Traveling places of California
21-01-2010 Submitted by: Rita Thomas
Situated in central California on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Mammoth Mountain is actually a volcano that sits just west of the town of Mammoth Lakes, California. Mammoth Mountain remains to be one of the Golden State's favorite mountain resorts for people of all walks of life and of all ages. Just a few hours drive from the grand metropolis of Los Angeles; it is a welcome reprieve for the "Angeleno" city dwellers in search of nature and more healthy alternatives. The winter months at Mammoth are particularly bustling and there is a myriad of activities to choose from, you may be happily stumped because of all the events and things to decide to do!
The snow of Mammoth is perfect for cross country and downhill skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, snow boarding, and how could we leave out snowman making! No matter what your level of athletic ability, you will always have several options. For example, if you feel that you're a bit rusty with your skiing or you just don't feel that confident getting into ski's, you can take a lesson or more at the resort. Individual and group lessons are always available during snow months so you won't have to worry because you'll be in the hands of experts. If you don't have your own ski's and equipment, you can rent those on the site.
Because the X-Games roll around at the end of January, you're bound to see world famous athletes training at Mammoth during the winter months. If you're lucky and you keep your peepers open, you'll run into the likes of champions like: Mason Aguirre, Tommy Czeschin, Hana Beaman, Kristi Leskinen, Danny Kass, Eddie Wall, Tara Dakides, and Mercedes Nicoll.The summer months also offers incredible activities as well: mountain/trail biking, fishing, hiking, swimming in the Mammoth Lakes, bird watching (birding), golfing, shopping, scenic gondola rides, rock climbing, and sun worshipping. Summer months can be filled with vigorous activity or more geared toward relaxation, or a combination thereof.