WORLD-RENOWNED PARKS AND WORLD-CLASS FREERIDE TERRAIN
If we’re talking snow reliability, you can’t go past Mammoth Mountain. Not only did they get hit with the Storm of the Decade in January (2.5 metres in 72 hours!), they have already scored more snowfall than they usually see for a whole season.
The Mammoth trip is running in early March which is prime time for powder turns. 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!
11 - 18 March, 2023
Intermediate to advanced
USD $2,959 Single Share
USD $2,420 Twin Share
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 early 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!
Throughout the tour we stay on-mountain in slope-side accommodation in Mammoth to maximise time on-snow.
Each day you'll be riding with our US based hosts and guides who know every nook and cranny of this huge resort.
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 Mountain Tour
Get in touch for a detailed tour itinerary and more info
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.
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 single-share ensuite rooms which have a comfy Queen bed and everything you need for a comfortable stay, including ensuite bathroom, on-site bar, restaurant, laundry hot-tub and heated pool.
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.
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 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 Ski-in/Ski-out accommodation, Mammoth Mountain Inn
- 6 day adult Mammoth lift ticket
- Return scheduled airport transfers, Bishop Airport
- Nightly shuttle from Mammoth Mountain Inn to downtown Mammoth
- Resort fees
- Daily resort hosting
- Mint host on hand throughout the week
The Mammoth Mountain Tour is 7 nights and run from Saturday to Sunday 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 11 March – Sunday 18 March, 2023
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 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. 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. The accommodation for this tour is single share i.e. 1 person per room.
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 mountain. 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.
ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED?
No, flights are not included.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Yes. All guests on tour need to be covered be comprehensive 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?
We are ski and snowboard friendly. Please note that the majority of our tours are led by snowboard guides.
ARE LIFT TICKETS INCLUDED?
Yes. You have the option to either include a 6-day Mammoth Mountain lift ticket or use your Ikon Pass that includes riding at Mammoth.
CAN I RENT EQUIPMENT?
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
USD $2,420 Twin Share Room
USD $2,959 Single Share Room
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 90 days prior to tour departure.
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.
Within Australia (03) 5296 0314