Mammoth Lakes Community Update – December 22, 2022

Happy Holidays 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 fabulous and safe holiday season and a prosperous New Year.  In celebration of the holiday season, Town offices will be closed on December 23 and 26, 2022.

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, visit for session times, fees and ice schedule. Skate with Santa tonight (12/22) from 5:30-7:30pm.

Mammoth Mountain: Reporting a base of 64-126” on machined groomed snow. June Mountain, Snowmobile Adventures, Woolly’s Tube Park & Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center are all open!

Town Nordic Trails: The ENTIRE network of Shady Rest Winter Trails are open.

SantaVille in The Village: All ages welcome, holiday spirit encouraged! December 20-23, from 3:30-5:30pm.

Community Recreation Center (CRC) Construction and Snow Removal Update

Crews this week continue to build out the Community Recreation Center (CRC) interior Sprung components and operating amenities, including the mechanical enclosure (Chiller/HVAC/Trash) and interior restroom and storage/Zamboni rooms. Work is planned to continue throughout winter with an estimated late winter opening (look for weekly #crcupdates on the Town’s Facebook page). Community members will see the contractor working to remove snow off the Sprung roof and around the perimeter of the facility. The removal of snow allows access to the metal ribs to install exterior thermal capping and to better manage shedding snow on areas that were paved, and like many structures in Town, to better control snow shed. This past month, the snow was removed to avoid snow shedding on exposed areas for paving or concrete work, including the installation of Tesla Superchargers located on the North side of the structure.  Sprung Performance Arenas are engineered for extreme climates. The CRC is designed and engineered for Mammoth Lakes wind, snow and seismic conditions and will actively shed snow throughout the winter. Paved areas around the facility allow equipment to remove snow from the roof – learn more about Sprung Performance Arenas.

Town of Mammoth Lakes Snow Removal Routes

The Town’s Snow Management Plan outlines the general pattern followed by Town crews when a storm arrives in the Eastern Sierra. Maps of the snow management plan can be found on the Town’s website under “Quick Links.” Town snow removal crews work in 2 shifts, 24 hours a day and continue through storm events. The Town clears over 104 lane miles of road every storm. On average it takes about 12 hours to reach and clear every street once. The actual time will depend on the amount of snow fall, visibility – storm conditions, and moisture content of the snow (the heavier the snow, the slower the process). While the Town would like to always have every street in Town clear throughout a storm event, that is not possible. Our policy is to clear the areas of town that receive the highest snowfall amounts first, focus on main routes through town, and then work towards the lower areas of Town. The timing of when “your street” is cleared is always dependent on when the snowfall starts and the nature of the storm event. The Town’s Parks Maintenance Department also work 2 shifts, 24 hours a day to clear sidewalks and Multi Use Paths (MUPs). The Multi-Use Path (MUP) Winter Snow Removal Map can be found here.

No Parking on Town Roads from Nov. 1 – Apr. 30

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is reminding citizens and visitors that from November 1 through April 30, no parking is allowed along all town streets unless otherwise noted. Vehicles found parked in violation of these ordinances are subject to receiving a parking citation and/or in some cases, vehicles may be impounded at the owner’s expense. Paid overnight parking is available throughout the winter at the following locations: Mammoth Mountain RV Park, at the Berner Street parking lot near The Village at Mammoth, and the Mammoth Yosemite Airport.

(From Town of Mammoth Lakes)

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