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Mammoth Mountain
Want more snow - you got it! Three inches have accumulated thus far and it's still coming down. This storm is expected to linger over our mountain through Friday morning.
With a 2-3 foot base of powder, packed powder, man-made and machine-groomed snow, 16 lifts are expected to run today including Stump Alley Express, Facelift Express, Roller Coaster, Chair 5, Thunder Bound, Chair 8, Gold Rush, Discovery Chair, Chair 12, Eagle Express, Canyon Express, Schoolyard Express, the Upper and Lower Panorama Gondola and the Village Gondola. Of course this is wind and weather permitting.
There will be even more room to play this weekend. We plan to open Chairs 13, 14 and 22 on Saturday, December 10. We've got steeps, trees and room for speed.
Base Depth : 2-3 feet
Storm Total : 3 inches.
Today's Snowfall : 3 inches.
Surface Conditions : Fresh Powder,Packed Powder,Machine Groomed,Obstacles Exist

Mammoth Mountain

PARK CITY Slab slide
A sizeable slide let loose in No Name Bowl on the east side of the Park City ridgeline last week, nearly burying four people. The experienced backcountry skiers ignored the signs of a weak early season layer and took two runs without incident. Like they say, the third's the charm. About a 600-foot slab peeled off and took one skier for a 1,200-vertical foot ride to meet his buddies below. No one was injured but all four were either partially buried or mostly buried. The two semi-stuck guys dug themselves out and rescued the others. Don't let the lure of freshies with your buds affect your avalanche awareness!

Jackson Hole Gives Back After a record-breaking opening day, Jackson Hole has decided the locals there deserve a treat. They have opened 100 percent of their mountain and lift ticket prices will remain at the discounted early season pricing until Dec. 16th! Guests can enjoy mid-season conditions with awesome powder for only $50 for a 1-day lift ticket vs. the normal $70.
past 72hr): 9" (23 cm)
Base Depth: 21" - 50" (53 - 127 cm)
Surface Snow: Packed Powder, Machine Groomed Runs Open: 58
Jackson Hole

We recieved 3-4 inches of snow since yesterday afternoon, and it's still snowing! Weatherman says we may get a little more before we're through. Doesn't really matter for this weekend; we're in great shape with the snow we have right now (but freshies never hurt!).
We will be spinning all lifts on Saturday, and with 2,300 acres of terrain ranging from gentle groomers to hair raising steeps, there is endless terrain for all levels to explore. From the top of Thimble Peak to the bottom of Timber Creek, we have great coverage and tons of real snow - cold, chalky and soft - to play in.

Reminder, Expedition: Kirkwood, California’s only resort based backcountry education program, teaches skills needed for backcountry skiing and riding. Seasoned Kirkwood ski patrollers and certified guides lead all programs. which include necessary backcountry specific equipment, including avalanche beacon, probe and shovel.
New Snow
(past 24hr): 4" (10 cm)
(past 48hr): 4" (10 cm)
(past 72hr): 0" (0 cm)

Base Depth: 18" - 36" (46 - 91 cm) Surface Snow: Powder, Packed Powder, Machine Groomed, Skiers Packed Runs Open: 24
Lifts Open: 5/12



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Riding with the Kashmir Powdercats not only provides you with expert local knowledge of snow and the available terrain, but importantly offers co-ordinated return transport from the off-piste routes which descend through the forests to the floor of the Tangmarg valley below Gulmarg. While Stage One of the gondola does offer protected riding in bad weather, the descents to the valley significantly broaden your range of options in the event that a big storm sets in, and temporarily "whites out" operation of Stage Two of the gondola during your stay.
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