The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Mother Nature has been chillin’ in Mammoth Lakes, California and she’s delivered a series of early season storms, dropping multiple feet of snow throughout October. Combine this with cold temps and some additional snowmaking, and Mammoth Mountain will open on October 29th!
The most recent snowfall on Monday, October 25th (32 inches, to be exact) has accumulated to make this the fourth snowiest October in the last 20 years—Mammoth has not opened this early in over a decade!
The operations crew have been working tirelessly to ready the resort and at 8:30am this Friday, October 29th, the first chair of the season will load. Now, don’t arrive at 8:15am and expect to score first chair. Opening day traditions have the the most diehard guests lining up well before sunrise to ride Broadway Express with Woolly himself. But don’t worry, if waiting around in the dark isn’t your thing, Mammoth will be operating from 8:30am-4pm with four lifts and multiple trails, including six features in Unbound’s Main Park. It’s sure to be an epic opening with powder, jumps, rails, and stoke for days.
Things have stacked up nicely to prepare for this early opening. The first of the storms came through Mammoth on October 8th, dropping 1-2 feet. Many locals including Mammoth team rider, Jimmy Goodman, found the goods:
On the 18th, a follow-up storm blanketed Mammoth, and the staff of Wave Rave was there to make the most of fresh snow and fun vibes in the woods.
Then, this past Monday, the 25th dropped 32 inches and the town transformed into winter wonderland. The series of storms will allow Mammoth to open two weeks ahead of schedule and undoubtedly be one of the best opening day powder sessions in recent history.
Be sure to check updates on the Mammoth Mountain app. The top (Cornice Bowl) has a good chance of opening on Friday, weather permitting.