Ski season will get into full gear at Mammoth Mountain this year on Saturday, November 13th. Granted, you may not yet be thinking about cascading down snow-covered hills as summer is winding down and still bringing campers, hikers, mountain bikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts to this popular resort and recreation area. However, now is actually the best time to start planning your skiing trip to Mammoth. Here’s why.
You’ll Have More Flexibility with Lodging
The first lodge to open and close each season, the Main Lodge is especially popular, since it’s located in the heart of Mammoth’s ski area and provides a convenient base for skiing, dining, and other activities. If you have your heart set on staying at this or any of Mammoth’s four other on-site lodges, you’ll appreciate having your lodging arrangements taken care of sooner rather than later. By starting early on your lodging-related plans, you’ll benefit from:
• More flexibility with available lodging dates
• Added options with deals and discounts sometimes offered for booking early
• More available options during busy winter weekends, like the dates around Thanksgiving and Christmas
You’ll Be Able to Determine Your Ski Gear Needs
Being an early bird with your Mammoth ski trip planning also gives you a chance to check out the gear you currently have for skiing. Once you assess the condition of what you plan to bring with you, you’ll be able to determine if you should consider investing in new skis, goggles, boots, and other accessories. If some of your gear isn’t in the best condition or not as up to date as you would prefer, you can plan to buy what you need or take advantage of Mammoth ski rental when you get to the mountain.
You Can Check Out Appealing Ikon Pass Options
The Ikon Pass provides a wide range of appealing perks at participating resorts, including Mammoth Mountain. Making your skiing trip plans now will give you a better idea of whether or not any Ikon Pass options may appeal to you. For instance, if you know you’ll be coming here at least twice during the upcoming season, you may prefer a four-day Ikon Pass, since the four days can be divided up.
You Can Focus on Other Trip-Related Details
Getting the basics of your trip planned early means you can pay more attention to the smaller details that can make a big difference. For example, you might have more time to see what local destinations appeal to you so you’ll have more things to do when you’re not skiing. Being able to focus on other trip details also gives you a chance to consider:
• Whether or not you wish to sign up for on-site ski lessons
• Other winter season activities you may enjoy during your trip
• Local restaurants and shops you may want to check out during your visit
You’ll boost your chances of having a great skiing trip to Mammoth this season if you start to plan ahead now. Whether they need high-quality ski or snowboard rental in Mammoth, visitors can rely on the team at Mammoth Bound for exceptional service and great advice from snow sports experts. Drop by our shop or contact us at [email protected]