A winter trip to Mammoth can be personally rewarding and a whole bunch of fun for everyone thanks to the many things to do in the area. However, since we’re talking about winter and colder weather here, it’s also important to put some thought into how you pack for your winter getaway. Below, we run through some of the ways to pack when preparing for a trip to the Mammoth area during the colder months of the year.
Pack for Warmth & Comfort
Just because the Mammoth area is located in sunny California doesn’t mean you’re going to get mild temperatures in winter. Mammoth Mountain, the popular resort in this area, has high elevations that bring snow and cooler temps during the winter months and even in other seasons. Think warmth and layers when packing. This applies even if you’ll be mostly riding the gondola or simply checking out the stunning views.
Pack Based on Your Preferred Activities
When it comes to all things Mammoth related, you’ll definitely want to pack for your preferred activities. If you’ll be going to Mammoth Mountain to ski or snowboard, we recommend packing the following items:
• A moisture-resistant insulated jacket
• Insulated mittens or gloves
• Goggles to minimize glare and protect your eyes
• Mid-layers to wear over your base layers and beneath your jacket for added warmth
• Breathable fabrics for your base layers to minimize sweating
• Pants that resist moisture and provide warmth
• Appropriate gear (e.g., skis, bindings, snowboard, boots, helmet, etc.)
Pack for Days & Evenings
Another approach to packing for a winter trip to Mammoth is to think about how you’ll likely spend your days and evenings enjoying all the many things this area has to offer. This could mean packing what you’ll need to ski, snowboard, snow tube, or ride a snowmobile during the day. For your evenings, you may prefer to bring some casual clothes if you plan to relax in a cozy lodge or something a bit more dressy if you want to enjoy a special dinner at any of the on-site or local restaurants.
Pack Lighter if You’re Planning to Shop
From a few popular local malls to on-site shops at Mammoth Mountain, there are many shopping opportunities you’re welcome to take advantage of when visiting this area. If this is what you plan to do, you may want to pack a bit lighter so you’ll have some room to take things you buy locally back with you. Keep in mind you can still pack light if you’ll be mixing in shopping with skiing and snowboarding. There are plenty of well-stocked equipment places in the Mammoth area where you can find Mammoth snowboard rentals, ski rentals, and any accessories you may need. You may also prefer to pack on the light side if you’ll be flying to get to Mammoth.
Use Convenient Travel Bags
Consider packing most of what you’ll be wearing in duffle bags or other travel bags that are easy to carry. You’ll appreciate the added convenience if you’ll be changing fairly frequently or swapping out certain articles of clothing for different activities and times of the day during your winter trip to Mammoth.
If you’re heading to the gorgeous Mammoth area during the winter, don’t forget to stop in and see the friendly folks at Mammoth Bound. Whether they need snowboard or ski rentals in Mammoth, visitors can rely on the team at Mammoth Bound for high-quality service and great advice from snow sports experts. Drop by our shop or contact us at [email protected]
When it comes to high-quality Mammoth apparel, Mammoth Bound has got you covered. T-shirts, hats, beanies, and much more are available at our shop, so make sure to stop by while you’re here!