December 5, 2012 |
Officials at Mammoth Mountain were a little worried late last week when the forecast called for a big storm with temperatures on the warm side, which would have meant rain -- at least on the lower slopes. But the weather turned cold enough during the weekend so the precipitation that fell was snow, lots and lots of snow. By Monday, between 4 and 6 feet of the white stuff had landed on this big Eastern Sierra Nevada resort. The base is now an impressive 50 to 70 inches. As a result, all of Mammoth's terrain, 28 lifts and the Canyon and Eagle Lodges will be open Friday morning.
March 22, 2013 |
Skiers and boarders, don't put away your gear just yet. Mammoth Mountain ski resort announced this week that it plans to stay open through Memorial Day . "With storms predicted in the coming weeks, it's entirely possible that Mammoth will stay open much later [than Memorial Day]," according to a statement from the ski resort on Thursday. So far March has brought 27 inches of snowfall to the mountain. The resort reports a current base depth of 83 inches at the main lodge and 183 inches at the 11,053-foot summit.
November 3, 2010 |
What a difference a month makes. Seems like we were just pointing to fall colors in the Eastern Sierra when snow started falling last month at Squaw Valley, Mammoth and Heavenly. None of those California ski resorts is yet open, unlike Colorado's Loveland Ski Resort, which claimed it was the first in that state to open, with an 18-inch base, on Oct. 24. Although Mammoth Mountain isn't scheduled to open until Nov. 11, it's already offering a cool winter deal: Stay three nights and receive a $100 resort credit.
November 14, 2011 |
The drive from Southern California to Mammoth Mountain ski resort can be tough on busy holiday weekends. Pacific Sports Tours is offering a bus trip on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend for skiers and boarders (and families too) that might take the angst out of getting there. The trip includes hotel and bus transportation -- but not lift tickets -- starting at $279 a person. Date: The trip is Jan. 13-16; final payment due Dec. 1. Price: $279 a person, based on four to a room (two queen-size beds)
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December 13, 2011 |
Yes, the mountains of Southern California got a little snow , but the state's biggest snow hill, Mammoth Mountain, is still feeling pretty bony. Fun, but as much fun as man-made snow can be. And we have that lil' La Niña to blame. But wait, last year was also a La Niña year, and Mammoth got blasted with more than 668 inches of snow, including epic pre-Christmas dumps that made for a great holiday season. This year, according to the Mammoth Mountain website, we're sitting at 49 inches.
February 17, 2010 |
It's 15 degrees Fahrenheit outside, with a little lazy swirl of snow in the night sky, but Hyde Lounge at Mammoth Mountain is starting to overheat. Never mind that almost 10 feet of snow has fallen on the remote Sierra ski town in the previous week; at 10 p.m. on a Saturday, a well-heeled crowd begins pushing through the door of the new club, packing the place to capacity with a clientele that Mammoth has never adequately served before: the nightclubbers. Mammoth finally has an honest-to-God dance club, and there are people there whom you'd never see otherwise.