Snowpocalypse Hits the Sierra
The latest from Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra Nevada
After years of dwindling snowpack throughout the Western United States, we’re thrilled to see Washington, Oregon, California, and Utah receive huge amounts of fresh powder, with no end in sight.
Over the past week, the West’s snowpocalypse touched down in Mammoth Lakes. The two ski resorts in town, Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, saw up to fifteen feet of snow in a week, which brings the Mammoth Mountain summit snow depth to 444 inches. Better yet, forecasters expect the snowy conditions to stay for the next two weeks.
With all of this snow, Mammoth announced on Tuesday that it will remain open through July 4th, possibly longer.
Planning a trip to the area? For lodging, we recommend staying along the Red Bus Line for easy access to the mountains. The upscale Westin Monache Resort is a short walk from the bus stop and offers several fantastic amenities, like in-house ski rentals, a year-round pool and hot tub, and the hip Whitebark restaurant. If you’re looking for something a little more downhome, but still on the bus line, the Edelweiss Lodge is your best bet. Opened in 1957, this rustic lodge is a Mammoth classic. Plus, it’s pet-friendly! (In fact, Mammoth is incredibly dog-friendly, so most lodging options allow pets). Find more recommendations in our Meet Mammoth article.