These satellite images, taken just one month apart, show the difference a month of heavy snow can make to the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada.
From bare and brown in early November (when Mammoth Mountain opened) to a nice blanket of white right now, with many areas advertising base depths over 5-feet already.
Over 100″ has fallen on most ski areas since Thanksgiving weekend, making for a superb start to the ski season in California. Long may it continue, right?!