At Mammoth Mountain, the ski and snowboard season ends Sunday

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After 220 days of skiing and snowboarding, Mammoth Mountain’s shredding season will come to an end on Sunday, June 17.

Like most years, Mammoth is the last major U.S. ski resort still open this late into the year.

After Sunday’s final run in the Sierra Nevada, the country’s only locations with the lifts still running will be a pair of much smaller resorts, Beartooth Basin in Wyoming and Timberline Lodge in Oregon. Beartooth has announced a July 8 closing date, while Timberline is generally open year-round for skiing and snowboarding.

At Mammoth, the resort has received 262 inches of snowfall at Main Lodge since September — well short of the 617.5 inches of powder in 2016-17.

On Sunday, Mammoth’s lifts will be spinning from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Closing day activities at Facelift Express (Chair 3) include appearances by Woolly, the resort’s mascot, and servings of hot coffee and fresh pastries.

“It was another great winter season at Mammoth highlighted by the Olympic team naming and the 142 inches of snow that fell in the month of March alone,” said Lauren Burke, Mammoth Mountain spokeswoman. “We’ll be finishing strong this weekend with one of the longest ski seasons in the world.

“We’re looking forward to some major improvements on the mountain this summer, including the new Via Ferrata climbing route and the addition of the Mammoth Mega Zip, which will have the most vertical drop of any zip line in North America.”

For those who want to pair a morning of skiing or snowbording with an afternoon of mountain biking, the resort has a $99 combo ticket available this weekend.

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