Happy New Year from the Town of Mammoth Lakes!
On behalf of the Mammoth Lakes Town Council, our hard-working employees, and our many devoted volunteers, we wish you and your family a safe and prosperous New Year. In celebration of the New Year, Town offices will be closed on December 30, 2022 and January 2, 2023
Town Council Meeting Agenda Items – January 4, 2023
- Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Work Program Update.
- Town Council Appointments to Commissions, Committees, and Boards.
- Change in Council Meeting Schedule and Attendance at Cal Cities Training February 1-3, 2023.
- Update and direction on Changes to the California Open Meeting Law, also known as the “Brown Act.”
- View the Meeting Agenda.
Be Snowsmart This Winter!
Mammoth Lakes receives some of the heaviest snowfall in California. Be SnowSmart this winter and this week by observing a few simple rules:
- Look out for and obey all posted traffic signage – especially regarding speed limits and chain controls.
- Slow down – speeding is a major cause of winter accidents.
- Keep your distance from snow removal equipment and pass with extreme caution.
- Use the FREE transit services in Town. If you aren’t comfortable driving in wintry conditions, let the professionals at ESTA do the driving for you.
- Call 800-427-ROAD for current chain control restrictions or road conditions, listen to KMMT 106.5, Sierra Wave 92.5 or KIBS 100.7 FM or look for chain control signs throughout town.
- Click here for a list of Tow companies, Taxi & Shuttle services, current chain restrictions, and highway conditions.
Caltrans Completes Safety Project on U.S. Highway 395
Caltrans announced today it has completed a project to improve safety on U.S. Highway 395 in Mono County. The $21.4 million project includes $13 million in federal funding for the construction phase. Construction on the North Sherwin Shoulders Project Construction began in April 2021 from 2.4 miles south of Lower Rock Creek Road to 0.3 miles north. From November 2021 to May 2022, construction paused while the project was in winter suspension. This project widened the paved highway shoulders to 10 feet and improved sight distances around curves. Construction crews also: installed retaining walls, flattened soil slopes next to the highway, replaced or installed guardrails, upgraded drainage systems, installed skip rumble strips between travel lanes and shoulders, and added a bicycle right turn pocket at U.S. 395 and Lower Rock Creek Road.
Winter Recreation Update
- Mammoth Parks and Recreation: Register your child in our expanding youth winter programs, including Hot Shots Basketball and registration is also OPEN for our Winter Indoor Soccer and Indoor Volleyball adult coed leagues. Register online or call (760) 965-3690.
- Mammoth Outdoor Ice Rink: Is OPEN for the holidays. Please click here for session times, fees and the rink schedule as they are subject to change based on ice and weather conditions.
- Mammoth Mountain: Mammoth picked up 2-3 feet of snow this week with multiple large storms in the forecast for the next 10 days and beyond. During periods of heavy snowfall, MMSA operations will be impacted. You can find regular updates on the Mountain Report or on @MammothMountain on Instagram.
- June Mountain: All lifts (7), trails (42) and terrain parks (2) are open! View the latest conditions.
- Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center: Have a couple fun events coming up on December 30 with a Sunset Snowshoe Tour and two 1.5 hour guided Full Moon Snowshoe Tours on January 4 & 5.
- Town Nordic Trails: The ENTIRE network of Shady Rest Winter Trails are open. Click here for frequent trail grooming updates.
- New Year’s Eve Fireworks: Celebrate 2022 with a free concert and fireworks show in The Village from 6:30pm (Fireworks at 9pm).
(From Mammoth Lakes)