Mammoth Mountain Opens for Skiing and Riding

*Mammoth Mountain opened for skiing and snowboarding on Saturday, November 7, 2009.

*Mammoth has a base of 12-24” of natural and man-made, machine groomed snow and is open top-to-bottom.

*Three chairlifts are currently running – Broadway Express (Chair 1), Face Lift Express (Chair 3) and the Upper Panorama Gondola.

Mammoth Mountain, CA – Skiers and snowboarders returned to the slopes at Mammoth Mountain for the reopening of the ski resort on November 7, 2009.

Recent cold temperatures allowed snowmakers to provide a 12-24” base of snow above Main Lodge enabling the resort to operate three chairlifts for top-to-bottom skiing and riding. Broadway Express (Chair 1), Facelift Express (Chair 3) and the Upper Panorama Gondola operated providing access to seven runs from the Summit to Main Lodge.

Mammoth had previously opened for three days on October 16-18, 2009 after receiving a very powerful early-season storm. Warm temperatures forced the Eastern Sierra resort to close down until snowmaking could resume.

Mammoth will continue operating chairlifts from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily for the season. Other services available at Main Lodge include Broadway Marketplace, Tusks Bar, Rental and Retail. More terrain will be added as soon as conditions allow.

To help skiers enjoy the great early season conditions, Mammoth is offering First Tracks lift and lodging packages for as low as $99 per person per night based on double occupancy. Please call 800.MAMMOTH or visit to book.

Early season obstacles exist. Visit or call the Snow Report at 888.SNOWRPT for all the latest weather and snow conditions.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With 1.2 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is currently the third most frequented ski resort in the United States. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit or call 800.MAMMOTH.