Mammoth Mountain has officially experienced a winter for the record books, surpassing their all-time snowfall record this week. The resort announced their achievement on Wednesday morning.
“With 28-30” of snow since yesterday afternoon, we just blew through our all-time season snowfall record of 668”,” Mammoth Mountain wrote on social media. “We’ve received 695” of snowfall to date at Main Lodge, making the 22/23 season the biggest in our history!”
With snow falling on the mountain for almost the entire month of March, the mountain even surpassed the coveted 800-inch mark at the summit, making it the only resort in the country in the 800 Club. With the historic winter, the mountain will stay open “until AT LEAST the end of July.”
Despite the fun brought on by the legendary season, it’s been one heck of an issue dealing with all the snow. Workers have needed to routinely dig lifts out of the giant snowpack to operate the mountain.
“To our employees, to this community, to all of you who have battled the elements this season – YOU are the stuff of legends.”
Over the last ten years, Mammoth has only reached 600 inches of snow once, in the 2016/17 season, when they got 617.5 inches of snow. For comparison, the world record for a ski area is held by Mt. Baker ski area in Washington, which received a staggering 1,140 inches of snow in the 1998/99 season.
Mammoth is famous for its long spring seasons and has a history of remaining open well into the summer months. The resort recently declared that it would remain open until at least July, promising the best spring skiing and riding in the Eastern Sierra.