9,624′ Sonora Pass, CA to Will NOT Open Friday | Will Open Wednesday, May 18th

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9,624' Sonora Pass, CA in February. photo: mono country tourism.
9,624′ Sonora Pass, CA in February, 2016. photo: mono country tourism.

***UPDATE as 7:30pm on May 12th***

Ugh…  Mono County Tourism was incorrect about Sonora Pass opening tomorrow.  

Sonora Pass won’t actually open until Wednesday, May 18th.  

Mark it, dude.

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***ORIGINAL ARTICLE from May 11th***

Mono County Tourism is reporting that 9,624′ Sonora Pass (hwy 108) in CA will open this Friday, May 13th at noon.  We aren’t sure if this opening is just from east to pass or all the way through.  The backcountry skiing and riding off Sonora Pass is world class.

9,943′ Tioga Pass, CA will be opening tomorrow, May 12th, at noon from the east only.

Tioga Pass, CA on April 21st, 2016. photo: sheila romane
Tioga Pass, CA on April 21st, 2016. photo: sheila romane

There are rumors that 8,730′ Ebbetts Pass (hwy 4) will open this Friday the 13th at noon, as well.  

Monitor Pass (hwy 89) is already open.

3 amazing highway passes should be open this weekend for backcountry skiers and riders.
3 amazing highway passes should be open this weekend for backcountry skiers and riders.

This Friday the 13th is looking to be a very lucky day for backcountry skiers and riders in California.  

These 3 highway passes allow easy access to some of the best backcountry skiing in North America.

Get out there!

8,730' Ebbetts Pass in 1954, before it was paved.
8,730′ Ebbetts Pass in 1954, before it was paved.

Oh, and…

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8 thoughts on “9,624′ Sonora Pass, CA to Will NOT Open Friday | Will Open Wednesday, May 18th

  1. I called and spoke to CalTrans folks in Long Barn and Sonora Junction.

    Eastern Sierra Tourism has updated thier Facebook post.

  2. Heard from CalTrans a few minutes ago that 108 will not be opening until next Wednesday, May 18 due to a bridge project on the Mono County side.

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