Deadman Summit / Obsidian Dome Cross Country Skiing

The 10th most popular XC Ski in California.

North of Mammoth Lakes, the National Forest maintains a 10km groomed cross country ski trail network starting at Deadman Summit and looping near Obsidian Dome. Grooming is intermittent.

The cross country skiing trailhead is located off US395, south of the June Lake turn-off just north of Deadman Summit.

Overall, Deadman Summit / Obsidian Dome is the 10th most popular cross country ski area of all 38 Nordic ski destinations in California.

Deadman Summit / Obsidian Dome Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Inyo National Forest (760) 924-5500; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Mammoth Avalanche Info (760) 924-5500.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Mixed

Base Camp:  Motel 6 (760) 934-6660; Sierra Nevada Inn (760) 934-2515; Holiday Haus (760) 934-2414; Alpenhof (760) 934-8558; Mamouth Mountain Inn (800) 228-4947

Luxury Loding:  Juniper Springs Lodge (800) 626-6684; Austria Hof (760) 934-2764; Rock Creek Lodge (619) 935-4170; Tamarack Lodge (800) 237-6879

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Stove; Loony Bean; Mountain Cafe

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/8/2016

ID:  7185

Deadman Summit / Obsidian Dome Cross Country Skiing Map


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