MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN,

CA A winter storm dropped almost two feet of new snow on Mammoth

Mountain in the last 24 hours. The snowfall is a welcome reprieve from

a relatively dry start to the winter season and with the Town of

Mammoth Lakes booked through the New Years holiday, the storm hit just

in time.Snowfall began late Tuesday afternoon and is expected

to continue through today. The powerful storm was accompanied by winds

of up to 70 mph forcing limited operations on the California Ski Area

Wednesday morning. Winds died down by mid-day and 14 lifts were

operating. Forecasters are predicting an additional foot of snow by the

time the system leaves the area. Once it clears, Mammoth expects to be

in full operation for the first time this season.Mammoth

Mountain is currently reporting a base depth of 36-48 inch base with

plenty of fresh snow for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy.For more information on Mammoth Mountain visit our web site at http://www.mammothmountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.