News Headlines     |     


THAT'S ALL FOLKS - James Cove, PlanetSKI Editor
Thursday June 14, 2018 - Email this article to a friend

California resort Mammoth Mountain turned off its lifts this weekend after 220 days of skiing. 'Til next November... UPDATED


Just before we put to bed the USA's ski season of Winter 2017/18, let's take a look back at the last one to close.

California's Mammoth Mountain yesterday turned off its lifts and here it sums up the winter:

The 17/18 season was 222 days of winter fun at 11,000 feet, and no one loves winter quite like Woolly.

While we're starting to turn up the fun on summer, Woolly looks back on almost 8 months of first chairs, pow days, Olympic-size airs, mountain memories and more.

Thank you to all of our amazing guests, employees, friends and family who were a part of this season.


"And that's a wrap on the 17/18 winter season - 220+ days of fun," the ski resort's Facebook page reads:

"Thanks to everyone that took some turns with us today and to all of you who came and shredded with us this season."

PlanetSKI started Winter 17/18 out in Mammoth, for ours and their season start...
Let's do it all over again this year on 8th November #mammothstories

Mammoth MountainMammoth Mountain closes for Winter 1718


It hasn't been a bumper winter for snow in Mammoth, but it has again been a long one.  

The resort usually closes in June and this year is no exception.  

It was helped by decent snowfalls at the end of the season with 3.6m falling in March after a poor first half of winter.

It has had 6.6m of snowfall at the Main Lodge area since September - well short of the 15.6m inches of powder in 2016-17.

The are open from 7.30am on Sunday and shut at 1pm.

And here is what it looked like this weekend:

Closing weekend at Mammoth Mountain, CaliforniaClosing weekend at Mammoth Mountain, California

"After 220+ days of skiing and riding, it's time to say goodbye to the 17/18 winter season. Join us on Sunday, June 17 for your last chance to hit the hill - we'll be giving away Mammoth Beanies, coffee and pastries at the base of Face Lift Express [Chair 3] at 7:30AM while supplies last" said the resort on Facebook.

Mammoth Mountain, USAMammoth Mountain, USA


"It was another great winter season at Mammoth highlighted by the Olympic team naming. We'll be finishing strong this weekend with one of the longest ski seasons in the world," said Lauren Burke from Mammoth Mountain.

PlanetSKI was in the resort at the start of its season.
So, is that it in North America? 

Er, no.  

Beartooth Basin in Wyoming is still open and Timberline Lodge in Oregon is open all year round (conditions permitting).  

Meanwhile there is skiing in Whistler in Canada.  
And there have been some unseasonal falls elesewhere in North America.

Silverstar, USASilverstar, USA

There has been snow in Alaska too.

The images below come from the  Eureka Lodge in Glennallen near Anchorage.

Anchorage, AlaskaAnchorage, Alaska

And in Sunshine Village near Banff in Canada there has been some recent wintery conditions:

Sunshine Village, CanadaSunshine Village, Canada

Here at PlanetSKI we'll be updating this article over the weekend of the  closing day at Mammoth Mountain so do check back...

And just in case you are wondering there's a summer break for Mammoth Mountain and then it starts all over again on November 8th. Cool

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the mountains.

For the Spirit of the Mountains - PlanetSKI: No1 for ski news

Related Articles

SNOW CLOUDS VISIT NZ & OZ (Friday August 17, 2018)
LOOKING AHEAD (Tuesday August 14, 2018)
NEW SKI SLOPES FOR THE TATRAS (Tuesday August 7, 2018)
007 CENTRE OPENS IN SOELDEN (Tuesday July 17, 2018)
ANDORRA TRIES TO REASSURE (Wednesday July 11, 2018)
WOODSY IN WHISTLER (Monday July 9, 2018)

With thanks to our main sponsors...

Platinum partners

Bronze partners