If you’ve been following the deluge hammering the Sierra Nevada Mountains the last week, you’d know that Mammoth and Tahoe have received 14 feet of snow, and 20 feet in the deposition zones. TWENTY FRIGGIN’ FEET. Unfortunately, the snow is 20 percent water content. The area also has heavy rain and wind. In sum: It’s a mess. The storm has been more apocalyptic in its volume and destruction than some kind of skier’s dream.

In this edit, shot by Mammoth locals Colin Farrell and Christie Osborne, the weather prevails over the skier. But the forecast is looking sunnier by the end of the week, so hopefully skiers can get out and indulge. That is, if the upside-down snowpack allows it.