This blog post was updated on May 15, 2020.
Skiers and snowboarders itching to hit the slopes early had their prayers answered at Mammoth Mountain. The California ski resort can thank a recent abundant snowstorm for opening today, one week ahead of schedule
welcomed nearly three feet of snow throughout higher parts of the mountain over the course of the last few days. Even the main base area reported 12 inches of snow. In celebration of nature’s good fortune, Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is slashing lift ticket prices in half. Skiers and snowboarders will pay $50 lift tickets. However, the discounted rate is to account for the fact that only Chairs 1 and 3 are open for opening day.
For those looking to take advantage of the early opening at Mammoth and the discounted lift ticket price, the area offers a wealth of accommodations to stay on opening weekend. The more budget friendly Austria Hof Lodge provides convenient ski-in/ski-out access from the hotel. With its European vibe, guests can hole up in one of the 23 guestrooms offered and be right near Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.
For a bit more luxury, The Westin Monache Resort sets up in the heart of the Mammoth Lakes area. The property’s 230 guestrooms come with all of the necessary comforts to unwind after a long day on the slopes, including fireplaces and kitchenettes in each room. The resort appeals to skiers and snowboarders as ski storage is offered and two spa tubs on site help soothe aching muscles after playing in the snow all day.
Also in Mammoth Lakes, Juniper Springs Resort provides skiers and snowboarders in Mammoth Mountain with 172 guestrooms also outfitted with fireplaces. With ski-in and ski out access along with six spa tubs, the resort appeals to those who have spent all day on the slopes and need somewhere to relax at the end of the day.