This May, Mammoth Mountain has gotten pounded with snow. Nearly 29 inches of the good stuff has fallen! In fact, it’s the snowiest May at Mammoth ever. And what better way to commemorate this non-stop winter then with Mammoth extending the ski season into August.
When Was The Last Time Mammoth Was Open In August?
Mammoth Mountain has always pushed their season as long as there is snow on the ground. But we know what you’re thinking… “How often have they skied into August?” Shockingly, this will be the THIRD season that the lifts will be running in recent history. Back in 1994-95, the resort opened on October 8th and closed on August 13th , making it Mammoth’s LONGEST ski season ever. And in 2016-17, they were able to stay open until August 6th.
Snowiest May At Mammoth
So, how is this possible? For starters, Mammoth had the snowiest February or as it was coined Februburied. Over 24 feet of snow fell during the shortest month of the year. On top of that already deep snowpack, this May has notched itself as the snowiest May ever when it passed the 2015 record in which 28 inches accumulated. This cold weather combined with fresh snowfall has helped Mammoth extend their season from their typical July 4th weekend to August!
All Time Conditions For Memorial Day Weekend
And to put the frosting on top of the cupcake, there’s yet another storm pointed at Mammoth Mountain for Memorial Day weekend. The National Weather Service is currently predicting up to 12 inches of snow above 7,000 feet through the entire weekend. Powder hunting in May?!?!
If you were on the fence to visit Mammoth, it might be time to start planning that ski trip now. And for those wondering if the snow’s still good in June & July, the answer is YES!
Here’s a glimpse of us shredding Mammoth in late June a few years ago: