Winter Storm Slams Mammoth, 3 Feet in 24 Hours

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March 2, 2006

Mammoth Mountain, CA (Mammoth Press Release)—The winter storm hitting California dropped three feet of fresh snow on Mammoth Mountain Friday, pushing the resort's season snowfall total over 400 inches. Die-hard skiers braved the snowy skies, temperatures in the mid-teens and high winds on Friday but were rewarded with thigh-deep turns in light, fluffy powder.

The most recent storm started late Thursday night and had dropped a foot of snow by 6am. Since 6am Friday, another two feet of snow fell. Forecasters are predicting that the storm will leave the area with clear skies for the weekend. Another weather system is expected to hit Mammoth next week.

Mammoth currently has an 11-13 foot base of powder and packed powder. With more storms on the way, March is set to be an epic month. Lodging deals, including "Kids Stay and Ski Free in March" and "Stay 3 Nights and the 4th is Free" are available at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area lodging properties. Visit or call 800.MAMMOTH to book.


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