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  • After camp, is there time for free skiing?"
    Yes. Mammoth Mountain offers some of the best spring skiing in the Sierra Nevada and in the world. With over 400 inches of annual snowfall, Mammoth is open top to bottom in the spring. After lunch, those icy spots have usually softened to perfect corn for an afternoon of freeskiing - time to use your new found skills!
  • Is there a lake nearby for water activities?
    Yes. June Lake is a short drive away where you will find water activities. There are many alpine lakes in the area, most suitable for watersports. You'll find boating, standup paddleboarding, and other watersports. These lakes are all alpine lakes and offer beautiful views along with nearby spring-time snowmelt waterfalls.
  • What activities help ski improvement or Masters racing?
    The mornings are filled with ski coaching, focused on skill improvement. All campers are placed in similar ability groups, learn drills and skills which are later honed in the race course. Courses are set commensurate with ability levels of the groups and race training is focused on Giant Slalom and Slalom training. Everyone is there to cheer you on, from novice to experts.
  • Are there areas suitable for hiking or biking?
    The Mammoth Lakes area offers some of the best hiking and biking venus in the Sierra Nevada and the world. Trek up to Devil's Postpile from Mammoth Mountain, or head out to take in the breathtaking vistas you'll ever find.
  • What Rest and Relaxation Amenities Exist?
    Mammoth Lakes is home to several massage therapists. YELP!® is a great place to find one. Mammoth Mountain Inn is a full service resort hotel with a heated swimming pool, one outdoor hot tub and three indoor hot tubs. Reward yourself with a nice soak in the California sunshine with spectacular views of the mountain. Or you might opt to head to town or Double Eagle Resort at June Lake for a day at the spa, shopping, and just rest and relaxation.
  • What evening acivities are there?
    Check the weekly schedule for times and topics of evening post-dinner "tech talk" session.
  • What are the dates for the camp in 2024?
    For 2024, the dates are April 27 - May 4, 2024. Registration forms can be found at this site in early 2024.
  • What happens on Day One?
    Day One. Saturday afternoon is reserved for arrival and check-in. Campers can check-in with the Camp and Mammoth Mountain Inn, obtain ski passes, lunch passes, and receive itineraries. If you have made other arrangements and are not staying at Mammoth Mountain Inn, you still need to come by the lobby at Mammoth Mountain Inn to check-in for Camp between 4 and 5:30 PM.
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  • What are the prices for the Camp?
    Prices vary depending on whether you are opting to stay at Mammoth Mountain Inn, whether you are opting for all meals, and if you need lift tickets. Prices change each year. Please download the Registration Form for pricing for each option available. Registration Forms become available early in the year and Registration Deadline is the last day of February. Space is limited. We recommend you register early because we often fill up quickly and those who register late are placed on a waiting list.
  • Is there a discount if I have an IKON Pass?
    Yes. The pricing includes options without lift passes. If you have an IKON pass or a Mammoth Mountain Pass, you can choose the option without lift tickets.
  • Is there a price if I want a room without a roommate?
    Yes. See the Registration Form and you will see that there is an additional cost for a single room. The option is available.
  • Is there a Senior's Discount?
    Yes. A senior discount for persons over 65 years of age is available. Please see the Registration Form for details and pricing.
  • When is Full Payment Due?
    Full payment is due with the application submission. Please print and complete the Registration Form and send it will full payment. Make checks payable to "D.Smith & Assoc., Inc." No refunds due to late arrival/early departures. If you need accommodations for less than 7 days, please contact Doug Smith at (530) 945-1872 before submitting your registration because restrictions may apply.
  • What are the benefits of staying at Mammoth Mountain Inn?
    Mammoth Mountain Inn is across a narrow run from the lift. It offers both hotel-type rooms as well as condominiums with full kitchens. The Inn has a beautifully decorated lounge area, a second floor bar overlooking the mountain, several hot tubs, swimming pool, sauna, laundry facilities, fitness room, business center, snack shop, video/game room and a restaurant.
  • Are evening activities held at Mammoth Mountain Inn?
    Yes. Many of the evening talks are held at the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Between the Bar and lounge, it's also a great place to get to know your new friends.
  • Can I request a particular roommate?
    Yes. On the Registration Form, there is a line for you include the name of your preferred roommate. We recommend you check in with that person and each write down each other as the preferred roommate. We try to accommodate all requests, but they cannot be guaranteed.
  • Is Breakfast Included?
    Yes. The lodging package includes breakfast every morning.
  • Is Lunch Included?
    Yes. Daily lunch is included at the Main Lodge at the base of Chair 1 (Broadway) (Sunday through Friday). Each camper is given an electronic card with a set value for each day, which is ample to cover a hearty meal to refuel the body after a morning of training and get ready for afternoon activities.
  • Is Dinner Included?
    Dinner is included for six nights including the first night Welcome Dinner and a special Friday Night Farewell Dinner. Wednesday evening is an "open night" and dinner is not included.
  • Which airport should I fly into?
    Major carriers fly into Reno, Nevada which is approximately a 3-hour drive from Mammoth Lakes, California. This is the best airport to fly into. Service to the Mammoth Lakes airport is limited and changes seasonally. Some flights are now available direct into Mammoth Lakes airport from Orange County and LAX. Please check with your travel agent for current flight information.
  • How do I get to Mammoth Mountain if I'm driving my car?
    From the South: Mammoth Lakes is reached by following Highway 365 North to the Mammoth Lakes Junction, Highway 203. Follow the signs to Minaret Road or Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge. From the North: Mammoth Lakes is reached by following Highway 365 South to the Mammoth Lakes Junction, Highway 203. From the San Francisco Bay Area: Take Interstate 80, State Route 50, or State Route 88 East to Highway 365. Turn South on Highway 365 to the Mammoth Lakes Junction, Highway 203. The address for Mammoth Mountain Inn to input in your GPS is: 10400 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, California.
  • How do I register for Camp?
    Download and print the Registration Form. Complete it and send it with full payment to: D.H. Smith & Assoc., Inc., P.O. Box 21, June Lake, CA 93529
  • What is the deadline for submitting my registration form?
    The absolute deadline is a month before the camp starting date. Please see Registration Form for precise deadline. HOWEVER, once the camp is full, registrations that arrive before the deadline may be too late for space in the camp. To assure your space, be sure to sign up early. This camp gets full very quickly.
  • Do you take last minute registrations?
    Generally not because there is limited space for the camp and camp fills up quickly. We have many returning campers and it is common for them to bring new participants. We recommend you sign up as soon as possible.
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