Family Fun - Part Two: Outdoor Adventures Around Mammoth Lakes

Family Fun - Part Two: Outdoor Adventures Around Mammoth Lakes

April 06, 2021

 

The Kids Aspect Shirt and Bottom are the perfect Merino wool base layers underneath snow bibs.

Spring in the mountains is a gorgeous time of year. In addition to great ski conditions in the Eastern Sierra, it’s also a great time for sledding and snow play. The beautiful California sunshine, plus soft snow created by the sun sitting higher in the sky for longer periods each day, means hours of fun for you and your crew. So grab a disc or toboggan, plus your base layers, and get out there.

 

Charging down the hill in Ridge base layers and accessories.

There are several spots for sledding in Mammoth Lakes, the home-base of Ridge Merino. One of the most popular is the Mammoth Scenic Loop. Head toward Mammoth Mountain’s Main Lodge, and you will see the turn off for the Scenic Loop on your right. Parking is along the shoulder of the road. Once parked, make sure to choose a spot for sledding that is set back from the road to keep things safe.

 The Convict Canyon Hoodie is great when working up a sweat chasing the kids 

Other options include Shady Rest Park as well as the Mammoth Lakes Basin. To get to Shady Rest, take Sawmill Cutoff Road off of Main Street to the parking area. There is plenty of open terrain out there to keep your family busy for hours. Throw in building a snowman or making snow angels to round out the fun.

 

Snowman building is a team effort with the family

To access the Lakes Basin, head up Lake Mary Road to Tamarack Resort. You can park at Tamarack and then head to the Lake Mary Public Access Corridor. Take care not to walk, sled or partake in any snow play activities on the groomed trails for the Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center. If you can make it to the end of the road, Horseshoe Lake is a great area off the path to sled and play.

Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Trails. Photo courtesy of Mammoth Resorts. 

 

Make sure to bundle everyone up in Ridge base layers at the start of your day, as spring weather can still be chilly. The kids’ Aspect shirt and bottom layers, plus the neck gaiter are great under some snow clothes such as bibs or ski pants. As the day warms up, you can pull layers off as needed.

 

Comin' in hot. {Name} is wearing the Ridge kids' Merino wool base layers in rainbow.

For the adults, the Solstice Lightweight Wool Hoodie is a versatile piece that will help regulate your temperature throughout the day. For the ladies, you can throw our Bralette or Camisole underneath in case the day really heats up.

 

Much of the sledding and snow play options are in unmaintained areas around Mammoth Lakes, so before heading out please review the Leave No Trace principles. Ridge Merino is a strong supporter of environmental sustainability and encourages everyone to be mindful of impacts to our big, beautiful backyard.

 Stay outside longer with Merino wool clothing layers that breathe and keep you warm.  

 

Words // Lara Kaylor

Photos // Sammy DeLeo

 

 

 



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Socks - Size Chart

SOCK SIZE MEN'S SHOE SIZE WOMEN'S SHOE SIZE
SMALL 5-7.5
MEDIUM 7-10 8-10.5
LARGE 10.5-13