After receiving a record amount of snow for May, Mammoth Mountain on Friday announced it would be extending its ski and snowboard season into August.
Only two previous seasons have lasted into August – in 2017 and 1995 – according to Mammoth Snowman, a site that tracks resort news.
With one week left in the month, Mammoth has already received 29 inches of snow, the most ever recorded in the month of May. The total beats the previous record of 28 inches, set in May 2015.
The latest storm brought an additional 9 to 10 inches of snow to the snow, including another three inches in the past 24 hours.
And with more snow in the forecast, the record total will likely increase before the month ends.
Memorial Day weekend may mark the unofficial in kickoff of summer, but at Mammoth, it will continue to feel like a winter wonderful.
More fresh powder is expected in the coming days, as the resort anticipates snow each day of the long holiday weekend, including 6 to 12 inches on Sunday, according to Mammoth’s website.
For the season, Mammoth has received 489 inches of snow at Main Lodge and a whopping 715 inches at the summit.
As of Friday morning, the base measured 90 inches at Main Lodge, 125 inches at McCoy Station and 155 inches at the summit.
Eleven of 27 lifts remained open Friday, as did 77 of the mountain’s 157 trails.
Conditions were described as fresh powder and packed powder, with the trails machine groomed, according to the website.
Mammoth has previously stated it will remain open through at least the Fourth of July.