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May 20, 2014 | Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa rated “excellent” by 160 travelers

May 20, 2014 | TripAdvisor awards Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence.

TripAdvisor is delighted to award Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence.


This prestigious award recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. Showcase it to guests and staff with pride!

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.”