Winter time in Mammoth

Is winter time and there is nothing better than spending the weekend in the mountains for some ski and snowboard, and a perfect spot to do that in California is Mammoth. I travelled there for thanksgiving and I just loved the city.
Mammoth Lakes is a small town located 32 miles north of the entrance of the Yosemite National Park. The city has three lodges for skiing: Main Lodge, Canyon Lodge and Eagle Lodge, with around 150 trails (since is not that cold yet, only the Main Lodge is working at this time and we could enjoyed the mountain with just 18 trails open). 

The mountain is beautiful. If you want to have the view of the whole area, take the panorama chair for an incredible scene (or to deal with a double black ride, not for me). 

There are three main restaurants in the open ski area: Main Lodge, McCoy Station and The Mill Cafe. The first two have the same variety of food, but the McCoy Station is nicer (and in the middle of the mountain). Mill Cafe is smaller, but more trendy, with fire places, bar and music. 
Main Lodge – Photo Credit

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Outside McCoy Station
Mill Cafe
The Mammoth town is super cute. Old Mammoth has some restaurants, a Vons supermarket, stores and beautiful houses. Its a nice area to rent a house if you are willing to drive to the mountain. The Village is another area closer to the Main Lodge, with a lot of apartments. Is the place where almost everything happens: a variety of restaurants, bars and stores (the Quiksilver store has all the ski and snowboard equipment available for rental). We stayed there (we rented from the Mammoth Front Desk) and the apartments have good size, are comfortable and complete (the kitchen has everything you need, as well as the bathroom). If you don’t want to take a long drive to the Main Lodge, or if you don’t even want to drive, is the best place to stay (there is a lift that leave from the Village and goes to the Canyon Lodge or a shuttle that stops right in front of the Village). Pretty good.
The Village
If you want to try a good and fancier restaurant to have dinner I have two suggestions for you:
1. The Lakefront: This restaurant is located in the lakes region, in a lodge called Tamarack Lodge. The hotel is right in front of a big and beautiful lake and the mountain. I didn’t have dinner there, but I heard that is really good. 

2.The restaurant at the Convict Lake : This restaurant is a little far away (15-20 minutes from the city, close to the airport), but is worthy. The food is delicious and the place is a  typical mountain restaurant (wood house, Christmas lights and fireplace). And $$$$.

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Mammoth is the place to spend a nice and fun weekend or holiday with friends and family. Cute city, beautiful mountain, good ski trails and the perfect atmosphere for a special winter moment. If you want to learn more about the city, click here. 


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