Cross Country / Nordic Skiing

Cross country skiing is both easy and accessible - not complicated, not a lot of gear required - just good, healthy fun! Between the Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center and the public Mammoth Lakes Nordic Trail System, there are miles of trails and skating lanes for Nordic skiers. The Inyo National Forest has a wide winter trail system integrated into the surrounding mountains, forests and meadows. Ideal terrain for ski touring and telemark skiing is marked by blue diamonds. Some popular destinations include Inyo Craters, Obsidian Dome and Hot Creek.

Full Moon Snowshoe/Cross Country Ski Tour

Join a naturalist-guided tour on cross country skis on winter full moons. Tour includes equipment, guide for the evening, trail access, a hot (non-alcoholic) beverage and dessert by the Lodge fireplace. Maximum group is 15 participants. Reservations are required and space is limited.
Location: Tamarack Lodge & Resort, 163 Twin Lakes Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone: 760-934-2442

Mammoth Lakes Nordic Trail System

Mammoth Nordic, in partnership with the Inyo National Forest, grooms approximately nine miles of excellent XC trails near the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, in the Shady Rest Campground area.

Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center

Experience winters unspoiled terrain on 19 miles of freshly groomed track that meanders around Twin Lakes and the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center offers lessons and ski and snowshoe rentals. Groomed tracks, ski skating lanes and snowshoe path.
Location: Tamarack Lodge & Resort, 163 Twin Lakes Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone: 760-934-2442

Mammoth Winter Biathlon

Held every March this race is designed for both the beginner and the experienced biathlete. The biathlon takes place in the beautiful upper Lakes Basin at Tamarack Lodge and Cross Country Ski Center and starts and finishes at 8,800 feet.
Location: Tamarack Lodge & Resort, 163 Twin Lakes Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone: 760-934-2442