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Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Market Conditions June 23, 2015

Summer Sunset Over Twin Lakes at Tamarack Lodge Mammoth LakesSummer has arrived in Mammoth Lakes.  Temperatures have been very warm over the past week or so, the Aspens are lush and green, and wildflowers are in bloom.  Summer is one of the best and most beautiful times of the year to visit Mammoth and experience all of the wonderful natural resources this mountain resort sanctuary has to offer.  Summer Horseback Riding in Mammoth LakesWhat an amazing lifestyle Mammoth Lakes provides year round for the recreational enthusiast or nature lover looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the ever-growing urban sprawl in the major Southern and Northern California cities.  Only a 5-hour drive from Los Angeles and you can escape the crowded freeways, city streets, and sidewalks to connect with this natural paradise.  Having just returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina, I found myself with a renewed appreciation and gratitude for this beautiful area I’m so fortunate to live and work in. 

When I review what is happening in the real estate market in other areas of California as well as nationwide, I have to scratch my head and wonder how such a beautiful (and small) resort area like Mammoth Lakes can still remain in relatively low demand with only slight appreciation in property values (sporadic).  ...

Properties in the Spotlight

As of today, June 1, 2015, there are a total of 181 condos, 63 homes and 51 vacant land listings on the market in the Mammoth Lakes area.  Inventory is slowly increasing as we approach the summer season, which officially kicked off on Memorial Day weekend.  Sierra Star Golf Course Memorial Day WeekendMammoth Mountain ski area is officially closed for the season, but the Sierra Star golf course is now in full swing.  The real estate market seems to be picking up with increased interest and inquiries regarding homes and condos on the market.  However, the number of properties currently in escrow remains low: Only 38 for all categories combined in the Mammoth Lakes area.  As we approach the 4th of July, pending sales and inventory typically tend to increase and with August being one of the busiest months of the year for real estate sales in Mammoth Lakes.  Interest rates remain competitive and quite low even for a second home/vacation home property at approximately 3.75% for a 30-year fixed mortgage and 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage at approximately 2.89% annual percentage rate. 

Over the past 2 weeks, there have been 49 new listings, 37 price reductions and 14 closed sales (including surrounding areas for all property categories).  Below are the Properties in the Spotlight for new inventory in Mammoth for the week of June 1, 2015.

Courchevel #18 Remodeled Kitchen with Granite & New Cabinets...

Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Market Conditions & Properties in the Spotlight

NMME SST FORECAST FROM MAY 2015As of today, Friday, May 15, 2015, the Mammoth Lakes real estate market has a total of 165 condos, 63 homes and 49 lots for sale on the Mammoth Lakes MLS.  There is only a total of 41 pending sales (properties in escrow) for the Mammoth Lakes area.  As springtime progresses, and with Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, the weather in Mammoth continues to be unsettled, which seems to have started on the Fishing day opener with the first measurable snowfall at the lower elevations in quite some time.  The 10-day forecast shows off and on rain/snow showers through Saturday, May 23rd.  While we’re on the topic of weather, take a look at this interesting May 2015 ENSO forecast blog post from the NOAA Climate.gov website.  If they are correct in their prediction of a highly likely and much overdue wet winter up ahead, California could get significant rain and the Sierra Nevada’s (where Mammoth Lakes is located) could get copious amounts of snow.  Although it is quite possible that this trend could fizzle out by next winter, let’s hope it continues and develops into a strong pattern!

Foreclosures in the Spotlight

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Lending Restrictions for Resort Area Condo Loans

As of Sunday, May 3, 2015, the Mammoth Lakes real estate market has a total of 165 condos, 60 homes and 49 vacant land active listings.  There are only 41 properties under contract (in escrow) for all property types combined within Mammoth Lakes.  This is relatively low even for this time of year.  Although there is serious demand for the right property, many buyers are waiting on the sidelines for their ideal property to come on the market.  Mainly, the single-family homes sector of the market is in high demand, but with a very limited selection of attractive or quality homes at market value.  There have been some new listings over the past few weeks, but everything seems to be listing at higher prices, and buyers are willing to be patient to see what the summer months will bring in terms of expanded inventory. 

Because it is so QUIET in town at the moment following a very early closing of most of the ski area, it is my assumption that sellers who are contemplating putting their property on the market are waiting until tourism increases.   Memorial Day weekend typically kicks off the summer season in Mammoth, but it doesn’t really get going until middle of June, and the momentum continues to build until it “peaks out” at around middle to late August (for real estate inventory and sales activity).  This would be the only explanation for the limited number of properties that are trickling onto the market following a record drought year with below average rental occupancy figures for the 2014/2015 ski season. 

Grand Sierra Lodge Condo Hotel at Village at MammothThe lending climate in Mammoth Lakes continues to be difficult for out of area lenders to tackle.  Since...

Market Conditions & Best Time to Buy in Mammoth Lakes

As of today, April 20, 2015, the Mammoth Lakes MLS shows a total of 165 condos, 62 homes and 51 vacant land listings on the market.  The Mammoth real estate market has been pretty quiet in general with a few new listings trickling onto the market, a few cancelled listings withdrawn from the MLS, and a few new pending sales.  I had expected to see an explosion of new listings starting to hit the market around this time, but that isn’t really happening.

This was our fourth consecutive drought year with the 2015/2015 season being the worst.  Perhaps sellers feel that they’ve weathered the lack of storms, a very slow to rebound resort market, and incredibly restrictive lending conditions (among other disappointments in the Town of Mammoth) over the past several years, that they can wait it out longer.  If sellers have been able to make it through all of this adversity, it’s quite possible that they will wait until demand increases or the weather changes (bringing much anticipated normal snowfall over the next few years).  If this is the case, the great deals that buyers are waiting for – reduced prices – may not materialize.  Only those sellers, who are truly motivated and need to sell, will be the select few that may discount their properties below current market value.  From what I am noticing in the MLS, we aren’t seeing drastic price reductions or a flood of new inventory.  The real estate market in Mammoth seems to be somewhat neutral at the moment.

Twin Lakes at Tamarack Lodge in Summer MonthsOne of the questions that buyers frequently ask is when the best time of year to buy property in Mammoth is.  It used to be between April and mid-summer, which is when inventory...

Market Review & Properties in the Spotlight

As of today, April 2, 2015, the Mammoth Lakes real estate market has a total of 54 homes, 161 condos, and 48 lots on the market.  There are not very many properties in escrow at this time, only 51 total, which includes “pending”, “back-up” and “contingent short sale” classifications.  

With the closing of Eagle Lodge and Canyon Lodge soon to follow, the weather seems to be changing into a mild winter with a projected storm on the way next week, which should be cold enough to bring snow.  There has been much discussion on the news about the non-existent snow pack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which is at the lowest in history, along with strict water rationing on the way for the state of California.  Some people are quite concerned that it will never snow again, while others don’t seem to mind and remain interested in owning property in Mammoth.  It has been a strange winter, and in noticing various different species of birds never seen in the area before (along with other parts of California), this could be an indication of possible weather change in the coming months/year.  This has been noticeable not only to me, but to many other people I’ve spoken with lately.  In correlation with animal behavior, although this is hopeful speculation on my part, I have a feeling that the weather is going to change bringing increased precipitation over the late spring, summer and following through into next fall and winter.  Maybe we’ll end up getting enough snow over the next couple of winters to end the drought.  Because the weather has been shifting to such extremes (world-wide), when the weather shifts again, we will most likely have some very intense storms, and Mammoth Mountain will be a winter wonderland again.  This has been the case throughout history.  ...

Mammoth Lakes Market Conditions & Properties in the Spotlight

Eagle Express at Little Eagle During a Normal Snow YearThe Town of Mammoth Lakes appears to be heading into the shoulder season a lot sooner than in previous years.  It feels very quiet in town, along with reduced activity in the real estate market (overall).  Eagle Express (chair 15) has closed for the season due to lack of snow and warm temperatures.  Canyon Express (chair 16) is still running for the time being.  The Mammoth “Cali4nia” passes are now on sale for the 2015/2016 ski season for $689.00, which includes a $100 resort credit.  The pass is good for Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski areas.  Coming out of one of the worst drought years on record for Mammoth, I’m going to be optimistic in saying that it can’t get much worse than this.  I am hopeful that next ski season will bring normal snowfall to the Sierra Nevada range, which will help chip away at the severe drought conditions.  NASA reported last week that California has 1 year left of water (at the current levels).   We need the snow to fall in copious amounts not only for recreation, but most important, drinking water and farming. 

As of today, March 24, 2015, there are a total of 162 condos, 55 homes and 49 lots on the market.  During the past week, there were a total of 10 new escrows and pending sales combined and...

Properties in the Spotlight – Mammoth Lakes Real Estate

Mammoth Mountain Ski AreaDuring the past week, the Mammoth Lakes Real Estate market has seen an explosion in new listings with a total of 24 from Monday, March 9th until Sunday, March 15th.  Most of these new listings have been condos with a few single-family homes.  It isn’t surprising that we are seeing so many new listings hit the market this early after such a dismal ski season.  Typically, we don’t see this volume of new listings until after Canyon and Eagle Lodges close for the winter (usually around mid-April), although, that might happen very soon….  Compared with last season, if this “listing” trend continues, it’s apparent that there will be much more inventory and a great selection for buyers to choose from in the coming months.  To read about what’s going on in the real estate market nationwide, be sure to visit “Realty Check” by Diana Olick. 

Below are my property recommendations for the week: Properties in the Spotlight. 

The Lodges #1203 Living Room & Great RoomThe Lodges #1203 listed for $665,000: This luxurious, yet rustic, 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath condo with an attached one-car garage, and 1,856 square feet of living space, sits right on the Snowcreek Golf Course.  This is one of only 3 Plan 1 models in Snowcreek's "The Lodges" with golf course frontage. Extraordinary mountain, golf course and lake views can be seen from almost every room of this single-level, ground-floor...

Mammoth Lakes Market Conditions & Featured Properties of the Week

The Mammoth Lakes real estate market had an increase of 15 new listings, 11 price reductions and 6 closed sales for the past week. 

1 Creek Lane Craftsman Style House Backing to MeadowNew listings ranged in price from $135,000 for an upgraded studio at the St. Moritz condos complex up to $1,300,000 for a Craftsman style home in Old Mammoth located at 1 Creek Lane.  This property is located on one of Mammoth’s most coveted neighborhoods, and backs to the Snowcreek Meadow Preserve and flowing creeks.  The recently completed town bike trail system is connected by the new bridge at the Majestic Pines cul-de-sac over to the end of Waterford Street, which is where the Creek Lane property is located (corner of Waterford and Creek Lane).  A summary of the new listings this past week include 1 duplex in the Sierra Valley Sites neighborhood, 2 single family homes, and the rest being condos. 

101 Northstar Circle Luxury Home on Sierra Star Golf CourseThere were a total of 11 price reductions for the period, mostly in the condo sector of the Mammoth real estate market.  Some of these noteworthy price reductions are: Mammoth West #106, 2-bedroom, 2-bath townhouse at the base of Canyon Lodge, which was reduced to $265,000, Meadowridge #12, remodeled 2-bedroom, 3-bath town house across the street from the Sierra Star golf course and .5 miles to the base of Eagle Express chairlift, was reduced down to $369,000, White Mountain Lodge #2421, 2-bedroom, 2-bath on the 4th floor in the Village at Mammoth was reduced down to $449,500, Mammoth...

Properties in the Spotlight – This Week’s Recommendations

As of today, February 24, 2015, there are a total of 151 condos, 50 homes, and 47 vacant land listings on the market in Mammoth Lakes.  During the past week, there were a total of 12 price reductions, several extended listings and a couple of “back on markets”:   A Grand Sierra Lodge 2-bedroom condo listed for $449,000 on the 2nd floor, and a Westin studio unit on the 6th floor (with south-facing views overlooking the pool and mountains) listed for $249,000.  Clearly, the lack of snow this ski season has been somewhat of a disappointment for many people, including visitors, prospective buyers and sellers.  The visible increase in new listings and price reductions over the past couple of weeks definitely shows some motivation from sellers who have decided to list or reduce their asking prices sooner than the typical spring time period after Canyon and Eagle lodges close for the season.     

Fly fishing in the Mammoth Lakes areaWith that said, interest continues to remain very high in Mammoth Lakes real estate.  Buyers are still actively looking at properties online, making inquiries and scheduling showing appointments.  Even though we’ve been through a few drought years, there is still some snow to ski on and it doesn’t change how beautiful this area is and all of the wonderful recreational opportunities it provides.  Everything cycles in life, including the weather.  This drought cycle will come to an end and it will snow heavily in Mammoth Lakes again.  So, we all just have to wait it out and in the meantime, enjoy the beautiful weather!  Check out the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of...

Mammoth Lakes Homes for Sale: Top 5 Recommendations of the Week

For the week of February 16, 2015, the MLS currently shows a total of 50 homes on the market in Mammoth Lakes only, ranging in price between $329,000 in the Sierra Valley Sites I subdivision up to $6,500,000 for a luxury home in the Bluffs. 

SOLD THIS WEEK 557 MAJESTIC PINES FRONT OF HOMEOver the past seven days, there were a total of three closed sales for single family homes in Mammoth: 688 Majestic Pines in the Mammoth Vista III subdivision sold for $915,000 @ $379.50 per square foot (PSF), 557 Majestic Pines, also in the Mammoth Vista III, subdivision sold for $1,425,000 @ $373.92 PSF, and 285 Juniper Road in the Juniper Ridge subdivision, which sold for $2,875,000 @ $663.21 PSF.  Juniper Ridge is Mammoth’s only true “ski-in, ski-out” luxury residential neighborhood, which also offers 180-degree spectacular mountain views. 

The following are my top 5 recommendations of the week for Mammoth Lakes homes for sale:

1428 MAJESTIC PINES LOG HOME1428 Majestic Pines: This 3 & loft, 2-bath with a 2-car garage is listed for $665,000/$353 per square foot.  This cute log home has a convenient location with shuttle bus access...

Mammoth Lakes Condos for Sale: Review of Developments with Oversupply of Inventory

1849 Condos Development at base of Canyon LodgeAs of today, February 9, 2015, there are a total of 149 condos on the market in Mammoth Lakes.  It’s pretty unusual to have the inventory climb during the middle of winter/ski season, which is typically the time of year when inventory tends to be at its lowest based on historical averages. 

In reviewing the inventory numbers for late summer of 2014, there were a total of 140 condos on the market during the middle of August, and only a small increase from that number over Labor Day weekend to 146 condos.  Labor Day weekend tends to mark the peak of the inventory for the condo market.  We will usually see a sharp decrease in inventory as we approach ski season, as many condo owners will hold onto their units to capitalize on potential rental income.  However, this has been an unprecedented drought year – the worst drought year on record so far for Mammoth Lakes/Mammoth Mountain ski area.  So, it isn’t surprising to see the condo inventory growing.  If this lack of snowfall continues, it will be interesting to see what the inventory may grow to after Canyon and Eagle Lodges close for the season (usually around April 15th), which is usually when you see the condo inventory grow. 

Village at Mammoth Condos PlazaIn general, the condos at the ...

Mammoth Lakes Homes for Sale – Market Trends & Property Recommendations

506 JOHN MUIR ROADAs of today, February 3, 2015, the Mammoth Lakes single family residence inventory is down to only 50 homes on the market.  There were a total of 7 closed residential sales in the month of January.   The most noteworthy sales were:  506 John Muir, which listed for $4,950,000, and sold three weeks after it hit the market for $4,250,000/$621 PSF, cash, and 7-day escrow.  60 Starwood, which originally listed for $1,950,000, after a series of price reductions, sold for $1,730,000/$480 PSF with conventional financing.60 STARWOOD DRIVE    

There are currently a total of 16 pending residential sales ranging in list price from $499,000 up to $2,999,000.  Out of the 16 pending sales, 5 homes are priced between $499,000 and $699,000; 4 homes priced between $849,000 and $995,500; 5 homes priced between $1,100,000 and $1,500,000; and the remaining two are priced at $2,495,000 (155 Hillside Drive, across the street from Grand Sierra Lodge) and $2,999,999 (285 Juniper Road at Juniper Ridge). 

147 JUNIPER ROADIt appears that the upper end of the market has interest and support.  We haven’t seen a sale close over $4 Million in several years…  Actually, the last sale to close at $4,000,000 was 147 Juniper Road (the yellow house on the ski slope at Eagle Express, which has recently undergone an exterior facelift) on February 27, 2008.  The lack of snow and limited skiing doesn’t seem to be stopping interested buyers.  The town’s...

2014 Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Market Review

Village at Mammoth CondosThe Mammoth Lakes real estate market seems to have quieted down in 2014 compared with 2013.  In the homes, condos and lots categories, there were a total of 350 closed sales from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  In comparison, 2013 had a total of 462 closed sales for the same period in all 3 categories combined.  This represents a 24% decrease year over year in closed transactions.  Below is a breakdown by year for days on market, list prices and closed sales prices for homes, condos and lots.    

2014 – Days on Market and List Prices
In 2014, collectively for all three categories, the average days on market were 169, highest days on market: 2296, lowest number of days on market: 0, and median days on market were 99.  The average list price was $467,208, highest: $3,750,000, lowest: $89,000, median: $359,450 and total combined list price for all 3 categories was $163,522,973. 

2013 – Days on Market and List Prices
In 2013, collectively for all three categories, the average days on market were 172, highest days on market: 1765, lowest number of days on market: 0, and median days on market were 105.  The average list price was $435,741, highest: $2,750,000, lowest: $72,000, median: $332,250 and total combined list price for all 3 categories was $201,312,471. 

2014 Closed Sales Data
In 2014, the average closed sales price was $443,565, highest closed sale: $3,250,000, lowest closed sale: $90,000, median closed sales: $350,000 and a total combined closed sales volume of $155,247,762.  This represents a 20% drop in closed sales volume compared with 2013. ...

Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Listings Showcase

Currently, the Mammoth Lakes MLS has a total of 138 condos on the market priced between $120,400 and $1,399,000. 

Below are my top 5 recommendations for the week:

The Bridges Townhomes ExteriorThe Bridges T27 Town HouseThis is a 4 & loft, 4-bath with sweeping mountain and valley views towards the east.  Listed for $998,000, this spacious town home consists of 4 levels and has 2,450 SF with an attached 1-car garage.  The sellers have done a spectacular job on the remodel.  From the flooring up to the ceiling, everything has been upgraded with high quality materials and fixtures.  Located adjacent to the ski slopes at Eagle Express, this is a fantastic rental property with a floor plan that accommodates large groups well.  There are two master suites and two guest bedrooms.  Monthly HOA dues are $592.00. 

Sonenalp Luxury Townhomes Interior of Great RoomSonenalp #4 Luxury Condo This is a top floor, single level, spacious luxury condo priced at $725,000.  The floor plan is great for families with a spacious great room and kitchen for entertaining, master suite and two guest bedrooms with 3 baths.  The location of this 4-unit luxury development is just a short walk to the base of Canyon Lodge. ...

Mammoth Lakes Condos for Sale – This Week’s Top 5 Recommendations

There are currently a total of 134 condos on the market in Mammoth Lakes with the lowest list price of $126,700 for a Conestogas studio & loft bank-owned unit and the highest list price for a Juniper Crest, 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath with attached 2-car garage at $1,399,000.  Out of the 134 condos on the Mammoth Lakes MLS, there are a total of 45 condos listed between $126,700 and $300,000, 45 condos listed between $300,000 and $500,000, 23 condos listed between $500,000 and $800,000, and 21 condos listed between $800,000 and $1,399,000. 

Out of the current inventory of active condo listings, below are my top 5 choices/ recommendations of the week:

1849 #103 Remodeled Condo Interior1849 I # 103: $499,000.  This completely remodeled 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo located in phase I of the 1849 condos complex features 1,150 SF of living space, 1-car underground parking, steps from Canyon Lodge, amazing views of the ski area, enclosed patio, which provides passive solar heat, new appliances, EPA wood-burning fireplace insert, washer and dryer in the unit and more.  The unit is being sold furnished.  The sellers are currently renting the unit through VRBO.com with great rental income history.  Monthly HOA dues are $621.  Turn-key and ready to go! 

Hidden Valley #42 Beautifully Remodeled Condo...

The Future of California Ski Resorts: Snow or Rain?

What future impact will increasing temperatures and climate change have on California ski resorts, specifically, Mammoth Mountain?  There are a number of different theories and predictions on whether we will see more drought, rain or snow in the years ahead.  Nevertheless, the negative impacts that shorter, warmer and/or drier winters could have on California ski resorts might be severe.  A report that was published titled “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy in the United States” talks about the impacts that the warming trend will have on ski resorts in the future.  In California alone, winter tourism has brought up to an estimated 24,000 jobs in past years.  By the end of the 21st century, scientists are predicting that the temperatures will rise another 4 to 10 degrees.  This will translate into shorter winters, less snowfall and less snowpack.  The report mentions that “snow depths could decline in the west by 25 to 100%”. If this is the case, figure that the massive number of jobs that were once substantiated by “normal” winters will be drastically reduced.  But, what we are all wondering is what’s in store for the winter enthusiast?

Lake Oroville Reservoir Main Water Source for Central CaliforniaThe past few winters in the Sierra Nevada and Mammoth Lakes have been noticeably mild with below normal precipitation and warmer temperatures.  This past year felt like “the endless summer”.  As the fall season rolled around this year, we saw many weather similarities to last year, which was one of the worst snow years on record.  We can only hope that the 2014/2015 season will turn out to be different from the total accumulation Mammoth received during the 2013/2014 season.  The...

The Home Inspection Process

Chateau De Montagne Exterior of Condo Built in 1970A home inspection is always a good idea to have, especially when buying an older property (condo or house).  In today’s escrow transaction, the home inspection report has become the “second round of negotiations”, in which buyers will select various items they would like to ask the seller to pay for, repair or credit them in escrow.  During the 17-day due diligence period, the buyer performs their investigations on the property including: Review of seller disclosures, HOA documents (if applicable), any permits for additions, remodels, etc., and having inspections conducted.  For condominiums, only the “walls in” are inspected by a home inspector.  What this means is that only the area that the buyer is purchasing will be inspected.  Shared walls, roofs, decks, walkways, etc. belong to the association.  Essentially, the inspector will provide a thorough analysis of any and all findings – scuff marks on walls, minor cracks in drywall, discolored wood due to sun damage, whether the required smoke detectors are present, CO detectors, leaks, mal-functioning appliances, water heater strapped and braced, faulty wiring, etc.  They will not inspect plumbing, roofs, sewer systems, crawl spaces or other parts of the common area (owned by the HOA – Homeowner’s Association).  Where a home inspection is indispensable is for the purchase of a single family residence or multi-family. You never know what may be looming upon examination of the structure, foundation, roof, walls, electrical systems, plumbing, crawl space, etc. 

Chateau Sierra Condos Exterior Built in 1971...

Great Neighborhoods off the Beaten Path in Old Mammoth

Mammoth Camp Tract Home with Pond and CreekHave you ever picked up a copy of Sunset Magazine and looked through the pages to find all of the great featured destinations to visit right here in California?  Driving through some of the hidden streets in Old Mammoth can resemble a lot of those great areas and properties you can find in Sunset Magazine.

In the early 1900s, the “Village of Old Mammoth” was established.  This is where the first stages of development began with a primitive post office, grocery store, bakery, hotel and garage, known as “Mammoth Camp”.   Most of the inhabitants would set up camp along Mammoth Creek and other areas of Old Mammoth in tents.  Eventually, cabins were built along the creek and into the lakes basin area, which was followed by the development of what we see today and recognize as “The Town of Mammoth Lakes”.

Creek Running Behind Property at Creek LaneSome of this old history, charm and mountain meadow setting is undiscovered to many who frequent Mammoth Lakes regularly.  Some of these picturesque areas of Old Mammoth off the beaten path include: Creek Lane, Alexander Lane, Connell Street, Tamarack Road, Sunny Slope Lane, Garret Street, June Street and Badger Street.  For those who are interested in exploring some beautiful areas of Old Mammoth, these scenic streets can offer amazing views, privacy, peace and quiet, as well as far less traffic vs. other more popular...

Mammoth Mountain Ski-In, Ski-Out Properties

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Covered in SnowWe are approaching the time of year when the focus begins to shift towards skiing, the holidays, and subsequently on properties that are located closest to or on the actual ski slopes. 

Is there real estate available for sale on Mammoth Mountain ski area?  Yes, there is, but much more limited in quantity than most people think.

Mammoth Mountain Chalets at Main LodgeThe Mammoth Mountain Chalets are a group of cabins located right next door to the Mammoth Mountain Inn at the Main Lodge.  These are the only “ski-in, ski-out” properties available for sale at the Main Lodge,  however, you don’t own the land as these cabins are on USFS leased land.  Leases run for a period of 20 years at a time, which renew automatically.  These chalets almost never come on the market, so real estate opportunities at the Main Lodge are quite slim. 

1849 Condos Complex Adjacent to Canyon Lodge

Canyon Lodge has several condo developments that are located close to the base of the ski lodge, however, nothing that is truly “ski-in, ski-out”, other than the Timber Ridge condos located at the top of John Muir.  You can ski down to Canyon Lodge from the Timber Ridge condos complex above the “Blue Jay” ski run, but this is subject to enough snow...

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