Sierra Snowstorm: Winter’s Finally Here

Trees may be budding, but the skiing is hot at Mammoth.

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Rain in the southern part of the state has meant a snowy wallop for Mammoth Mountain.
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The "Biggest Storm in Two Years" per Mammoth Weather arrived in the Sierras at the end of February.
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Spring's how far off? A couple of weeks?
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Snow estimates were "3-4 feet" as of Feb. 27.
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People ready for the mountain were elated.
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Cold times up on the lift.
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Big storm made for some superb snowboarding.
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Some twelve to fifteen inches fell on Feb. 27...
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...with twelve to sixteen inches hitting the ground on Friday, Feb. 28.
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More flurries were expected over the first weekend in March.
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Is March destined to be more January than January was?
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Skiers are out in force over the late-winter weekend.
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Lift & lodging packages are still in effect, too. How far will this snow push into spring? Poles crossed awhile yet, mountain fans.
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The snow is set to slack off on Sunday, but the skiing continues.
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