Mammoth Lakes in January – The Quietest Month on the Slopes

View of Mammoth Lakes in January and skiers on the slopes

Mammoth Mountain is known for having one of the longest ski seasons in the country, offering endless opportunities to hit the slopes throughout the year! If you are looking for abundant snow and quiet slopes, we recommend visiting Mammoth Lakes in January. After the holiday crowds head home, Mammoth Mountain is free of crowds, offering access to uninterrupted runs for your winter getaway. 1849 Mountain Rentals provides the perfect basecamp for your winter adventures with our slopeside condo rentals

Mammoth Lakes Weather in January

January is one of the coldest and wettest months of the year in Mammoth Lakes. Daily highs for January are around 37 degrees, and lows are around 11 degrees. January is typically one of the snowiest months of the year and offers ideal conditions for skiers who want a combination of deep snowpack and fresh powder. 

While the abundant snowfall is a positive aspect of skiing, it can also bring challenging conditions, especially during snowstorms. Be prepared for variable visibility and sometimes icy or powder-filled slopes. Make sure to check the current mountain conditions before heading out on the slopes!

Why Visit Mammoth Lakes in January?

Mammoth Lakes in January is the quietest month on the slopes, offering several benefits for skiers, such as:

  • Skiing with fewer people is safer and reduces the risk of accidents and collisions. 
  • Spend less time waiting for faster access, which means more time on the slopes!
  • Enjoy uninterrupted runs without having to navigate congested areas.
  • If you are a beginner, January is an excellent time to improve your skiing skills away from the crowds.

Save Money on Mammoth Mountain Skiing in January

After the holidays, Mammoth Mountain is usually pretty quiet, especially during the weekdays. One of the best ways to save money on your trip is by planning early and booking lift tickets in advance. Save up to $80 on tickets when you book by November 13, 2023!

Things to Do in Mammoth Lakes in January

Winter Events

Mammoth Mountain and the Village at Mammoth offers fun winter events after your day on the slopes. Attend the Weekend Apres Party at Canyon Lodge every Friday and Saturday during the winter! If you are looking for family-friendly after-parties, we recommend Wolly’s Dance Party, offered every Saturday from January through the end of March. 

Winter Activities

In addition to skiing, there are plenty of other things to do during your winter getaway on the slopes. Mammoth Mountain also offers a tube park, cross-country skiing, scenic gondola rides, snowmobile adventures, snowcat tours, and mountain tours. 

Book Your Mammoth Lakes Getaway this January

Discover the benefits of visiting Mammoth Lakes in January with 1849 Mountain Rentals and enjoy skiing just steps from your rental home. Walk to Canyon Lodge lifts from your slopeside condo rental and easily access our skiable terrain away from the crowds. Enjoy the advantages of skiing without the hustle and bustle of crowded resorts this January on Mammoth Mountain!