To the TUFF,

It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we notify you of the cancellation of the 2021 Mammoth Tuff event. The final phone call this afternoon with the District Ranger for the Inyo National Forest gave us no direction on whether USDA’s Region 5, the Pacific Southwest Region, will extend or lift the temporary forest closure due to end at 11:59pm on September 17. 

Today was our deadline to make a decision and without a firm answer from the forest, we have no choice but to cancel. If we gambled on the hope of the closure lifting and it ended up extending, we would be in a much worse position with all of you. 

Riders have the option to defer, refund, or donate so we keep all of you happy. Details about these three options are here: https://forms.gle/rhBzrvogBUMRijVp9

Please make a selection by 11:59pm PST on Sept 20. If you miss this deadline, we will automatically defer you to 2022. 

Please message us if you have any questions.

We’re so sorry. Thanks for understanding.


Amanda and Dave

2021 Cancellation Entry Selection
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If you still plan to visit Mammoth Lakes during the forest closure, click here for a look at the activities that are currently available so you can recreate responsibly.

Read this Q&A from Inyo National Forest regarding the closure.

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If you made it this far in the newsletter and you fill out the survey completely, you'll see we're thinking of a late winter / early spring ride at lower elevations. If you want to come ride with us sooner than Sept '22, we have some ideas. Keep in touch.

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Please do your due diligence on the cancellation policy for your reservations. Below you will find the cancellation policies from our Lodging Partners. We encourage you to adjust your reservations accordingly to accommodate your plans. 

Empeiria High Sierra Hotel: 24-hour window to cancel your reservation.

Mammoth Hütte: 3-day window to cancel your reservation. 

Snow Creek Resort: Reservations may be canceled with no fee if canceled more than 7 days in advance of your arrival date, or prior to your final payment being applied.

Alpenhof: Cancellations made within 21 days prior to your arrival will result in forfeiture of the first nights stay plus tax (your deposit) and a $25.00 service charge per room reserved.

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