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Mammoth Chalet

Built by Club Members in 1959

Winter Fees
(Nov 1 to May 31)
Summer Fees
(June 1 to Oct 31)
  • Members -- $20 / night
  • Junior Members (17 & under) -- $8 / night
  • Guests -- $35 / night (only with member!)
$5 / night for everyone
  • Members must reserve the Chalet before staying. Reservations can be made online at or contact Jim Patzold at 619-772-2876 (8AM to 7PM) for reservations. Telephone reservations must be made 36 hours in advance. 
  • Members (and their Guests) must abide by the  Chalet Rules.
  • Payment may be made through Paypal using the online system or send fee payment to San Diego Ski Club Chalet, PO Box 501, Spring Valley, CA 91976, per the Chalet rules.
  • If you are not a member, details on joining can be found on the  San Diego Ski Club Join Page.
  • New members must attend a club function and Chalet orientation before using the Chalet.
  • Guests are not permitted to stay in Chalet without a paid member "sponsor".
  • Payment must be made within 5 days of using the Chalet or the member must pay a $10 late fee.

  • Membership/Renewal Form and Waiver: Online Format   Printout and Mail In Format



Building San Diego Ski Club Chalet 1959 from John McFrog on Vimeo.Thanks to Jewel Levine for the content.

At the 2009 Christmas Party at Erin Barber’s house, Jewel LeVine and Ralph Barber named some of the participants in the 1958/9 dismantling of the Quonset hut from 32nd St Naval Yard and the building of the Ski Chalet in Mammoth. Both Ralph Barber and his wife Nancy Barber participated in the building of the Chalet.

It was noted that one of the real powerhouses behind the project was Henry Mandolf, for whom the Chalet is named. Another key player was George Cruse, who obtained the surplus Quonset hut. Both of these gentlemen were past presidents of the club. Joe LeVine, also seen early in the video, was also a past president. Ted Baglin, Milt Kackson (past president), Andy Anderson (past president), Jack Skimmin (past president), Art Wuluck, Andy Lucas (past president), Bob Casebolt, Vern Otte (past mountaineering chair and 10 Mountain vet), and Jim Wehsner (past president) were all identified in the video. Last but not least, Gloria Kelly was identified as a former president and top ski racer, who routinely beat members of the less fair sex.

[SDSC Chalet Floor Plan]

Town Map to Chalet

[Map to SDSC Chalet]

*images by Laura Meldrum

                                                  2017 Work Work Party







New Chalet Entrance


                 Framing the New Entrance                                                 The Finished Product





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New Siding for the Chalet!


2012 Work Party
(click to enlarge)

On the way to the work party

Melissa sewing new sheets

Matt Sullivan mixing concrete

Favrile Cohen and Gella Sullivan

Jim Martin, Craig Lucas, Ed Issaca and Malcolm Page fixing framing

Jerry, Lynn, Tom, Craig Lucas and Chuck Graf

Erik Hunsaker unloading concrete

Jim Martin

Lynn and Matt Sullivan's first concrete form

Matt and Melanie, concrete crew