Winter storms could dump 8 feet of snow on Mammoth Mountain


It will definitely be a white Christmas for Mammoth Mountain.

At least 4 feet of fresh powder has already fallen on the complex by Friday afternoon, following a series of storms in the area that continue to dump flakes across the Sierra Nevada.

Depending on the resort, up to 5 to 9 inches of fresh snow is possible during the day on Friday.

With flakes continuing to fall in the area, officials believe the system could bring snowfall of up to 8 feet to Mammoth by the time it dissipates after the long holiday weekend.

With 105 inches recorded in December, the mountain will surpass its highest monthly snowfall total of last season – an impressive 108 inches in January.

The downside to all that fresh powder is the instability it causes in the snowpack, something that brings “very high” avalanche danger to the Eastern Sierra, a Mammoth spokesperson said in a report. -mail.

For those heading to Mammoth Mountain in the near future, all ski lifts, trails and lodges have been opened – although skiers and snowboarders may experience potential weather issues and delays due to crews working on the safe terrain amid winter conditions, the email says.

Anyone traveling to the resort is advised to keep an eye on the latest road conditions by checking The Caltrans site.


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