With stunning views and endless possibilities for outdoor adventure throughout the year, Mammoth Mountain offers visitors plenty of things to do, see, and enjoy. Mammoth’s resort community and the surrounding areas provide even more opportunities for fun things to do. The friendly team from Mammoth Bound, where you can find everything from high-quality gaiters and beanies to trendy Mammoth Mountain apparel, offer this list of things you won’t want to miss when you visit Mammoth in April.
1. Mammoth Caldera Burn
April 16th from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Mammoth Caldera Burn provides a fun, lung-burning ski mountaineering challenge for people of all ages. Participants start at Canyon Lodge and skin through five ascents on Mammoth Mountain, competing against both themselves and the terrain. Ski mountaineering (skimo), a thrilling high-altitude up-and-down activity that involves climbing, working across difficult terrain, and skiing down large slopes, is a European import that’s quickly become one of North America’s hottest new winter sports.
The Recreational course is perfectly suited for backcountry skiers of varying skill levels who are interested in learning more about the sport. The Elite course, which is designed for more advanced skiers, showcases Mammoth as an ideal location for steep technical skiing.
Event registration includes entry to the race, uphill access, and a post-event beer for participants 21 and older. Registration closes on April 15th at 7 p.m., and on-site registration will not be available on the morning of the race.
2. Easter Celebrations
April 17th from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Mammoth is the perfect place for you and your family to celebrate the Easter holiday. Join in egg hunts, get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, and watch the Annual Easter Parade in The Village, where you’ll spot Mammoth Mountain’s popular mascot, Woolly Mammoth, wearing bunny ears.
On Sunday, April 17th at 1:30 p.m., you can attend a nondenominational Easter Service at McCoy Station between the lodge and Facelift Express.
3. Annual Pond Skim
April 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Spring and sunshine combine at Canyon Lodge, where crowds fill the slopes to watch
skiers and snowboarders wearing crazy costumes straight-line across the ice-cold 100-foot pond. This is without a doubt the most hilarious and entertaining event you’ll see all year.
4. Owens River Annual Clean Up
April 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the gorgeous spring weather in the Mammoth area while doing some good, check out the Owens River Annual Clean Up at the Pleasant Valley Campground on Saturday, April 23rd. Volunteers who participate in this event just north of Bishop, California (a 45-minute drive from Mammoth), will enjoy free coffee, baked goods, and lunch. You can even win some cool prizes at the raffle after lunch.
Volunteers should bring gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats with them. Trash bags will be provided, and volunteers will be divided into groups to clean up different areas of the river. There’s no need to RSVP. You simply have to show up in the morning and be ready to show some love for this blue-ribbon fishery.
Whether you need tips on how to enjoy the endless variety of activities at Mammoth or you’re on the hunt for stylish Mammoth logo wear, stop by and see the friendly team at Mammoth Bound, where you’ll get exceptional service and great advice from the people who know Mammoth best. Drop by our shop or contact us at [email protected].
It can still get cold in April at Mammoth. Headwear such as beanies can help you stay warm while you’re skiing, snowboarding, and enjoying all that Mammoth Mountain has to offer. Stop by Mammoth Bound to pick up what you need!