Springtime weather in Mammoth Lakes brings high temperatures in the 50s to mid-60s and overnight lows in the 20s and 30s, perfect for springtime skiing. In years with heavy spring snowfall, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area stays open until May or June. The Eastern Sierra spring offers one of the most spectacular settings for landscape and nature photography anywhere. The meadows and hill sides surrounding the area come alive with a kaleidoscope of wildflowers. Spring in Eastern Sierra offers some of the best wildflower viewing and birding opportunities in the Western U.S.
Mammoth is known as one of the world’s best resorts for spring skiing, sometimes staying open until July 4th. By late April the ski area is less expensive, uncrowded, and provides for a perfect day of mid-morning skiing followed by a round of golf, fishing session or biking. Much of Mammoth Mountain’s 3,500 acres of skiable groommed and ungroomed trails through a spectacular wildnerness area are open during the spring.
Mono County fishing season starts the last Saturday in April. So after a morning of spring sking its time to grap your rod get a few hour of fishing in. Throughout the Eastern Sierra you can find just about any kind of fishing experience you are looking for. Whether you are on a family trip, a serious fisherman, or fishing to relax or anything between, the Eastern Sierra offers many choices. From alpine lakes, to boulder hopping streams, to rivers meandering through treeless meadow, you will find it here.
During the spring, the Mammoth area offers amazing scenery and mild temperatures. Many of the valleys are offer spectacular views at this time, because the waterfalls are full, flowers are blooming, and the mountains are still covered in snow. Each week a new lake thaws and the snow melts on one of our many trails. There are a many places to day hike and walk in the Mammoth area during the spring but make sure to check on snow pack levels. Below are a few of the good ones.
Road & Mountain Biking
Road bikers have plenty of asphalt routes to choose from, be it peddling around town, gearing down to puff up Minaret Road to the Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge or cruise the scenic stretches of U.S. Highway 395. As the spring melt opens up the trails, its time to test your suspension on the Inyo National Forest’s vast network of trails and unpaved roads. Rock Creek is home Sand Canyon and Lower Rock Creek, two of the most insane rides in the region.