We just returned from a mid-January ski/snowboard weekend at Mammoth Mountain with two other couples. Our friends had never been to Mammoth Lakes before and I always think it’s so much fun to show people the quaint town and giant mountain. Mammoth has a special place in my heart – I truly love being up there (as does my husband)!
We rented a great condo where we could step right outside the door and pick up the free shuttle bus to the slopes. We were able to cook dinners and breakfasts in the kitchen and play games in front of the fire in the living room. It also had an outdoor hot tub that was wonderful to sit in after a day on the slopes.
And speaking of the slopes – the snow was great, the weather was tolerable (cold, but not snowy or windy), and the skies were deep blue. We skied the entire mountain – from the top to the bottom and from Eagle to the Backside. On our second day on the slopes (which close at 4pm), we shut the mountain down – we finally got off the mountain at 4:20pm when most the chairs had stopped running.
I’ve been skiing for 22 years and I’m at a place in my abilities and confidence that I truly enjoy the sport. Dan and I have such a fun time on our ski vacations and we definitely want to ensure that our future children learn to ski/snowboard at a young age.