Mammoth Mountain, California’s ski resort Mecca is the pride of the golden state and attracts thousands of skiers and snowboarders every day to enjoy their big mountain riding and one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Despite having low snowfall this season, the resort has had a ton of terrain open this season spanning from top-to-bottom, including the Unbound terrain park and pipe. While other resorts were scaling back and reducing services, they remained committed to snowmaking and keeping the entire staff busy.
In an open letter to his entire staff, Rusty Gregory, Chairman and CEO of Mammoth Mountain had this to say, “Never in our history have we hosted so many guests with so little natural snow and produced such a high quality experience on and off the mountain.
Gregory went on to say, “Skiers want to ski and boarders want to ride. This yearning and the demand it produces doesn’t go away just because Mother Nature isn’t cooperative. Mammoth is the skier and rider’s mountain. When it snows, they will come. In my 34 years on the mountain, I’ve seen several severe drought years with little or no snow in October, November or December. It snowed by mid January in each of those years.”
This attitude has finally paid off as Mother Nature has decided to smile upon the happy folks at Mammoth and bestow the steadfast resort with a fresh snow dump this weekend! The Sierra Mountain Range will likely be very moist with rain at lower elevations and snowfall higher up. Forecasts are calling for up to two feet likely in many areas with precipitation beginning Friday and continuing into Monday!!! It is true, good things do come to those who wait!
As for skiers and snowboarders in California and across the nation – the time for waiting is over. If you want to capitalize on this kickoff to winter at Mammoth Mountain you should start planning immediately. United Airlines has some absolutely absurdly priced round-trip ticket fares that start out under $150. Move fast enough, and you might even get in on some deals. If you book a lift ticket and lodging package at Mammoth before January 31st, they will cover your flight if traveling from one of California’s major airports (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Orange County or San Diego). Not only that, but shuttle service to and from your slopeside lodge is complimentary!
When it snows up in the Sierras it usually rains down in Los Angeles – if you’ve ever seen LA traffic in the rain you’ll understand the service Mammoth and United are providing – not to mention the headaches saved. That being said, if flying isn’t your cup of tea, the drive into Mammoth isn’t that bad – regardless of which direction on the compass you hail from.
End summation, Mammoth Mountain is the place to be this weekend for skiers and snowboarder looking to have a great time on the slopes. We will see you up there!
Call 800-MAMMOTH (626-6684) to make your reservation today. Or book a flight here.
Photography and Video by Justin Keppler