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Child Care

Licensed Care | Lesson Combo Programs | Evening Fun

Whether it’s a day on the slopes or an evening out on the town, you will have peace of mind knowing that your little one is receiving excellent, quality care in a loving and safe environment.
  • All facilities are state-licensed.
  • Age-appropriate nurseries for babies and activity playrooms for the older kids.
  • All staff is background checked and key members are CPR certified.
  • Hourly, half-day, all day and evening options are available.
  • Also offering the best lesson/childcare combo in the industry for budding skiers and snowboarders.

Childcare:  Ages 0-6 years

 All Day
 Half Day
 8am-Noon  $90
Holiday rates apply Dec. 17-Jan. 7, Jan. 13-15, Feb. 11-12, Feb. 18-26, April 8-15

Childcare/Lesson Combo: Ages 3-4 years

Includes lesson, lift access, lunch

Childcare/Lesson Combo with Rentals: Ages 3-4 years

Includes lesson, lift access, lunch & rentals $245
Holiday rates apply Dec. 17-Jan. 7, Jan. 13-15, Feb. 11-12, Feb. 18-26, April 8-15
Call 800.MAMMOTH/800.626.6684 to purchase a Childcare/Lesson Combo today. 

Choose from Two Locations:

Mammoth Mountain Inn

  • Closed for the season
  • Located inside the Mammoth Mountain Inn across from Main Lodge
  • Slopeside access, steps away from chairlifts and the Panorama Gondola
  • Advanced reservations recommended to ensure space
Contact: 760-934-0646
Hours: Closed for the season
License#: 263808343, 263808345
10400 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA

The Village at Mammoth 

  • Summer Hours: Friday - Sunday, 9AM - 5PM & by appointment
  • Located at The Village at Mammoth, next door to The Side Door Café
  • Steps from the free Village Gondola, which connects to Canyon Lodge
  • Perfect for those staying at The Village Lodge or The Westin
  • Advanced reservations required to ensure space
Contact: 760-934-0632
Hours: Fri - Sun, 9AM - 5PM
License #: 263808720, 263808765
100 Canyon Blvd, Suite 233
Mammoth Lakes, CA

INFANT & TODDLER CARE (ages newborn–23 months)

The nursery is fully equipped with soothing music, swings, age appropriate toys and climbers for toddlers, high chairs, fridge, microwave, bottle warmers and more. A seating area for breast-feeding mothers and a cozy sleeping area complete with mats, cribs, clean linens and blankets round out the space.  

Our professional staff will tend to your little one’s individual needs & schedule and will help him or her work through any separation anxiety. The infant to staff ratio is 4:1. Please allow for a few minutes in the morning to communicate to staff typical routines, special needs, likes and dislikes your baby may have. A daily report documents your infant’s feeding, napping and diapering times throughout the day.

What to pack*: Lunch, snacks, bottles, (frozen breast milk is fine…if formula – pre-mixed, ready to feed is preferred), pre-filled sippy cup, diapers, wipes, spare set of clothing and any “comfort items” (such as a pacifier, special blanket or toy). Lunch and snacks are provided; free of charge, for babies who can eat what is on the menu for the older kids for the day. (i.e. chicken nuggets, pizza, macaroni & cheese along with veggies and fruit.)

*Please label all bottles, food containers, cups, pacifiers, etc. Pre-labeling your child’s belongings will expedite the check-in process and get you “out on the hill” sooner!

Outside time: Typically, we do not take this age group outside due to the cold winter temperatures. On a warm spring day, we may take the toddlers on a walk or in a stroller.

Visiting or “checking in” on my baby:  unless you are nursing, we recommend parents call versus checking in. Often times, babies do not understand that you are “just visiting.” If your baby had a difficult time settling in during morning drop off, a mid day visit then another good bye may upset your child all over again. Alternatively, we recommend you calling as often as you like, or leave your cell # for our staff to contact you based on the criteria you set forth.   

Availability: Infant/toddler care may not be available every day at both locations. Our infant care spaces are very limited and sell out quickly.

Details & Restrictions

CHILD CARE (ages 2–6)

A structured day filled with activity and fun awaits this age group at Mammoth Child Care. The ratio of children to staff is approximately 7 to 1.

Our caring staff has the experience, knowledge and training to provide a fun and inclusive environment and attend to the needs of children who might need extra attention to successfully transition to new surroundings. 

What to pack*: Warm outerwear for snow play or gondola rides including gloves and a hat, sunglasses or goggles, a spare change of clothing, diapers and wipes (if needed) and “comfort items” such as a special blanket, stuffed animal or toy. Children may bring toys or other items from home which will help alleviate any potential separation anxiety! Electronic devices such as iPads are also permissible.  

