December 20, 2005
Mammoth Mountain, CA - (News Release) - A winter storm pounded Mammoth over the weekend, leaving three feet of fresh snow behind. The new snow was the perfect early Christmas present for skiers and snowboarders.
The storm began Saturday evening and continued through the early hours of Monday morning. The three feet of fresh powder hit just in time for the busy holiday season. "This storm packed a powerful punch after picking up a ton of sub-tropical moisture. We are anticipating another storm to hit the Mammoth Lakes area Wednesday and Thursday of this week," said local weather forecaster Howard Sheckter. Of all the California resorts, Mammoth benefits the most from these warmer wetter storms because of its high elevation - 11,053 feet at the summit.
Currently, Mammoth is reporting a base depth of five to seven feet of fresh powder, packed powder, and machined groomed snow, perfect conditions for this week.
Mammoth is offering a great deal for people looking to get away for a holiday. A one bedroom condo at Juniper Springs Resort is available for as low as $150 per person, per night. The package is available until Dec. 24. Midweek lift and lodging packages are also available. Prices start as low as $108 per person, per night and include lift tickets.