The 2016-17 season is a party that just won’t quit. Massive storms delivered epic powder days across every mountain range on the West Coast. So, who had the biggest season? Well, it depends on how you look at it. If you’re talking who got the most snow, Mt. Baker wins the crown with over 871″ falling at its base. But, the King of Spring or should we say the Lord of Snow is Mammoth Mountain. They just announced their last day will be August 6th, putting this resort in a whole different stratosphere compared to any other mountain out there.
2016-17 Closing Day Mammoth Mountain
How long of a season has it been?
Being open through almost the ENTIRE summer seems like a LONG span even by Mammoth’s standards. Well, you’re right! It’s the second longest ever after the ’94-’95 winter. That particular year, they opened in early October and closed on August 14th. So, was either of these winters the snowiest? Nope. That crown goes to the 2010-11 season where over 668″ fell at the main lodge. This year was close though. The mountain got 618″ of the white stuff.
When and how much terrain is open?
If you want to get your last taste of shredding in, you’ve got until Sunday August 6th. From 7:30 a.m. – noon, the following lifts are expected to be turning daily:
- Face Lift Express
- Chair 23
- The Panorama Gondola
These chairs will give you access to Saddle Bowl, Face of 3, St Anton, Cornice and Climax.
$99 to ski, mountain bike and golf in one day
When lift operations last until late summer, it gives you the opportunity to do multiple sports all in one day. It also helps that the sun doesn’t set until 8:00 p.m. So, to close out this banging year, they’re offering an awesome deal. For ninety-nine bucks you get to:
- Ski/Snowboard in the morning
- Ride your mountain bike ALL day in their awesome bike park with 29 trails currently open
- Finish it off with 9 holes at the Sierra Star Golf Course after 3 p.m.