Mammoth Lakes, CA--It may be spring, but it sure looks like winter in Mammoth, where spring storms have dropped 31 inches of new snow this May, bringing the season snowfall total up to a whopping 607 inches. The 2004/05 season has been the second snowiest season on record in Mammoth, and is only ten inches away from breaking the resort’s all-time record.
Mammoth had it’s earliest opening in a decade this season after 81 inches of snow fell during the month of October, allowing the resort to open early on October 21, 2004. With a current base depth of 13-15 feet, Mammoth has announced plans to extend the season at least until the Fourth of July.
Mammoth 2004/05 Season Snowfall At A Glance
81 inches of snow fell in October 2004, breaking the previous record of 60 inches (tied between the 1970/71, 1992/93 and 1996/97 seasons).
From Dec 26-Jan 12, two winter storms hit California back-to-back and brought approximately 15 feet of snow in two weeks.
A March storm hit Mammoth with mid-winter force, dropping over 60 inches of new snow from March 19 through 24th.
The 2004/05 season is the second snowiest on record with 607 inches (the record of 617 inches was set during the 1992/93 season).
Mammoth has already broken the May snowfall record with 31 inches by May 10.
Mammoth’s annual snowfall average is 400 inches.
For more information on snow conditions and spring deals and events, 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, June Mountain, 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.