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The Southern Sierra Travel Guide

Mammoth Lakes

International real-estate developers joined forces with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to transform the once sleepy town of Mammoth Lakes (elevation 7,800 feet) into an upscale ski destination. The Village at Mammoth has been a focus of recent attention—relatively sophisticated dining and lodging options have been added, and there is a busy schedule of concerts and events. The "downtown" area of Old

Mammoth Road is experiencing a renaissance, as tired motels and restaurants have undergone multimillion-dollar transformations under new owners. It’s also the home of the hoppin’ Mammoth Rock ’n’ Bowl, a two-story activity, dining, and entertainment complex. Winter is high season at Mammoth; in summer, the room rates drop.

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