*Please label as many of your child’s belongs as possible, especially back packs, mittens, sunglasses, goggles, hats and boots. Pre-labeling your child’s belongings will expedite the check-in process and get you “out on the hill” sooner!

Indoors activities: 
children will participate in singing and stories, arts and crafts, dress-up play, video and computer games, fun with blocks, gross motor activities,  games, puzzles, toys and much more.

Outdoor activities: weather permitting, is scheduled in the morning...typically between 10:30am-11:45am. We recommend that sunscreen is applied to your child before arriving to Mammoth Child Care. Children will be able to play in the snow, go sledding, or ride the always-popular gondola. Please check in by 10am to ensure your child's participation in outside play or the gondola ride.

Lunch: scheduled daily at approximately 12:15pm. (Lunch is not included for morning ½ day kids) Our lunch menu is as follows:

  • Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays: Chicken nuggets, French Fries, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit, Milk

  • Tuesdays and Fridays: Cheese Pizza, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit, Milk

  • Wednesdays and Sundays: Macaroni & Cheese, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit, Milk

  • ***Please pack a lunch for your child if he or she has dietary restrictions which will not allow your child to be served what is listed above***

Rest time: scheduled every day after lunch…typically from 1:00pm – 3:00 pm. Mats with clean linens are provided. Children may bring their own “comfort item” from home for nap time.

Availability: Call ahead to confirm availability.

Details & Restrictions


+Pioneers (ages 3–4)

Small group sizes, playful teaching areas, carpet lifts and fun-loving kid specialists allow 3-4 year olds to progress at their own pace on the slopes. After your little one's lesson is finished at noon, he or she will be escorted to Mammoth Child Care for lunch, rest and play the remainder of the day.

There are two benefits to the combo program over the regular Pioneer lesson (½ day; 9-noon): the combo lesson is a full day program (8am–4pm), and your child is simply escorted back to Mammoth Child Care for play until pickup at 4pm if they struggle on the hill or no longer want participate in the lesson.

What to pack*: Weather proof outerwear including warm jacket and snow pants, mittens or gloves, goggles, neck gator, helmet and ski/snowboard equipment. Sunscreen must be applied before arriving to the lesson. Equipment and helmet is available for rent inside the Mammoth Kids facility at Main and Canyon Lodges. Please bring a backpack with a change of clothes for after the lesson as well as any napping necessities for your child.

*Label as many of your child’s belongs as possible, especially back packs, mittens, sunglasses, goggles, hats and boots. Pre-labeling your child’s belongings will expedite the check-in process and get you “out on the hill” sooner!

Morning Drop Off is at Mammoth Kids Ski School: All Children registered for the Lesson/Childcare Combo must be dropped off directly at the Mammoth Kids facility at Canyon Lodge or Mammoth Kids facility at Main Lodge (not Mammoth Childcare facility).  If your child needs rental equipment, please arrive at 8:00 am as the process for proper fitting can take 30-45 minutes.  Rentals are available for fitting beginning at 8:00am inside Mammoth Kids.

Afternoon Pick Up is at Mammoth Childcare facility: Lesson/Childcare Combo kids (along with their belongings) are transported by staff to Mammoth Childcare as soon as they are finished with the lesson at noon.

  • Children at Canyon Lodge are transported via The Village Gondola to Mammoth Childcare in The Village.
  • Children at Main Lodge are escorted to Mammoth Childcare located inside The Mammoth Mountain Inn.
  • Unless special arrangements are made with our staff, please plan to pick up your child at Mammoth Childcare.   
  • Check in/equipment fitting: 8am-8:45am
  • Lesson time: 9am – noon
  • Back at Childcare: noon – 4pm (lunch at childcare facility along with rest time)

Availability: Confirm availability by calling 800.MAMMOTH / 800.626.6684.

Details & Restrictions

Evening Services

Available at Mammoth Child Care in The Village

Extended hours may be considered based on availability of staff. Call Mammoth Childcare directly at 760-934-0632 with any special requests.

Make plans for an evening out while our staff entertains and feeds the kids (ages 2–10 yrs).

Whether it’s a little apres time following a day on the slopes or an evening out with friends, Mammoth Childcare will provide a fun environment the kids won’t want to miss. Activities include computer and video gaming, crafts, cookie decorating and much more (dinner included).   

Child Care FAQ

  • Siblings

  • Special Needs

  • Medications

  • Emergency

  • Welfare

  • Discipline

  • Meals

  • Changes/Cancellation Policy