Aviation View | Volume 2, Issue 3

98 AVIATION VIEW VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3 M ammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) is located a short 10 minutes’ drive – six miles – from the charming Town of ammoth Lakes, California on US HWY 395. Not surprisingly, given the gorgeous scenery and exceptional opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, tourism is the biggest economic driver for the region. The tiny Town of Mammoth Lakes has a population of around 8,000 but receives approx. 2.6 million visitors every year – with about 1.4 million in the winter alone. Of course, having Mammoth Yosemite Airport so close at hand is a huge asset to bring in all those tourists. The core management team at MMH is comprised of a passionate, hard-working trio – Sierra Shultz is Deputy Airport Manager, Rob Patterson is Admin Services Finance Director for the Town of Mammoth Lakes, and Vince Maniaci is Airport Operations & Management Manager. Together they champion the airport and the community at large. Shultz grew up in the local area and shares, “It is definitely a special place. We have so many outdoor recreation activities such as fishing, biking, off-roading, golfing, kayaking, rock climbing, and we also have one of the country’s finest ski resorts – Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. So a lot of skiing and snowboarding here, as well. I would say that quick access to outdoor recreation is probably what leads our strongest visitation numbers, along with just general AT A GLANCE MAMMOTH YOSEMITE AIRPORT WHAT: A popular, town-owned public airport WHERE: Mammoth Lakes, California WEBSITE: https://www.ci.mammoth-lakes.ca.us/98/Airport e Airport