May storm keeps slopes open at Mammoth

Mother Nature gifts snow sports enthusiasts with one more winter romp

Photo: Mammoth Mountain

Snowy mammoth. (Mammoth Mountain)

An unexpected storm brought 12-18 inches of snow to Mammoth Mountain today, prompting the ski resort to delay its May 10th snow sports closing date. If you haven’t had the chance to ski or board Mammoth yet this season, now’s your chance!

Despite recent storms throughout the state, California remains in a severe drought. Because of the drought, ski resorts that normally stay open through Memorial Day are scheduled to close early and are turning their attention to preparing their slopes for summer mountain biking.

Mammoth Mountain will open select mountain biking trails on Memorial Day weekend, Friday May 22. The bike park will be open on weekends with shuttle service over the next several weeks, opening in full for the season with gondola service as of Friday June 12. Mammoth’s bike park offers 80 miles of singletrack ranging from beginner to expert trails. New for 2015 are additional trails, downhill and Enduro demo bikes, and a beer/snack spot.


Adventure Sports Journal is proud to support Mammoth Mountain’s Kamikaze Bike Games, taking place September 24-27, 2015. The Kamikaze Bike Games is the ultimate multi-disciplined bike event, including off-road fun for all ability levels – the Kamikaze, Enduro, Pro GRT Downhill, Cross Country, Dual Slalom and Kids Races. With live music as well as great food and drinks, it promises to be the big mountain bike bash of the year. Proceeds benefit the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation.

First chair at Snow Summit / Big Bear. Mother Nature delays bike park season for one more winter romp!

First chair at Snow Summit on May 8. Mother Nature delayed Snow Summit’s bike park opening weekend for one more winter romp. Snow Summit, part of Big Bear Mountain Resorts and Mammoth’s sister resort in Southern California, will now open its mountain bike park on Friday, May 15. (Liz Miller)

 

Brian Lopes, winner of the Kamikaze Bike Games 2014 Enduro, pins the fast, loose kitty-litter terrain Mammoth is world-renowned for.  (Called To Creation / California Enduro Series)

Brian Lopes, winner of the Kamikaze Bike Games 2014 Enduro, pins the fast, loose kitty-litter terrain Mammoth is world-renowned for. (Called To Creation / California Enduro Series)

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