are only $28 for kids 5-12 and those under 5 ski free. Mammoth Lakes is full of slopeside barbecues in the springtime and hosts the annual Pond Skim, when crazily costumed skiers and snowboarders straight-line across a 110-foot pond. Mammoth Lakes also has a plethora of great hiking and bike trails for later in the day after a day on the slopes. And Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa is also known for its family-welcoming style.

Sierra Nevada Resort guests looking to take part in other winter activities in the Mammoth Lakes area can navigate a snowmobile through Inyo National Forest or enjoy the family fun at Mammoth’s Woolly’s Tube Park. The resort is also only minutes from surrounding natural wonders including Devils Postpile National Monument, as well as Convict, Crowley and Mono lakes, and Yosemite National Park. And after a day spent running around town, come back to Sierra Nevada Resort and visit their spa—the only full-service hotel spa in the Mammoth Lakes area.

Family fun from Woolly’s Tube Park (photo Mammoth Mountain) to nearby Rainbow Falls hiking (photo courtesy of VisitMammoth.com)

Resort guests are treated with an endless list of services and amenities at the Sierra Nevada, all with the comfort of staying in a cozy mountain home. Overnight options for the 148-room resort include a stay at The Lodge, in one of their Deluxe Rooms or Fireplace Suites, or in the newly remodeled Resort Chalets for the finest mountain living. And dining on-site represents three distinct culinary experiences and an award-winning wine program. The stylishly rustic Rafters Restaurant serves innovative takes on seasonally inspired New American cuisine, while Jimmy’s Taverna – named a “Mountain Retreat Taking Wine to New Heights” by Wine Spectator – specializes in Mediterranean-inspired fresh seafood and wood-grilled meats and the Red Lantern offers authentic, made-from-scratch Chinese cuisine with an extensive roster of inventive vegan and vegetarian options.

Spring rates at Sierra Nevada Lodge & Spa start at $99 for lodge rooms midweek, $119 weekends.

About Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa
Located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, California, near Mammoth Mountain, Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa is a premier Mammoth lodging named one of 12 of “California’s Best Ski Resorts and Inns” by L.A. Biz. Designed with classic Sierras rustic lodge-style appeal, the 148-room Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa includes 15 fireplace suites and six three-bedroom chalets. Pampering amenities at the hotel include heated bathroom floors and toilet seats, soaking tubs, large waterfall showers, kitchenettes, fireplaces and real leather lounge chairs as well as an on-property full-service spa and three distinctive restaurants, including the popular Jimmy’s Taverna, named a “Mountain Retreat Taking Wine to New Heights” by Wine Spectator. Boasting a star-studded Hollywood history including as a former Rat Pack hangout, the resort also features Clark Gable’s piano in the lobby and Duke’s Bar & Fireside Lounge named for John Wayne, who used to meet hunting and fishing buddies there. For additional information, visit thesierranevadaresort.com.  

Media contact: Anne McGregor Parsons, Word PR + Marketing, anne@wordprmarketing.com, 307.734.5335

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February 19, 2019 | Jazz, Bluesapalooza and More: Mammoth Lakes Is Hotspot for Summer Music

Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa offers festival-goers a kick-back-and-relax luxury escape

Bluesapalooza among the pines in Mammoth Lakes, California (photo VisitMammoth.com)

Mammoth Lakes, California – February 19, 2019 – With summer festivals commencing July 4th weekend and continuing through Labor Day, Mammoth Lakes, California, offers a hot travel destination for music lovers of all genres, beer enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. And while sipping and listening among the pines there’s no better place to stay than the rustic-luxe Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa, located in the heart of town within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, those crystal-clear alpine lakes and, most importantly, the music.

Nothing says summer like listening to live concerts outdoors amid stunning scenery with a cold drink in hand, and Mammoth Lakes has no shortage of options for just that, including these five music festivals scheduled for summer 2019:

Mammoth Jazzfest
July 5-6, 2019
Non-ticketed and free for all, Jazzfest focuses on a collaboration of contemporary, fusion, Latin and other genres of jazz. http://www.mammothjazzfest.org

Jazz by the Creek
July 7, 2019
This outdoor live concert features world-acclaimed musicians under the stars at Mammoth Lakes’ historic Hayden Cabin. https://mammothmuseum.org/jazz/

Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
August 1-4, 2019
With over 60 craft breweries and cideries pouring more than 150 beers and ciders from around the country, this is the largest craft beer and music festival in the region, featuring more than 20 bands on two stages performing blues, rock, R&B and soul. http://mammothbluesbrewsfest.com/

Mammoth Rocks & A Taste of the Sierra
August 23-24, 2019
Admission is free for this roundup of performances by tribute bands, all of which have won numerous awards and are recognized as gifted musicians and great entertainers. http://mammothrocks.com/

Mammoth Rock N’ Rye
August 30-September 1, 2019
As part of Outside on the Eastside—celebrating arts, culture and recreation—Mammoth Rock N' Rye offers three days of free live music, two tasting events from 30+ distilleries and endless fun. http://mammothrocknrye.com/

L to R: Mammoth Lakes’ music-in-nature summer festival Main Stage; Sierra Nevada’s lodge-luxe lobby.

