Sierra Blizzard Drops so Much Snow That Some Ski Resorts Close

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Several ski resorts in the Eastern Sierra and Tahoe closed part or all operations Monday because of a blizzard that dropped as much as 9 feet of snow in the biggest storm system so far this season.

Heavy snow is seen at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort on Feb. 4, 2019. (Credit: Peter Morning / Mammoth Mountain)
Heavy snow is seen at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort on Feb. 4, 2019. (Credit: Peter Morning / Mammoth Mountain)

Blizzard conditions with winds up to 50 mph are forecast in both areas through Monday, bringing up to 3 more feet of snow Monday evening and into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Ski operations at June Mountain in June Lake closed, as did most runs and the Main Lodge at Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes. “We had so much snow it takes a while to safely open the mountain,” spokesman Tim LeRoy said Monday.

Mammoth received almost 7 feet of snow and was expecting another 2.5 feet by Tuesday night. June Mountain already had received 9 feet of snow from the current storm.

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