The Best Things to do in Mammoth Lakes During Spring

The Best Things to do in Mammoth Lakes During Spring

Everyone has heard that California is a magical place where you can surf and ski in the same day thanks to the diverse natural environments we get to enjoy here. With California traffic though, driving from the coast to the mountains and having enough time to enjoy surfing and skiing is incredibly difficult.

Fortunately, Mammoth Lakes makes it possible to enjoy lakes, mountains, and snow easily without driving for hours. That’s why Mammoth Lakes is the perfect place to visit during spring.

Here at Mammoth Bound we want to help everyone enjoy Mammoth Lakes just as much as we do, so we’ve put together a quick guide to the best things to do during spring in Mammoth Lakes below so you can spend less time planning your spring trip and more time enjoying it.

Check it out below, then find the best deals on lodging and rentals in Mammoth Lakes with Mammoth Bound!

Spring Skiing and Snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain combines heavy annual snowfall with the highest lift serviced peak in California to create one of the longest ski seasons in America. As a result, the mountain is typically open for skiing and snowboarding well into May and beyond during high snow years.

That means you and your family can enjoy comfortable weather and great terrain and snow, or you’ll get a late-season storm that drops powder on anyone lucky enough to be at Mammoth. If you plan on spring skiing at Mammoth, check their social media accounts and website to make sure you know exactly what terrain and lifts are open.

As the weather warms, the mountain scales back operations so make sure you know what you’ll have access to before you visit!

Spring Fishing in Mammoth Lakes

The fishing season officially begins in Mammoth Lakes and Mono County on the last Saturday of April, or as it’s known in Mammoth Lakes, “Fishmas.”

If you want to enjoy the area’s beautiful mountain lakes, streams, and trout, then you’ll need a valid California fishing license for everyone fishing with you who is 16 years old or older. You can buy an annual license, one day license, or two-day license from local outfitters and official Mammoth Lakes recreation offices. 

Hike in Mammoth Lakes

There’s nothing better than lacing up your boots and taking a scenic hike through the Eastern Sierra Mountains.

You can make your hike as hard or easy as you want thanks to the wide variety of terrain in the area. From the paved walking path in the Lakes Basin to places like McGee Canyon where you can walk as far as you want into the wilderness, there’s something for everyone near Mammoth Lakes.

The only thing that can stop you from hiking is snow on the trails leftover from winter. Check ahead of time to make sure places like the Lakes Basin and other popular hikes have thawed out before you commit to hiking there.

Mountain Biking at Mammoth Mountain

Once Mammoth Mountain closes for skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking season begins.

This year Mammoth Mountain will open for mountain biking on May 27th, which means you and your family can be riding down the bike trails at Mammoth Mountain this Memorial Day weekend. You can follow what’s happening at Mammoth Mountain’s bike park here!


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