Mammoth Lakes Wins 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award for “Best Ski Town”

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (December 2, 2022) — Mammoth Lakes, California has won the honor of “Best Ski Town” in North America in the 2022 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest.

Mammoth Lakes is home to Mammoth Mountain and surrounded by the Eastern Sierra
wilderness that Ansel Adams made famous. With a long history as a basecamp for adventurers,
Mammoth Lakes has kept its laid-back charm as major investment over the last decade brought a host of new dining, lodging, air service and activity options that provide for an exceptionally wellrounded visitor experience. Not to mention, the local ski and snowboard season is one of the longest in the country, often extending to the Fourth of July.

Mammoth Lakes was one of 20 nominated North American mountain towns chosen by an expert panel which included a combination of editors from USA TODAY and, relevant expert contributors, and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties.

After four weeks of public voting, Mammoth Lakes came out on top, named the “Best Ski Town” of 2022. The top ten
1. Mammoth Lakes
2. Banff
3. North Conway
4. Stowe
5. Banner Elk
6. Park City
7. Jackson Hole
8. Telluride
9. Aspen
10. Ketchum
“This impressive honor further reinforces Mammoth Lakes as the country’s premier mountain
destination,” said John Urdi, Mammoth Lakes Tourism’s Executive Director. “With prime snow
conditions extending well into the spring months, the world-famous Mammoth Mountain ski
resort, miles of snowy terrain to explore, and endless family-friendly winter activities, Mammoth Lakes sets the standard for all mountain ski towns. Mammoth Lakes is accessible with air service from hundreds of cities across the country, making it easier than ever to access.”

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About USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
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contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination
panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital
and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the website. provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top
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1 month ago

This is nice, but…USA Today? Didn’t know it was still being published. Plus, a list of best ski towns with Aspen 9th behind Banff and North Conway (which may be the only town where you can still get a hard copy of USA Today)? Vail nowhere to be seen? Still,… Read more »