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WORLD-RENOWNED PARKS AND WORLD-CLASS FREERIDE TERRAIN

Our Mammoth trip is all about good times. Spend your week exploring the resort with our local US guide ‘Scotty’ and your evenings exploring the après, breweries and dining that make Mammoth one of the best all-round destinations.

Mammoth certainly has it all for any snowboarder. The highest lift-served ridable terrain in California and some of the best snowboarding in the United States. Not to mention iconic Sierra Mountain views and the famous Unbound Terrain Parks which have options for all levels – 2 halfpipes, 100+ jibs and up to 50 jumps on any given day covering over 100 acres of terrain. Unbound is a mecca for fun and progression.

Unlike much of the Sierra, conditions at Mammoth doesn’t even peak until mid-March. The base elevation is at 9,000 feet and the peak is at 11,053 feet, and when it snows at Mammoth it SNOWS. The big storms tend to pass through Mammoth in mid-February and March making it the best time for scoring Mammoth’s famous deep powder. Even if we don’t get fresh snow, Mammoth’s high altitude and north-facing terrain combine to preserve snow until late June and  sometimes later!

Dates

19 March - 26 March, 2022

Ability

Intermediate and above

Price

USD $2,150 per person

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Tour Type

Freeride / Freestyle - park, pistes, trees & beers

Why Travel With Mint

In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. We are a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conduct business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.

Highlights

Spring riding

This tour is running in Spring which allows us to ride the entire resort with more sunny days. But don't be surprised if we score one of those legendary Spring pow days or weeks!

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Stay Slope-side

Throughout the tour we stay on-mountain in slope-side accommodation in Mammoth to maximise time on-snow.

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Local knowledge

Each day you'll be riding with our US based hosts and guides who know every nook and cranny of this huge resort.

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Mammoth Parks

With 10 unique parks, 2 halfpipes, 100+ jibs and up to 50 jumps on any given day, Unbound is the mecca for fun and progression.

Mammoth Ikon Pass Tour

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ABOUT IKON PASS & MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN

Mammoth Mountain Resort is an Ikon Pass destination, so depending on your pass type, you can use it to access all the ski lifts. If you don’t have an Ikon Pass or Base Pass as yet, then speak to our sales team and they will add it to your tour booking. Alternatively we can offer you a 6 day Mammoth Mountain lift ticket at discounted rates.

GETTING TO MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN

Mammoth is one of the easiest resorts to reach in the USA. Once you arrive in Los Angeles, Denver or San Francisco, jump on your non-stop flight, and in a little over an hour you’ll arrive at Bishop Airport. We’ll have a driver on-hand to pick you and make the short drive to our hotel. We’ll get you checked in to your room, and for the adventure ahead.

SLOPE-SIDE ACCOMMODATION

We stay slope-side at Mammoth, just steps away from all the action. Mammoth Mountain Inn is located across the street from the base lodge so you're just steps away from the Gondola. Guests stay in twin-share, 2 story loft rooms which have 2 Queen beds and everything you need for a comfortable stay, including ensuite bathroom, on-site bar, restaurant, laundry and heated pool.

DAILY HOSTING

Mint hosts are on-hand to show you around Mammoth Mountain and downtown Mammoth Lakes, from shops, restaurants, craft beer bars and nightlife. There’s restaurants and bars from luxe to very affordable and ranging from Mexican and Japanese to American bar-style cuisine. No trip to Mammoth is complete without a visit to Wave Rave, one of the most iconic snowboard stores still in business. Founded by famed Mammoth local Steve Klassen.

SMALL GROUPS

We offer one of the smallest client to guide ratio’s in the industry which ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. Our small groups allow greater manoeuvrability and ease of access to the best areas a destination can offer. This also makes for a more personal experience between our guests and guides.

