MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN

Voted the No.1 ‘Family Friendly Resort” by OnTheSnow visitors, Mammoth Mountain delivers epic skiing and riding as well as a plethora of other activities.

First though, the riding: Serious effort has gone into developing Mammoth’s park terrain with suitable features for all abilities. Virgin freestylers can take advantage of the Discovery Park, full of unthreatening jumps and jibs, before progressing to Wonderland which features a 12-foot pipe leading to the lower rail garden. At the main park, with 21.5 acres to play in, there are technical jumps and super-sized jumps. There are nine parks in total plus an Olympic-sized pipe that gets a lot of action from competitors, and an ever-evolving boardercross course.

As for snow, it dumps here and the quality is top-notch. It’s typically one of the first resorts across the US to open and one of the last to close – as late as 4 July. A wide variety of grub and decent après-ski completes this all-round great resort.

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