Mammoth Mountain Bike Park Report from the Snowman
6-27-2022 @ 1:28 PM – Headed out for my first day in the park this season on Saturday. Grabbed my ticket at the Mountain Center in the Village and then headed up to Main Lodge. Scored on front row parking, suited up, and hit the Gondi up for a couple of runs on a busy Saturday morning.
Decided to hit up Midtown for a warm-up run, this trail starts right at Mc Coy Station and then drops down into the run you use to access Rodgers Ridge in the winter.
Dropping into Midtown this trail gets fun really quick with some twisting fun switchback turns. Below that there are some banked paver turns and some fun mellow single track to ride back to Main Lodge.
Mid Town starts right at Mc Coy Station and then drops down the upper section of Drop 18 before it darts off across Stump Alley and winds over to Broadway and then thru the Race Runs and into the forest beyond before wrapping back into Broadway and down to Main Lodge.
This is defiantly a fun intermediate trail to ride. Loved the switch back turns at the top. Kinda a wake-up call for the snowman been 10 months since I had a lift ride on the bike, most days it’s a ride up then down.
For my second run, I tried out an old-school favorite trail called Break Through. This one starts at Mc Coy station and then heads out around the snowmaking pond and then a bit up the face of five service road.
Once on the trail, it goes gently across the face of five with a bit of a climb. There are a couple of rocky sections while you ride the first part of the trail that you want to watch for.
Once the downhill starts it’s a blue mellow downhill, perfect for those who don’t want to ride the more extreme trails and lines in the park.
The downhill section mostly winds its way thru the runs around chairs 4, 20, and 21 areas. Eventually, the trail turns back towards the main lodge and then ends on the Uptown trail. There are a couple of cross-overs to watch for flying downhillers otherwise this is a great mellow intermediate downhill.
Next up I did the walk down on Velocity, yes walk down and inspect and take images of the trail. Got a couple of clips but not really many riders coming thru when I was there from 10:30 to noon.
Hoping to get lined up with some riders soon that want to take the time to get into some video and photo shoots. If that’s you shot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week I am out in the park on Wednesday and Saturday.
Mammoth Mountain Bike – The Fine Details
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park Opening Day this season was Friday, May 27th, 2022 with Trails open from just above chair 4 down to Canyon and Eagle Lodges.
Trails now open range from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced and up to Pro. They plan to open more terrain each week until they have the park 100% open.
Crews have been dealing with runoff and excessive erosion this year from the heavy rains that fell last October. Yes some 15+ inches of rain fell from the arch storm that came thru that month. Yikes…
Here is a link to the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park Trail Map.
Bike Park Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Daily into September (Weather Permitting)
Bike Park Lifts Open at this time area:
Panorama Gondola from Main Lodge to Mid Chalet and then to the Summit starting July 1st. ( You can scenic ride to the top now, but they make you leave your bike behind.)
Gondola 1 to MC Coy Station, G2 to the top on Friday, July 1st. Chair 11 to the Discovery Zone
Mammoth Bike Park Shuttle from the Village at Mammoth at Canyon Blvd – Get your tickets and bike rentals right here at the mountain center
Also starting to run Friday into Sundays through the Summer will be
Discovery Chair 11 & Stumpy Alley Express (Chair 2) out of the Mill will start running Friday into Sundays on Friday, July 1st.
For those Riding Friday, Saturday and Sundays get your tickets at the Village and then park at Canyon Lodge to keep out of the busy Main Lodge area. The Stump Alley lot can fill up quickly, plan on being there by 9 AM to get a parking spot inside the lot.
Mammoth Bike Park Ticket & Day Pass Prices are $59 for adults with some discounts possible mid-week. Here is the link to get the Bike Park Ticket page so you can see what the most current cost is. If you’re interested in a Bike Park Season Pass you need to call 760-934-2571.
Mammoth Bike Park Bike Rentals: You can get rentals at 2 places, down in Mammoth Lakes at Footloose Sports or at the Mountain Center in the Village. You will also find bike rentals up at Main Lodge.
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park Stats
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park Review: I have personally been mountain biking out on Mammoth Mountain since the summer of 1985. Got to ride the national cross country course and then got to due to the Kamakzi Hill Climb and then Downhill. When I moved to Mammoth in 1990 full time I started riding out on the hill, daily.
The next summer they announced the start of the bike park and I was the first kook to pay to ride. Been a fun ride over the years, I had to step away from the sport for a while but with the help of Footloose got back into it big time a couple of years back.
The Bike Park is still a place I love to ride with the Big Ring to Break-Thru Climb my favorite lung-busting OCD ride.
For 2022 I am trying to learn to let the lift be my friend and get some fun safe laps in with lots of miles a vertical. Along the way, I will get you guys some fresh photos and video so you can see what it’s like out on the hill.
I hope to see you in the park soon, lets’s take some laps and get some photos and video clips.