GO SNOWBOARDING AT MAMMOTH RESORT WITH MINT TOURS AND IKON PASS IN 2021
We’re hyped to team up with Ikon Pass – the ski industry’s best multi-resort pass that gives you access to 753 ski lifts at 43 different resorts across 5 continents! Simply purchase an Ikon Pass with Mint then join us in 2021 as we explore, ride, and après some of Nth America’s most iconic shred destinations including one of our favourites – Mammoth Mountain.
There are less than a handful of resorts that can claim world-renowned parks coupled with world-class freeride terrain, but leading the pack of resorts that can, is undoubtedly Mammoth Mountain, California. This place has been at the cutting edge of parks and pipes and it has become one of the most infamous mountains on the planet.
With a summit topping over 3,300 metres, Mammoth Mountain has the highest lift-served ridable terrain in California, not to mention iconic Sierra Mountain views, the famous Unbound Terrain Parks and a legendary snowpack that keeps the season going all the way into June.
If you’re looking for a spring shred with a good crew and have been always wanting to check out Mammoth with a local then read on, and get ready to have the time of your life, because Mammoth certainly has it all for any snowboarder.
21 March - 28 March, 2021
Guest to Guide Ratio
6 guests : 1 guide
Freeride / Freestyle - park, steeps, 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.
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.
Throughout the tour we stay in downtown Mammoth
where we're just a short drive from the resort, and right amongst all of Mammoths brew pubs, shops, bars and restaurants.
Each day you'll be riding with our US based hosts and guides who know every nook and cranny of this huge resort.
Rated as one of the top 10 parks in North America by Transworld Snowboarding, Mammoth is the only resort in North America to offer three different-sized half-pipes: the 11-foot Mini Pipe, an 18-foot pipe and the 22-foot Olympic-size pipe, which is what makes the mountain so appealing to everyone from novices to professionals. Top of the line pipe-cutting snowcats, highly trained staff, consistent snow, sunny days and a long spring are some reasons why the world's best pipe riders return to train year after year at Mammoth Mountain.
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 added to your booking.
GETTING TO MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN
Mammoth is one of the easiest resorts to reach in the USA. Once you arrive in Los Angeles or San Francisco, jump on your non-stop flight, and in a little over an hour, you’ll arrive at Mammoth Lakes 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.
We stay at the Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa located in Downtown Mammoth Lakes. We are surrounded by Mammoths restaurants and shops, and just a short drive to the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. The Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa offers rustic luxury in central Mammoth Lakes including in-house bar, laundry, sauna, hot tub, and day spa, fitness room. The deluxe twin share rooms are equipped with 2 queen-size, pillow top beds and everything you need for a comfortable stay, including ensuite bathroom,
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 super fancy 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.
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. When we are on mountain, our guest to guide ratio is maximum 6 people per guide. This also makes for a more personal experience between our guests and guides.
SNOW & CONDITIONS
Mammoth has a reputation of scoring big storms throughout the winter and deep into spring meaning we can expect mild days, cool nights OR even a late season dump.
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 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.
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
- 7 nights twin share accommodation, Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa
- 6 days hosting at Mammoth Mountain
- Daily resort transfers to/ from accommodation to Mammoth Mountain
- Return Mammoth Lakes Airport transfers
- Nightly tours to local restaurants & bars
- Resort fees
- Mint Tours hosting and guiding
The Mammoth Ikon Pass Tour is 7 nights and run from Sunday to Sunday. You’ll start the tour riding mid-week to maximise your time on-snow and avoid the weekend day-trippers, then on the weekend the town comes to life for our final nights in Mammoth. If 7 nights isn’t enough, then book one of our multi-tour combo’s. Ask us about tour combo ideas and multi-tour discounts.
WEEK 1 21 March – 28 March, 2021
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.
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 guides have an in-depth knowledge of Mammoth Mountain which gives you the ultimate advantage when your chasing un-tracked snow or looking to challenge yourself. 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 Japan 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. We have a maximum of 6 people on this tour. This ensures you get the most out of your time with us, and keeping the groups small means less time waiting and more time riding powder.
IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR ME?
This tour is best suited to skiers and snowboarders who can link turns in powder snow, can make a variety of turn shapes and can traverse, hold speed and is adventurous when skiing and 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 or ski 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.
WHO ARE THE GUIDES?
All of our tours are guided by friendly, knowledgeable and expertly trained guides who are passionate about the mountains. Most of our guides work for us season after season. If you have a preferred Mint guide, just let us know and we’ll be able to tell you which tours they are leading.
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. Prior to the tour commencing we will invite you to a group chat which is managed by your tour manager and guides.
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 an Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass that includes riding at Mammoth via your Mint Tours sales consultant. Alternatively, you can opt to purchase a standard 6 day Mammoth Mountain adult lift pass. Ask your sales consultant for more information.
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 PER PERSON
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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 25% deposit is payable within 3 days of booking. The balance is due 90 days prior to tour departure. You can view our terms and conditions HERE and COVID-19 policy HERE
If you would like some more information or a quote for the tour you can contact us by:
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.
2. OVER THE PHONE
Call us and follow the prompts to speak to one of our USA Tour specialists.
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.