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Mammoth Mountain Will Stay Open Until At Least The Fourth Of July

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Let's play a little word association. Fourth of July makes you think: summer, barbeques, beach, fireworks…..snowboarding?

Mammoth Mountain has announced that this season's record snowfall will keep the resort open into at least July.

"Mammoth’s record-breaking snowfall streak continues," Mammoth's website states. "So far we’ve received 241' of snow shattering the previous record of 209' set in December of 2010." The 2010-2011 season's snowfall was the last time the resort stayed open into July.

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The Los Angeles Times adds that, as of Friday, 35 feet of snow has fallen at the main lodge this season, with more expected through Presidents' Day weekend.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sierra mountains' snowpack was at 173 percent of seasonal normals by February 3.

“We’re really just ecstatic about this,” Frank Gehrke, chief of cooperative snow surveys for the California Department of Water Resources, said. “This is some of the best snow you can have and we’re looking forward to more of it, of course.”