What’s New in Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain, CA for Winter 2021/22

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Mammoth Mountain is gearing up to open for the season on November 13 and will have several major new improvements this year. Starting this winter, United flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver will arrive and depart from Bishop (BIH) airport, along with several other exciting new developments. The full rundown of details is included below, courtesy of Mammoth Mountain.

Mammoth Mountain Improvements:

  • Main Lodge Land Swap Finalized — ​​Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and the U.S. Forest Service announced the completion of a land swap that sets the stage for transformational change at the third most-visited ski resort in the United States. The transaction gives Mammoth Mountain private ownership of the Main Lodge Base Area, a 35.7 acre parcel of previously leased Forest Service land. The land swap makes possible large-scale improvements to Mammoth’s Main Lodge base area, including the Mammoth Mountain Inn and surrounding infrastructure.

  • Coca-Cola Lounge

    • The Coca-Cola Lounge is an all-new space inside McCoy Station to recharge between runs, grab a snack and create your own favorite drink with a Coca-Cola freestyle machine. Offering various food options, drinks, and photo ops, it’s the perfect spot to kick your feet up.

    • The bottom floor of McCoy Station, located mid-mountain, has been converted into a completely renovated custom lounge for skiers and riders.

    • Coca-Cola Freestyle machines and float stations will be available for guest use.

  • Westin Monache Guest Room Renovations — All guest rooms will be refreshed with new carpet, paint, furniture, lighting, and artwork. Phase two, set for spring ‘22 will include updates and renovations to the lobby, meeting rooms, and Whitebark Restaurant.

  • Mammoth Lodging Collection expands Luxury Homes Portfolio – Mammoth Mountain’s luxury home offering will more than double in size this winter. Catering to families or groups who want their own private sanctuary close to all the action, each residence offers a unique place to call home during a Mammoth stay. Homes can accommodate 7 to 14 guests depending on the property. The new additions include:


  • New Advanced Air service into Mammoth Lakes Airport — New this year, Advanced Air will offer regional service to and from Burbank (BUR), Hawthorne (HHR) and Carlsbad (CLD) airports. Advanced Air flights also have the advantage of being able to land in Bishop, Calif. (35 miles away) in the event of inclement weather in Mammoth Lakes. Service will start November 24 and runs through April 4, with a scaled-back schedule until December 16.

    • BUR – flying four days a week (Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun)

    • HHR – flying three days a week (Thurs, Fri, Sun)

    • CLD – flying four days a week (Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun)

  • United Airlines service into Bishop — United Airlines will offer daily service to and from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and Denver (DEN) throughout the winter season. The BIH flights will replace daily United service to Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH), making winter air travel to California’s most popular mountain resort more accessible. The move to Bishop also opens the door for expanded flight routes and access to Mammoth Lakes in the future. Daily seasonal service into Bishop via United will be offered from Denver, Colo., Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning Dec. 19, 2021. Shuttle and rental car services from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes will be available to visitors on each flight (including those that are delayed). Drive time from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes is about 45 minutes and with free and regular bus service throughout Mammoth Lakes, it’s easy to get around without a car.


  • Community Recreation Center — The Town of Mammoth Lakes has begun constructing a new Community Recreation Center (CRC) at Mammoth Creek Park. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for the spring/summer of 2022. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) will be a Sprung Performance Arena enclosing an Olympic size ice rink that will operate in the winter and in the summer, proposed durable sport tiles will cover the rink area creating a 20,000 sq. foot Mammoth RecZone. Combined with community-driven and professionally branded programming, the new year-round facility operated by the Parks and Recreation Department will be a game-changer for recreation in Mammoth Lakes. The CRC is the major recreation amenity at Mammoth Creek Park that includes three complementary components: the natural play area; National Demonstration Site 7,700 sq. ft. inclusive playground and the new minor-mobility hub with parking for up to 118 vehicles.

  • Mammoth Coffee Roasting Company — Mammoth Coffee Roasting Company brews delicious coffee and bakes amazing pastries and donuts at its new storefront in the heart of downtown Mammoth Lakes. They believe in helping humanity one roast at a time and love to put people and the planet first, and to support charities and local organizations. Check them out at 436 Old Mammoth Rd.

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One thought on “What’s New in Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain, CA for Winter 2021/22

  1. No lift improvements… chair 1 and 16 were to be upgraded from 4 to six pack chairs Summmer 2020, but covid killed that, then summer 21 still not added , WTF , Village gondola to be extended from canyon up the hill , still nothing,,, Mammoth brings in about 28% of total revenue for Alterra ,,, get moving Rusty………..

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