Child Care

Please see our summer page for current child care hours and offerings.
The day you'd like child care.

Main Lodge

Located on the second floor of Main Lodge.

Elevation: 8,600 ft

Getting Here

Located four miles past the Village at Mammoth on Minaret Rd.
Limited & Preferred Parking Available
Parking Shuttle Available
Red Line Shuttle Stop

Mountain Center in the Village at Mammoth

Located adjacent to the Village Gondola Building.

Elevation: 8,050 ft

Getting Here:

Located in the heart of the Village at Mammoth
Parking available
Hub for all city and mountain bus lines

A Location and Start Date are required.

Big Time Fun Starts Here

Enjoy your mountain adventures knowing your kiddos are having just as much fun. With 2 convenient state-licensed locations offering daily, hourly and evening care, as well as ski lesson/child care packages, our certified teachers and seasoned instructors deliver expert care and keep your youngsters entertained, leaving big smiles on their little faces.

Advanced reservations recommended


Daily & Hourly Child Care Pricing

Available for 0–6 Year Olds

      Holiday Rate
Full Day
8AM–12PM $90 $95
$30 $35

Holiday periods: Nov 23–26, Dec 17–Jan 7; Jan 13–15; Feb 11–18; Feb 18–26; April 8–15

2 Convenient Locations

Main Lodge - inside Mammoth Mountain Inn  |  8AM–4PM Daily

This slopeside location is just steps away from the bottom terminals of the Panorama Gondola, Broadway Express (Chair 1) and Discovery (Chair 11), so you can get out on the mountain quickly after dropping off the kids. 

10400 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

State-Licensed Facility #263808343, 263808345 

The Village at Mammoth  |  8AM–4PM Daily; 5PM–9PM Fri, Sat & Holidays 

Location closed for the remainder of the 2017/18 winter season.

Located on the plaza next to Side Door Café and just steps from the Village Gondola, which offers a quick ride up to Canyon Lodge. Perfect for those staying at The Village Lodge, The Westin Monache Resort, or other nearby hotels or condos.

Evening hours are based on staff availability – call location directly to inquire.

100 Canyon Blvd, Suite 233
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

State-Licensed Facility #263808720, 263808765

Pricing & Locations
Child Care + Lesson Package

Child Care + Lesson Package

Available to 3–4 Year Olds

Not offered for the remainder of the 2017/18 winter season.

If your littlest ones aren’t quite ready for a full day on the hill, ski lesson/child care packages are offered daily that include lunch, snacks, rest time and tons of fun on and off the snow. Small group sizes, playful teaching areas, carpet lifts and fun-loving kid specialists allow the children to progress at their own pace on the slopes.

After the lesson is finished at 12PM, the group heads to the Mammoth Child Care facility for lunch, rest and playtime for the remainder of the day.



Lesson + Lift Ticket (lunch included)          


Lesson + Lift Ticket + Rentals (lunch included)


Prices are date dependent (early & late season, holiday, midweek) and subject to change.

Program Details

There are two benefits to the combo program over the regular Pioneer lesson (half-day; 9AM–12PM): 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

Weatherproof 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.

Please label as many of your child’s belongs as possible, especially back packs, mittens, sunglasses, goggles, hats and boots, as this will expedite the check-in process.

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 8AM as the process for proper fitting can take 30–45 minutes. Rentals are available for fitting beginning at 8AM 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: 8–8:45AM

  • Lesson time: 9AM–12PM

  • Back at Childcare: 12PM–4PM (lunch at childcare facility along with rest time)

Pricing & Details
Evening Child Care in The Village

Evening Child Care in The Village

5–9PM Fri, Sat & Holidays*

Not offered for the remainder of the 2017/18 winter season.

Whether it’s a little happy hour time following a day on the slopes or a night out with friends, make plans for an evening of fun while our staff entertains and feeds the kids. Activities include computer and video games, crafts, cookie decorating and much more. Available for 2–10 year olds.

Call 760.934.0632 for Availability


100 Canyon Blvd, Suite 233
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

State-Licensed Facility #263808720, 263808765

*Hours based on staff availability. 

Location & Details

Infant & Toddler Care

Newborns–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.

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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.

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Child Care FAQs

Can my children of different ages be in the same room together? Siblings may be in the same room together as long as both are either under or over the age of 2 years. If one child is under the age of two, and the other is over age 2, we do allow the older sibling to visit the younger sibling for short periods of time as long as it is in the infant room.

Do you welcome children with special needs?
We warmly welcome children with special needs or disabilities as long as we can safely and effectively meet the needs of the child.

What if my child requires special medications? Medication may be administered to your child upon written parental instruction.

What happens to my child in the event of an emergency? If a child has a medical or dental emergency, he/she will be transported to Mammoth Hospital. Every attempt will be made to contact the parent immediately .

Can other people sign my child in/out of child care? Per California Licensing regulations, parents must sign their child in and out to complete transfer of responsibility.

How are misbehaved children disciplined? Positive redirection (or "cool down" as a last resort) is the only form of discipline used at Mammoth Child Care. Any form of discipline or punishment which violates your child's personal space is prohibited. 

What do you serve for snacks and lunch?
Typical snack foods include: graham crackers, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, cereal with milk, and apple sauce and yogurt.

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 and cheese, vegetables, fresh fruit, milk

NOTE: If your child/ren have any dietary restrictions that will not allow your child to be served what is listed above, please pack a lunch and snack for them.

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