The Rock Star Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Blog

645 Monterey Pine Road: Mammoth Lakes Luxury Home at its best!

The rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the acces to numerous outdoor activities, prime skiing access to the slopes during the winter...yes, Mammoth Lakes is a fantastic location to enjoy a luxury home: and the property at 645 Monterey Pine has it all!

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Within a snowball’s throw of the Eagle Express chairlift, awaits your Mammoth home, nestled among mature pines, willow, and aspen trees, situated on the ski slope in a quiet and private cul-de-sac.  The perfect family getaway or business retreat offers style and class.

Magnificent Five Bedroom Suites, (Two Master Bedrooms with Beehive Fireplaces), 5.5 Bathrooms + Fully Contained, One Bedroom / One Bathroom Apartment/Caretaker/Chef’s/ Mother-in-Law Living Quarters with Private Entrance.

Custom California Craftsman details throughout.  Heavy timbers, extensive natural Montana Kootenai rock, articulated roof lines and massive windows are featured.  Designed by John W. Hooper, with thoughtful consideration placed on expansive livable space, view orientation and privacy.

•This one-of-a-kind ski-in/ski-out residence backs to Eagle Express chairlift in the Juniper Springs neighborhood

•Private entrance one-bedroom apartment / caretaker’s quarters

•EnergyStar efficient and hydronically heated great room with massive natural rock fireplace

•Professional Gourmet Kitchen with island and bar seating, breakfast nook, dumb waiter service lift from garage to kitchen 

•Game room and powder room, His and Hers office, Full laundry room, Ski-in/ski-out mud room

•Four-car garage and parking for eight

•4700 square feet



Outdoors activities on the East Side: road biking

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What’s your favorite outdoor activity to practice on your free time??

I must say, for us, it’s hard to pick one: there are so many wonderful choices!

Do you like to hike? Run? Climb? Fishing? Golf? Road bike? MTB? Ski? Yoga? Swim? Skateboarding? Photography or nature painting? ...We can keep going! The Eastern Sierra has them all!

So, today I want to talk about road biking. The famous Mammoth Fall Century & Gran Fondo is coming up, and we know a lot of people that are going to do it!

Road biking around here is pretty awesome! First of all, Mammoth as lots of paved bike paths thoughout town, bike trails etc. There might not be too many dedicated bike paths outside of the town's Bike Paths, but certainly the roads around here offer some spectacular riding!

The shoulders are usually pretty wide, and as soon as you get out of the HWY395, you have lots of low traffic, gorgeous views, usually good pavement roads, for miles and miles to pedal! As many as your legs can handle!

The Mammoth Fall Century, which this year is going to be on September 9th, is a top-level cycling event in an amazing landscape! It offers three different options as far as lengths: the “Piccolo”, 42 miles; the “Medio”, 70 miles; and the “Gran Fondo”, 102 miles.

The courses start and end at the Village, so riders beware, you are going to have to ride back up to HWY 203 from HWY 395: a hill almost 4 miles long to conclude your effort. But the rewards are going to be worth it!  The roads, the views, the vibes, the refueling at the 6 aid stations along the course (for the Gran Fondo distance), the food and the party afterward will make all your efforts to pay off!  

So, hey, are you into road biking? Local or not, give it a try! If you have not been training Summer long like a pro, you can still dust your bike off, ride for the next month and give the "Piccolo" a chance!

Watch the video:

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Aspen, KSL and Mammoth? Mega-pass and mega-changes to be expected!

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On Monday July 31st, the acquisition of Intrawest Resort and Mammoth Resort by “KLS Capital Partners” and the owners of Aspen Skiing “Henry Crown and Company” (HCC) has been publicly announced as completed.

The new colossus on the ski industry is therefore now shaped by 12 four-season mountain resorts: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Bear Mountain, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Snow Summit in California; Steamboat Ski & Resort and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Ontario; Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec; Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont; and Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia.

Its revenue is given by approximately six million skier visits, 20,000 skiable acres and significant land available for real estate development. The deal also includes Canadian Mountain Holidays, the world’s leading heli-ski operator.

So, what does this mean for the town of Mammoth, its residents and its skiers?

As far as the skiers go, besides expecting improvements in lifts, services and lodges in the next few years, the biggest, expected change will be the giant-all-comprehensive-pass. That will be a serious mega-pass! Who is not looking forward to it!?

As far as the town and its residents goes, well, a few changes are to be expected. As read on "The Sheet":

“Mammoth has been Southern California’s mountain home since 1948,” said Rusty Gregory, chairman and CEO of Mammoth Resorts in a press release. “After doubling down on our offerings to Southern California with the purchase of Snow Summit and Bear Mountain in 2014, joining this new venture led by Aspen and KSL is the next logical chapter in the story of Mammoth Resorts."

Gregory maintained that Mammoth would continue to stay on track with priorities including the development of Eagle Lodge and the improvement of existing facilities/ buildings. As for what the ownership change means for employees, Gregory said, “We know we are dealing with careers, lives and communities … and we will be proceeding very thoughtfully.” 

"This new platform, built around a collective passion for the mountains and our commitment to the people who visit, work and live there, is exactly what the ski resort business needs. I am excited about the future prospects for Mammoth Resorts, our people and this new enterprise.”

At any rate, we can expect an increase in the tourism from out-of-state, due to the marketing strategies of Aspen and KSL. It is not news that Mammoth is still considered a “regional resort”, with more dominant ski-states like Utah and Colorado.: besides the fact that it is on the top ten most popular resorts in the nation when ranked by skier visits, it is not a top-of-mind destination resort for skiers not living on the West Coast. Well, that’s bound to change!

This is certainly going to affect Mammoth’s Real Estates market. With more buyers looking to buy and invest into the real estate market in town, the market is expected to become more and more competitive in the months to come.

Properties with ski in-out access are going to be even more enticing!

Just an example of desirable Mammoth Lakes ski in/out properties is this amazing one-of-a-kind residence at the Eagle Lodge ski lift, right on the slope side. 

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