Star Spangled Ski News: Mammoth Mountain to Remain Open Until July 4 Thanks to Record-Breaking Snowfall Totals

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. – Thanks to a record-breaking snow year, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area <http://www.mammothmountain.com/>  will remain open daily for skiing and snowboarding through July 4, 2011. Mammoth received an incredible 606 inches of snow this season, the most the resort has received in a single season.
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With 15-25 feet of packed snow, Mammoth has also earned the recognition of having one of the highest recorded base depths of any ski resort in the world according to skiinfo.com <http://www.skiinfo.com/Snowreport-All-Ski-Resorts-233-en.jhtml> .  The snow totals will ensure phenomenal spring skiing conditions that will last well into early summer.

Throughout the season, Mother Nature has continued to live up to the La Niña expectations, blanketing Mammoth Mountain’s 3,500 skiable acres with stunning amounts of powder. Due to the record-breaking snowfall in Mammoth and throughout the Sierra, Gov. Jerry Brown has declared an end to the drought <http://www.news10.net/news/article/131108/29/Brown-proclaims-drought-over-in-state>  that has faced California since June 2008. Mammoth is currently at 157% of its seasonal average to date for precipitation.

Mammoth is no stranger to skiing through Independence Day; the resort has remained open for skiing through July Fourth four out of the last seven seasons. Getting to Mammoth is easier than ever with daily flights <http://www.mammothmountain.com/VacationPlanning/GettingHere/ByAir/>  from Los Angeles, San Jose and San Francisco running through April 24, 2011 and daily service from Los Angeles continuing year-round.

Over one million people have already visited Mammoth’s slopes during the 2010/11 winter season and this late closing date will allow more visitors to ski to their heart’s content all day long or hit the ski slopes for half a day and then enjoy all the summer activities Mammoth has to offer from golfing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing or splashing around in a mountain stream.

For more information, please visit www.mammothmountain.com <http://www.mammothmountain.com/>  or call 800.MAMMOTH.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With 1.3 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is currently the third most frequented ski resort in the United States. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit MammothMountain.com <http://www.mammothmountain.com/> or call 800.MAMMOTH.