Mammoth Mountain is where snow falls from the sun

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on March 25, 2010 1:17 pm

It’s luny math.  Mammoth Mountain averages 300 days of sunshine a year, yet once again the world class ski resort has surpassed the 400″ snow mark.  It’s still March and Mammoth is sitting at 434 inches of snowfall for the season.  I’ve yet to see snow spill out of the sun, so how is there so much snow and sun?

Well, when the storms hit the Cali resort, they come with a full Mike Tyson roundhouse hook.  Mammoth winter storms are outfitted with John Madden type adjectives:  Bam! 

It’s been another monster year for Mammoth Mountain.  The base currently is at fat and healthy 9 to 14 feet.  December, January, and February made up the mountain’s holy trinity of snowfall this year, with each month surpassing the 100″ benchmark. 

The calendar moves from wintertime to springtime as the layers of clothing go from functionally warm to fashionably cool.  Yep, right now is the perfect time to hit up Mammoth Mountain.  It’s a day baseball game at Wrigley field, as opposed to a night football game at Mile High — sunshine, beer, smiles, and a snowpack thicker than a redwood tree.

Horizon Air is offering daily flights from San Jose, Reno, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.  I’ll see you up on the sun deck!

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