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How to Land a Mammoth Family Ski Vacation that Stays In-bounds on Budget

The Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa grooms the way to fun and affordable family stay

Families love the ski-lodge styling and laid-back friendly vibe of the Sierra Nevada Resort and nearby Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Mammoth Lakes, California – September 11, 2019 – No doubt about it, ski trips are fabulous memory-making experiences, but they aren’t cheap. The travel, gear, tickets and lodging can add up quickly in resorts boasting the best snow and conditions in the country, like Mammoth Mountain. The Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa, located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, makes it as easy as possible for families to enjoy a comfortable, affordable stay with a variety of family-friendly amenities that make the snow days fun and hassle free. With lodge rooms starting at $119/night for an early-season November stay – Mammoth opening day is November 9, 2019 – travelers seeking affordable, centrally located lodging near Mammoth Mountain will find Sierra Nevada Resort a best bet.

The ideal home base for snowy adventures, the Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa makes it simple to get ready for a day on the mountain with perks such as on-site Black Tie Ski Rentals, ready to custom-fit guests with the latest ski and snowboard rental equipment. Once on the slopes, Black Tie techs are just a phone call away should anyone require assistance with their gear. Resort guests can also purchase lift tickets on-site and enjoy complimentary shuttle service to and from Mammoth Mountain. And IKON pass holders can ski Mammoth – kids under 4 ski free – while enjoying discounts at mountain shops and restaurants.

A recent post from Brave Ski Mom offers five reasons to ski Mammoth, sharing her family’s firsthand experiences and appreciating Mammoth Lakes’ small-town vibe as a “friendly and happy” place – while vowing to come back for more. And the folks at Sierra Nevada Resort, equally known for their family-friendly can-do approach will help smooth the way to a memorable family ski vacation.

Mammoth Lakes offers a fun and friendly California family ski vacation destination with Sierra Nevada Resort as the perfect convenient in-town lodging option (photo from

With daily nonstop United Airlines flights from Denver, LA, and San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes this winter, many travelers can get out of the city and into the scenic snowy mountains in just a couple of hours. And for travelers flying into Mammoth or Yosemite airports, the Sierra Nevada Resort also offers complimentary airport transportation. For those driving to help save on travel costs, the scenic route to Mammoth Lakes provides great stops and views along the way. And parking is free at the Sierra Nevada Resort.

For both advanced skiers and for families looking to get the kiddos out on the slopes to earn their ski legs, Mammoth Mountain averages 400 inches of snow during the winter and has 3,500 acres of terrain with 25% of that designated for beginners. The trio of on-site lodges at Mammoth offers family-friendly activities and accessibility. Meanwhile, families can enjoy other snowy activities such as exciting high-speed snow tubing at Woolly’s Tube Park & Snow Play, which also has sledding and merry-go-round tubes for the littles.

Sierra Nevada Resort’s lodge-luxe fireplace king suites provide sophisticated lounging space and room to spread out. On-site Rafters restaurant offers comfy family dining with affordable kids’ meals.

And back at the amenity-packed Sierra Nevada Resort, families can enjoy convenient dining at one of the three on-site restaurants, including Jimmy’s Taverna, offering fresh seafood and Greek cuisine, and Rafters Restaurant & Lounge with modern, casual American fare, including special kids menu dinner options all priced under $10.

Enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in one of Sierra Nevada’s lodge rooms, or reserve a guest suite with stone gas fireplace, overstuffed leather chairs and a full kitchen and dining area for eating in and heating up leftovers to save on dining expenses. Meanwhile the resort’s on-site Spa offers a variety of affordable services, great for recovering after an active day in the snow, including a 50-minute Swedish massage for $95 and other options such as deep tissue, hot stone and sports massages.

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 Sierra 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. Boasting a star-studded Hollywood history including as a former Rat Pack hangout, the resort also features Hoagy Carmichael’s piano from “To Have and Have Not” 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

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