Mammoth Mountain Opening Day for the 2015-2016 winter season out on Mammoth Mountain is now set for November 11th, 2015.
If the ski area gets 2-3 feet of snow before that date the opening date could come early.
During the last big El Nino Mammoth had enough snow to open on November 7th.
So what can you expect on opening day this season or any season for that matter?
Well that is the fun part of the snow game we never know what to expect, in most seasons over the last 10 years opening day has been on 3 runs. Those three runs in most season included Broadway, and nice path thru the unbound with some early season features set up and if we get lucky Andy’s Double Gold for some steeper skiing and snowboarding.
The snow for most of those openers has been a mix of a bit of natural, but mostly a man made surface from our snowmaking team.
About 5 years ago we did open for a weekend in mid October and then closed again and back in 2004 you could ski off the top via chair 23 starting on October 22nd.
Back in 1994 it snowed 3 feet on the last night of September and Mammoth Mountain opened that year on October 8th and stayed open from that point on. If you want a list of Mammoth Mountains opening day’s from the past, here is the list we have complied.
One of the fun parts of opening day is the people who spend the night in line so they can get first chair. One of the video’s above shows people camping out at the front of chair 1 with tents.
Mammoth Mountain does a great job with the whole opening day deal making it into 5 day weekend party this season.
Here is the 2015 Opening day Events Schedule
Mammoth Mountain Opening Day- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th – Veterans Day
7am – Complimentary coffee and hot cocoa at Broadway Express
7am – DJ in the Monster Energy booth at Broadway Express
8:29am – Countdown to kick off 2015/16
8:30am – #MammothsOpen! First chair and annual banner breakthrough
11am – Beer toast on the Main Lodge Sundeck and drink specials at Tusks Bar
11:15am-3pm – Live music on the Main Lodge Sundeck
11:30am – Winter Preview at Mammoth Sports Main Lodge
Deals & Packages from the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area for the Opener
**Veterans/Active Servicemen Ski Free** We’re breaking our Thursday tradition and turning the lifts on a day early this year, opening on Veterans Day. To say thank you to our veterans and service men and women we’re offering up free* skiing and riding on November 11. *Must provide valid identification, not valid for family/dependents
$50 Lift Tickets
Opening day lift tickets are just $50. Purchase in advance online (coming soon) or stop in the Main Lodge ticket office on November 11 to get yours.
PLEASE NOT THESE DATES ARE DEPENDENT ON WEATHER CONDITIONS