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RecStrats Is a Big Deal

“RecStrats is a collaborative effort to make Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding Inyo National Forest the best alpine recreation community in the country. Yes, it’s a BIG Deal!” - Stuart...

US Olympian Calls Mammoth Lakes Home

"I am incredibly excited and proud to be representing the United States in London next summer. I did what I could to maintain focus on today's race while training at high altitudes." - Meb...

Bike Path Exemplifies Collaboration and Partnership

“[The Lake Mary Road Bike Path] is a shining example of collaboration and partnering to bring an incredible asset to our community. It will be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike for many...

Population:
8,234
Year founded:
1984

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Mammoth Lakes

The Town of Mammoth Lakes is a small but lively region of only four square miles, filled with a special brand of people (population 8,234 year round residents – Census 2010) who have chosen to leave behind their urban lifestyles and experience the unique attributes of the Eastern Sierra. Incorporated in 1984, Mammoth Lakes is a relatively young town. Mammoth Lakes is located in the heart of California's Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County. Mammoth Lakes is about 325 miles north of Los Angeles, about the same distance east of San Francisco, and about 164 miles south of Reno, NV in the Inyo National Forest, of Mono County. The town is surrounded by acres of forest and is bordered by the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas. Yosemite National Park's eastern entrance is located just 32 miles north of town and it’s a short 100-mile drive to the valley floor.

Mammoth Lakes is a year-round destination resort that offers a plethora of outdoor activities, including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing in the winter and fishing, camping, hiking, and mountain biking during the summer. The Town of Mammoth Lakes sits at an altitude of 7,800 - 8,000 feet and the surrounding mountains rise to elevations exceeding 12,000 feet. In summer, temperatures average 75-80 degrees for a high and seldom dips below 40 for a low. Winter temperatures average 30-40 degrees for a high and 10-20 degrees for a low with mostly sunny skies. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, one of the finest ski resorts in the western United States, is located within the Town’s boundaries.

As a year-round resort destination, the Town of Mammoth Lakes’ economy is primarily tourism-based, with a strong emphasis on recreational activities. Over the past several years, Mammoth Lakes has provided better access to recreation, and the Town as a whole, while working to also improve recreational activities and communication between visitors and residents in Mammoth. Some of our major accomplishments include the Lake Mary Road Bike Path; commercial air service; free, year-round transit service; development of a “RecStrats” implementation strategy, to help identify and prioritize recreational opportunities and facilities; planning for the development of a high-altitude track facility, that would help with training for long-distance athletes, and development of an outreach program to our local Hispanic community.

Connect with Mammoth Lakes on Facebook, follow the town on twitter (@TownofMammoth), or check out the town's website.

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Population: 
8,234
Year founded: 
1984

Mammoth Lakes

The Town of Mammoth Lakes is a small but lively region of only four square miles, filled with a special brand of people (population 8,234 year round residents – Census 2010) who have chosen to leave behind their urban lifestyles and experience the unique attributes of the Eastern Sierra. Incorporated in 1984, Mammoth Lakes is a relatively young town. Mammoth Lakes is located in the heart of California's Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County. Mammoth Lakes is about 325 miles north of Los Angeles, about the same distance east of San Francisco, and about 164 miles south of Reno, NV in the Inyo National Forest, of Mono County. The town is surrounded by acres of forest and is bordered by the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas. Yosemite National Park's eastern entrance is located just 32 miles north of town and it’s a short 100-mile drive to the valley floor.

Mammoth Lakes is a year-round destination resort that offers a plethora of outdoor activities, including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing in the winter and fishing, camping, hiking, and mountain biking during the summer. The Town of Mammoth Lakes sits at an altitude of 7,800 - 8,000 feet and the surrounding mountains rise to elevations exceeding 12,000 feet. In summer, temperatures average 75-80 degrees for a high and seldom dips below 40 for a low. Winter temperatures average 30-40 degrees for a high and 10-20 degrees for a low with mostly sunny skies. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, one of the finest ski resorts in the western United States, is located within the Town’s boundaries.

As a year-round resort destination, the Town of Mammoth Lakes’ economy is primarily tourism-based, with a strong emphasis on recreational activities. Over the past several years, Mammoth Lakes has provided better access to recreation, and the Town as a whole, while working to also improve recreational activities and communication between visitors and residents in Mammoth. Some of our major accomplishments include the Lake Mary Road Bike Path; commercial air service; free, year-round transit service; development of a “RecStrats” implementation strategy, to help identify and prioritize recreational opportunities and facilities; planning for the development of a high-altitude track facility, that would help with training for long-distance athletes, and development of an outreach program to our local Hispanic community.

Connect with Mammoth Lakes on Facebook, follow the town on twitter (@TownofMammoth), or check out the town's website.

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SUCCESS STORIES

Lake Mary Road Bike Path
Mammoth Lakes Police-Community Hispanic Advisory Committee
Air Service
Town Transit Service
RecStrats (Recreation Strategy for Mammoth Lakes)
Mammoth Lakes Track Club Accomplishments and Whitmore Track and Sports Field Project
Lake Mary Road Bike Path

What began on Monday, August 27, 2007 as an ambitious $13 million project to construct a 5.2 mile Class 1 bike path to the spectacular Lakes Basin, opened to the public four years later on Friday, August 26, 2011.

Mammoth Lakes Police-Community Hispanic Advisory Committee

The Police Chief of Mammoth Lakes, along with several of his officers and key members of the Hispanic community, worked together to form the Mammoth Lakes Police-Community Hispanic Advisory Committee.

Air Service

In the winter of 2008-09, commercial air service began at Mammoth/Yosemite Airport, bringing new visitors to Mammoth Lakes and making it much easier for existing visitors to get here.

Town Transit Service

For many years, transit services in Mammoth Lakes were limited to shuttles run by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area that operated only during the day during the height of the ski season.

RecStrats (Recreation Strategy for Mammoth Lakes)

The Town of Mammoth Lakes has long been known as a year round destination offering a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Mammoth Lakes Track Club Accomplishments and Whitmore Track and Sports Field Project

The Mammoth Track Club, the top-ranked long-distance running group in America, finished a stellar year in 2011, marked by Morgan Uceny running the fastest 1500m time in the world and including accomplishments that position the club as the premiere professional running group prior to the 2012 Summ

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THE COUNCIL MANAGER RELATIONSHIP

What is a Town Manager? Imagine your town government as a football team, with skilled players and keen instincts, ready to lead a drive to the goal line. On the field is the Town Council, acting in every way as the town’s coaching staff. The...

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