Is Mammoth Mountain open? Yes, and no.
The state mandated Southern California region “Stay Home” order went into effect on December 7 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In compliance with this three week order, Mammoth Mountain WILL operate for skiing and snowboarding, but its lodging “will be limited to homeowners and critical infrastructure services.” a resort statement said.
According to the county clarification, “there shall be no renting or leasing of a lodging facility for leisure or vacation travel.” That being said, Mammoth Mountain plans to resume accepting reservations beginning Dec. 27. if the region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. This will be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial 3 week period.
In accordance with the State of California’s most recent guidance:
- Dining offerings will be adjusted across the resort with limited outdoor seating available.
- Retail stores will operate at 20% capacity.
- Lodges will be open with access to restrooms, lockers, rentals and guest services. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. We ask that guests limit time spent in lodges.
“Everybody needs to be prepared to be flexible. Things are going to change fast. Check everything,” said Tim LeRoy, spokesman for Mammoth Mountain.
So far, Mammoth management has told visitors they “can change or cancel your lift ticket, lesson, rental or activity reservation up to 3 full days prior to the scheduled date for a full refund.”
If you make changes on a shorter notice, the resort said it would issue an Activity Change Voucher “for the full value of the activity cost.”