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Planning your trip to Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes

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THE BEST WAY TO MAMMOTH LAKES

From LAX, Alaska has one nonstop flight daily (through April 14) to Mammoth Yosemite Airport. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $236. Beginning Dec. 20, United offers nonstop service from Orange County; restricted round-trip fares begin at $230. The drive to Mammoth from Los Angeles is about 300 miles, mostly on U.S. 395.

WHERE TO STAY

Westin Monache Resort Mammoth, 50 Hillside Drive, Mammoth Lakes; (760) 934-0400, http://www.westinmammoth.com. Some 230 rooms (all with kitchenettes) in contemporary style, with Whitebark restaurant downstairs. Winter rates $299-$599 for most rooms, more during peak time.

Village Lodge, 1111 Forest Trail, Mammoth Lakes; (800) 626-6684,http://www.thevillagelodgemammoth.com. Vacation condos. Winter rates $289-$669 for a one-bedroom condo, plus $20-a-night resort fee.

Swiss Chalet Bed & Breakfast Inn, 101 Hill Street, Mammoth Lakes; (760) 914-3452, http://www.swisschalet-mammoth.com. Opened this summer, the inn has two rooms with private baths in a modern log home with a spacious great room, picture windows and a deck with whirlpool. Winter rates typically $200-$275.

Mammoth Mountain Inn, 10001 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes; (800) 626-6684, http://www.themammothmountaininn.com. A short walk from the lift lines, but gets mixed marks on TripAdvisor. Some 217 rooms. Winter rates $129-$398 for most rooms, plus $20-a-night resort fee.

WHERE TO EAT

Roberto's Mexican Cafe, 271 Old Mammoth Road; (760) 934-3667, http://www.robertoscafe.com. Lunch and dinner. Main dishes $9.29-$18.99.

Toomey's, 6085 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes; (760) 924-4408, http://www.toomeyscatering.com. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Order at counter. Main dishes $7.95-$29.95

Black Velvet Coffee, 3343 Main St., Suite F, Mammoth Lakes;

http://www.blackvelvetcoffee.com

TO LEARN MORE

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, http://www.mammothmountain.com

Mammoth Lakes Tourism, http://www.visitmammoth.com

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