The skiing, despite the lack of any recent storms has actually been pretty good. The early storm left 6 feet of great base snow up top, and 2 feet at main lodge. Over at canyon lodge it was mostly rain, but recent snow making has helped a lot.Mammoth has the most open terrain in the west right now. It’s not last year, but still pretty good
Mammoth has been open since nov. 10th. With the recent storm of 15-34 inches the hill has been skiing great. We expect 5 additional chairlifts to be opening this weekend. The Ski Renter will be having it’s 1st price increase in 5 years on dec. 15th.Reserve now and lock in those 5 year old rates. THINK SNOW
Mammoth is now in full operation. Canyon and Eagle lodges have now opened.The snow at those 2 lodges is mostly man made and is not the best surface for skiing and boarding, although the coverage is good.The face of 5 is open, but be careful there is still lots of rocks. The top is skiing excellent, with the rocks being mostly visible.More snow expected tonight.All in all things are shaping up to be a great Christmas holiday. Think Snow
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY:
Drove to Mammoth on a Friday in early February (during snow storm). Got into to town around 9:30, and wanted to rent before checking in to condo. ONLY place open after 9 (on Fridays only I think?) Anyway, it was perfect. 2 of us needed skis, boots and poles, and one, boarder package. Set us up, took care of my painful boot issues, and our skis felt great. Snowboarder had a binding clip break on day 1(didn’t ruin day), and we went in and they fixed right away end of that day. New bindings and problem solved. Great discounts, great prices, good customer service, but lines form quickly! If you have questions, ask them…..
Bargain S. – Huntington Beach, CA
First time I went to the Ski Renter I met Rob, he had a big smile and got me all set up with some demos from PM Gear. I found these guys from the web site http://mammothsnowman.com. Both me and my buddy got 20% off and the gear worked great! Going back in December to try out the new bro model demo’s.
Steve T. – Great Reviews for Great Service…
I have nothing but good things to say about this place. My only complaint is that I didn’t find these guys sooner!!
Until my recent visit to Mammoth, I was renting skis from the Mammoth mountain rental (you know, the one you find on the mountain, by the slopes). But last year, I went to Whistler, and there I found many independent rental shops that had great prices and better equipment. So I thought, next time I go to Mammoth, I’m gonna shop around! I searched for ski rental shops in Mammoth on Google and came across Ski Renter. Their price for the demo’s was less than what Mammoth mountain charges for their “sport” skis, plus they had 20% off coupon on the website, so I decided on this place. I called to ask if I needed to make a reservation, and they told me to just come in.
My husband and I showed up on Friday morning around 8am and there was no line. We have our own boots, so we just needed to get skis. We told them we wanted demos and were looking for all mountain skis. They gave me Salomon Geisha and hubby got Salomon Rocker 90. The guys who work there are really friendly, down-to-earth, funny, and efficient. We were in and out in 10 minutes (in that 10 mins, they even waxed the skis). But I should mention that by the time we left, there were 3 separate groups waiting, so the earlier you go, the faster the service would be.
We were both really happy with the Salomon’s they gave us, and are considering purchasing them later in the season when they go on sale. I disagree with the other reviewers who said their gears are beat up! My Geisha’s were practically brand-new, they only had 5 days on them.
If you are looking to rent skis in Mammoth, I highly recommend Ski Renter. Do NOT rent from the Mammoth mountain, they are way over priced!! And often super crowded. I know you are thinking, it’s more convenient to rent from the mountain, but trust me, it’s not that much of a hassle to rent from off-mountain shop.
Ami T. – Marina del Rey, CA