Although Mammoth is known primarily for its Ski Resort, it is also close to the Sequoia National Park. For my voyage, I split my time between the two.
Mammoth has more than 3,500 acres (1,420 ha) of skiable terrain, serviced by 28 lifts. The area has 3,100 ft (940 m) of vertical, rising to an elevation of 11,059 ft (3,371 m), and enjoys a long ski season.
Opening day of ski season usually occurs in early November, and ski season can last until July, depending on the weather.
Mammoth Mountain lodging includes the Mammoth Mountain Inn, Juniper Springs Resort, and The Village at Mammoth.
Mammoth Mountain has meeting facilities that are ideal for reunions, weddings, business meetings, and other conventions.
Sequoia was the first park created to protect a living organism. Found only in the unique environment of the western Sierra, the massive sequoia trees grow at between 5,000 and 8,000 feet in elevation. The relatively mild winters at that elevation, along with a traditional history of fire, has made the mid-Sierra zone the perfect habitat for sequoias. To protect the giant sequoias from logging, Sequoia National Park was established in 1890.