Mammoth Mountain Surpasses 800 Inches of Snowfall at its Summit
Mammoth Mountain has experienced a remarkable amount of snowfall in recent weeks, which packed on even more snow from the already historic winter. In the last 24 hours alone, the mountain has received 16 inches of fresh snow, pushing the total snowfall at the summit to over 800 inches.
Mammoth is the sole ski resort worldwide that belongs to the 800-club and boasts the deepest snowpack in North America. The official snowfall reading at Mammoth Lodge is presently 646 inches, and the record, established during the 2010/11 season, is 668.5 inches. It’s now a question of “when” rather than “if” Mammoth will break this record.
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.