The large dichotomy between the snow-rich and snow-poor areas of ski nation is rising bigger by the day—working example, Vermont’s Mad River Glen simply shuttered resulting from lack of snow whereas the Mountain West and Far West are getting buried. Maybe nowhere is it extra evident than at Mammoth Mountain, California, the place it began snowing in late October and mainly hasn’t stopped.
The snow continues to fall this week. (Picture: Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain)
The final storm dropped a number of toes of snow over the weekend via Monday, January 9, pushing the general snow complete to 270 inches. The subsequent storm has already arrived and is predicted to depart one other 30 to 36 inches in its wake. The resort is reporting a season complete of 310 inches of snow as of Tuesday, January 10, with a 164-inch base on the Important Lodge and a 230-inch base on the summit.
In contrast, the mountain noticed 233 complete inches of snow in the course of the 2021-22 winter.
Whereas Mammoth is used to getting large dumps, the depth and frequency of this season’s storms are distinctive. “This quantity of snow isn’t atypical at Mammoth,” stated resort communications director Lauren Burke, “nevertheless it doesn’t matter what number of instances you see snow this deep, it nonetheless leaves you a bit in awe. We’ll seemingly have near 30 toes of snow at Important Lodge by the top of the week—with rather more up high. It units up for an unbelievable season that may seemingly prolong nicely into the months that begin with ‘J’.”
Evidently, it’s positively nutty in Mammoth proper now, a lot in order that the ski resort didn’t open on Tuesday. Based on mountain ops: “Mammoth Mountain can be closed [Tuesday] resulting from intense snowfall situations and really harmful journey within the space. Roads are closely impacted and never plowed. Our focus can be on avalanche mitigation work right this moment and defending our gear. We plan to reopen tomorrow, January 11.”
With clearing skies for the remainder of the week, the large snow is ready to be skied at Mammoth. Simply make sure to give mountain ops a pair days to dig the lifts out first.