Though these past few years have been slightly dismal for snow lovers, there is still hope this season for California skiers and snowboarders. Thankfully, we have been blessed with a short respite. Mammoth Mountain just recently received 12 inches of snow in an off-season storm, giving many snow enthusiasts in SoCal a much needed excuse to head back up to the mountains.
For those who were hoping for a more local option, the snow has been very limited in its distribution. Mammoth Mountain is currently the only ski resort in California open and operating, the final bastion of snow lovers who aren’t quite willing to write the season off just yet.
The Southern California drought is now entering its 5th year strong, and its effects reach far and wide. It has been particularly tough on those of us who enjoy skiing and snowboarding during the winter season, with snowfall being practically non-existent even during what we usually consider peak months.
Temperatures are pleasant, with an average of around 45-50 degrees depending on wind and cloud coverage. The mountain is open from Main Lodge up, with the Canyon and Eagle lodges not in operation. For those in the know, chair 23 is at the very least operational, even if most of the mountain is dark.
While you’ve been reading this, another eighth of an inch of base layer may have melted, so get your calendar in order and take advantage of the snow!