What to expect today, and for the holiday weekend at Mammoth Mountain

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 15, 2010 6:22 am

Heading to Mammoth Mountain for the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday weekend? Maybe you’re already there (cough, jealous, cough, hate you, cough).

If so, check out their activities and conditions for today, should be more of the same for the weekend! This is from their website:

It’s setting up to be a beautiful, bluebird day. It’s just a few notches above 30 degrees at :6:15am and there’s a hint of a breeze.  So we’re hoping you’re heading for the hill like we are. And if you’re visiting for the long weekend, it should be a blast with the 16″ we received a few days back.

Our sister mountain, June, received the same. If you’ve never been, definitely put it on your To Do list. Only about 25 minutes from Mammoth, it’s like skiing in Montana without the cold: lift lines are non-existent. And you can park right next to the bottom chairlift. June has a little something for everyone, but its long, winding runs are ideal for beginners, intermediates and families.

And if you like to spend some time in the air or sliding sideways, their award winning parks include features for beginners, intermediates and experts.

June Lake also is home to one of the coolest little apres ski spots/restaurants in the country – The Tiger Bar. This small, hometown spot has breakfast, lunch and dinner and one of the best Bloody Marys this side of the Sierra.

Today the last day to vote for in the Lange Girl Contest, which features Mammoth’s own Sophie D.  Throw her a vote here and maybe some day she’ll give you a tip or two on fine-tuning your turns.

Today’s Activities and Dealios

7am-8am – Schat’s Bakery – $2.95 Coffee and pastry special.

10:15am – Explore Mammoth Tour

10:30am – Mammoth Naturalist Tour

10:30am & 1:00pm – June Mountain Naturalist Tour

11am – Tamarack Cross Country Naturalist Tour

3pm – Fire Pit at the Yodler

3pm-6pm– Live Music at Canyon, Eagle and Main Lodges.

3pm-6pm – Happier Hour at Gomez’s – With Mexi Fries, quesadillas and chimichangas for less than $3 and great beer specials it’s  a great Happy Hour. Our faves? The Mexi Fries and shrimp tacos. FYI, Gomez’s recently moved to The Village.

3pm-6pm – Lakanuki – Friday Afternoon Club – $3.50 Margaritas and Mai Tais. Half-off appetizers.

4pm-6pm – John’s Pizza Works – Free appetizers and $1 off drafts, well drinks and wine.

4pm-6pm – Dry Creek Bar – Apres Ski Happy Hour with $1 off all drinks.

4pm-6pm – Base Camp Cafe – Burger & Beer special -  $7.50.  Pint of Mammoth brew (or your favorite beverage) and burger and fries. (Don’t believe the type — some local, weekly outlets are still running the old price of $5.95.)

4pm-7pm – Giovanni’s – Happy hour.

4:30pm-6:30pm – Happy Hour at The Bistro at Snowcreek – 50% off well drinks and draft beer and appetizer specials.

4:30pm-7pm – Happy Hour at the bar in the Chart House. $3 menu: Brushetta; Fried Artichoke Hearts; Spinach Artichoke Dip. $4 menu: Firecracker Shrimp; Fried Mushrooms; Ahi Nachos. $5 Menu: Prime Rib Sliders; Fish Tacos; Oysters on the Half Shell. And there are $2.50 domestic bottles, $3.50 for good beer, $4 wine and cocktails, $5 fancy coctails and $6 martinis. Checkout the menu in PDF.

5pm-6:30pm – Happy Hour at Sushi Rei. $5 spicy tuna hand roll & Pabst Blue Ribbon combo and 1/2 off appetizers. Our new favorite Happy Hour. Be sure to checkout the Saigon Bombs, too.

5pm-6pm – Happy Hour at Cafe 203 in the Best Western – $8.99 all-y0u-can-eat Indian buffet. We’ve only been there once but it was tasty, albeit on the spicy side. There are also drink specials like $3 drafts.

5pm-6pm -  Happy Hour at Whiskey Creek. 50% off all food, except desserts, in the bar and $1 off pints. If you’re looking for dinner it’s the best deal in town. And the food is really good.  If you want a table, get there before 5:30pm.

5pm-6pm – Happy Hour at Austria Hof. Appetizer specials.
Christmas Day Buffet @ Mountain Side Grill
Spend more time with your family on the slopes and enjoy a Christmas Day spread of all your holiday favorites slopeside at the Mountain Side Grill.
Time: Seatings 5 to 8:30pm
Price: Adults $50; Children (12 & under) $25 – tax and gratuity includeddaily0910059

5:30pm-9pm – Clocktower Cellar – Free pool and food and drink specials.

9:30pm – Auld Dubliner – Live music.