Discover nature’s thrill and mountain serenity in a 48-hour mountain retreat this season. Mammoth Lakes offers the perfect balance of attractions, activities, and experiences that can be enjoyed on a quick getaway from the city. Leave the hustle and bustle behind as you embark on a journey of rejuvenation, adventure, and breathtaking vistas.

Day 1

Accommodations: Explore family-friendly stays at ski resorts such as Snowcreek Resort, Empeiria High Sierra Hotel, or Alpenhof Lodge. Select the best fit for your needs and budget.

Lunch: Mammoth Lakes prioritizes healthy eating as a lifestyle, as it is vital for active days of skiing, and other activities in the alpine paradise. Eateries like Elixir Superfood and Juice offer nourishing options with organic ingredients, while Stellar Brew and Natural Cafe serve the community with care offering food items with organic ingredients. Dish Bistro also offers an extensive menu of non-vegetarian, vegan and vegetarian choices.

Outdoor Exploration:  Winter in Mammoth Lakes inspires adventure at every turn. From skiing and snowboarding at the world-famous Mammoth Mountain (California’s highest chairlift-serviced peak) and miles upon miles of cross-country and snowshoe terrain to snowmobile adventures and family fun-filled with sledding and snowball fights, there are many ways for everyone to enjoy this spectacular, snowy winter wonderland.

Dinner: Ease into your evening with a laid-back dinner. Opt for pizza, Asian cuisine, or unwind at Gomez’s with a margarita. Those travelling with family can have their kids enjoy the sandbox. For more culinary explorations, visit Sierra Meadows Ranch and Dos Alas CubaRican Café and Lounge.

Late Night: For a fun-filled late-night experience, head to the newly opened Mammoth Rock ‘N’ Bowl. With bowling lanes, golf simulators, foosball, darts, ping pong, and arcade games, it is a midnight adventure suitable for all.

Day 2

Morning Beverages: Fuel up for the day with caffeine. Start your day with a visit to Stellar Brew, an ideal destination for a morning pick-me-up and a convenient breakfast selection. Stellar Brew caters to diverse dietary preferences, offering natural food choices catering to vegans, carnivores, and gluten-free diets. Alternatively, explore the inviting ambience of Black Velvet Coffee, where you can indulge in exceptional coffee and savour a perfectly brewed cup of tea. You will surely become a fan of their irresistible Earl Grey lattes. Do not forget to treat yourself to the delectable freshly homemade doughnuts at Mammoth Coffee Roasting, a must-experience delight.

Picnic Preparation: Prepare for your outdoor adventures with a picnic lunch. Old New York Deli & Bakery Co. and Shea Schat’s Bakery offer sandwich options to satisfy your taste buds. Remember to grab some sweet treats for the trail.

Adventure Activities: Engage in biking, shopping, or a leisurely ride on the free Town Trolley to explore more of the town’s offerings. Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts can check with the visitors’ bureau for an unparalleled chance for thrilling adventures on the slopes. Other winter activities include ice skating, tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and more. To stay informed about the latest updates and guidelines for the skiing season, visit

Treats: Reward yourselves with ice cream treats from the Mammoth Fun Shop. Indulge in home-brewed root beer floats or the legendary Fundae, 13 scoops of ice cream with your choice of toppings.

Day 3

Breakfast: As your 48 hours of fun wind down, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at local favourites like the Good Life Cafe or The Stove. Burn off those hearty portions with a walk on the Town Loop before embarking on your journey to the next destination.

Mammoth Lakes beckons with its serene beauty, pleasant climate, and a host of activities that promise a memorable escape for all ages. Head back to the world below with a renewed spirit, cherished moments, and a sense of awe that only nature’s grandeur can evoke.