December 25, 2019 Christmas Snow Current Conditions

Christmas Snow

We were just about to head to the car yesterday when they suddenly opened Chair 23 (more...)...

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May 28, 2019 Winter Up High, Summer Down Low Current Conditions

Winter Up High, Summer Down Low

This was by far the snowiest Memorial Day weekend I’ve ever skied at Mammoth Mountain (more...)...

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March 26, 2018 March Miracle for Mammoth Current Conditions

March Miracle for Mammoth

California has indeed gotten its Miracle March—parts of it, anyhow. Mammoth reports reports 17 feet of snow (more...)...

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September 10, 2017 Mammoth in August Current Conditions

Mammoth in August

We’re a little late with this update here, but I did want to mention that Mammoth Mountain closed August 6 (more...)...

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July 30, 2017 Mammoth in July Uncategorized

Mammoth in July

Fourth of July weekend gave us an inspiring fireworks show off the top of Mammoth Mountain, with the sunset and the Minarettes (more...)...

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June 17, 2017 Mammoth in June Current Conditions

Mammoth in June

There’s no end in sight to this season of spring skiing delight at Mammoth Mountain. June conditions are clearly as good as they’ve been since 2011 (more...)...

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June 1, 2017 Mammoth In May Current Conditions

Mammoth In May

Mammoth in May is simply untouchable. There is no place on Earth I’d rather be. Give me the free-fall magic of Wipeout/Dropout in sun-kissed spring snow (more...)...

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April 15, 2017 The Air Is Alive With Snow Current Conditions

The Air Is Alive With Snow

I ski for many reasons, but for a sunny Southern California resident days like this are a rare treat indeed. Mammoth’s record-setting 2017 winter continued (more...)...

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November 15, 2016 Mammoth Opens Current Conditions

Mammoth Opens

Conditions out there, I know, are stormy—very, very stormy. We’ll talk about skiing for now (more...)...

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May 2, 2015 Mammoth in May Current Conditions

Mammoth in May

Here was my thought: what if I could pretend I was skiing in August, instead of May? Today’s conditions would be pretty spectacular, I reasoned, if we were skiing in August (more...)...

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