Following a record-breaking winter with over 700 inches of snowfall last season, Mammoth Mountain is open!
Thanks to an epic snowy season in the Eastern Sierra, Mammoth Mountain’s 2022-23 winter season lasted into August. Now, less than 100 days after the close of the last season, the 2023-24 season is underway thanks to an early snowfall, favorable weather conditions and the ongoing snowmaking work of Mammoth Mountain staff.
This year, Mammoth Mountain says the skiing experience will be better than before, with improvements and enhancements for visitors. Among the updates, a new-and-improved chairlift known as Chair 16 is ready to make its debut.
The old lift was replaced with a new higher capacity detachable chairlift, which officials say will increase uphill capacity by up to 25% and reduce wait times at Canyon Lodge.
Additionally, Mammoth said it invested about $5.5 million to “expand, automate and maximize efficiency” of its snowmaking system.
“This continued investment in snowmaking and related systems allow Mammoth to provide an exceptional snow surface for skiers and snowboarders, particularly in the early season,” a spokesperson for Mammoth Mountain said.
As the season progresses, terrain expansion will continue to be based on snowfall and snowmaking, officials said. Visitors can are advised to ride with caution as “early season obstacles” will be present.
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