Mammoth Mountain is home to the highest ski resort in California. Mammoth is notable for the unusually large amount of snowfall it receives compared to other Eastern Sierra peaks—about 400" annually—due to its location in a low gap in the Sierra crest. In the summer months the ski gondolas are used by mountain bikers and tourists who wish to get a summit view of Long Valley Caldera directly to the east and Sierra peaks to the west, south and north.
At 8,000 feet above sea level, Sierra Star Golf Course is the highest golf course in California, allowing you to add yards to your drive. And with snow-capped peaks in every direction, winding mountain streams, lush wildflowers, fairways lined with Jeffrey pines and towering red firs and the occasional family of deer – you won't find a more stunning golf course anywhere.
Course Statistics At a Glance
•18-hole Championship Course: Par 70
•Design: Cal Olson
•Topography: gentle rolling hills, tree-lined fairways
•Elevation: Highest hole 8,050; Lowest hole 7,897
•Length: Black tees play to 6,708 yards; Blue tees 5,980 yards; White tees 5,430 yards; Red tees 4,912/4,802 yards
•Course rating and slope: 65.6/116 white 71/133 black
•Greens: Bent grass; average size 5,500 sq. feet
•Tees and fairways: Rye and Bluegrass
•Practice: Putting and chipping green, warm up and swing nets
•Superintendent: Jon Cook
•Head Golf Professional: Dave Schacht
•Open to the public
2001 Sierra Star Pkwy., Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
Bodie is a ghost town in the Bodie Hills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California, United States, about 75 miles (120 km) southeast of Lake Tahoe. It is located 12 miles (19 km) east-southeast of Bridgeport, at an elevation of 8379 feet (2554 m). As Bodie Historic District, the U.S. Department of the Interior recognizes it as a National Historic Landmark. The ghost town has been administered by California State Parks since becoming a state historic park in 1962, and receives about 200,000 visitors yearly.
Restrooms (flush toilets) are located at the parking lot and the picnic area.
Souvenirs and Collecting
Everything in Bodie is part of the historic scene and is fully protected. NOTHING may be collected or removed from the park. Metal detectors are not allowed.
For public protection, certain unstable sections of the park are posted as prohibited areas, and are closed to entry by park visitors.
There is no camping at Bodie. Contact U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management offices for nearby camping information.
Bodie is open all year. However, because of the high elevation (8375 feet), it is accessible only by skis, snowshoes or snowmobiles during winter months. Snowmobiles must stay on designated roads in the Bodie Hills.
Winter weather is often unpredictable. Sub-zero temperatures, strong winds and white-out conditions are common. Many four wheel drive vehicles with chains get stuck each year in powdery snow. In Spring, mud can be a problem. Local towing services, when available, can be costly.
Bridgeport, California 93517
Devils Postpile National Monument
Devils Postpile itself is a dark cliff of columnar basalt created by a lava flow sometime between less than 100,000 years ago (according to current potassium-argon dating) to 700,000 years ago (according to other dating methods). The source of the lava is thought to have been somewhere near Upper Soda Springs campground at the north end of Pumice Flat on the floor of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River, from where it flowed to the site of the Postpile, was impounded by a moraine, and reached a thickness of 400 feet (newer estimate) to 600 feet (older estimate). In any event, the lava that now makes up the Postpile was near the bottom of this mass.
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in east central California, United States. The park covers an area of 761,268 acres (3,080.74 km2) and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain. Over 3.7 million people visit Yosemite each year: most spend their time in the seven square miles (18 km2) of Yosemite Valley. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness. Although not the first designated national park, Yosemite was central to the development of the national park idea, largely owing to the work of people like Galen Clark and John Muir.
Mariposa, California 95338
DJ`S Snowmobile Adventures
DJ'S SNOWMOBILE ADVENTURES, INC. Mammoth Lakes, California welcomes you to the largest snowmobile playground and miles of the most scenic snowmobile trails in the Eastern High Sierra! We are located between the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort and June Lake Ski Resort, only 6 minutes from Mammoth at Smokey Bear Flat.
29500 US Hwy. 395 Smokey Bear Flat, Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
Eastern California presents a unique opportunity for a relaxing soak in natural hot springs, surrounded by exceptional scenery. This lightly-visited area has lots of open, public land and a volcanic geology which keeps the springs warm. It also has a lot of generous locals who work very hard to keep some of these springs flowing, clean and easy to access.
1200 Airport Road, Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
Hot Creek Fishing
Hot Creek is one of the most prized catch-and-release fly fishing streams in California.
Rural Route 1, Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
Paiute Palace Casino
Located at the foot in the beautiful Eastern Sierra mountain range, the Paiute Palace Casino is the areas only 24-hour Vegas style casino, featuring over 300 of the latest and most popular slot machines and a variety of table games.
2742 North Sierra Highway, Bishop, California 93514-2218
Mono Lake is a majestic body of water covering about 65 square miles. It is an ancient lake, over 1 million years old -- one of the oldest lakes in North America. It has no outlet.
Throughout its long existence, salts and minerals have washed into the lake from Eastern Sierra streams. Freshwater evaporating from the lake each year has left the salts and minerals behind so that the lake is now about 2 1/2 times as salty as the ocean and very alkaline.
1 Visitor Center Drive, Lee Vining, California 93541
With easy cross-country trails to gnarly downhills and everything between, it’s the variety of terrain that separates Mammoth from other bike parks.
1 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
My Mammoth Shuttle
My Mammoth Shuttle specializes in meeting all of your transportation needs.
From arrivals and luggage assistance to gate drop-off, our prompt professional and friendly staff will make your trip a relaxing and stress-free experience
85 Mountain Blvd #9, Mammoth Lakes, California 93546