While you might not think there is such a thing as ‘too much snow’, try telling that to the crews at Mammoth Mountain, CA, responsible for digging out the lifts, buildings, and infrastructure in order to open the resort. The photos below show just how much snow has fallen. The next time you’re on a chairlift just imagine how much snow it would take for the chair to be buried… that’s the current reality at Mammoth Mountain.
With 762″ of snow already at the summit and another foot of fresh snow forecast to fall over the next 24h at Mammoth this weekend, for the first time seemingly in weeks, the snow is expected to taper, allowing for crews to open terrain and dig out from one of the biggest storm cycles on record in the Eastern Sierra.
Main Lodge is expected to open back up on Thursday, with crews working round the clock to dig out lift terminals and open terrain. Main Lodge has seen 600″ of fresh snow this season.
After this weekend, the weather is expected to roll back in, with more snow in the forecast and Mammoth’s season snowfall record of 668” (at Main Lodge) firmly in sight.
(all photos courtesy of Peter Morning, Mammoth Mountain)
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