Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Both Closed for the Day Due to Safety Concerns Caused by Heavy Snow

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Scenes from today, storm totals up to 60″ and still dumping! Credit: Mammoth

Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows both closed all lifts this afternoon due to safety concerns caused by heavy snowfall, high winds, and lightning.

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Scenes from today, storm totals up to 60″ and still dumping! Credit: Mammoth

Mammoth has received 5-feet of snow this last storm alone, and this afternoon advised the public that they were closing all lifts until tomorrow due to heavy snowfall, strong winds, and safety concerns.

Due to high winds, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced delayed the opening of upper lifts, and then only opened with Exhibition, First Venture, and carpets. At 2 pm they then closed all lifts due to lightning risk, although did say they may reopen if and when it becomes safe.

Both resorts closed earlier this month due to heavy snowfall causing inbounds avalanches which buried people. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured so definitely better to be safe than sorry this time around.

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Scenes from today, storm totals up to 60″ and still dumping! Credit: Mammoth

On an opposite note, Mammoth Mountain just announced today that they will be staying open through at least Memorial Day. More to follow…


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