Mammoth Mountain is traditionally among the first ski areas to open and sometimes operates as late as the Fourth of July. Emphasizing its unrestrained feel, Mammoth receives over 400 inches of snow annually with an average of 300 sunny days a year. The mountain is surrounded by the protected backdrop of Mt. Whitney and Yosemite National Park. Amongst this natural beauty, the town meets the mountain to create a distinctive and welcoming area for visitors and locals alike. There are 3,500 skiable acres to play on with a vertical drop of 3,100 feet and 150 named trails. There are 29 lifts in place, including two gondolas and two high-speed six-packs.ActivitiesSnowboarding: All of Mammoth's trails are open to snowboarders. There are three Unbound Terrain Parks, three pipes, eight runs and 90 acres of freestyle terrain. Snowboard rentals and instruction from certified instructors are available daily.Cross Country Profile: Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center offers over 45k of machine-groomed tracks and ski-skate lanes. Unlimited terrain located throughout the Inyo National Forest. LodgingFull service hotels, convenient motels, luxury condominiums, chalets, cabins, and dormitory style lodging are all located in the town of Mammoth Lakes, only four miles from the ski area. The Village Lodging, Mammoth's newest property, features studio to three-bedroom condominiums, centrally-located in The Village. Shopping, dining, mountain access, golf and meeting facilities are nearby. The recently remodeled Mammoth Mountain Inn is located across the street from the Main Lodge and offers slopeside accommodations. Juniper Springs Resort, also slopeside, located at the base of Eagle Express, features studio, one and two-bedroom condominium units. Tamarack Lodge & Resort is located at Twin Lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Cabin and lodge facilities offer accommodation year round.Winter RecreationSkiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hot air ballooning, ice skating, dog sled rides, cross country skiing, lift serviced sledding, and horse-drawn sleigh rides.