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California’s storms have triggered skiing bonanza top resorts say they’ll stay open til late JULY


Every cloud has a silver lining! California’s never-ending storms have triggered skiing bonanza, with top resorts so inundated with snow they’ll stay open until late JULY

  • California’s ski resorts say they will be open until the middle of summer due to the massive amounts of snow they’ve been deluged with this winter
  • Mammoth Mountain has announced that it will remain open for skiing until the end of July, marking the earliest the resort has made such an announcement
  • Ski lifts will continue to operate until the conditions allow, which could even extend to August
  • California has recently been hit with powerful atmospheric river storms that have brought rain and snow after a years-long drought

California has faced so many intense storms this winter that several ski resorts across the state have said they have enough snow to remain open until late July.

Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern Sierra mountains, a popular year-round resort, was one that revealed it will be able to offer skiing well into the summer months.

It is the earliest point in the year at which the resort has ever announced its intention to remain open so late.

Mammoth Mountain is just five inches short from breaking its record of 668 inches of snow for the season, which was set in 2010.

So much of the white stuff has fallen the resort has suggested it may even be able to keep its ski lifts running until August.

So much of the white stuff has fallen that the Mammoth Mountain resort has suggested it may even be able to keep its ski lifts running until August

Vacationers at Mammoth Mountain resort walk through canyons of piled up snow

Vacationers at Mammoth Mountain resort walk through canyons of piled up snow 

So much snow has fallen at Mammoth Mountain that even street signs are barely visible

So much snow has fallen at Mammoth Mountain that even street signs are barely visible 

Spring this year still means snow when it comes to Mammoth Mountain in California

Spring this year still means snow when it comes to Mammoth Mountain in California

Spring skiing and riding conditions are expected to be the best the resort has ever seen.

Another ski resort, Palisades Tahoe, Squaw Valley, has also announced its intentions  to continue operating its Alpine section of the resort until July 4th weekend. 

The resort says the extension of the season is a consequence of the colossal amount of snow that has fallen in the region. 

Records dictate how  the snowfall has made it the second snowiest winter on record for Lake Tahoe.

Palisades Tahoe may be seeing scenes similar to this on July 4th with snow expected to stay

Palisades Tahoe may be seeing scenes similar to this on July 4th with snow expected to stay

Ski lifts will continue to operate until the conditions allow, which could even extend to August. Pictured, Twin Bridges ski resort

Ski lifts will continue to operate until the conditions allow, which could even extend to August. Pictured, Twin Bridges ski resort

California's ski resorts including Palisades Tahoe, above,  say they will be open until the middle of summer due to the massive amounts of snow they've been deluged with this winter

California’s ski resorts including Palisades Tahoe, above,  say they will be open until the middle of summer due to the massive amounts of snow they’ve been deluged with this winter

Palisades Tahoe has also announced its intentions to continue operating its Alpine section of the resort until July 4th weekend

Palisades Tahoe has also announced its intentions to continue operating its Alpine section of the resort until July 4th weekend

Mammoth Mountain has announced that it will remain open for skiing until the end of July, marking the earliest the resort has made such an announcement

Mammoth Mountain has announced that it will remain open for skiing until the end of July, marking the earliest the resort has made such an announcement

California’s snowy situation has come after being hit by successive powerful atmospheric river storms that have brought heavy rain and snow following a drought that had persisted for years. 

The influx of moisture has now alleviated the drought and replenished vital reservoirs while also triggering flooding and mudslides in certain areas of the state.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported last week that it expects the influx of rain and snow in the western US to subside in April, although the snow is expected to remain on the ground well into the summer months. 

The snow continued to fall on Mammoth Mountain on Saturday as crowds partied outside

The snow continued to fall on Mammoth Mountain on Saturday as crowds partied outside

A plow blows snow from a street that is walled in as it continues to deepen in the first days of spring, earlier this week in Mammoth Lakes, California.

A plow blows snow from a street that is walled in as it continues to deepen in the first days of spring, earlier this week in Mammoth Lakes, California.

A home covered with snow is pictured on Friday in an area near Lake Tahoe that has seen record levels of snow this winter in Christmas Valley, California

A home covered with snow is pictured on Friday in an area near Lake Tahoe that has seen record levels of snow this winter in Christmas Valley, California

A skier walks between mounds of snow engulfing houses as heavy snow continued this week

A skier walks between mounds of snow engulfing houses as heavy snow continued this week





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