Fun Mammoth Activities for People Who Don’t Snowboard or Ski

Scenic Gondola Rides

Mammoth Mountain traces its beginnings to skiing, so it’s no surprise it’s still a popular wintertime activity here. Snowboarding comes in a close second when it comes to winter-related things to do at Mammoth. However, if you’re not a big fan of either one of these activities, there’s still plenty for you to see, do, and enjoy during a visit to Mammoth. Some suggestions are offered below by the friendly folks at Mammoth Bound, your one-stop shop for everything from stylish t-shirts, hats, and beanies to Mammoth snowboard rental.

Scenic Gondola Rides

Just because you’re not skiing or snowboarding doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the fantastic views on display everywhere at Mammoth Mountain. With a gondola ride, you can enjoy an aerial ride to the top of the summit. Once you make it to the top of the 11,053-foot mountain, your options include:

• Snapping a selfie at the summit sign
• Enjoying a meal with stunning views at Eleven53 Café
• Learning more about the area at the interpretive center

Snow Tube Fun

Woolly’s Tube Park is the go-to spot at Mammoth if you prefer to tube your way down snow-packed hills in a fun, casual way. It’s a great family activity that can be enjoyed by younger and older Mammoth visitors and anyone falling in between. Catch a lift to the top to conveniently and quickly access the tube park.


Mammoth offers guided snowmobiling options if you prefer to take in the breathtaking views here in a way that gives you a bit more control than snow tubing. The guided excursions will take you and anyone else with you on snowmobiles through massive tree-lined meadows at a pace that’s comfortable for you and everyone along for the ride. The Snowmobiling Adventure Tour lasts about an hour and a half.

Note: Mammoth Mountain is planning to start offering guided snowmobiling options for the current season on December 17th, 2021.


Another way to enjoy Mammoth if you don’t ski or snowboard is to use the Main Lodge or any of the other on-site or local lodging options as your base and enjoy local shopping. There are many appealing and unique stores and shops sprinkled throughout the Mammoth Lakes area. Popular shopping options here include:

• The Village at Mammoth, the central hangout where there are also restaurants and a resort hotel
• ATS (Another T-Shirt Shop)
• Tonik, a boutique clothing store in Minaret Village Shopping Center
• Red Rooster Mall Shopping Center


A stay at Mammoth Mountain can also include relaxing at one of the lodges or any other local spot you prefer to stay at while here, checking out the happenings in town, and sampling the local food and drink offerings. With dining in the Mammoth area, options include:

• The Lakefront Restaurant, a fine-dining restaurant at Tamarack Lodge
• Mountainside Bar & Grill, a popular spot specializing in Alpine eats at Mammoth Mountain Inn
• Campo Mammoth, an Italian cuisine dining destination at The Village
• The Chip Shot Café, a popular breakfast, lunch, and happy hour spot at the Sierra Star Golf Course
• The Daily Grind, a coffee and snack shop located inside the Juniper Springs Resort 

If you need tips on how to enjoy the endless variety of activities at Mammoth or you decide to give skiing or snowboarding a try and want to take advantage of the highest-quality snowboard and ski rental in Mammoth, stop by and see the friendly team at Mammoth Bound, where you’ll get exceptional service and great advice from snow sports experts. Drop by our shop or contact us at [email protected].

If you’re coming to Mammoth Mountain and need to stay extra warm during your trip, come to Mammoth Bound for the best selection of Mammoth beanies. We’ll help you find your new favorite headwear!

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