SNOW & CONDITIONS

Conditions at Mammoth don't peak until mid-March. The base elevation is at 9,000 feet and the peak is at 11,053 feet, and when it snows at Mammoth it SNOWS. The big storms tend to pass through Mammoth in mid-February and March making it the best time for scoring Mammoth’s famous deep powder. Even if we don't get fresh snow, Mammoth's high altitude and north-facing terrain combine to preserve snow until late June and  sometimes later!

Meet your expert team

LOCAL GUIDES & PARTNERSHIPS

Mint opens doors around the globe. Our long-standing relationships with local guides, local legends, professional athletes, local businesses and resorts allow us special access to places and people. Travelling with us, you go behind the scenes to get a close-up view of each destination. You’re enriched by the knowledge of our experts and local guides.

Meet your expert team

Scott Anfang

Scott is our lead guide and coaching director who brings over 20 years industry experience to his role. He is a three-term AASI National Snowboard Team Member and the current coach of American Association of Snowboard Instructors National snowboard team. Scott is also Co-founder of GoSnow industries, the first on-demand booking platform for snowsport instructors. Sponsors: Burton Snowboards, Smith optics, Hestra Gloves, Patagonia outerwear, Anon helmets, Purl Wax.

ESSENTIAL INFO

Tour Inclusions

YOUR TOUR INCLUDES

  • 7 nights Ski-in/Ski-out accommodation, Twin Share Loft Room, Mammoth Mountain Inn
  • 6 days 0n-snow hosting at Mammoth Mountain
  • Return scheduled airport transfers, Bishop Airport
  • Nightly tours to local restaurants & bars
  • Resort fees
  • Mint Tours hosting and guiding
Tour Dates

The Mammoth Mountain Tour is 7 nights and run from Saturday to Saturday to maximise your mid-week time on-snow to avoid the weekend day-trippers. If 7 nights isn’t enough, then book one of our multi-tour combo’s.


WEEK 1    Saturday 19 March – Saturday 26 March, 2022


PRO-TIP – GO PRIVATE!
Book this tour as a private departure – with your own guide and all the benefits of a Mint group tour – for any group, big or small (even just one traveller). Get in touch to discuss.

FAQ

WHY TRAVEL WITH MINT?
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. Mint is a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conducts business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we can take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre-or post tour arrangements.


WHAT HAPPENS IF BORDERS ARE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
The global health crisis has impacted everyone enormously, so we want to make sure your future travel plans are safe and reassure you that we are committed to supporting our customers in the best way that we can. You can view our latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates HERE


WHAT IS A FREERIDE TOUR?
Our Freeride Tours offer you the best chance to ride a variety of terrain from parks through to steeps and trees. Our experienced guide has an in-depth knowledge of Mammoth Mountain which gives you the ultimate advantage when your chasing un-tracked snow or looking to challenge yourself in the terrain park. Of course weather and conditions are impossible to predict so guests must be prepared to ride anything.


WHAT HAPPENS ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DAY?
Once you’ve signed up for the tour we will send you through a comprehensive guide with details about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, a map of where we meet, recommended arrival and departure times, flight options, Visa requirements and transportation information.


WHAT IF I’M TRAVELLING SOLO?
About 99% of our guests are travelling solo, so you’ll be in good company. If you are travelling solo, you will be paired with another guest to room with. The accommodation for this tour is twin share i.e. 2 beds per room. Your group will be made up mostly of solo travellers. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in snow sports and an eagerness to explore all that a destination has to offer.


HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON THIS TOUR?
Each tour is different, but we know that by offering one of the smallest client to guide ratio in the industry allows you to ski or snowboard at your preferred pace, and ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. This ensures you get the most out of your time with us, and keeping the groups small means less time waiting and more time snowboarding.


IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR ME?
This tour is best suited to confident snowboarders who can link turns in powder snow, can make a variety of turn shapes and can traverse, hold speed and is adventurous when snowboarding the entire mountain including side-hits and jumps. If you’re not sure, give us a call. Weather and ski conditions are impossible to predict so guests must be prepared to ride anything.


