At our properties we are lucky to have fantastic parking available -- as compared to most Mammoth properties. Sonenalp offers 2 garage spaces per condo (plus a couple extra for guests) and Apogee has a private 2 car garage plus exterior parking for 2 more vehicles. Westin also offers underground, secure parking. This kind of expansive parking is unheard of, and SO necessary in winters that can see 20 feet of snow per year.
But what do you do if even *that* amount of parking isn't enough?
Your best bet to avoid hours of shoveling, towing or tickets is t:
1. Make sure whatever accommodation you choose (hopefully you're staying with us!) has garage parking.
2. Carpool to avoid having too many cars for the provided space.
For pretty obvious reasons (need to run snowplows, to avoid overcrowding and to keep streets clear), the Town of Mammoth restricts overnight winter parking pretty severely. In fact, there are very few locations where you can park overnight. The risk if you do is that if you're lucky you'll only have a ticket. If you're unlucky, you'll return to find only part of your car once the snowplows are done. Locals love to post pics all over social media of these situations, so for kicks I'll share a few here:
But have no fear, there are some places where you can park your extra cars overnight without coming back to find a car with no trunk. For selected weekends in 2019, the Mammoth Lakes provided extra overnight parking areas to alleviate problems. Feel free to text or email me to find out if Mammoth is offering this during your stay. But if not, you do have a few options. My personal favorite parking area is the airport because it gets slightly less snow (which equals less shoveling later) and it's very affordable. But if you want to stay in town, there are a few other options open to you there, too.
Paid Overnight Parking Lots: