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This was one of the biggest surprises at Mammoth: the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort was up and running, and the parking lot at the ski area was completely filled. This wouldn't be surprising during winter, but this was June 24, in 80+ degrees weather. The entirety of Mammoth Mountain was still covered with snow (I'm not sure if it was natural or machine snow). Ski passes at Mammoth Mountain are also applicable at June Mountain; during summer, there is supposedly a gondola that can take you up the mountain, though it had not begun operation during our visit.

Mammoth Mountain is actually a volcano, as is much of the rest of the area. It is a part of the Long Valley Caldera, which stretches from here to Lake Crowley; it is one of the larger calderas in America and is one of the most likely to blow. During the 1980s, Mammoth was evacuated quite a few times due to tremors from the volcano; it is quite likely that someday soon there will be an eruption.

Directions: Uphill on the Minarets/Mammoth Mountain Road from Mammoth Lakes town
Website: http://www.mammothmountain.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 25, 2006
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