Mammoth Mountain received a nice amount of snow overnight both Saturday and Sunday. (Photo by Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain Ski Area)
By Jerry Rice
Looking for fresh powder for skiing and snowboarding? Mammoth Mountain has it. Lots of it.
The resort received 4.5 feet of new snow at the summit and 3 feet at Main Lodge thanks to a productive storm that passed through the Sierra Nevadas over the weekend.
And that’s only part of the story.
Weather.com predicts Mammoth Mountain will receive snow or snow showers during six of the next 10 days — certainly adding to the resort’s 60- to 80-inch base.
“Crews are working diligently to safely open terrain, but it will take some time with that amount of snow,” says spokesman Tim Lyman. “Check the Mammoth Mountain website for real time terrain updates.”
It’s a winter wonderland of white on the streets in Mammoth. (Photo by Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain Ski Area)
Roads are being cleared of snow. (Photo by Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain Ski Area)
Workers are busy shoveling snow at the lodge near the Broadway Express chairlift. (Photo by Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain Ski Area)
A Mammoth Mountain marker rises above the snow — but not by much. (Photo by Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain Ski Area)
EZAKIMAK 11,053′ FULL MOON CHALLENGE
- Date / Time
- Apr 04 / 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- Winter Events, Family Fun, Entertainment, Cross Country Ski, Après
Challenge yourself. Race from the base of Mammoth Mountain to the top of Eleven53 on cross country skis, snowshoes or by foot. The Ezakimak will bring participants from 9,000ft to 11,053ft in a winter trial featuring both competitive and novice classes.
Spectators and family can take an evening gondola ride to witness the spring Pink Moon from atop the Sierra and cheer on their participant. The top of the mountain will be buzzing with indoor/outdoor fun for the whole family including the Ezakimak finish line, music, food and drinks, kids activities and more.
5K | 2,000ft of Elevation Gain
Dates: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Ezakimak is Kamikaze spelled backwards. Our legendary Kamikaze mountain bike trail spans from Mammoth Mountain’s peak, weaving through the “backside” of the mountain and finishing at our Main Lodge. We’re bringing summer fun to the snow with a backwards race, we’re sending you uphill. Participants can cross country ski, snowshoe or run their way up the Kamikaze trail under the light of a spring full moon.
11,053 Ezakimak Ski/Run/Show Challenge | $40*
Entry fee includes race, finishers beer, bag check at registration, gondola ride down
after race, food & water stations, on-course DJ’s and bag check delivery to the top.
–Open Run (Male/Female)
–Open Ski (Male/Female)
–Open Snowshoe (Male/Female)
Register Today on Active.com
- 4pm-6:30pm – On-site registration and bib pick up in the Main Lodge Ticket Office
- 5-6:30pm – Ezakimak Practice on Lower Minaret Mile (Chair 11)
- 6:30pm – Panorama Gondola Opens and Activities Begin at Eleven53
- 7pm – Ezakimak Challenge Starts at Broadway Express (waves)
- 8:20pm – Ezakimak Awards at Eleven53
- 9:45 pm – Activities at Eleven53 close
- 10pm – Panorama Gondola closes
– See more at: http://www.mammothmountain.com/winter/events/event-detail?url=11-053-ezakimak-ski-run-show-challenge-mammoth-pink-moon#sthash.A3dIIiAt.dpuf
December has been good to Mammoth! With nearly 5 feet of fresh snow falling this month Mammoth is set to open all of its base areas today (Canyon and Eagle lodges) and new terrain, including chairs 8, 15,16 and 17.
In total, Mammoth now has 18 chairs open, servicing 80 trails, the most in California by some margin.
Some great action shots by Kevin Westenbarger from the weekend’s storms are available here. Also have some good video shot yesterday here.
This is all good news for last-minute holiday travel planners. Night of Lights on Saturday
is a can’t miss Eastern Sierra tradition and NYE at Mammoth can be celebrated a number of ways, with programming for both Familes
and Party Animals
The storm gates have officially opened and the season is underway here at Mammoth Mountain! It received 13-22 inches of sweet, sweet snow with a storm that rolled in yesterday and there’s more on the way.
Conditions up there are awesome and they’re just getting better. Want to be the first to know when it snows? Sign up for our Fresh Snow and Dump Alert emails here.
Mammoth is currently getting hammered by a system that’s likely to leave between 2-3 feet of fresh on the summit when it’s all said and done.
is offering a snow guarantee
good for bookings by Dec. 15
. It’s pretty straight forward, if the base depth isn’t at the required level, guests get the option of a $100 gift card or the ability to move the reservation dates with no fees or penalties. Though with all this snow, shouldn’t be much of an issue!
Mammoth Mountain’s 2014-15 season is now underway, but many are still recovering from an amazing opening weekend at Mammoth.
They put together a quick video edit of the festivities on and off the hill, which you can find here.
This weekend new terrain
including Discovery Chair, Facelift Express and Thunderbound Express are set to open, providing access to Saddlebowl, Sesame Street and Lower Main Park, with more on the way.
It’s not too late to get your snow fix in! While other mountains have closed for the season, it’s still snowing at Mammoth Mountain.
They’re staying open through Memorial Day weekend conditions permitting. Sunny days and great conditions for skiing and riding what more could you ask for?
How about 3 days of your choice on the mountain for only $147? That’s only $49 dollars a day!
This deal is good for any day during the rest of this season- whether you come for a 3 day weekend or come 3 different days.
Just follow these simple steps:
1. Act now! Purchase your tickets online or call 800.Mammoth.
2. Choose any 3 dates you want to visit Mammoth.