In the midst of the first major West Coast storm system of the year, which dropped nearly three feet of snow on Mammoth’s summit (seen in the marquee photo), the mountain has moved opening day up a week, and will now be opening on Thursday, November 5.
Mammoth reported Tuesday that snow making temps in the forecast this week will mean plenty of snow. At present, Chairs 1 and 3 will be spinning for opening day, but with additional snow it’s possible terrain will be added.
In Tahoe, a storm that began Monday has dropped more than a foot of fresh snow in the last 24 hours. Snowmaking for Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows is slated to kick off this week in preparation of the scheduled openings: Squaw on November 25, and Alpine on December 11.