Two winter storms that hit California back-to-back brought an immense amount of snowfall to the Eastern Sierra region. Mammoth Mountain received approximately 15 feet of snow in two weeks. Snow began to fall in the days after Christmas, let up on January 5 and 6, then came down heavy again,finally clearing up on January 12, 2005. The snowfall has accumulated to establish excellent long-lasting conditions, setting Mammoth up for a long season.
Weather forecasters are predicting clear, sunny skies lined up for at least another week, giving skiers and snowboarders who visit Mammoth during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend a chance to enjoy over 185 inches of new snow and an epic taste of this incredible season at Mammoth.
To date, Mammoth has received over 331 inches of total snowfall, forming a solid 13 to 15-foot base of powder, packed powder and machine-groomed snow. 331 inches is much more snow than is typical at this time of year – over the last five seasons, an average of 184 inches of snow has fallen by the end of January. Mammoth has the most diverse terrain in California, averages 400 inches of snow and a skiing and snowboarding season that extends an average nine months each year.
With all this new snow, January is the time to come up to Mammoth Mountain to enjoy the incredible conditions, uncrowded slopes, great deals, parties and more. January Midweek Madness means discounted lift tickets – priced at $46 (regularly $58), and great deals on lodging, demo and rental packages, group lessons, and food. Stay and Ski Free packages are also available.
For more information on snow conditions and January deals, visit MammothMountain.com.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. The company owns and operates Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, JuneMountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, Mammoth Mountain Inn and also operates Juniper Springs Properties, the Village at Mammoth, and Sierra Star Golf Club in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.