Guidebook

Wild Ski Tours Around Mammoth Mountain

3 backcountry routes to push you to your limits around the Sierra Nevada's Mammoth Mountain.

Description

At a staggering 11,053 ft, Mammoth Mountain towers over the Mammoth Lakes area of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, California. Being California, and having a high elevation level, Mammoth Mountain has the best of both worlds: lots of sunshine and plenty of snow. With an average 400 inches of snowfall per season, and 300 sunny days per year, skiers are regularly treated to bluebird skies and deep snow. Another major draw of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is that it has an unusually long season, stretching from early November to May or even later.

There’s a mega 3,500 acres of skiable terrain to explore, with plenty of backcountry options off Mammoth and its neighbouring mountains. If you want to go for the ultimate California classic ski challenge, try the Hole in the Wall adventure.

Sources:
https://www.mammothmountain.com/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/resort-guides/Ski-Mammoth-resort-guide/
https://www.theoutbound.com/sarah-saturday/5-tips-for-your-first-trip-to-mammoth-mountain

Mammoth Mountain Area- Mt Morrison East Face

Mammoth Mountain Area- Mt Morrison East Face

1 - 2 hrs
4.1 km
15 m
997 m
29 °
A long, steady descent from Mount Morrison ridge.
Difficult
Private
Mount Morgan (South) North Ridge

Mount Morgan (South) North Ridge

3 - 4 hrs
13.5 km
52 m
1,525 m
32 °
Challenging couloirs covered in champagne powder, taking you down one of Sierra Nevada's top peaks.
Moderate
Private
Mammoth Mountain Hole in the Wall

Mammoth Mountain Hole in the Wall

Mammoth Mountain
0 - 1 hrs
3.0 km
76 m
814 m
36 °
A daring adventure through a natural lava chute
Severe
Private