Mammoth Lakes, a four-season mountain paradise in the Eastern Sierras is home to more than 100 lakes, streams and miles of groomed trails and exhilarating peaks. Nestled in the midst if the Sierras Nevada Mountains, this charming town offers a getaway you will never forget!
Start your visit at the Mammoth Ski Museum, home to the Beekley International Collection of Skiing Art & Literature. Enjoy and explore the largest private collection of skiing fine art and literature in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Five hundred years of the sport and culture of skiing await you. Tour the exhibitions and research library. Revisit early Sierra and Mammoth ski history. Dave McCoy, founder of Mammoth Mountain ski area and the ski pioneers of the Sierra share their legendary stories through evolving exhibits and films in the Pioneer Theater & Gallery. http://www.visitmammoth.com/things-to-do/arts-culture/
One of the best places to shop here is the First Street Leather Shop. Yes, even in the heart of Californian ski country, there is elegant and luxurious fashion shopping and dining located in a quaint village in the heart of high Sierra ski country. First Street Leather offers fine handbags, coats, accessories, hats and shoes with unmatched customer service and great prices. http://www.firststreetleather.com/
Insider Tips – Bodie Ghost Town
See what's left of Bodie. An original ghost town from the late 1800's. Bodie stands today in a state of "arrested decay". So coined by the State of California when they took over the town in 1962 to make it a State Historic Park. Open year around. Museum open daily during summer. http://www.ghosttowngallery.com/htme/bodie.htm
Mono Lake is 30 miles north of Mammoth in the town of Lee Vining. "Frost and fire working together in the making of beauty," is how John Muir described the Mono Basin. You too will be entranced by the strange but delicate tufa towers, spacious vistas, broad sandy beaches, and flocks of birds. Swimming in the dense, salty water is a delightfully buoyant experience. The best spots to visit are South Tufa and Mono Lake County Park. The State Reserve, US Forest Service, and Mono Lake Committee offer free public tours daily throughout the summer. Visit the Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center for more info, trail maps. http://www.monolake.org/