Things to Do in Mammoth on a Warm Winter Day

Haley Jamieson January 28, 2014 2
Things to Do in Mammoth on a Warm Winter Day

Many people venture to Mammoth Mountain during the winter to either ski or snowboard. The ample snow makes these activities safe, and fun. But when spring approaches early, the mountain becomes abundant in rocks and disgruntled skiers. Mammoth Mountain offers other activities to do as you wait for the snowfall. Here is a list of 7 things to keep you busy when you’re on the mountain without snow.

1. Watch Netflix. Lots of Netflix.


Red Rock Canyon
Photographer: Haley Jamieson ’16

2. Take Hikes. Tamarack Lodge offers mountain hiking and great amateur rock climbing, as well as delicious hot cocoa in the lodge.

3. Visit Red Rock Canyon. When there’s no snow, it offers great opportunities for picture-taking. Take a picnic—it’ll be a day trip or a good stop on the drive up from Los Angeles.

4. Visit the two-roomed movie theater in town. Pray you haven’t seen either movie yet.

5. Look for treasure. Use the app called Geocaching, which lists hidden treasures and gives clues to find them.

6. Go Ice Climbing. Even if the snow isn’t falling, the temperatures are. There are many small, winter glaciers in Mammoth. With the appropriate equipment, available to rent in town, you can dig in and climb up. Don’t forget gloves!

7. There’s always the hot tub. It’s a great spot to warm up after that glacier climb.

Featured Image: Tamarack Hiking Trail. Taken by: Haley Jamieson ’16


  1. Stephen January 31, 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Such fun! You really captured the essence of Mammoth without snow. Love it!

  2. Erica Jamieson January 31, 2014 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Wonderful photos. We forget that Mammoth offers to much to do year round! Thanks for pointing it out!

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