Snow Fall and Fall Colors

Mammoth Lakes Basin (10/15/09)

Mammoth Lakes Basin (10/15/09)

30-50% Mammoth Lakes. This beautiful shot of the Mammoth Lakes Basin by Jimmy Kellett shows the mountains covered with the recent snow fall combined with fall color.  Mammoth Mountain has announced that they received so much snow (as much as six feet at upper elevations – in one day!) that they will open tomorrow for the second earliest day on record and the skiing is free!

Skiers and snowboarders will be able to ride the Broadway Express lift from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m and ski a base of 16 to 24″ of machine-groomed “natural” snow. Runs to open on Friday include: Broadway, St. Moritz, Forest Trail, Mambo and Main Park with assorted rails and jibs to entertain the skiers and boarders.  Mammoth will open additional lifts in succeeding days, as conditions permit.

What an idea!  Fall color viewing and skiing!  For those interested in heading to the east side, Mammoth offers First Tracks lift and lodging packages for as little as $99 per person based on double occupancy.  Call 800.MAMMOTH or visit to book your stay.

Photo Credit: © 2009 Jimmy Kellett

2 replies
  1. Dee says:

    Thank you for such a great website and resource. We were able to choose our best color locations according to your beautiful photos and recommendations. The June Lake Loop photo at the top is magnificent!
    Thank you, Dee

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