Skiers and boarders are enjoying an exceptional start to the Californian ski season with snow depths of up to 235% above average in some resorts.
Californian Resorts Celebrate Record-Breaking Snow
January 20, 2011
The mountain snowpack in the Sierras of California is currently twice the normal level for this time of year and in North Lake Tahoe the snow is nearly six metres (20-plus feet) deep.Mammoth Mountain has also received record-breaking snowfalls: to date they've received just over eight metres (26 feet) of snow, over five metres (17 feet) of which fell in December alone.
Tahoe and Mammoth will be hosting numerous events over the coming months, including the 30th Annual Snowfest in North Lake Tahoe in March - a ten-day extravaganza of fun, sun, snow, fireworks, parties, parades, and events.
In the same month Mammoth will host the 7th Annual Roxy Chicken Jam, the original and most prestigious women's snowboarding event with a non-stop line up of snowboarding, music, mascots, and a free concert in The Village.