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May 2023

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Guestrooms nod to the destination's legacy of rugged irreverence with a modern yet unfussy approach to high west design conveyed through nostalgic art, illustrated maps, and western patterns in natural tones. Select rooms feature breathtaking imagery from Josh Wray, a prominent outdoorsman and local photographer from Mammoth. e resort's 19 chalets offer spacious multi-bedroom configurations with full kitchens and large dining rooms ideal for families and groups. A showstopper on the tour was a seven- bedroom, multi-level townhome with a perfect mix of expansive shared areas and private bedroom retreats. Following the tour, we headed to the lobby's wine bar to sip with Chip Ermish, the resort's decorated wine director and Advanced Sommelier whose accolades include the prestigious Wine Spectator Restaurant Award. A go-to wine expert for leaders of industry and A-list celebrities (he shared fascinating stories and a peek inside his wine cellar), Ermish curates "Friday Night Flights" of Champagne and accessibly priced bottles. With an expansive collection including bottles from Greece, Lebanon, and Syria, Ermish is passionate about exposing guests to more than standard European wines. We began our journey with a delightful bottle of Charlot-Tanneux Elia Blanc de Blancs. Post-tasting, off we went to Bar Sierra for dinner with a bottle of Podernuovo a Palazzone Argirio 2016 in hand, per Ermish's recommendation. While Bar Sierra is only open for dinner, Café Crêpe welcomes the morning set from a bright blue food trailer in the restaurant's parking lot. It's open from 7am-3pm ursday to Monday and serves up delicious French crepes and gourmet espresso drinks. I loved my Double Cream Salmon crepe so much that I had to have it more than once. Beyond our culinary adventures, we made sure to leave ample time for playing on the slopes, and after a second full afternoon of enjoying Chair 7 on repeat, I'm pleased to report that our daughter loves skiing and even said she might want to be an Olympic skier one day. We celebrated the milestone with Easter Sunday dinner at nearby Morrison's with beef carpaccio, a roasted beet and goat cheese salad, rib-eye, and crème brûlée. With the deepest base depth ever recorded at Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain is expected to stay open through at least the end of July. Sierra Nevada Resort's "Mammoth to the Max" limited-time offer includes a two-night stay for two in a fireplace suite, two plush resort robes, and a $150 resort gift card to use at the wine bar, Bar Sierra restaurant, or in the gift shop. We just might make our way back up for one final adventure. But this time, I have my sights set on that seven-bedroom chalet. Who's in? thesierranevadaresort.com Sierra Nevada Resort's wine director and Advanced Sommelier Chip Ermish Connecting with record snowfall This expansive seven-bedroom resort chalet is perfect for multi- family gatherings @ranchandcoast

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