Located just over 300 miles from downtown LA, Mammoth Lakes is an easy drive from the city – or less than an hour’s flight from LAX. Tackle 3,000 vertical feet of world class skiing on one of the world’s largest ski mountains. And with an average of 400 inches of snow per year, Mammoth Mountain is typically one of the first to open each season – sometimes remaining skiable until early July. During the summer months, Mammoth’s sunny weather and 11 alpine lakes make it the perfect setting for fishing, hiking, biking, and practically every water sport imaginable. Also, a thriving theater and performing arts scene brings the area regular outdoor concerts, music festivals, arts and crafts fairs and more.