Another big storm ripped through the Eastern Sierra last week, bringing with it 54 inches of new snow to Mammoth Mountain.
Snow totals this big at Mammoth seem like the norm this season and it’s become easy to forget that that is still a massive storm total.
What a winter!
Mammoth Mountain has since hit 600 inches of snow at its Main Lodge this season.
The last time the resort had this much snow was during the 2016/2017 season, making this the second snowiest season for Mammoth Mountain in the last 10 years.
The all-time record for the most snow at Mammoth Mountain was in the 2010/11 Season with 668 inches. The mountain does expect to break that record in the coming weeks.
Keep it coming!
PHOTOS (Courtesy of Peter Morning, Mammoth Mountain)
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Mammoth has been my favorite place on earth ever since I was 7 years old. It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen, and I have been all over our beautiful country. Back in the 60s, my family used to go fishing every summer in Mammoth Lakes. In 1962 Mammoth wasn’t even really a town. There was one main street that went through the center of town (route 203). We would rent tiny little one room cabins at the Tamarack Lodge built at Twin Lakes in 1924. It was so rural, the electric power came from a generator that the lodge owners, Bob and Martha, would turn off at 10 pm. There was no TV, or radio. Sometimes my mom found a radio station from Salt Lake City, 900 miles away. By the late 60s that all changed. Skiing was becoming more popular, and in 1955 there was one chair lift built on what would become the best ski resort in the country, Mammoth Mountain. I joined my high school ski club and once a month we would run trips from the San Fernando Valley to Mammoth and June Mountain’s. Eventually my family had a cabin at Crowley Lake and Mammoth became my second home. My brother and I were up there every weekend, skiing and maintaining the cabin. No one talks about the winter of 69, there was so much snow it caved in roofs all over town. Back in the 50s and 60s, the normal annual snowpack easily topped 20 feet. Some years, our skis would touch the snow while riding chair 2. I’m a lot older now and a lot has changed, my health has kept me from skiing, and making the 5 hour drive, which before all the improvements to 395, was an 8 hour drive, 2 lanes most of the way. But I’m better now and hope to get back up there and do some skiing. It won’t be like it was when I was younger, but I will adjust. Spending so much time up at Mammoth most of my life, has helped make me who I am today. A pretty good guy! I love Mammoth, and always will.
Really Gracie? Do you know how long it takes to build a dam, let alone multiple dams?
Los Angeles gets the preponderance of its water from the Owens Valley. It is transported via an aqueduct system built in 1910’s.
Los Angeles remaining water supply comes from the Colorado River which is also transported via a large aqueduct system.
Why isn’t the State of California doing the right thing and building a bunch of dams to capture all the historic moisture this year? They could help reduce their reliance on the overstretched over capacity Colorado River system.
When is CA going to do what’s right and build large new water storage? How are they going to survive the future droughts they predict? What are they doing to plan for the future?