10 great reasons to go to Mammoth, where the skiing’s open ’til August

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Mammoth Mountain surpassed the 750-inch mark at its 11,053-foot summit this season. More than 610 inches fell at Main Lodge and the resort has claimed the deepest base depth in the country since early January; the current depth at the summit is approximately 225 inches. January of ’17 goes down as Mammoth’s snowiest month on record, with 246 inches of snow falling in that month alone. And thanks to this blessing by Mother Nature the lifts will be spinning into August. “We can honestly say this season at Mammoth has been the best in the country, producing the best spring conditions in decades,” said the resort’s Tom Johnson. “Even our biggest season on record [668 inches at Main Lodge in 2010-11] did not produce the kind of conditions and coverage we’re seeing right now.”

In case you’re riding the fence about whether or not to head to Mammoth to enjoy some crazy-fun summertime skiing, we’ve rounded up 10 reasons to take the plunge. Enjoy!

1. Get next year’s Cali4nia Pass today and use it for the rest of the season

Four California resorts. One pass. No blackout dates. Unlimited skiing and riding during the 2017-18 season. First tracks at Mammoth during special Early Up events. Up to 50% off lift tickets for friends and family. Resort-wide savings on lodging, rentals and retail. And “free” skiing for the rest of this current season. Duh!

Pro skier and adventure enthusiast, Chris Benchetler, feasting on spring corn. Photo courtesy of Mammoth Mountain.

The iconic Minarets. #mammothstories 📷 @edcesnalis

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2. Buy day tickets early and save

Get 20 percent off the ticket window price when you buy or reload lift tickets 7-plus days in advance. Save even more with a multi-day lift ticket—up to 40 percent off.

Morning light ✨☀️🚁📷 @edcesnalis #mammothstories #memorialdayweekend

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Click on the map above to see our favorite spots to ski at Mammoth Mountain.

3. Other resort passholders ski for half price

That’s right, present your 2016-17 season pass from another resort at any ticket window and receive 50 percent off the window rate for a daily lift ticket.

Shred some corduroy on a perfect bluebird day 👌🏽 #gopro @gopro @abekislevitz #mammothstories

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4. Lift and lodging deals

Get your lodging and your lift ticket together for as little as $99 per person, per night, starting May 1 through the end of the season.

Stunning! #mammothstories 📷 @petermorning

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5. Skiing on the Fourth of July is better than not skiing on Fourth of July

The town of Mammoth Lakes is a righteous spot to celebrate the Fourth of July. From the skiing and riding at Mammoth to the annual art festival, Independence Day parade, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and fireworks show at Crowley Lake, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy the scene in town through the a.m. and then head up to the ski hill. Mammoth typically serves up free beer on the mountain summit (while supplies last), hosts a DJ and provides copious swag giveaways. Anyone who bought a lift ticket to Mammoth in January (its snowiest month on record) skis free on July 4.

6. Ski, bike and golf for $99/day

Valid July 2-4, one single ticket grants you access to skiing, biking at Mammoth Bike Park and nine holes of golf (after 3:00 p.m.) at Sierra Star.

Views from the #mammothbikepark 🙌🏽 📸 @tjwallasch 🚵🏽 @riley_mueller11 #mammothstories

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7. Those terrain parks, tho

Mammoth Unbound is not only open for business, it’s in full swing. Mammoth’s famed terrain parks have been hosting exciting spring events and countless jibbers on a daily basis.

8. Kids ski and ride for free

Now through the end of the ski season, kids 12 and under can ski and ride for free; just visit a ticket window to obtain a free ticket (proof of age may be required).

9. Discounted lift tix for military

Present your military ID at any ticket window and receive 25 percent off the window rate. This offer is good for active duty military personnel and their dependents throughout the season.

10. Babes. Lots and lots of babes.

Girl babes. Guy babes. All of the babes.

All smiles. Photo courtesy of Mammoth Mountain.

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Bevvies! Photo courtesy of Mammoth Mountain.

#SquadGoals. Photo courtesy of Mammoth Mountain.

After browsing our custom map, above, see more of our favorite places to eat, sleep, drink and repeat at Mammoth, right here.

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