This huge complex of shops, restaurants, and luxury accommodations is the town's tourist center and the venue for many special events—check the website for the weekly schedule. The complex is also the transfer hub for the free public transit system, with fixed routes throughout the Mammoth Lakes area. The free village gondola starts here and travels up the mountain to Canyon Lodge and back. Unless you're staying in the village and have access to the on-site lots, parking
can be very difficult here, if not impossible. If you must drive, try your luck getting a space in the public lot across the street on Minaret Road; as a compromise, you could drive to the park-and-ride lot at Old Mammoth and Tavern roads and ride a free shuttle bus to and from the Village.