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April 5, 2006

Mammoth Mountain Breaks All-Time Snowfall Record

Powder Skiing, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, California
More than six feet of powder has fallen on the slopes of Mammoth Mountain ski area beating the resort's previous all-time snowfall record.
Mammoth Lakes, CA -- More than six feet of snow has fallen on Mammoth Mountain ski area since Sunday breaking their previous snowfall record set 13 years ago. At noon on Tuesday the ski resort reported that it had beaten the previous all-time record of 617-inches set during the 1992-1993 season by two inches and snow was continuing to fall.

As of Wednesday morning Mammoth Mountain reported another 23-inches of new snow, for a growing storm total of 73-inches. The total snowfall for the season now stands at 632 inches.

More snow was expected for Wednesday. With several more storms predicted to hit Mammoth Lakes in the coming week the total snowfall could exceed 700-inches for the season. The ski area is already just 17 inches shy of breaking their snowfall record for the month.

According to the historical snowfall data on Mammoth's web site this is the first time the ski area has had two consecutive years with more than 600-inches of snowfall.

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