Mountain Mountain in California as the resort has confirmed winter operations will continue through July as it approaches what’s expected to be a new all time season snowfall record. The season there could extend further with no official closing date confirmed.
Mammoth has received an incredible amount of snow so far in the 22-23 season with the total at 634”/ 16.1 Metres, the resort’s is predicted to reach its season snowfall record (668”/16.96 Metres) in the next week. It’s also currently posting the deepest snowpack in the world.
As California’s highest chairlift serviced peak, Mammoth Mountain is well known for its extended spring seasons. It has a long been one of few resorts that can operate so far into the summer months and does so almost every year. But this is the first time an extension of this length has been announced so early on in the winter season.
Currently the snow is 305” (7.7 Meters) deep at the summit of the mountain and at 252” (6.4 Meters) at Main Lodge.
Other US resorts have also announced extended seasons, if not by so much. The biggest ski area in the US, Park City in Utah, has done so by a week in mid-April, while fellow Californian ski area heavenly says it will stay open an extra 3 weeks to May 7th.
(Pics credit Mammoth Mountain / Paul Morning)