The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Mammoth Mountain

Last month, we introduced you to the wonders of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Mammoth. In this month’s installment, we delve a little deeper into the area’s surroundings, which provide the perfect setting for a getaway, no matter the time of year.


 Mammoth Mountain has 3,500 skiable acres, 150 named trails and 29 lifts.  

If your vision of the good life takes the form of luxury living amidst the pristine waters, majestic forests, snowy peaks, ski villages, and brilliant starry nights of California’s Eastern Sierra, your dream home may be waiting for you at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Mammoth.

The Residences is being created for year-round living as well as a second-home getaway destination in one of the world’s most spectacular and unspoiled settings. At 7,900 feet above sea level, everything about Mammoth-as its name suggests-is on a grand scale. And everything about The Residences is grand luxe indeed.

Taking in the location, the recreation opportunities, the elegantly designed homes themselves, and the amenities and services, there is no luxury development in the Eastern Sierra that quite compares to The Residences.

A selection of these signature amenities and services includes housekeeping, catering, room service, concierge services and ski valet services, amongst many others. The Residences also includes an all-season swimming pool, opulent spa and fitness center, gourmet and express restaurants, and cozy, neighborly fire pits.

The Residences is located on a prime 6.9-acre site on the eastern slopes of Mammoth Mountain in the village of Mammoth Lakes. Its owners will have panoramic views in all directions creating the sense of a perpetual vacation in a wilderness resort, only with the lavish comforts of the legendary Ritz-Carlton and the additional necessities and conveniences offered by the nearby community.

Starting at $1.7 million, The Residences offers floor plans ranging from 1,200-4,000+ square feet in one-to-four bedroom and two-to-five bathroom options. As sweet and fulfilling as life will be right at home at The Residences, it’s the larger setting that adds unlimited value to ownership:

While the greater Mammoth area is truly an all-season experience, the 400 inches of average snowfall, 3,100-foot vertical rise and its accessibility, facilities, sophistication and hospitality have brought it international fame as a destination for alpine and Nordic winter sports.

Mammoth Mountain has 3,500 skiable acres, 150 named trails and 29 lifts. Skiing, snowboarding, Nordic cross-country and sledding unparalleled in challenge, excitement and wild beauty have long made Mammoth a winter-sports paradise.

The rest of the year offers an even greater number and variety of outdoor recreational prospects: mountaineering and rock climbing, miles and miles of trails for hiking and mountain bikes, lakes and rivers for kayaking and canoeing, and some of the best trout fishing in North America.

While the population swells to some 35,000 during peak winter sports periods, the year-round population is approximately 7,500, giving Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding area a small-town serenity and laid-back charm. With more than 60 restaurants and lounges, Mammoth Lakes offers a wide variety of cuisine including traditional and nouvelle American, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, German, Italian, Thai, and French. Most of Mammoth’s retail shops and stores stock a variety of merchandise from the staples to fine wines, designer clothes, sporting equipment for all seasons, local art, jewelry, and home furnishings.

Mammoth Lakes is located in the Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District, and is surrounded by acres of forest and bordered by the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas. Yosemite National Park’s eastern entrance is located 32 miles north. Mammoth is approximately 325 miles north of Los Angeles and a comparable distance from San Francisco.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Mammoth, is scheduled for completion by the 2010/2011 ski season.