Getting from the base of the Sherwins back to town is now legal.
A legal route leading backcountry skiers and snowboarders from the base of the Sherwin Range back to the town of Mammoth has been marked with directional signage. The egress makes its way across the Snowcreek Golf Course and terminates on the north side of the gate across Ranch Road via a public easement around the gate’s west side.
After many years of public access concern, sparking when the Ranch Road Gate was put into place in 2005, the route has come into fruition through a partnership with The Chadmar Group (Snowcreek developer), the Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation. Recreationists are asked to follow this route as it is the sole legal route from the Sherwins to town between Mill City and the Borrow Pit. Travel across any other portion of the Snowcreek Golf Course is prohibited.