Here’s your chance to explore the snow-covered Mammoth Lakes Basin in wintertime. Tamarack (Lake Mary Rd. at Twin Lakes, 760/934-2442, www.tamaracklodge.com/xcountry, Nov.–Apr. daily 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.) offers almost 25 miles of groomed cross-country ski tracks geared for all ability levels.
For non-skiers, you’ll also fined groomed skating lanes, plus a restaurant in which to enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate and good book while your more outdoorsy friends and family ply the terrain.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition