Mammoth Mountain Ski-In, Ski-Out Properties
We 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.
The 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.
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 coverage. The condo developments you’ll find just a short walk to the chair lifts at the Canyon Lodge area are: Mammoth Ski & Racquet, Mammoth West, St. Anton, Snowbird, Chamonix, Courchevel, Rainbow Villas, Western Slopes Villas, 1849, Sierra Megeve, Silver Bear and Mountainback condos. There are quite a few homes that back up to some of these condo developments in the Mammoth Slopes subdivision, but they may be a little too far to walk in ski boots. The area of homes closest to Canyon Lodge will be on the western most point of Lakeview Blvd., adjacent to 1849 condos, and the homes that are close to or on Mammoth Slopes drive.
Although Mammoth Mountain ski area is very large, the only true “ski-in, ski-out” real estate for sale is located at the Eagle Express or Juniper Springs Resort vicinity. This will eventually be the location of the future “Eagle Lodge” development, which will consist of a similar structure to that of the Village at Mammoth (retail establishments on the ground floor and condos above) combined with a permanent ski lodge. The existing “temporary” tent you currently see adjacent to Juniper Springs Lodge will be removed and the ski run extended up that point, with the lodge to be built where the ski area parking lot is located. According to an inside source, the approved permits for the plans to build the Eagle Lodge development have expired several times, and the town has been renewing them. In addition, the source states the following: “It's in the best interest of the Town to allow the concept for Eagle Lodge to move forward. In fact, Rusty Gregory had made statements at his recent meeting at Gomez's restaurant that Eagle Lodge was going to be a priority of all the things currently on his plate. If there's any type of hotel or town occupancy tax generating concept involved, the Town will most likely be very much in favor of it.”
There’s no question that if this future ski lodge ever breaks ground, it will add value to the properties surrounding it. The properties that directly border the ski slopes at Eagle Express are: Juniper Springs Lodge, Sunstone condos and Eagle Run condos. Behind these three ski-in, ski-out condo developments is the Juniper Crest luxury townhomes development, which provides groomed access onto the ski slopes leading between Juniper Springs Lodge and Sunstone condos. You also have the Bridges ski-in, ski-out condos located on “The Bridges” ski run at Eagle Express. Above this development is Altis, which is a group of four very high-end and modern townhomes built on four levels with floor to ceiling windows to capture the spectacular views down the valley.
Juniper Ridge is the only true “ski-in, ski-out” residential subdivision, in which a few of these homes are actually located directly on the ski slopes above Juniper Springs Lodge, Sunstone and Eagle Run. Greyhawk is another residential subdivision that has maybe two homes that back to the ski slopes above Eagle Express. This high-end subdivision is located above the Bridges and Altis condos. However, it would mostly be considered “ski area adjacent”.
As always, feel free to contact me directly to schedule a showing appointment to view Mammoth Lakes real estate listings or with any questions you may have.
Verena Robinson, Broker
CA BRE License #01512209
Mammoth Lakes Resort Realty
Office (760) 924-8521