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Storm Dumps Snow on Mammoth Mountain, Will Ski Season Open Early?

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What it looked like at Mammoth this afternoon | Photo courtesy of Mammoth Mountain

Ah yeah, signs of the upcoming ski season!

Today's storm over California is dumping snow in the Sierra Nevadas up north. If it stays, we might be seeing an earlier ski season than expected. Curently, Mammoth Mountain is scheduled to open on November 12th, but depending on what happens over night, there is potential to see the popular skiing spot open earlier. Officials with the ski area say it's been snowing hard since 8 a.m. and about a foot has fallen in the main lodge area.

Colorado's Loveland Ski Area last week claimed they are the first to be open this season in North America and Boreal in the Lake Tahoe area last Friday was the first to open in California.

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More locally, Mountain High Ski Resort was hoping to open last week, but temperatures continued to warm. Today, the weather in the Wrightwood area is described as damp, misty and windy.