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What Is the Weather Like in Mammoth Lakes?

Planning your trip to Mammoth Lakes involves knowing what to expect weather-wise. The climate changes with each passing season, and you do get to experience all four seasons here during the year. Regardless of the time of year, we recommend coming prepared for anything. The weather can change quickly at this altitude. It could be sunny and warm and be ice cold and snowing within minutes. If you’re traveling on a trail, be prepared with layers and plenty of water.

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November through March, you will see highs in the 40s and lows in the single digits. On average, 400 inches of snow will fall from November through June with plenty of bright, sunshine in between storms. So bring plenty of sunscreen and puffy jackets.

Winter (Winter and Summer)

From March and into the end of May, temperatures warm up during the day which mean spring skiing in vests and fishing, biking and hiking in town and at lower altitudes just a short 5-minute drive from town. We fondly refer to this time of year as Swinter. You will love skiing and riding in the morning and then stripping down into your bike clothes to ride lower elevation trails or fish in world-renown waters.


Beginning 4th of July weekend, summer is in full swing with average highs in the 70s. Mammoth Mountain Bike Park trails, Mammoth Lakes bike loops, Mammoth Lakes Basin, golf courses and horseback riding are typically all open and clear of snow beginning of July.

Summer is also the perfect time to go kayaking at Lake Mary, pontooning and fishing on Convict Lake, or exploring at beautiful Devils Postpile National Monument and Rainbow Falls.


Fall offers quite a few of the summer activities but with gorgeous leaf changes, cooler temps and fewer crowds. Leef peeping begins in September and lasts until mid-October. Sporadic snowstorms can begin in mid- October to early November.


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