Tomorrow sees an expansion of flights into Mammoth which is pretty exciting for the town and visitors alike. Horizon Air will have three daily flights, two from LA and one from San Jose. New for this year United will be flying direct from San Fransisco to Mammoth starting tomorrow.
What does all this mean for Mammoth Mountain?
Hopefully skiers and boarders that would usually go elsewhere will come here. From the airport it is only a 15 minute drive to town; in theory you could be skiing within 30 minutes of touchdown. Where else can you do that? I also hope it will attract people to come to Mammoth during the week. Midweek at Mammoth (outside of holiday periods) is awesome; there is hardly ever a lift line and you can enjoy town without the crowds.
I teach a lot of people from the San Diego area and word on the street is that an air link from down that way is on the cards, not this year but soon perhaps. With these flights Mammoth can be accessible to anyone from anywhere!