Embrace the winter wonderland without the chill! While snow-covered landscapes and frosty adventures hold a unique charm, not everyone is eager to brave the cold. If you're in search of winter activities that don't involve bundling up in layers, you're in the right place. These snow-free experiences will allow you to savor the magic of winter from the warmth and comfort of indoors.
Double Eagle Resort
Spa & Fitness Club
Duck inside to the Double Eagle Resort in June Lake with a day-pass to the Creekside Spa & Fitness center. Located just down the road from June Mountain Ski Area, it's the perfect spot to be while your group skis and snowboards. A fully-equipped gym, 60-foot indoor pool, large whirlpool hot tub, and spa with over 40 treatments and packages will ensure complete revitalization and relaxation with a stunning snowy peaks just outside the window.
Eastern Sierra Ale Trail
Get a map, grab a beer, earn a patch.
Fact: cold beer still tastes good in cold weather. The Eastern Sierra Ale Trail stretches from Bishop to Bridgeport along US 395 with stops at the best watering holes in the Eastern Sierra: Mountain Rambler Brewery in Bishop; Distant Brewing, Shelter, and Mammoth Brewing Company in Mammoth Lakes; June Lake Brewing in June Lake; Big Meadow Brewing in Bridgeport. Pick up a map and get a stamp at each brewery to earn yourself an Ale Trail Patch. Start anywhere, end anywhere. Once you’ve visited all six locations, submit your completed map at any brewery for an Eastern Sierra Ale Trail patch.
Of course, drink responsibly. Don’t even think about drinking and driving. Make a safe plan to trek the trail with a sober driver behind the wheel or separate your visits into different days, months, or years!
Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore
Short film, art gallery, shopping for a cause
Get out of the elements to learn about the natural history and importance of Mono Lake at the Mono Lake Committee Information Center and Bookstore. Watch The Mono Lake Story, a 30-minute documentary film that explores the history, significance, and conservation efforts related to Mono Lake, an ancient saline lake that covers over 70 square miles and supports a unique and productive ecosystem. There's also a small art gallery to peruse, along with a wide range of books, maps, guides, and educational materials related to the lake, its surrounding environment, and conservation efforts.
Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Bow
Bowling, golf simulators, and games galore
Find endless indoor entertainment at Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Bowl, featuring 12 lanes of high-tech bowling, overhead big screen TVs for watching sports and more, HD Golf Simulators, foosball, darts, ping pong, and a small arcade. Relax and enjoy roaming food and beverage service, two bars, as well as the upscale Brasserie restaurant on the second flood with incredible views of the snowy Sherwin mountains.
MMSA's Panorama Gondola
Interp center, café, & unbeatable views
You don't have to ski or snowboard to experience the impressive and expansive Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Take a ride on the scenic Panorama Gondola to the 11,053' summit and explore the Top of the Sierra Interpretive Center, featuring exhibits for all ages, a knowledgeable docent, and panoramic views of the Sierra and beyond. Stick around to enjoy lunch and skier-watching at Eleven53 Café, and if you're feeling up for it, step outside for a short walk and quick picture at Mammoth Mountain's famous totem sign.