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Skier. Boarder. Bunny. Bomber. Socialite. Baby Sloper. Master of Moguls. Diamond Lover. Halfpipe Trickster. Lodge Lounger. 

Whatever your style, we've got a place for you!

Each year, the Wailers offer a series of bus trips to Mammoth Mountain where you can get your snow fix fulfilled no matter how you like to carve! Every now and then, we also offer special trips to other ski destinations around the globe. Plus, through our affiliation with the Los Angeles Council of Ski Clubs and the Far West Ski Association, our members can participate in organized trips to top resorts across the U.S. and abroad.

Mammoth Bus Trip Information

What You Get For Your Money

Your paid registration includes:

  • Round-trip transportation on a luxury bus 
  • 2-nights' lodging at ski in/out, Mammoth Mountain Inn
  • Continental breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Chef-prepared dinner on Saturday night
  • To-go dinner for return trip
  • Ample supply of water, soft drinks, beer and wine throughout the weekend
  • Ski buddies of all different abilities - no one skis alone unless they want to!

About Our Accommodations

Get ready to join a group of 35-55 fellow adventurers (21 and over) on our legendary bus trips! The bus ride to Mammoth is basically a party on wheels, with the back jam-packed with party animals and the front offering a more chill scene. If you plan to get some shut eye on the ride, pack some noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs to snooze in peace. Not keen on the party scene? No worries! We offer a discount if you'd rather drive up solo.

Our lodgings are an eclectic mix of hotel-style rooms and spacious condos with a loft boasting 4 twin beds, 2-3 bedrooms on the lower level, and 2 bathrooms. Couples who snuggle up together get dibs on the bedrooms, while solo travelers may find themselves in a twin bed in the loft or sharing a hotel room. We'll do our best to accommodate your roommate requests, but we can't make any promises. Just a quick heads up for the light sleepers out there: don't forget those trusty earplugs!

Contact our Trip Director for details on alternative options.

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2024 Ski Season Trips

There are three pickup locations for loading  the bus: South Bay, Sherman Oaks, and Santa Clarita. Click here for additional details and maps on each pickup location. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To make these adventures budget-friendly, you'll be bunking up with others. The Wailers are charged "by the pillow," so prepare to share your space. The living arrangements are a mix of cozy hotel rooms and condos with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, including a loft with four twin beds. Quick tip: if you're a light sleeper, pack some earplugs for extra zzz's.
Can I still come on a trip even if I don't ski or board?

Absolutely! Everyone is welcome to come experience the mountain with us. More than likely, there will be others to keep you company and find other activities around the mountain or in town.

Are lift tickets included in the price?

Lift tickets are not included. You may purchase tickets in advance online or buy tickets at any ticket window inside main lodge.

Do the Wailers have access to any discounted lift tickets? We do not officially have any special deals available; however, many of our trip-goers are IKON passholders with "buddy pass" discounts. Feel free to shout on our Wailers Facebook page or contact our Trip Director to ask if any passholders are willing to help.
How far from the slopes is the lodging? The lodge is adjacent to the main parking lot on the mountain at Main Lodge. While it is not exactly ski-in/ski-out, it is a short walk to the gondola and main lodge chair lifts.
Where can I get equipment rentals? There is a rental shop inside Main Lodge. There are also several locations in town although you will need to find your own transport down the mountain. You can also rent skis locally before departure - check your local listings for options. You might also find recommendations through the Wailers Facebook page.
I see you have trip themes. Are costumes required? No. Dressing up is totally up to you. We've got this epic Wailer tradition where we pick a theme for each of our trips, and dressing up is a blast! Not only does it make it easy to spot our crew on the mountain, but it's also a perfect icebreaker for our Saturday night dinner and party.
I can't make any of the bus departure times. Can I drive up separately? Of course! You can drive up in your own vehicle and you may be eligible for a small refund for the bus trip portion of the trip. Please make arrangements with the trip director and keep in communication with the Trip Director so you know what room you are assigned to when you arrive. 
Can I sleep on the bus? The bus ride to Mammoth is basically a party on wheels, with the back jam-packed with party animals and the front offering a more chill scene. If you're a light sleeper, pack some noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs to snooze in peace.
Do we share rooms? We understand the importance of keeping trip costs low, which is why we share accommodations. We take great care to match you with a suitable roommate, although we cannot guarantee a perfect match.
May I request my own room? You may request a "no loft upgrade" for an additional charge of $125. You may request to be put on the short list for non-loft, shared accommodations. We will try our best to accommodate your request but it is not guaranteed. If we are unable to accommodate your request, you will be given a refund of the upgrade price. 
Can I make a roommate request? Yes. If you have a preferred roomie, just make a request, and we'll do our best to make it happen. Just a heads up, we might not know the bed situation until we get there, so being easy-going and flexible is the secret to a great trip.
Will you accommodate my dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free, etc.)?

Our culinary masters whip up mouth-watering dishes catering to both herbivores and carnivores. While we can't customize meals to meet the specific dietary needs of every traveler, we've got a solution. For those with special dietary requirements, bring along a mini-ice chest of your favorite goodies. Keep in mind, space in the fridge and kitchen is at a premium and we cannot store large coolers on the bus.

May I invite guests to dinner on Saturday night?
Yes! The cost for guests to attend the Saturday night and dinner is $42/pp and must be paid 10 days in advance of the trip. Register dinner guests on the trip event page. Walk in guests may be accepted with the approval of trip director and chef.
What is your cancellation policy? A $35 fee will be assessed on all cancellations made 21 days or less before departure date. No refund will be given for cancellations less than 14 days prior to departure date unless the spot can be resold.  In such cases, refund will still be subject to the $35 cancellation fee. Reservations may be transferred only with the approval from the Trip Director
Can I get a discount on the trip price since I do not drink alcohol?
We make sure to keep our trip prices as pocket-friendly as possible, so we do not offer discounts for non-drinkers because the cost of beverages per person is nominal.
Sounds like a fun trip. Can I bring my kids? Got grown-up kids (21 and older)? Bring them along! The Wailers Mammoth excursions are exclusively for adults.
Do the Wailers participate in mountain racing? Where can I get info?  We've had a long history with ski racing, but are not actively involved in racing at this time. Contact the on-mountain Race Department here.
What else is there to do in Mammoth?

Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of things to do during their visit. Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, CAT rides, dining and shopping are some of the many alternatives to alpine skiing. Check out the online Guide to Mammoth for details.

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Wailers Ski, Snowboard & Social Club

P.O. Box 55741
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413

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