Why stay anywhere other than downtown close to the action? The family-owned Sierra Nevada Resort in the jaw-droppingly gorgeous Mammoth Lakes area is ideally situated downtown, a few minutes from festivals by car or trolley. The lodging also sits mere minutes from such surrounding natural wonders as Devils Postpile National Monument, as well as Convict, Crowley and Mono lakes, and Yosemite National Park.

Resort guests are treated to the country-cozy mountain-lodge ambience of the friendly and attentive Sierra Nevada Lodge, with its hand-hewn alpine lobby bar featuring oversized fireplaces and hand-woven rugs. Overnight options for the 149-room resort include comfortably appointed lodge rooms, as well as the extensively remodeled fireplace suites – with their king-sized beds, resort-style kitchens accented by granite countertops, deep-soaking tubs in bathrooms with heated floors and toilet seats, and sink-into-soft leather chairs – and, perfect for groups, the spacious condo-style chalets, each one a luxurious bi-level townhome accommodating 8-10.

L to R: Bluesapalooza headliner the legendary Buddy Guy; Twin Lakes

On-site dining at SNR represents three distinct culinary experiences and an award-winning wine program. The stylishly rustic Rafters Restaurant serves innovative takes on seasonally inspired New American cuisine, while Jimmy’s Taverna specializes in Mediterranean-inspired fresh seafood and wood-grilled meats and the Red Lantern offers authentic, made-from-scratch Chinese cuisine with an extensive roster of inventive vegan and vegetarian options and a richly styled space.

Rates at Sierra Nevada Lodge & Spa during the summer months start at $129 for lodge rooms midweek, $209 weekends.

About Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa
Located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, California, near Mammoth Mountain, the 149-room rustic-luxe Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa includes 15 fireplace suites and six three-bedroom chalets. Pampering amenities at the hotel include heated bathroom floors and toilet seats, soaking tubs, large waterfall showers, kitchenettes, fireplaces, and real leather lounge chairs as well as an on-property full-service spa and three distinctive restaurants. For additional information, visit www.thesierranevadaresort.com

Media contact: Anne McGregor Parsons, Word PR + Marketing, anne@wordprmarketing.com, 307.734.5335.

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January 22, 2019 | New Daily Nonstop Flights to Mammoth Offer Perfect California Ski Getaway

Affordable rates, old Hollywood history at Sierra Nevada Resort now from anywhere in U.S.

New daily flights from Denver, LA and San Francisco make for easy connections to the perfect Cali ski getaway – including a stay at lodge-luxe Sierra Nevada Resort (airplane image: Mammoth Mountain).

Mammoth Lakes, California – January 22, 2019 – With the announcement of new daily nonstop United Airlines flights from Denver, LA and San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes this winter, skiers from across the U.S. who need a mountain getaway can find themselves enjoying dinner in furry boots surrounded by the Sierra Nevada’s famous snow and jaw-dropping scenery. The new flights mean swifter connections from anywhere in the country toward buckling on ski boots to enjoy Mammoth’s more than 3,500 acres and famously long season. “Mammoth Lakes has captured the imagination of skiers and snowboarders from around the world,” John Urdi, Executive Director of Mammoth Lakes Tourism told OntheSnow about the new airline routes that include daily year-round nonstop flights from LA and seasonal nonstop daily flights from Denver and San Francisco.

And for travelers seeking affordable, centrally located lodging for their California ski vacation, the Sierra Nevada Resort, boasting the perfect combination of convenience and rustic charm, is just a10-minute drive from Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

The amenity-packed offerings at the Sierra Nevada Resort include suites with stone gas fireplaces flanked by two overstuffed leather chairs, a full kitchen and dining area. Rustic décor includes pine planks and beams, plaid blankets and retro skiing posters on the walls. Meanwhile the on-site Spa offers a variety of services, great for after a day in the snow, including deep tissue, hot stone and sports massages.

Cozy rooms loaded with amenities at the Sierra Nevada Resort, plus on-site dining at Jimmy’s Taverna and Black Tie Ski Rentals offer guests a hassle-free experience.

