Family Time in Mammoth 

If you have family bring em, including the dog! Bringing the kiddos the cousins, aunts & uncles, grand-folks and yes, even in-laws;) for a ski/board week can be a great way to reconnect. Hot tubs, scenery, fresh air and having everyone off on the slopes all day makes for great evenings together. Heck even those sometimes challenging teens seem to lose a little attitude when they gain a little altitude:)

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Hot Springs 
Iím 17 and this is my first ski trip without my parents. I have a part time job in the rental room of my neighborhood ski shop and that lucks me into the our annual trip to Mammoth. The kiddie seat of a 60í something Stingray is the ride my age, tenure and size earns me. Ya, I didnít know Vetteís had back seats either, some do I guess. The driver, Chuck, really old, maybe late 30ís, must have taken pity on me all cramped up and breathing in his ear because in something like three and a half hours driveway to mountain, including a stop for gas, he broke his personal best record. The speedometer twitched 120 at times and the scream of wind and whining roar of engine is sensational. Teenage boy nirvana, parental nightmare. I know only a few things when we arrive, Iím cold, extremely compressed, numb, partially deaf and this car does not have a stock engine. Muscle car means no fat. I think geez these Vettes are cheap, it feels like a bare fiberglass shell wrapped around a roll bar, no shocks and criminal horsepower. Its a thrilling but exhausting ride and borderline ecstasy unkinking myself at the lodge. I wonder where the highway patrol has been and I wonder why our skis are still attached to the trunk rack.

The next night I have dinner with the store crew and my first cocktail in a bar. A grasshopper of course and one was enough I guess. Cuz Whoa! Iím in a Land Rover with three of my co-ed work buddies driving across a plain of snow glowing in starlight for what seems like an hour. Utterly amazed we can drive off the highway like this Iím a little curious about freezing to death if we get stuck. I have no idea where we are, but destination? Hot springs! We pull up alongside a few other cars and hop out stopping to stare in awe of the universe above. I hear a burbling creek, the ticking of a hot engine cooling fast and the stars confirm we donít need the flashlights we didnít bring. As we crunch down the bank I can start to see heads drifting in and out of swirling clouds of steam. Then whole people wading out to get dressed and OMG! the girls are not wearing bathing suits!!
And then OMG neither are my gal buddies from work and that's a big surprise for this high school kid! Time to rip my clothes off and get in the creek quick cuz this is blowing my mind. My excitement is tempered by stumbling barefoot in the snow over ice encrusted rocks at the creeks edge and the shock of putting my chilly feet into some pretty hot damn water. Working my body out of life sucking cold air down into this mother earth heated, skin wrinkling creek eases a sigh out of me once my earlobes dip the surface. And oh what fun! I can move around the creek through an infinite range of temperatures from melted snow to egg poachiní until I find just the right hotness.
Surreal and ethereal time has us debating how long weíd been soaking. We notice weíre the last ones in the creek and reckon it must be at least 1:00AM. Hmmmm. No towels. I shake my head and hear the sound of ice clinking. Reaching up to touch my surfer long hair I find dreadlocks of ice. My imagination then pictures a thin film of ice coating my skin by the time I make it back to the car. Well body heat prevails after all and Iím still warm and toasty five minutes back down the car tracks when the car heater kicks in.

The skiing? More firsts. Surviving the Stingray ride increased my sense of invincibility enough to huck myself off the cornice for the first time. I hook up with the best skier in our group, the Boss of course, and fall in a few yards behind him trying to stay in his tracks and mirror his every move. My skiing ability and confidence increase exponentially.
Day three and weíre done. One of the gals offers me a seat in her bland sedan so I bail on the Vette and jump in. Riding along all warm and comfy enough for my brain to work, I ponder about how much Iíve been changed by this trip to the mountain and sure Iíve read this somewhere, thatís what mountains do.

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Townhouses & condos make great vacation rentals 
You have been coming to Mammoth for years and have always thought it would be a great to own here but somehow you never quite got up the nerve to really pursue the idea of owning a place in Mammoth.

Well now is the time to step up to the plate and look into purchasing your dream vacation home. Last year there were 375 condos that sold in Mammoth with an average sales price of $351,000 and a median sales price of $280,00 thats a 27% increase from 2009 sales.

Condos and townhouses make great vacation rentals. By putting your property on a vacation rental program such as MammothRentalByOwner it allows you to enjoy the comforts of home while making a profit on your investment. Enjoy your property in Mammoth and rent it out when you are not there. The best of both worlds. Not sure how this all works, give us a call at (818)883-2488 our friendly staff will explain the vacation rental program and help you find a property just right for you.

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Fantastic Winter Season 
It doesn't get any better than this. The snow is so abundant and more on the way. The skiing and boarding is Mammoth with so many runs and so much snow the day is just not long enough. Want to get away from the crowds, then experience the endless trails for cross country skiing and snow shoeing and if the kid in you wants to sled then have at it. Just about any hill will do! Laugh, play and have fun and experience the joy that being in Mammoth will bring to you.It truely is a unique place on earth.

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Important phone numbers to know for Mammoth 
MammothRentalByOwner suggests that if you are planning on visiting Mammoth in the near future here are some phone numbers to know.

Important Phone Numbers

Road Conditions 800-GAS-ROAD
Snow Report 888-SNOW-RPT
Mtn. Info and Lift Tickets 800-MAMMOTH
Tourism & Recreation 888-GO-MAMMOTH

As always you can contact Mammoth Rental by Owner for information regarding road conditions, snow reports, what there is to do in Mammoth and where to go.

Mammoth Rental By Owner (818)883-2488 or(888)472-5777

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