A great weekend for locals is in the offing, according to occupancy projections from Mammoth Lakes Tourism.
With plentiful snow on the slopes of Mammoth Mountain, albeit with sub-zero overnight temperatures in the forecasts, the occupancy rate in town will be just 20 percent through the weekend, with a 15 percent occupancy rate for mid-week.
Those numbers are down from last year, when the town occupancy was 28 percent for the weekend, and the same for mid-week.
On Friday, Dec. 13, June Mountain Ski Area is still sticking to its projected Opening Day after a one-year hiatus.
This weekend, the National Weather Service is predicting up to a foot of new snow above 7,000 feet.
A full forecast is in this week's editions of The Mammoth Times.