There are over 3,500 acres set aside for skiing at Mammoth. With an average snowfall of 400 inches, this mountain resort lays a great snow foundation. Rental skis and snowboards are available. In addition, a ski valet is on site to store your ski/snowboard equipment, anddrop off and pick up are easy.
For a great workout surrounded by beautiful scenery, try cross country skiing. Nineteen miles of groomed trails are available at the Tamarack Cross Country Ski Centre, which isopen from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Here you can rent equipment and find maps to the trails. Lessons and guided tours are also available.
The Mammoth Lakes region offers over 100 miles of trails. In addition to the groomed, multiuse trails, there are over 150,000 wide open acres on which to explore via snowmobile. Snowmobiles must be registered in California. Contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles for more information. For full details, check the website here.
Mammoth Ice Rink
An outdoor ice skating is an iconic winter sport. The skating rink is open for leisure skating and also has hockey games scheduled throughout the week. The skating season spans from December through March, and the rinkis only open weather permitting.
Just like something straight out of a Jack London book, try your hand at dog sledding. Huskies and Malamutes lead the way on a tour of a lifetime throughout the mountain range.
24-Hour Fitness Studio
The Westin Monache is host to the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio. The high-tech equipment and customized workouts will help you keep your fitness routine. Westin has partnered with New Balance to offer equipment rental, making it easier to keep up with your healthy lifestyle without having to transport extra clothing and footwear. Athletic shoes and apparel can be rented for $5. One, three, and five-mile running trails have been certified by New Balance as well. Maps are available at the concierge desk. There is also a year around, outdoor pool with two hot tubs, offering an excellent way to soothe achy muscles after a morning hike or a day of skiing. In addition, there are several spas in the Mammoth Lakes region. Check with the concierge for details.
Westin Kids Club
Offered for children ages 4-12, the Westin Kids Club is a happening place. The club is opened daily from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Activities include games, colouring, books, arts and crafts, movies, and a variety of toys. The cost is $10/hour for the first child and $5/hour for each additional child. The club is only open to Westin Monache guests. Photo:
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