Climax in primetime conditions | Photo Credit: Mammoth Mountain

After a challenging season with multiple obstacles at Mammoth Mountain in California, the mountain announced they would be shutting down their ski operations on Memorial Day. The mountain faced many challenges this year, as the Covid-19 pandemic forced California to create some of the strongest ski resorts restrictions in the country, snowfall was well below average(only 244 inches overall at the base and 294 inches at the summit), and a drought-filled Spring caused the resort to close much earlier than usual. In some seasons, Mammoth can make it to late June, July, and even August. With a lack of snowfall,  a summer run for this season wasn’t meant to be.

Their social media post on Instagram that announced their closing day is below:

In spite of recent snowfall of two whole inches, Mammoth is down to 24 open trails, two parks, and two lifts. On the bright side, summer operations at Mammoth begin this weekend as well, as they will open their bike park with fourteen trails, their golf course(Sierra Star), and the Adventure Center. Here are some highlights from this season from Mammoth’s Instagram page.

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