Mammoth Mountain, CA Oct 27, 2004 - A powerful storm dumped two feet of snow on Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in the last two days. Combined with last week's storm, Mammoth has received 82 inches of snow, shattering snowfall records for the month of October. The previous record of 60 inches was tied between the 1970/71, 1992/93 and 1996/97 seasons.
Mammoth Mountain opened for the season three weeks earlier than scheduled on October 21, 2004, marking Mammoth's earliest opening in a decade.
Mammoth has a base depth of 4-6 feet of machine groomed snow and packed powder. Six lifts are currently operating, servicing terrain from top to bottom out of Main Lodge. Additional lifts will open as conditions permit. Hours of operation are 8:30am-4:00pm and Value Season lift ticket prices are $50 for adults, $37 for youth and $25 for children and seniors.
Now is a great time to set the tone for winter. With good conditions and great values, there's no better time to hit the slopes. The October First Tracks Package lets skiers and riders stay and ski free - with rates as low as $70 per person per night based on double occupancy. Visit MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH for all the details.
Early season obstacles exist. Visit MammothMountain.com or call the snow report hotline at 888.SNOW.RPT for all the latest weather and snow conditions.