We all know that Mammoth Mountain is the premier destination in California to Ski and Board. In fact, this is how Mammoth it stacks up in the country:
- Ranked one of the Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America by Forbes
- Ranked one of the Top 10 Best Overall Ski Resorts by Powderhounds
- Ranked one of the Top 10 Best Terrain Parks by Powderhounds
- Ranked #1 of the Top 5 Ski Resorts in California by On the Snow Magazine
But what if you don’t ski or snowboard but enjoy the snow and cold weather. What is there to do? Here are at least 5 reasons to visit Mammoth in the Winter if you don’t Ski or board.
1. SNOWMOBILING: For those of you who enjoy snowmobiling the opportunities are endless with mountain terrains that stretch as far as the eye can see. There are over 100 miles of groomed snowmobiling trails leading to thousands of acres of ungroomed snowmobile play areas that are maintained by the Forest Service. http://bit.ly/2zz5BVc
2. SNOWMEN/SLEDDING: Remember being a kid and building a snowman and sledding how much fun it was? Well, experience that fun carefree feeling all over again. Build that snowman, make those snow angels and have fun sledding. There are hillsides, slopes and trails that beckon you to laugh, scream and be that kid all over again. So get your boogie boards, sleds and anything else you can find to slide down a hill on and experience the freedom of letting go and having fun all over again. Oh, by the way, its a great work out going up and down the hill over and over again and the net result is a great night sleep 🙂
3. SNOWSHOEING: It’s easy, fun and everyone can participate. There is no better way to begin snowshoeing than just going and doing it. A snowshoe is footwear for walking over the snow. Snowshoes distribute the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person’s foot does not sink completely into the snow. Snowshoes are mainly used for recreation, primarily by hikers and runners who like to continue their hobby in wintertime. Snowshoeing is easy to learn, safe, and inexpensive. Pack a lunch and take a hike to experience the quiet and solitude of the mountains. Hear the wind blowing through the trees and see wildlife footprints in the untouched snow. Can you guess what woodland creature went by? Come across a creek and see the beauty of frozen icicles and perhaps a fish or two. I have discovered an interesting ski/snowshoe that I will be testing in the next few weeks. Check back for my evaluation early January 2018)
4. Dog Sledding: Mammoth Dog Teams trains a mixture of Malamutes, Siberian Huskies, and Mammoth Huskies. Every one of these precious animals has its own unique personality which you will most definitely learn on your ride. These dogs are extremely well-trained and love what they do. This outing is all about the dogs! Read more http://bit.ly/2A7rv1G
5. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING (akin to hiking and skiing). If you own a pair of cross-country skis, poles and boots, this winter activity actually is free after the initial gear expense. If you don’t, it’s about as close as it gets to being free. Unlike downhill skiing, it doesn’t require a lift ticket, which can be a big expense for just a few hours of powder. Renting the cross-country set-up is usually inexpensive. Cross-country skiing is low impact, low speed and, therefore, lower risk than many of its counterparts. Dogs and kids are welcome. Cross-country skiing can be done at any pace, so dogs and kids can easily be a part of the fun. Many people allow their dogs to run with them while they cross-country ski much like they would do on a hike in the summertime. And most kids will welcome the opportunity to get out and glide through the snow any day of the week.One of the best aspects of cross-country skiing is the choice you get when you head out for the day; you can make it a serious workout or a walk in the park. According to the Mayo Clinic, a 160-pound person will burn 496 calories in just one hour of cross-country skiing, whereas the same person would burn just 314 calories downhill skiing for the same duration of time. If you’re less interested in aerobic exercise, you’ll still be strengthening many of the muscles in your body — including your glutes, core, back, chest shoulders arms and legs — while enjoying the scenery at a slower pace.You don’t need fancy gear to do it. Once you get going on your Nordic Skis, you’ll heat up fast. Basic clothing wool shirt, a sweater or fleece jacket and add gloves, a hat and a bottom layer that’s breathable, as well as thick socks and a pair of sunglasses — and you’re set.While you can certainly invest in some technical gear, this is a winter activity where you can really get away with being pretty minimalist experience nature in serenity at your pace and speed.
Bonus SNOWBALL FIGHTS: Oh, and don’t forget the snowball fights. With so much snow you will never run out of activities to share with your friends and family, show them how much you care, throw a snowball and see how good your aim is. Have fun!
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