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Mammoth Mountain receives 60 inches of powder, will expand open terrain

December 14, 2009 |  2:02 pm

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Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is ensured of a white Christmas after more than 60 inches of snow fell during the latest storm.

That builds the Eastern Sierra resort's base to 5 to 8 feet of packed and fresh powder and will enable crews to open Canyon Lodge and Eagle Lodge by Wednesday, and the entire mountain by Friday. The resort had been operating only 10 lifts.

Southern California resorts also benefited from the weekend storm, and are reporting base depths of up to about 30 inches.

-- Pete Thomas

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Images captured Monday morning, courtesy of Mammoth Mountain

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