Late Spring and Early Summer Activities in Mammoth Lakes, CA (There’s Something for Everyone!)

A man fishing in Mammoth Lake near Alpenhof Lodge


Did you know that Mammoth Lakes, CA is one of the few places in the world where you can ski, golf, and fish all in the same day?! This spring in Mammoth Lakes, California is going to be one for the books! With record breaking amounts of snow, we know one thing for sure… SPRING SKIING IS GOING TO BE EPIC! As the snow melts and the temperatures rise, the area continues to come alive with a variety of other outdoor activities as well. Here are some of the best late spring/early summer activities to enjoy in Mammoth Lakes:


Skiing and Snowboarding: While many ski resorts close in the spring, Mammoth Mountain usually stays open until Memorial Day weekend. With 3,500 skiable acres and 28 lifts, there is plenty of terrain for all skill levels. The sunny weather and soft snow make for great spring skiing and snowboarding conditions.


Golfing: Mammoth Lakes has two golf courses that will likely not be open until summer with all the snow we have! The Sierra Star Golf Course and the Snowcreek Golf Course both offer challenging holes and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Late spring and early summer are a great time to golf, with mild temperatures and less crowded courses. There is also one course in Bishop that is open year round and is about a 40 minute drive away from Mammoth Lakes. Visit this link for more information and updated opening dates:


Hiking: As the snow melts, the hiking trails in Mammoth Lakes become accessible again. Take a leisurely stroll along the shores of Lake Mary or Lake George, or tackle a more challenging hike to Crystal Lake or the Mammoth Crest. The scenery is breathtaking, with snow-capped mountains and blooming wildflowers.


Fishing: Spring is a great time to fish in Mammoth Lakes, as the fish are hungry after a long winter. The area is known for its trout, with several lakes and streams stocked with rainbow, brown, and brook trout. You can fish on your own or hire a guide to take you to the best spots. For more information on fishing in the area, visit this link:


Mountain Biking: Mammoth Lakes has over 80 miles of singletrack mountain biking trails.. From beginner-friendly rides to technical descents, there is something for every level of rider. The views are stunning, with wildflowers and snow-capped peaks in the distance. You’ll likely want to start with lower elevation terrain in late spring/early summer such as Lower Rock Creek trail. For more information visit this link:


Hot Springs: After a day of outdoor adventure, there's nothing better than soaking in a natural hot spring. Mammoth Lakes has several hot springs, including the popular Wild Willy's and Crab Cooker. These natural pools are located in scenic locations and are a great way to relax and unwind. Learn more about the hot spring options at this link:


Rock Climbing: Mammoth Lakes is home to some of the best rock climbing in California. In late spring, the snow melts off the granite walls, making them accessible for climbers. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, there are plenty of routes to choose from. Learn more at


In conclusion, Mammoth Lakes offers a wide range of activities to enjoy in the coming months. From skiing and snowboarding to hiking, fishing, and hot springs, there's something for everyone. Plan your visit today and experience the beauty of Mammoth Lakes in the spring! Book your stay with the Alpenhof Lodge to get premier access to all that Mammoth has to offer at