Mammoth opens with natural snow

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Mammoth Mountain, CA (press release) - Eager skiers and snowboarders got their first tasteof winter at Mammoth Mountain today. Over 500 people hit the slopes forMammoth's Opening Day and were treated to fresh snow and great early seasonconditions.

The first wave in a series of storms headed towards Mammoth has dumped 7-12inches of snow in the last 24 hours. This new snow will complement theefforts of Mammoth's snowmaking crew to create a quality early season base.As the snow continues to fall, Mammoth will keep a close eye on coverage andopen additional terrain as it becomes available.

"What more could we ask for in an Opening Day," says Joani Lynch,Communications Manager at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. "Mother Nature reallysmiled on Mammoth today."