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Mammoth Lakes Essential Info


Mammoth Lakes is a resort city next to Mammoth Mountain which is a popular skiing destination. Mammoth Lakes is in the Eastern Sierra region of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California.

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Fun Facts

  1. Mammoth Lakes lies on the edge of the Long Valley Caldera. The area around the town is geologically active, with hot springs and rhyolite domes that are less than 1000 years old.
  2. Mammoth Lake's hilly terrain and the high altitude makes the area great for high-altitude athletic training, including among elite long-distance runners, who live and train in the thin air.
  3. The eastern entrance of Yosemite National Park is located 32 miles north of town.
  4. Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is the top ski destination in California.
  5. Mammoth Lakes is home to Mammoth Brewing Company, the highest elevation brewery on the West Coast of the United States at over 8,000 feet above sea level.

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