Winter Sports

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Trail Grooming

***As of Tuesday, April 2, 2024 trail grooming has ceased due to lack of snow and warming temperatures***


Our Eastern Sierra Winter Recreation Map is a must-have! Download for free ahead of time on Avenza (Apple Store or Google Play) where you can navigate without cell service.

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Rules & Etiquette

  1. LEAVE NO TRACE. Pack out trash.
  2. Yield right of way:
    • Snowmobiles yield to all.
    • Bikes, snowshoers yield to skiers.
    • All users yield to grooming machines.
  3. Stay on the right-hand side.
  4. Slow zone areas are 15 mph.
  5. Leash dogs when in Town of Mammoth Lakes city limits. Remove dog waste on and off trails.
  6. Use caution at night - be visible, use bright lights.
  7. Winter Fat Bikes are allowed on all groomed trails outside ski areas.
  8. E-bikes are not allowed on any non-motorized trails or Nordic Recreation Areas (Shady Rest, Obsidian Dome, Tamarack).
  9. Crossing two-lane plowed roads at right angles is permitted.
  10. Crossing four-lane plowed roads is prohibited unless otherwise posted.
  11. Snowmobiles must display a current state registration sticker and are prohibited from enterind designated Wilderness Areas. 

Emergency preparedness

  • Rockslides and avalanches happen. Check Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center for conditions, learn to mitigate avalanche risk and get proper training.
  • Safe/proper use of winter gear such as ice axe and/or crampons is a matter of one's own blend of skills, experience and comfort.
  • Wilderness permits are still required.
  • Conditions change rapidly depending on weather, time of day. You are responsible for determining if weather and conditions permit safe travel for yourself.

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center (760) 924-5500

Eastern Sierra Visitor Center (760) 876-6200

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities