California’s mountain areas have made a lot of headlines lately thanks to a cluster of winter storms that left record-breaking snowfall all around the state. According to The Mercury News, February’s winter storms have shattered previous records at Sierra Nevada resorts such as Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, which has recorded 247 inches (approximately 20.5 feet) of snow in February alone (the resort’s previous record was 196 inches in 2017). Further south at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, 190 inches have accumulated at the resort’s lodge, besting snow records held since the 1969-1970 season. The hashtag #FebuBuried shows an accurate Instagram depiction of the crazy accumulation of powder.
Even in Redding, in California’s northern Shasta Cascade region, more snow fell over a 24-hour period than it has for the entire year in Boston, according to the Los Angeles Times. The storms benefited the nearby Mt. Shasta Ski Park, which stayed open an extra hour this past Sunday to let visitors take advantage of the powdery conditions.
See below for photos of the epic “FebuBuried” storms.