Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Main Lodge

  • When young Dave McCoy was working as a hydrographer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the 1930s and '40s, this is where he consistently found the most snow. He built a rope tow and a small warming hut. The Forest Service paved the road in 1952, and on Thanksgiving morning of 1955, 250 skiers lined up for the inaugural ride up Chair 1. Now the largest of four main portals to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and a jumping-off point for the Reds Meadow shuttle, Main Lodge is a sprawling collection of buildings offering ski and snowboard services, parking, lodging, dining, corporate offices and a summer recreation center.

     

  • When young Dave McCoy was working as a hydrographer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the 1930s and '40s, this is where he consistently found the most snow. He built a rope tow and a small warming hut. The Forest Service paved the road in 1952, and on Thanksgiving morning of 1955, 250 skiers lined up for the inaugural ride up Chair 1. Now the largest of four main portals to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and a jumping-off point for the Reds Meadow shuttle, Main Lodge is a sprawling collection of buildings offering ski and snowboard services, parking, lodging, dining, corporate offices and a summer recreation center.

     

Destination Alerts

  • 03/12/2018: SNOW AND WINTER CONDITIONS EXIST ABOVE 8000 FEET. EARLY SPRING CONDITIONS EXIST ON LOWER ELEVATIONS.

Avalanche Forecast for 04/26/2018

  • Loose Wet avalanches continue to be the primary concern through the forecast period. Timing is key to avoiding Loose Wet avalanches. Plan your travels to be clear of steep slopes before the snow become unsupportive. Signs the snow is becoming increasingly saturated, loose, and potentially unstable: pinwheels or rollerballs, small wet sloughs, and deep ski or boot-top penetration are indicators that the snow is becoming increasingly unstable and Loose Wet avalanches are becoming increasingly poss Find out More

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Experience Rating Length (mi) Surface Duration
Cross Country Skiing from MMSA Main Lodge to Minaret Vista 2.5 Snow Less than 4 hours
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Hiking to Minaret Vista - Adaptive Option 3.0 Soil Less than 4 hours
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