Snowplay

Snowplay in the Mammoth Lakes Basin

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  • From the road closure at the end of Lake Mary Road, a groomed public access corridor provides access to the extensive wonders of the Mammoth Lakes Basin in winter. Hike or snowshoe all the way to Horseshoe Lake. Stay to the left-hand side on the way out, off the fee-based nordic trails. Enjoy numerous vistas along the way of the Mammoth Crest and the backside of Mammoth Mountain. Look for downhill skiers descending through the "Hole in the Wall" lava tube across Twin Lakes. Look for snowplay opportunities along the sides of the access corridor and up the wooded slopes of Panorama Dome.

  • From the road closure at the end of Lake Mary Road, a groomed public access corridor provides access to the extensive wonders of the Mammoth Lakes Basin in winter. Hike or snowshoe all the way to Horseshoe Lake. Stay to the left-hand side on the way out, off the fee-based nordic trails. Enjoy numerous vistas along the way of the Mammoth Crest and the backside of Mammoth Mountain. Look for downhill skiers descending through the "Hole in the Wall" lava tube across Twin Lakes. Look for snowplay opportunities along the sides of the access corridor and up the wooded slopes of Panorama Dome.

  • Experience Checklist

    • Beanie
    • Boots
    • Camera
    • Day pack
    • Footwear for Snow
    • Jacket or windbreaker
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Picnic lunch
    • Ski goggles or sunglasses
    • Smartphone
    • Snowman decorations
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Warm clothing
    • Water
    • Windbreaker/shell
    • Winter gloves

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    1.7 miles
    Trail Surface
    Snow
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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