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April 29, 2009

Mammoth Summer Events Trying to Make Resort Affordable

Mammoth is trying to keep summer affordable which is a good strategy in today's economy.

1. Scenic Gondola Ride – Visitors are carried past sweeping views of the Minarets, the Sierra Crest, and dozens of sapphire blue alpine lakes on a gondola ride to the summit of 11,053 foot Mammoth Mountain. Admire the panoramic views, learn interesting facts about the area at the interpretive center, or tour the summit with a naturalist. Cost is $18 for adults. Up to two children 12 & under ride free with a paying adult.

2. Mountain Bike Park – Mountain bikers of all abilities can take the ride of their lives, experiencing the exhilarating 3,000-foot descent from Mammoth Mountain’s 11,053 summit. Mammoth’s Mountain Bike Park offers 100 miles of single-track trails with everything from water stops in shaded areas, to a scenic gondola that transports bikers up to the summit, to bike rangers to answer questions and assist with gear. Use of the mountain bike park, which includes a lift ticket on the gondola, is only $39.

3. Red’s Meadow Valley and Devils Postpile National Monument (the“Mini-Yosemite”) — A shuttle ride ($7 for adults, $4 for children 3 to 15 years) leads visitors to a geologic wonderland. An easy .4 mile one way walk leads to Devils Postpile, a rare sight that ranks as one of the world’s finest examples of unusual rock formations. Nearby, Rainbow Falls plunges over a 101-foot-high cliff. A moderate 2.5 mile one way hike leads to the falls.

Some stuff to do if you want to get away to the mountains for a weekend. I am waiting to get some other deals on lodging and happenings in the area.

Everyone is hurting, so now is a great time to get deals and save money.

Posted by Justin at 03:39 PM