Mammoth Mountain, Calif. No. 22 // SKI Magazine 2020 Resort Guide

Ever since Dave McCoy opened the first rope tow in 1942, Mammoth has had a long history of California ski culture—riding up the lift is like “putting on a favorite old sweater,” says one nostalgic reader. With an average of 400 inches of snow each year, it’s no surprise that Mammoth boasts one of the longest seasons in North America (typically November to at least May; last season the lifts spun until July 28!). Also not surprising, a No. 2 rank for its variety of terrain thanks to 3,100 vertical feet and 3,500 skiable acres on offer.

Published in SKI Magazine’s 2020 Ski Resort special issue. Read the article online.

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