All cancellations must be received in writing and are subject to a $50 per person cancellation fee. If you cancel inside 30 days the monies are non-refundable. However, we make every effort to help resell your space, sometimes at a discount if needed, and then would only charge the $50.00 fee. Lift ticket monies are non-refundable on Mammoth trips if tickets are not used.
We accept check, credit card, and PayPal.
Please mail the check to:
P.O. Box 100 - PMB 341
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546-0100
Payments made by credit card are subject to a 4% fee. Please fill out the credit card form, scan, and email back. Sorry, no faxing!
For no fees, you can pay using PayPal and select PAY AS A FRIEND to tours@xtctours.
Reservations can be made at any time. Space usually starts to get tight 30 days prior to departure as any groups that are going must have their numbers/payments in by this time. The three-night trips (Thursday Departures) sell out early!!!
LIFT TICKETS are NOT included in the price of most of the Mammoth trips. In the past, Costco has had a decent multi-day discounted ticket/voucher. With the Alterra changes, this may not happen this year. Best to check Mammoth Mountain for the early booking price tickets they offer (Buy 14 days out, but not much earlier, for the best deal).
XTC Tours can arrange smaller, one or two-bedroom condos for 2 to 4 people if you desire extra privacy. Pricing and space are subject to availability - please inquire when you book your trip. We normally do tiered pricing - basically, if you pay for a trip 30 days or more before departure you save money! 30 days or less before departure prices will be slightly higher, typically 10%; roughly $30 to $40 per person more.
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Mammoth Trips Questions
Private groups are typically picked up at a company location. Our San Diego buses open to individuals normally pick up on Thursday or Friday afternoon around 1 or 2 pm. The pickup points and times vary as we try to offer company pickups whenever possible. Typically we have a Sorrento Mesa area pickup followed by a North County pickup somewhere on the I 15. Our route travels up the less crowded I-15 to 395 to Mammoth!
Our charter buses are through Gold Coast Tours and Sun Diego Charter.
NOTE: Some trips leave very early in the day - if you can get off work it makes for a much nicer trip!
In Mammoth, we stay in condos in town and sometimes within walking distance of the lifts. The condos are normally set up for a combination of couples and singles. Typically we have two-bedroom and loft condos. Couples have priority on the bedrooms and singles share the loft. If you have a group of 7-8 you will usually have a condo just to yourselves.
A deli meal is provided on the drive to Mammoth. Usually, from Subway, it is a 6-inch sandwich, cold cut trio (veggie on request) on wheat and comes with chips and a cookie. Waters and sodas are available for everyone. You may bring your own beverages, including beer and wine, but please no glass bottles for safety reasons. For the way home, an optional deli meal is available, typically from Base Camp Cafe. We pass out a menu and collect monies on the way to Mammoth for the return meal.
We ask that all passengers limit their luggage to one large bag plus skis/board and boots. All luggage is stored in the bays under the motorcoach. Room is available on the coach for a small carry-on only. A large cooler is on board for the complimentary waters and sodas. No other large coolers are normally permitted. If you have a small "6-pack" type cooler it is ok to bring on board but it can't sit in the center aisle.
Our buses take you to the slopes at a set time in the morning and bring you back at a set time in the afternoon. Condos are always on the free shuttle route so you can go up on your own or get back on your own very easily. On the last day, we check-out of the condos in the morning, load all baggage on the bus and head up to the mountain. 4 pm is the designated departure time from the Main Lodge. We arrive back in San Diego around 11 pm.