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    Estimates for opening dates for Northstar and Mammoth this season?

    Trying to plan a trip to some lift-access trails this summer. Would like to go as early as possible. Going with some buddies from out of town that will be flying, so they're trying to get airline tickets now rather than later.

    Based on the snow so far this year, any guesses as to when Northstar or Mammoth will be open?

    I've heard it can be anywhere between June and July depending on the snow.

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    Northstar usually opens around june/july, but thats usually only the lower half of the mountain. Last year the upper half of the mountain wasn't open until mid september if I remember right. For me, it's not really worth going unless the whole mountain is open especially if your friends are flying out for Northstar.

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    Estimates for opening dates for Northstar and Mammoth this season?

    Northstar. Late June is my guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuenstock View Post
    Last year the upper half of the mountain wasn't open until mid september if I remember right.
    Some of Northstar's Vista trails were definitely open at the end of July, and the Zephyr side was definitely open mid-August. Then Gypsy closed again after the big rain.

    For planning sake, after July 1 is safest. Barring another huge storm, I'd be surprised if snow keeps anything closed at either mountain after mid-July.

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    Thanks for the replies, just what I was looking for.

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    I don't know about Northstar, but last year I was riding some fun trails in Truckee at 8000' in mid June. This is looking like a repeat of 2012 snow wise.
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    Last 2 years they opened around mid June. Last year one side was closed the first 2 or three weeks for trail maintenance. I would bet that they will open around the same time since the snow has been below average. If I were planning on a trip there, I would shoot for mid July just to be safe.

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    With the lack of snow we have had this winter, I'm projecting a much earlier start to the season. We'll have a better idea by SOC. I'm hoping/thinking Mid June.

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    Unless there is a major late season storm I am sure they will open mid June even if it just gondola down. They proved they would open even with only the lower half 2 seasons ago.

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