If you’ve been wondering what the snow depths have been like during the 2022-23 season, this video from Mammoth Mountain gives you a great perspective. The video follows a snow groomer at Mammoth riding up the mountain as he captures snow depths along the way thanks to SNOWSat’s technology. He captures snow depths of over 500, 600, 700, and 800 inches of snow. The biggest depth he found was a mind-boggling 813″ of snow.
To explain how SNOWSat works, planes fly over Mammoth Mountain during the offseason to chart the ground. This helps to determine the exact elevations and topography for when the snow groomers are passing by during ski season. During the winter months, the difference that is measured with the SNOWSat technology helps determine the exact depth. You can learn more about SNOWSat here.
The video from Mammoth Mountain is below.
Image/Video Credits: Mammoth Mountain