Mammoth Mountain Ski Holidays - Upgraded state-of-the-art lift system
Mammoth's 3500 acres make it one of the biggest ski areas in North America, along side Vail and the multi-mountain resorts of Whistler - Blackcomb and Aspen - Snowmass. The terrain is evenly balanced with 30% of the slopes graded easy, mostly on the wooded lower slopes, with the vast open snow bowls above the treeline largely given over to black and double black diamond standard slopes (advanced to expert).
Mammoth has spent around $100 million in the last five years to upgrade lifts and enhance skier services. The most recent projects include upgrading the gondola system to an eight-passenger high-speed lift and the addition of three high-speed quads. The addition of these faster lifts has helped to rocket Mammoth back up the chart in the newly important 'high speed lifts' league, whilst maintaining its eternal North American top 3 position for hourly uplift - only it and fellow Intrawest resort Whistler-Blackcomb have broken the 50,000 skiers-per-hour barrier.
Last Minute Ski Holidays in Mammoth Mountain - Suitable to all ski ability levels
Mammoth is big enough to be able to offer genuinely the "something for all level of skier" claim that most resorts make but a good proportion don't deliver to any great extent - usually in either the beginner or expert category. Beginners at Mammoth can benefit from a special deal which gives them an all-day lift pass, rental and all-day tuition for little more than the cost of a normal day's lift ticket (without the rentals and tuition). After you've learnt the basics the ultra low priced beginner ticket, covering three lifts serving terrain suitable for your ability level, is another good economy option.
Intermediates have the majority of the terrain, and the option to use their Mammoth Pass at June Mountain, also owned by the resort and located 17 miles (28km) north of the resort. It has a further 35 trails to offer. With 40% of the terrain graded intermediate, the remaining third of the mountain has advanced level terrain, and Mammoth has a world-class reputation for race training, so there's plenty to entertain experts on a week's holiday.
Cheap Ski Holidays in Mammoth Mountain - Great Easter skiing
Mammoth is almost unique in North America having a 'second season' beginning after Easter and typically running through to early July. Mountain skiers and 'boarders are advised to carry clothing suitable for either hot or cold temperatures, because of changeable conditions during the day at this time of year. The best skiing of the day is in the morning, starting on east facing trails and ending your 'day' in the early afternoon, probably stripped down to T shirt and shorts by the time the snow is too wet and heavy in the afternoon heat. Then its time to move onto a summer activity - fishing, biking or hiking maybe, after lunch. The resort offers night skiing to 9pm on three of its major trails - Thunder Road, Bowling Alley and Broadway. There are also 28 miles (45 km) of cross-country trails to enjoy.
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