From Hwy 395 to The Mammoth Mountain Chalets
Once you exit Hwy 395 onto Hwy 203 towards Mammoth, continue straight past the first traffic light, Old Mammoth Road. Continue through town to the next traffic light and turn RIGHT at the signal (Mammoth Brewery – a big bear sign is on the corner). You will still be on 203 (or Minaret Road). Go 4 miles up the mountain to the Main Lodge and ski area. Once you get towards the top you will see the Main Lodge facility on your left and the Mammoth Mountain Inn on your right. The Chalets entrance then depends on snowfall - See below.
During winter, Hwy 203 is closed just after the entrance to the Inn. Turn RIGHT to the Mammoth Mountain Inn entrance. Drive past the ‘guard house” (if stopped just tell them you’re going to the Chalets) and around the curve to the left. When you reach the Inn’s main entrance you will stay to the left side of their parking lot. Our entrance is at the top of the parking lot and you will make a right into our driveway/parking lot. Drive all the way through our parking lot up to our office on the LEFT (you will see our office sign).
During summer drive past the Inn on Hwy 203 and just after the ski chair lift you will see our entrance on the RIGHT. Turn RIGHT into our driveway/parking lot. Drive all the way through our parking lot up to our office on the LEFT (you will see our office sign).
From Los Angeles
Driving from Southern California will take approximately 5-6 hours depending on your location. Take the 405 freeway north to the 5 freeway north to Highway 14 north through the Santa Clarita Valley to Highway 395 north. Exit on Highway 203 to Mammoth Lakes.
From San Diego / Orange County
Driving from the San Diego area will take approximately 7 hours and from the Orange County area will take approximately 6 hours. Take the 15 freeway north to Highway 395 north. Exit on Highway 203 to Mammoth Lakes.
From Reno / Lake Tahoe
Driving from the Reno/Tahoe area will take approximately 3 hours. Take Highway 395 south. Exit on Highway 203 to Mammoth Lakes.
From Northern California / Bay Area
Driving from the San Francisco / Sacramento areas will take approximately 5-7 hours. Depending on the season and road conditions, various routes may be taken. Please consult Caltrans at 800-427-7623, the California Highway Patrol or your local Triple A (AAA) office for the best route from your area.