Where To Go For Winter Break: Snow Summit V.S. Mammoth Mountain
by : Jenny C. and Joy M., staff writers
Have you always been wonder where to go for vacation? Have you been trying to decide either to go to Snow Summit or Mammoth Mountain for a little snowboarding or skiing? Well, today’s your lucky day. We are going to compare prices for a family of 4 on a 3-day weekend, snow lifts and all.
Lift ticket Prices – Children 6 and under get free lift tickets all day. Children from 7-12 have to pay $34 dollars during the day, $29 half day, and $27 during the night. Young adults from 13-21 and seniors will pay $68 during the day, $58 half day, and $37 during the night. Adults pay the most for their lift tickets, with $79 during the day, $68 half-day, and $47 for the night.
Lessons and Prices – The beginner’s lesson cost $105 for a 4 hour lesson and $95 for a 2 hour lesson. 2 Hour group lessons for children 8 and up is 50. Private lessons for all ages cost $135 for a 1 hour lesson for 2 people, an additional $25 for each added person. Half day private lesson $350 for 3 hours 2 people lesson, an additional $35 per additional person. An all day private lesson $595 for a 6 hour 2 people lesson, an additional $55 per added person. Pioneer students, children from 3-4 have to pay $165 all day, or 4 hours and $125 for half-day, or 2 hours. Both classes for the Pioneers also includes shelter, lunch, a Mountain Access lift ticket, and rentals. Explorers, children from 5-6 pay $145 for all-day, or 4 hour, and $105 for half-day, or 2 hours. Both classes get shelter, rentals, and a Mountain pass, but instead of lunch, half day students get snacks. Adventurers, children from 8-12 have to pay $115 for all day, or 4 hours and $100 for half day, or 2 hours. Both get rental and a Mountain pass included in the package. They get to learn both snowboarding or skiing.
Facility review : The staff is very thorough about the safety precautions and seems to be very friendly.
Mammoth Mountain Ski :
Lift ticket prices – Children 5-12 will have to pay $35.00 all day. Juniors 13-18 will pay $85.00 for their lift ticket. Adults 19-64 pays $105.00 for lift tickets and seniors 65 to 79 pay $89 for theirs.
Lesson and Prices – Pioneers, children ages 3-4, will pay $190 for a full day lesson, $210 for additional rental, $130 for half day lessons, and $145 for additional rental. Additional days will cost them $125 and $135 with included rental. Full day lessons will also get a supervised lunch and afternoon playtime in Mammoth Child Care. Both includes lift tickets for both lessons.Explorers, children ages 5-7, will pay $340 for a 2 day group lessons and an additional $40 for any rentals needed. The 3 day lessons will cost you $485 and an additional $20 for any rentals needed. The single day group lessons will cost $180 for full day lessons, with an additional $10 for any child care needed, and you can pay $210 for both either the Full day lessons with Child Care Combo or the full Day lessons with Child Care Combo and rentals. The Afternoon Beginners lesson will cost you $120 and a additional $25 for any rentals if needed. For the Adventurers, children ages 8-12, will cost you $340 for 2 day lessons with an additional $40 for any rentals if needed. 3 day lessons will cost $485 and $505 for any additional rentals. Full day lessons will cost $180 and $210 for any additional rentals if needed. Afternoon Beginners Lesson will cost $120 and $145 for additional rental if needed. Adult beginners, ages 13 and up,will pay $140 for morning lessons, with an additional $40 for rentals, $120 for afternoon lessons. Full day lessons will cost $180, with an additional $10 for any rentals. 2 day lessons will cost $280, with $20 for any rentals. The Adult Intermediate to Expert group lessons will cost $150 dollars for both the MAX 4 Mountain Session and MAX 4 Playground session. The lessons all teach both snowboarding and skiing.
Facility Review : People who have been there enjoy the amazing facility with the safety precautions, friendliness, and great discounts.
Final thought – Overall, Snow Summit has cheaper prices than Mammoth, and is only 2 hours away. Mammoth is five hours away, but the runs are wider and there are more runs and usually more snow than Snow Summit. Snow Summit has more skiing areas for the family and beginners, while Mammoth has runs for the extreme team. Both have Terrain Parks with rails and jumps, but Mammoth has lessons for jibbing, jumping and all the Terrain Park fun stuff.
If you need snowboarding lessons, don’t worry, they both have lessons for all ages and skills. It’ll be pretty snowy on both resorts due to all of the rain happening here in California. We hope that you give snowboarding or skiing a try and have an amazing time there- and don’t forget, it’s all about the fun you have!