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Mammoth Mountain open for snowboarding through July 4th

Over 20 inches of spring snow have fallen on Mammoth Mountain since last night. With this April boost, Mammoth passed the 500 inch mark, making 2009/10 the fifth snowiest season in the last 40 years. With a current base of 11 to 15 feet, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area has announced that they will remain open for snowboarding and skiing through July 4, 2010.

Play Big
“Those of us who run Mammoth Mountain came here to ski and ride as much as possible so we always open as early as we can and stay open as long as the snow lasts,” said Rusty Gregory, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mammoth Mountain, in a press release. “We have the best April snow conditions I’ve seen in my 32 years on the mountain. With as much snow as we have, our customers would riot if we closed down as early as the other ski resorts. Keeping the mountain open until July 4th is what ‘Playing Big’ is all about.”

Spring park and pipe coming soon
Mammoth Mountain plans to begin building its spring terrain park and 22-foot Super Duper Pipe when the current weather subsides. Accessible from Face Lift Express (Chair 3), the spring terrain park is located at a higher altitude than Mammoth’s Main Park and Roller Coaster Park. Higher altitude translates to colder temperatures, which mean a well-manicured park and pipe through the end of the season.

For current conditions visit the Mammoth Mountain snow report.

For more articles like this visit the LA Snowboarding Examiner page.

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