Huge Mountain, Huge Snow Nick Laver, Product Manager

"I've been to Mammoth twice and both times the weather seemed to have two settings - glorious sunshine or heavy snow! And I've never seen snow fall so hard and so fast as here. The ski mountain is epic with terrain for every ability and they've made massive investments in lodging in recent years. Mammoth also works very well as part of a Californian city and ski itinerary taking in San Francisco, the Lake Tahoe resorts and Los Angeles"

Dining in Mammoth

Mammoth offers visitors a wide range of dining options, and there will undoubtedly be somewhere to please everyone’s taste, and budget.
Calling ahead to reserve your table is strongly recommended, particularly between 7pm and 9pm, and at any time during the busy Xmas/New Year, and Easter holidays. Mammoth enjoys a relaxed dress code. Whilst some guests will enjoying dressing up, this is certainly not a requirement.

Mammoth Village Dining

Campo Mammoth

Campo is located in the heart of the Village at Mammoth, at the bottom of the ski mountain, and the focus is on sharable, fun après-ski food and drink. Diners can toast their day on the slopes with Italian or California wines on outdoor seating in front of the fire pits. Affordable and family-friendly, Campo Mammoth offers the best in organic, local and seasonal ingredients, the menu features homemade pizzas and handmade pastas.

Petra’s Bistro and Wine Bar

A firm fixture on Mammoth’s restaurant scene since 2003, Petra’s is a favourite with residents as well as visitors, serving 28 wines by the glass and an impressive 350 by the bottle. Chef Mechlar uses only the finest and freshest produce in his creative cuisine, and makes changes on a regular basis to reflect seasonal influences.

Whitebark Restaurant

With an air of casual sophistication, the Whitebark Restaurant will delight visitors with its creative menu, featuring regional cuisine, which adapts to seasonal influences. Dishes offered include sautéed fresh fish, and delicious pizzas. The chefs operate an open kitchen, and employ techniques such as planch cooking, grilling on a metal plate. To accompany their meal, guests can select from the comprehensive wine list, which includes Californian and international choices.

Mammoth Town Dining

Base Camp Café

Established since 1998, the Base Camp Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is a justifiably popular dining destination with its tasty, homemade food and welcoming service. Sandwiches are made to order, soups are homemade, and the teas and coffees are 100% organic. Daily specials are offered every weekday, with an ‘All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner’ every Thursday, starting at 5pm. Beer lovers will appreciate the good choice of draught beers from the Mammoth Brewing Company, among others. 

Giovanni’s Restaurant and Lounge

Voted Mammoth’s best pizza, Giovanni’s has been serving the Mammoth Lakes community for over 25 years. They use only fresh, homemade dough and sauce, and each pizza is hand-tossed and topped with the finest ingredients and 100% mozzarella cheese. They also offer a good selection of salads, soups, entrees and pasta dishes. Prices are reasonable, service is good and it’s a great venue for families and large groups. There’s also a sports bar.

The Mogul

Serving great food, in some form or another, since 1971, the Mogul has been voted ‘Best Steak Place’ by the readers of the Mammoth Times for a number of years. Alongside steak, the menu features generous portions of fish, veal, chicken, pastas, and vegetarian options. Smaller meals are also available.


With great drinks, and offering contemporary cuisine, this popular Mammoth Lakes après ski spot is a hit with locals and visitors alike.

Thai’d Up!

Thai’d Up fuses the best of traditional eastern and western nuances to create blends that are uniquely Thai. The restaurant uses only the freshest produce and ingredients across its authentic Thai menu. The chefs here studied at a Thai cookery school to ensure their culinary skills are genuinely Thai, you won’t be disappointed!