Is there anything better than skiing natural snow under a California sky? | Photo: Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain

24 Hour Snowfall: 0″ | 7 Day Snowfall: 30″ | Base Depth: 16-30″

If you’re a skier or rider in the United States looking to shralp some pow, a trip to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California is a terrific plan right now.

Following a big week of winter storms, Mammoth Mountain received over 30″ of new snow, allowing for top > bottom skiing and riding. With the first major storm system of the winter in hand plus the opening of great terrain off Chair 23, the stoke is understandably high in Mammoth Lakes.

This season Mammoth Mountain is making its IKON pass debut, allowing nomadic skiers and riders  to explore the area’s vast 3,500 acre playground. If you’ve never skied the east side of the Sierra, do yourself a favor and check it out.

If you’re thinking; ‘Didn’t Mammoth just close a couple months ago?’ you’d be correct. Thanks to its high elevation, the mountain generally lacks the rain events that are commonplace in Tahoe. As such, they host one of the longest seasons in North America. If things go well this year, they’ll be riding for at least 9 more months!

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[Photos courtesy of Peter Morning]

Terrain Status:

  • 8 lifts currently open
  • 26 trails (*more to open soon)
  • 30″ of fresh snow

So be easy on yourself– as there is no reason to worry about missing out on this last round of powder at Mammoth. Forecasts for the coming week show a strong surge pushing through the Sierra with snowfall predictions of over 2 feet by Friday 11/30.

With the strong start to the ski season in many regions of the United States, its easy to forget where not even into December yet. Ski resort openings for later in the week include Sugar Bowl on 11/30 and Utah’s Solitude Mountain Resort on 12/01.


Find up-to-date conditions here: Mammoth Mountain Snow Report

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