As our community’s chief advocate for recreational development, MLR works to build a rich portfolio of partnerships with a wealth of diverse capabilities, resources and growth potential.
The Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center (ESAC) provides quality avalanche and snowpack information to local and visiting backcountry users in the Eastern Sierra Nevada with the goal of helping them make better decisions while travelling in avalanche terrain. The Friends of Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to ensure staffing for the operation of the avalanche center each year.
Sierra Classic Theater, founded in 1999, is a community theater program with the mission of providing the Mammoth Lakes community with quality performances of renowned plays. Every year they offer several programs including the Murder Mystery Dinners, Mammoth Lakes Children’s Theater, Shakespeare in the Woods (free to the public) and an annual Spring Show.
The Southern Mono Historical Society has provided historical, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities for local residents and visitors at the historic Mammoth Museum at Hayden Cabin, along Mammoth Creek for the past 25 years. They provide various recreational and cultural summer programming including their annual Jazz by the Creek music event, historical storytelling on the Mammoth Lakes Trolley, and docent interpretation at Hayden Cabin.
The Mammoth Lakes Trail System offers boundless recreation opportunities on more than 300 miles of trails. From granite crags to trout-stocked lakes, pine forests to alpine meadows, there’s something for all seasons, interests and abilities, motorized and non-motorized alike. Managed jointly by the Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Inyo National Forest, the system includes connections to three wilderness areas, Devils Postpile National Monument, the Pacific Crest Trail and more!
Come check out the MakerSpace at the Mammoth Branch Library! Learn how to use a 3-D Printer, use stencils to create a greeting card, make a bracelet or all kinds of other projects - see attached flyer. A special workshop has been set up on the Second Floor of the Mammoth Lakes Branch Library.
Mono Art Council (MAC) is dedicated to facilitating and encouraging art appreciation through education, advocacy and art-inspired programs and events. Their annual arts programming provides an enriching, cultural experience for locals and visitors alike. They teach both children and adults valuable art skills that they will retain for life while guiding them into building and adding to a rich arts and cultural community in Mammoth Lakes.
The Eastern Sierra Symphony Orchestra is a combination of local musicians and professionals from orchestras around the country including The LA Philharmonic, LA Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony, who also serve as master teachers for the gifted young musicians who participate in the festival. After nearly 40 years, The Eastern Sierra Symphony continues to strengthen the performing arts movement and the vibrant arts community in Mammoth Lakes.
The Town of Mammoth Lakes Park and Recreation department works to deliver innovative, expanded and affordable community-centric recreation programming and enhanced recreation opportunities year-round as a town municipality. The TOML Parks and Recreation works closely with nonprofits like Mammoth Lakes Recreation and other community partners to fund and grow such recreational opportunities and capital projects as a public benefit and to encourage healthy, active lifestyles.
Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA) was created to educate and inspire people about Eastern Sierra public lands through high quality interpretive products, exhibits, and programs to encourage them to get to know the area better, and to enable everyone to be effective stewards of these resources. ESIA manages eleven outstanding bookstores and cooperates with our public land management partners to operate successful visitor centers for visitors and locals alike.
BRINGING A NEW LEVEL OF ART AND CULTURE TO THE EASTERN SIERRA Since 2017, through an artist and cultural innovators residency, FI has been working with national-level artists and cultural producers to bring new ideas and programming to the region. Driven by a belief that access to critical and creative thinking improves the overall quality of life for any community, FI was started by a group of artists, who also love the outdoors, to provide a home for innovative and experimental cultural production right here in Mammoth Lakes. Stay on the look out for FI playlists, exhibitions, artists talks, performances and publications.
Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre develops, maintains and nurtures live theatre in the Mono/Inyo County area by providing a creative space to produce live theatre of the highest caliber, equal to any theatre in the state, and inspiring the arts while making a vital contribution to the community´s economy, culture and spirit.
Chamber Music Unbound is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to providing outstanding classical music performances and music education to the growing populations of Mono and Inyo counties. CMU offers a variety of activities for children and adults which nurture the love for music in people of all ages and backgrounds. CMU continues the programs that originated in 1998 as part of the Felici Trio´s Rural Residency, a grant program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Youth programs include in-school assemblies and classroom encounters for all grade levels, as well as after-school instrumental classes. Adult education and outreach is conducted in close collaboration with other institutions such as Cerro Coso Community College.
The Mammoth Lakes Disc Golf Club is working with the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the Inyo National Forest Service and Mammoth Lakes Recreation to build an 18-hole Disc Golf course in the Mammoth Lakes area. Their goal is to provide a new and affordable recreational activity for people of all ages and abilities with a low environmental impact to enhance community health and sustainability.