VIDEO: The Science Behind Why Mammoth Mountain, CA Gets So Much Snow

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This last storm, Mammoth Mountain, CA got dumped on. They got 54″, taking their season’s total to 73″. Last season they saw 718″ of snowfall, the second most in North America, and just 1″ off top spot. But have you ever wondered why they get so much snow?

“They’ve really picked the right mountain to put a ski area on. Couldn’t have done a better job…” – Howard Sheckter, Weathercaster

In this short film, a NASA scientist, a weathercaster, a long-time Mammoth Mountain ski patroller and a professor of snow hydrology talk through the science of how California’s big mountain home continually tops the snowfall charts.

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