Yes, golfing. In the winter. Frosty’s has a full indoor mini-golf course, open year round to keep your swing, or at least your put, in shape during those winter months. While we’re a bit reticent to promote going indoors in such a beautiful outdoor area, we understand that sometimes you just want to get out of the cold a little bit and who doesn’t love put-putting through a clown’s mouth or over the drawbridge of a castle? This is sure to be a kid pleaser and offers a respite from the elements of those overly stormy or blustery days in Mammoth.
See the majestic scenery that surrounds Mammoth from the comfort of a luxurious, heated snowcat on one of Mammoth Mountain’s snow cat tours. Day tours trek into the backcountry for stunning views of the Minarets and other high alpine peaks that surround Mammoth Lakes. At night take a luxurious ride to Parallax on Mammoth Mountain for a truly unique, gourmet dining experience. All tours depart from the Main lodge. Kids are welcome and cameras encouraged on all tours. Mammoth also offers custom tours for groups.
Mammoth’s impressive outdoor ice rink is a great spot for those just mastering their slip and slide to those working on their salchows and triple axels. Right across the street from Mammoth High School and on the shuttle line, the rink offers public skating sessions, pick-up hockey, lessons, and special events all in one of the most incredible settings you’ll ever find. Left your skates at home? Not to worry, rentals and sharpening are available as well as limited snacks and beverages. Make sure to bundle up for evening sessions as the temperatures do drop.
From quick 50-minute jaunts to multiple-day overnight excursions, Mammoth Dog Teams has a little something for everyone.
Dog sledding is more than an arduous multiday event in the Alaskan wilderness. Mammoth Dog Teams maintains an experienced crew of 37 dogs ready and panting to take your family on a beautiful and thrilling adventure into the wilds of the Eastern Sierra. From quick 50-minute jaunts to multiple-day overnight excursions, Mammoth Dog Teams has a little something for everyone. Learn about the history (stretching back to the late 1920’s in the Mammoth area) and inner-workings of a sled dog team as you mush along through some of the most scenic country in California.
Rope-tow access to sledding means you don't have to hike back up.
You know the hardest part about sledding? It’s getting to the bottom of the hill, excited from the rush of flying downhill only to realize that now you’ve got to tromp back up the hill to do it again. Sledz takes out that extra effort, providing full rope-tow access to their tubing hill on Minaret road, on the way to the Main Lodge. Experience the thrilling rush of flying down the mountain in a safe and friendly environment. Sledz is cash only though so make sure to hit the ATM back in town.
This 24 ski marathon raises money for children with illnesses.
This event happens at the beginning of December to raise money for sick and underpriviledged kids. With a team of 6 to 12 skiers (and/or boarders), you'll raise funds and relay during 24 hours on the slope! At the end, it’s not the number of runs you did but the money you raised that will make the difference. The village is buzzing with activities and free outdoor concerts. This year will be the 10th anniversary. Find out more at 24hTremblant.com.
Try top-roped ice climbing with the help of an instructor.
For the truly adventurous, give ice climbing a shot. Under the gondola, there is a natural ice wall where you can try it out. No experience necessary- a qualified instructor will guide you. Tremblant.ca.
This romantic activity is perfect for couples or kids.
For a romantic evening, enjoy ice skating with a loved one. You can rent skates (the price is usually included with on-site lodging) and the rink is located right next to the chapel. Enjoy fondue at sunset and then head to the rink to skate. Or, bring your kids: there’s often a game of hockey you can join. Tremblant.ca.
For a memorable vacation experience, try dogsledding. Each sled will hold two people, and one person will drive. Enjoy the scenery, and halfway through the trip, you’ll enjoy hot chocolate and switch drivers. The is great for kids and adults who enjoy adventurous activities. Tremblant.ca.