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.
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