Mining is what started it all. Deep in the Eastern Sierra the mountains had kept away many until 1858 when gold and silver were discovered in the Comstock Lode. Soon minters from Lake Tahoe had invaded the area searching for their lucky strike. The Mammoth Mining Company was born and for ten years Mammoth was a boom town. It stayed pretty much the same until 1937 when a real highway was built and Dave McCoy discovered something about Mammoth that only the previous residents knew. It had great water.
Today Mammoth Lakes California is a thriving resort town filled with fishing, hiking and mountain biking in summer and world class skiing and snowboarding in winter. Boasting the longest ski season of any United States resort, Mammoth Mountain is generally open from mid November through May and often till 4th of July. It is a great place to visit, better place live and one of the most beautiful on earth.