Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of California in USA. The resort is in the town of Mammoth Lakes, CA. We recently ranked all of California's ski resorts, so you can see where Mammoth Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Mammoth Mountain is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Mammoth Mountain Lodging:

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mammoth Mountain has a total of 150 ski trails, which are serviced by 25 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 3,500 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,416 hectares, 5 square miles, or 14 square kilometers.

Mammoth Mountain's slopes see on average 400 inches (157 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 33 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
3,500(14 km2)
Annual Snowfall
400"(157 cm)

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 11,053 feet, or 3,369 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 7,953 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,100 feet (945 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 11,053 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
11,053'(3,369 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
3,100'(945 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
7,953'(2,424 m)

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
67.7out of 100
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Mammoth Mountain's difficulty level of 67.7 is above average. 85% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Mammoth Mountain has 3,500 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mammoth Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 48% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 37% as expert.
15%(525 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
48%(1,680 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
37%(1,295 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mammoth Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 63% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Location

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
37.65100, -119.02000

Getting to Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 37.65100, -119.02000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Mammoth Lakes, CA to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.

Reno–Tahoe International AirportRNOReno, NV134 mi
Sacramento International AirportSMFSacramento, CA157 mi
Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportSJCSan Jose, CA161 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mammoth Mountain.

Fresno Yosemite International AirportFATFresno, CA72 mi
Sacramento Mather AirportMHRSacramento, CA139 mi
Meadows FieldBFLBakersfield, CA153 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
June MountainJune Lake, CA10,090 ft66%9 mi
Big Bear MountainBig Bear Lake, CA8,805 ft56%38 mi
Dodge RidgePinecrest, CA8,200 ft52%62 mi
KirkwoodKirkwood, CA9,800 ft56%91 mi
Sierra-at-TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA8,852 ft51%98 mi

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation11,053 ft
Base Elevation7,953 ft
Vertical Drop3,100 ft
(15% Beginner,  48% Intermediate,  37% Expert)
Skiable Acres3,500
Avg. Annual Snowfall400 inches
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats