Daily flights into the Mammoth-Yosemite Airport arrive from San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and Denver. Others choose to fly into Reno, rent a car and enjoy a scenic drive down Highway 395.
Once in Mammoth Lakes, grab a quick breakfast at Toomey’s Catering and Carryout. The coconut mascarpone pancakes will knock the socks off of anyone who is a fan of fluffy, sweet flapjacks. Breakfast burritos are available on a grab-and-go basis and Toomey’s stays open to offer après ski snacks in the afternoon.
The Troutfitter is the place to go for the angler in the group. From tackle and bait to guide services and fishing reports, the Troutfitter will set you up to catch a trophy.
If ripping lips isn’t your thing, rent a bike for a day on the town. Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is well known for its lift-accessed downhill trails, freeride features and cross country adventures. Scenic gondola rides are also offered. Additionally, the Inyo National Forest houses a network of trails from mellow fire roads to steep winding single track. Don’t worry about flying with your bike as rentals are available at Mammoth Mountain Sports in the Mammoth Village.
Fuel up for lunch at Burgers Restaurant, and as the name suggests, the restaurant is best known for its burgers made from fresh beef, ground daily. The menu includes other grilled specialties such as pork ribs and steaks.
Road bikers will also enjoy exploring the area, whether it’s a mellow cruise around town or a leg-burning climb to the Minaret Vista, or a scenic push along Highway 395. Footloose Sports offers rentals and high performance demo gear for road and mountain bikes. Turn any bike ride into an adventure with geocaching. According to geocaching.com there are 55 sites within a 10-mile radius of Mammoth. Most caches are located near hiking and biking trails and often include historic points of interest.
Indulge in Greek-inspired cuisine at Jimmy’s Taverna. Best known for the seafood, Jimmy’s specialties include Oakwood-grilled octopus, tiger prawns as well as seasonal fish filets. The gyros are another not-to-miss treat.
Settle in for the night at the Tamarack Lodge. Known for the surrounding cross country skiing in the winter, the Tamarack Lodge is located on the shores of Twin Lakes and is a hub for adventure. Enjoy an evening in the main lodge or rent a 1- or 2-bedroom cabin for a good night’s sleep.