Kids Christmas Vacation in Mammoth  Lakes | California Winter Family Getaways
Pack up the kids and their friends and head for Mammoth Mountains for Christmas in the snow.  The California destination most likely to provide a white Christmas, Mammoth Lakes (and mountains), offers soft powder snow conditions, plenty of beginner slopes, sledding, kids restaurant favorites and traditional holiday church services around the village.

This could be the lucky year for a kids Christmas vacation in Mammoth Lakes. You're dreaming of a white Christmas where the tree tops glisten and trips down the ski slopes send a rush of adrenalin through your veins. And believe it or not, you're giving your deprived children an opportunity to experience snow, the best gift they can receive!  For the girls, the fashion is exciting unto ski pants, matching ski jackets and accessorized scarves. The boys will look cool, and tell their friends how they took on the challenging slopes. 

We've searched throughout California and are finding it's getting more difficult each year to guarantee snow on a December 25 holiday. Many of California's four seasons destinations have not delivered on snow in recent years. Big Bear Lake, though we love it dearly, is hit and miss (thank goodness for snow machines!) Even Yosemite Valley last winter had rain mixed with snow.  Blame it on global warming if you like. But amidst all the mountain highs, you can pretty much count on Mammoth Mountain resort to deliver white.

Inside your cabin or hotel you'd never know it's cold outside. The kids are running around in sleeveless tops, lounging around in comfy clothes and getting attention from the folks. Parents snow-bound with their kids find the experience fun. They play games, they gather around a fire, watch TV and go through the ritual of bundling up to venture out in the snow for a snowball fight.  We've discussed travel with disabled and autistic children, and because of all the cabin-style lodgings at Mammoth Lakes, this is the perfect place to take kids for a new experience.

That's the great news.  Now for reality. If you're three months out from a trip, you better start looking at booking it today or tomorrow. It's not much of a secret that Mammoth delivers on snow. If there's a day or week that everyone wants to be in Mammoth, it's Christmas day and the surrounding weeks before the holiday stretching past New Year's Day. It's the time when kids have a break, parents get an extra day or two, and you want to do something fun.  You can start your kids skiing as early as four, though some have begun even earlier. There are other sports such as sledding, skating, cross country skiing and just trudging through the snow. 

When staying at many of the cabins and lodges in Mammoth, you can read journals of guests who stayed there before you.  Their stories will warm your heart. So many say that the experience is old-fashioned, fun, and all seeing things through the eyes of a child.




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