Early Season Winter Activities in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Mammoth winter activities opening day near Alpenhof Lodge

Based on the amount of snow we’ve received so far here in Mammoth Lakes, CA, you wouldn’t believe that it’s still technically the off season for a few more weeks! Have no fear though, there is still plenty of fun to be had for the whole family. Here’s what to look out for this month:


  1. Ski Mammoth Mountain

Have you heard the news?! Mammoth Mountain is under 60” of fresh snow after an early season storm delivered one the biggest November snow totals on record in the Eastern Sierra. For reference this is already the snowiest November of the last 10 years at Mammoth (and it's only early November).


Mammoth Mountain is open. Book your winter getaway at the Alpenhof Lodge today!


  1. Cross Country Ski at the Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center starting November 19th!

Calling all Nordic Skiiers! On November 19th, enjoy the  groomed trails of The Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center. They offer 19 miles of groomed trails in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried this sport before — the center offers lessons and equipment rental.


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  1. Participate in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning!

Looking for a way to challenge yourself, get outside, and join in on the community fun on Thanksgiving morning? Consider Mammoth Lakes' annual Turkey Trot on November 24th!


Get Thanksgiving off to a healthy start and participate in Mammoth Track Club's family-friendly 2K fun run through The Trails neighborhood & Town of ML bike path!


Schedule of Events:

-7:30am Bib pickup/on-site registration at Trails End Park

-8:50am: National Anthem & Land Acknowledgment 

-9 am: Start

-Post-run hot cocoa & cider


Register online at: https://www.mammothtrackclub.com/mammoth-turkey-trot



  1. Experience the Holiday Tree Lighting in the Village on November 25th

The Village at Mammoth and Town of Mammoth Lakes present a kickoff to the holidays with free fun for the whole family. Join Woolly and Santa for photos, kids activities and live music outdoors before the magical first lighting of The Village holiday tree. 



Nov 25, 2022

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM



6201 Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546


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5. Enjoy Dining at Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar or The Clocktower Cellar at Alpenhof Lodge

Onsite at the Alpenhof Lodge, you can enjoy two of the more popular places to grab a drink or a bite to eat in Mammoth Lakes, Petra's Bistro & Wine Bar, and The Clocktower Cellar. After a day of adventure on Mammoth Mountain, Petra's offers the perfect spot for a relaxing dinner and cocktails.  Clocktower offers a more casual and playful atmosphere with foosball tables, a pool table, and a casual pub menu.


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When you book your trip to Mammoth Lakes, CA this winter, make sure to book your stay at the Alpenhof! Learn more here: www.alpenhof-lodge.com