WHICH RESORTS WILL WE VISIT?
The tour is based entirely at Mammoth Mountain Resort. Don’t worry you won’t get bored with 28 lifts and over 150 trails for every skill level.


CAN I ARRIVE EARLY OR STAY ON AFTER THE TOUR?
For most tours you can arrive earlier or stay later. We can tailor the trip to suit your travel plans. Speak with one of our tour specialists when you are booking and they will be more than happy to assist.


CAN YOU BOOK FLIGHTS?
Yes. Let us take the hassle out of selecting the right flights for the tour. We can book you the best flight options for the tour, with no booking fees.


ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED?
No, flights are not included. If you need assistance booking flights, we can book you the best flight options for the tour, with no booking fees.


DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Yes. All guests on tour need to be covered be comprehensive travel insurance. Once you have booked on the tour, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We offer all of our tour guests discounted snow specific travel insurance.


WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I’VE BOOKED?
Once you’ve booked your spot on tour, we will send you through a booking confirmation and provide updates about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, a map of where we meet, recommended arrival and departure times, flight options, Visa requirements and transportation information. We will send out a Pre Departure Guide 30 days prior to departure.


HOW CAN I CHECK MY ABILITY LEVEL?
The best way to check if a tour is suited to your ability is by speaking with one of our tour specialists. They will be able to determine if the tour you have selected is a good fit for your ability, as well as suggesting other tour options.


HOW DO I GET TO MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN?
We’ll provide you with a guide with details on how to get to Mammoth and where to meet your hosts. If it’s your fist time to the USA or if you’re unsure about travel arrangements, often we can link you up with other tour guests to travel with.


HOW DO I CHECK AVAILABILITY?
Speak with one of our tour specialists. As this is a small group tour with limited availability, it’s best to get in touch early to avoid disappointment.


DO YOU TAKE SKIERS & SNOWBOARDERS?
Yes! We are ski and snowboard friendly. Please note that the majority of our tours are led by snowboard guides.


ARE LIFT TICKETS INCLUDED?
No. However, you have the option to either pre-purchase Mammoth Lift Tickets or use your Ikon Pass that includes riding at Mammoth.


CAN I RENT EQUIPMENT?
Yes! We can arrange rental equipment for most destinations, however we do recommend bringing your own equipment.


WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I BRING?
Mammoth Mountain like any ski area can experience all kinds of weather depending on the season, with temperatures typically ranging from +10 to -10 in Spring. We recommend that guests have a good quality waterproof jacket and pants, lightweight insulated layer, merino base layers, merino gloves and waterproof gloves, goggles with low light & high light lenses, sunglasses, balaclava, beanie, and helmet. We recommend that all guests bring their own ski or snowboarding equipment for the tour (board, boots, bindings & outerwear).


WHO WILL BE ON MY TOUR?
Your group will be made up of travellers from diverse backgrounds and will be varied in age. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in snow sports and an eagerness to explore all that Mammoth Mountain has to offer.

Price and Payment

PRICE PER PERSON
USD $2,150 per person (twin share)

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SINGLE SHARE SUPPLEMENTS
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this tour. The single supplement applies to all nights on your tour and is subject to availability. Please speak to your tour specialist for further information.


RESERVATION AND DEPOSIT
To secure your spot on tour, a non-refundable 50% deposit is payable within 3 days of booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to tour departure. You can view our terms and conditions HERE and COVID-19 policy HERE

Enquiries and Bookings

If you would like some more information or a quote for the tour you can contact us by:

1. ONLINE
Enquire below. Once we receive your request one of our USA Tour Specialists will be in touch with a with a quote, availability and further details about the tour.

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2. OVER THE PHONE 
Call us and follow the prompts to speak to one of our USA Tour specialists.

Within Australia (03) 5296 0314


3. EMAIL
Drop us an email and one of our USA Tour Specialists will be in touch with a with a quote, availability and further details about the tour.

info@minttours.com

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