The typical backcountry ice starts around the middle to the end of October. You have heard the term earn your turns when it comes to skiing but this is about earning your ice time. Nothing like the crisp mountain air, beautiful surroundings, and the sound of skates slicing through the clearest ice you will ever skate on. This is hockey in the Sierra.
Located in Mammoth Lakes, California, the Mammoth Ice Rink is the highest outdoor rink west of the Rockies. The rink sits at 7986' above sea level and is the only outdoor hockey rink in California.