Image Above: A person walks near snowbanks obscuring condominiums as snow falls in the Sierra Nevada mountains in March 2023. While this year’s snow allowed the lifts to run longer, there were tough times around town. (Mario Tama-Getty Images)
The Orange County Register reports:
[After] 275 days of snow play, the lifts have finally come to a halt. Mammoth Mountain shut down snow operations on Sunday, Aug. 6, ending an extremely long season for the popular California mountain resort.
Only three times have winter operations stayed open into August, including in 2017. This season marked the second longest in Mammoth’s history. The latest the resort has ever stayed open was nearly 30 years ago, in 1995, when it closed on Aug. 13.
The ski resort had benefitted from an extraordinary winter, where more than 900 inches of snow fell on the resort.
The story adds, “Originally, the resort was supposed to close at the end of July, but officials decided to extend an extra week until Aug. 6 because there was still so much snow.”