You Could Still Be Skiing in California in August

Parts of the recently drought-ridden state still have 8 feet of snow
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2017 7:30 PM CDT
Frank Gehrke, right, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, accompanied by DWR's Wes McCandless, cross a snow covered meadow while conducting the...   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

(Newser) – You can ski pretty much all summer long this year in California, where the remnants of a very snowy winter are still lingering. Much of the Rockies, Sierras, and Cascades still have at least 8 feet of snow on the ground, USA Today reports, citing the National Weather Service, and the Mammoth Mountain ski area says it will be open daily into August thanks to the "best spring conditions in decades." Hikers, however, should be wary of the conditions, as snow and the associated rise in water levels as snow melts can make that activity as well as some water sports more dangerous. The snowpack throughout the Sierras meets or exceeds record levels set in 1982-83. (Read more California stories.)

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