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Old 12-23-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Two of the three ski resorts with the deepest snow in the world as of Wednesday Morning are in California.
1. Mammoth Mountain (488 cm top, 325 cm base)
2. Ghiacciaio Presena - Adamello Ski resort in Italy at No. 2 (420 cm top, 420 cm base).
3. Alpine Meadows, 371 cm top of the Lake Tahoe mountain, and 198 cm base

Four more regional resorts Homewood, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Donner Ski Ranch and Squaw Valley USA are in the top 10, according to the website.

Another foot or more predicted for Christmas day.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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Nice. It really can snow in Mammoth. For some reason, the years I lived there were mellow snow years, but still amazing. If my rough calculations are correct, 325cm is over 10 feet at the base and 16+ ft at the summit.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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They showed on the news that over 16 feet [not inches] of snow fell in Mammoth Mt this week during the storms; evidently that is the most snow on any mountain in America right now!
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I'd trade half the snow for half the lift tix prices.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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I see a lot of good prices on SnoMobiles, on Craigslist..

hahahaha

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Old 12-24-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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For years we commuted 5 miles out to the highway where I kept my truck via sno mo, I get no pleasure or romanticism connected with snomoing. In the morning it wasn't so bad, dress in front of the woodstove, head out, start the machine and drive out. The worst was coming home after dark, getting out of a warm truck and onto a cold snomo and down the icy trail in the arctic cold. Everything came to the house via the sled we towed, groceries, fuel, skis, other kids.

My kids were some of the few in the lower 48 that commuted, at least partway by snomo to school. At work I was known as Nanook, as I did not take off the snomo suit and sorels til I got to work.

Sno mo's would be a much better machine if they were quiet.
And Snomo'ers would live longer if they took an avalanche class. High pointing, one of their favorite activities kills a couple dozen every winter, of course the beer they drink while riding, does not help their thinking skills much.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Back in the Southland
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I'd trade half the snow for half the lift tix prices.
me too, $80 for a ski lift ticket is way too much
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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My daughter and I skied Mt Rose the day after Thanksgiving. My gear is antiquated, so I rented, and bought two lift tickets, and bought lunch, and she forgot her poles, so I bought her poles.. We ate beans and wienies for two weeks after that bill!
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:14 AM
 
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I'm jealous of all of you! I skiied Mammoth regularly back in the 70's when there were like 9 chair lifts! Living here in WI I miss REAL SNOW! Is The Stove still the best place in town for breakfast?
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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I'm jealous of all of you! I skiied Mammoth regularly back in the 70's when there were like 9 chair lifts! Living here in WI I miss REAL SNOW! Is The Stove still the best place in town for breakfast?
Still there and still great.
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