Photos: At Mammoth Mountain, winter is (almost) here!

By Jerry Rice

That chill in the air means the 2020-21 ski and snowboard season can’t be far behind — in fact, first chair at Mammoth Mountain is set for Nov. 14, conditions permitting.

To prepare for the season opener, the resort is already making fresh powder, and snow guns are at work shooting it out onto the slopes. Information about the upcoming season, including lift ticket prices, is available at

For a peek at the snow-making effort, photographer Peter Morning grabbed his camera and before sunrise this morning trekked out onto the slopes. Some of his photos are below, courtesy Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.