On-site ski and snowboard gear rentals from Black Tie Ski Rentals and transportation to Mammoth Mountain ensure a hassle-free ski experience for guests of the Sierra Nevada Resort. After a great day on the mountain, guests can head back to the hotel for a fun and relaxed après scene at Duke’s Bar, named after John Wayne, who spent time at the resort with his buddies. Duke’s Bar is located just off the lobby of the resort, which also boasts a pool table and giant crackling fire.

For dinner, the Sierra Nevada Resort’s terrific on-site dining options include Jimmy’s Taverna, offering fresh seafood and Greek cuisine and Rafters Restaurant & Lounge with modern, casual American fare and a variety of nightly music and entertainment. Both restaurants have been honored with industry awards for their innovative wine cellars.

About Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa
Located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, California, near Mammoth Mountain, the 148-room rustic-luxe Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa includes 15 fireplace suites and six three-bedroom chalets. Pampering amenities at the hotel include heated bathroom floors and toilet seats, soaking tubs, large waterfall showers, kitchenettes, fireplaces and real leather lounge chairs as well as an on-property full-service spa and restaurants on the resort’s six-acre property, Rafters Restaurant and Lounge, and Jimmy’s Taverna. For additional information, visit www.thesierranevadaresort.com

Media contact: Anne McGregor Parsons, Word PR + Marketing, anne@wordprmarketing.com, 307.734.5335

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May 14, 2018 | Jimmy’s Taverna at Sierra Nevada Resort Named a Top Mountain Retreat for Wine

Mammoth Lakes restaurant honored by Wine Spectator for “Taking Wine to New Heights”

Chip Ermish, wine director at Jimmy’s Taverna at Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa. The restaurant’s award-winning wine selections include intriguing cost-effective bottles from Greece, Lebanon, Syria and the Pacific Northwest.

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. — May 14, 2018 —Wine Spectator has recognized the Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa’s on-site restaurant Jimmy’s Taverna in Mammoth Lakes, California, as one of “15 Mountain Retreats Taking Wine to New Heights.” Listed among mountain resorts from Tennessee to California, the article celebrates the restaurant for its diverse 475-bottle wine list, and its “fresh approach to mountain-resort dining.”

Chip Ermish, wine director at both Jimmy’s Taverna and Rafters, another on-site restaurant at the Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa, says the Wine Spectator article is an honor, noting that both restaurants also appear on the magazine’s awards list at the highly selective two-wineglass “Best of” level. Given to destinations for “serious wine lovers,” according to Wine Spectator, the “Best of Award of Excellence” level is reserved for wine lists typically offering 350 or more selections that “display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation.”

“We have worked hard to build one of the best wine lists in the Sierras and we are proud to have demonstrated the deep commitment to wine required to receive Wine Spectator’s two-wineglass ‘Best of’ award,” Chip says, adding that “our status in the wine world would not be possible without the support of owner Jim Demetriades in allowing us the freedom to grow the list in new and creative ways.”

Chip designed the Jimmy’s Taverna wine list to pair with the fresh flavors found within the restaurant’s Mediterranean and seafood-focused menu. With attractively priced bottles from Greece, Lebanon, Syria and other unexpected areas, he says the list encourages guests to taste outside their comfort zone: “We’re exposing people to more than just the standard European wines. We’ve really gone global and have chosen wines to match up with our Mediterranean cuisine.”

The list also features a wide variety of California wines, and Chip was featured in Market Watch for introducing guests often already well-versed in California selections to an impressive array of quality offerings from Washington state, which he has called “wine’s next frontier.”

Jimmy’s Taverna offers an award-winning wine list, Mediterranean menu and a charming ambience.

Ranging from $30 to $2,000 per bottle, the wine list at Jimmy’s Taverna offers world-class wines for any budget. Chip makes a conscious effort to expose guests to new wines without breaking the bank.

“The last thing I want is for our guests to come in and stop breathing once they see the prices on my wine list,” he says. “I go out of my way to make them comfortable and try new wines, and they’re thrilled that they’re getting world class wine at a fair price.”

About Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa:
Located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, California, near Mammoth Mountain, the 149-room rustic-luxe Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa includes 15 fireplace suites and six three-bedroom chalets. Pampering amenities at the hotel include heated bathroom floors and toilet seats, soaking tubs, large waterfall showers, kitchenettes, fireplaces, and real leather lounge chairs as well as an on-property full-service spa. 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, specializing in wood-fired seafood and traditional Greek cuisine. For additional information, visit thesierranevadaresort.com.

Media contact: Anne Parsons, Word PR + Marketing, anne@wordprmarketing.com, 303.777.7667

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