Night-time temperatures at Mammoth Lakes -- at least in the upper elevations -- have been dropping into the high 30s, which means that the opening of the ski and snowboarding season is (almost) right around the corner.
Mammoth Mountain officials say several lifts are scheduled to open on Nov. 8. To promote the early season, the resort is offering opening-day rates of $129 a night on slopeside rooms at Mammoth Mountain Inn.
And if there isn’t any snow?
Officials say the resort's Early Booking Snow Guarantee means that those who book before opening day -- and find there is no snow -- will get a $100 gift card or have their reservation moved to a different dates for free.
And, if you’re not quite ready to trade your hiking boots for skis or snowboards, don’t fret. Mammoth’s bike park, hiking trails and Sierra Star golf course will remain open until later this month. The bike park will be open daily until Sept. 16 and then on weekends only for the rest of the month. Sierra Star will be open even longer -- through Oct. 8 -- with deals for duffers such as the Unlimited 19-Day Pass and Value Season pricing on single rounds.
For details or to book an opening-day room, call (800) 626-6684 or
go to mammothmountain.com