Deep Snow – Mt. Lassen, California | June 1st, 1995…

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Mt. Lassen, hippy telemarkers, and a ridiculous snowbank on June 1st, 1995.  photo:  Eric Knapp
Mt. Lassen, hippy telemarkers, and a ridiculous snowbank on June 1st, 1995. photo: Eric Knapp

“Check out our group of smelly hippy three pinners: 1995 Mt Lassen.” – Dan (one of the guys in the photos)

This photo was taken on June 1st, 1995 at Mt. Lassen, California.  Mt. Lassen is a stratovolcano in Northern California that is known for its copious winter snowfall.  1995 was simply insane at Mt. Lassen.

Mt. Lassen and some deep snow on June 1st, 1995.  photo:  eric knapp
Mt. Lassen and some deep snow on June 1st, 1995. photo: eric knapp

“Can’t believe that little plow scrapped away that drift just so we could ski in June.” – Dan (one of the guys in the photos)

1995 was an interesting year on Earth.  ’95 was a La Nina year (legendary for big snowfall winters) and was the 6th warmest year on record on Earth (and the #1 warmest ever at the time).  Clearly, it was a big snow year at Mt. Lassen, CA.

Mt. Lassen eruption May 22nd, 1915.
Mt. Lassen eruption May 22nd, 1915.

Mt. Lassen, CA by the Numbers:

  • 10,463-feet summit elevation
  • The road through Lassen Volcanic Park didn’t open in 1995 until July 21st, the latest opening on record
  • Mt. Lassen is a volcano in the Cascade range that extends form Northern California to Washington state
  • Lassen has been recorded to have 1,000 inch winter snowfall totals
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  • 1995 might have been one of those years…  
  • Mt. Lassen last erupted in 1915
Mt. Lassen eruption May 22nd, 1915.
Mt. Lassen eruption May 22nd, 1915.

Special thanks to Dan for sending this into us for publication.  This is the deepest snow photo we’ve ever seen from North America.  The only place that rivals this is Japan, and even then, it’s close.  Lassen might even win…

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Japan.
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Japan.

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