Skiers Are Still Shredding at This California Resort
The 2022–23 ski season was recently extended until August 6
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Thanks to historic snowfall during the 2022–23 ski season, California’s Mammoth Mountain ski resort just extended the 2023–24 season by one week. The new closing day is August 6. The resort has stayed open into August just twice before: in 1995 and 2017.
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As you may remember, Mammoth got slammed again and again by monster storms this winter. The resort surpassed its snowpack mark from the 2021–22 season in early January—well before more storms slammed the area in February and March. By the season’s end, Mammoth registered 700 inches (58 feet) of total snowfall at the Main Lodge and 900 inches (75 feet) at the summit.
Not surprisingly, this late in the season the snow is highly variable, so what’s open depends entirely on the conditions, and the snow situation can change through the day. Always check the mountain report before visiting to get the specifics on what’s open, and make sure the offerings are appropriate for your group’s skillset. For example, with the recent closing of the Discovery and Unbound lifts, there’s no longer any beginner terrain on tap.
That said, there’s still top-to-bottom skiing out the Main Lodge, with three lifts operating as of press time. Not bad for the dog days of summer. The skiing is from 7:30 A.M. to noon daily, but the bike park is open until 6 P.M., so there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the best of both worlds.
No one can deny that it’s been an absolute banner season at Mammoth. And just think, we’ll be looking for opening-day announcements in a mere two months.