The temperature is beginning to heat up in Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean skiing and snowboard season is over.
Because of an extremely heavy snowfall this winter, the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is staying open until July 4. With a current base of 10-15 feet, this is the 11th time in the last 30 seasons the resort has extended winter operations that long.
“This is the earliest we’ve made that determination,” says Daniel Hansen, public relations manager for Mammoth. “We just have so much snow this year that we’re very confident we’ll be able to make it to July 4.”
Mammoth, located on the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, has received more than 41 feet of snowfall this season, approaching the record-breaking 2005-06 season when more than 50 feet of snow fell on the mountain.
With Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort and Brian Head Resort closed for the season, Mammoth is the only option left for Southern Nevadans who want to take a drive and hit the slopes.
Mammoth has more than 150 named trails totaling in excess of 3,500 acres skiable acres that can be reached by 28 lifts.
The resort is about 310 miles from Las Vegas, and can be reached by vehicle in about five hours.