Monday 5-21-18 @ 7:00 AM – Good day from Mammoth Mountain.
FYI – Snowman has been in the process of moving to a new location. This is a big project so No skiing the last week, I hope to get out mid week to refresh our photo snow report and get some fresh video.
Weather for this week will offer up a daily chance of T Storms. Today Monday looks to be the best chance for Mammoth with a 80% chance of rain and snow.
As of this post we did pick up some rain last night with a dusting of snow above 9500 feet.
Each day we will start out pt sunny and then expect clouds to build up leading to a chance of snow or rain showers. The only exception is we are starting out cloudy today.
Highs at Main will be in the 40s for monday and then 50s the rest of the week with 30’s at night.
This week into next weekend we expect perfect spring skiing out on the hill, with firm groomers at 7:30 and softening spring corn snow starting around 8:30 – 9 AM on Stump Alley.
The base on Mammoth Mountain is around the 1 – 6 foot mark. Lifts running for the weekend will be 1, 2, 3, 6, 11, and 23. G1 and G2 run on Saturday and Sunday and be closed mid week. Lift hours are now 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM, get out early for those firm groomers.
The key to having fun in Spring Snow is to have your ski’s textured for Spring and also you want a killer ski wax so you fly thru the wet stuff.
Lot’s to do beyond the spring skiing these days.
Hiking below 8500 feet is now wide open. Try a hike around Convict Lake or a hike to the Sherwins Lakes. Yes there are some snow patches up to the Sherwins.
As for Mountain Biking all the USFS trails are now open and 99% clear of snow. The bike park will open for Memorial Day weekend.
** FOOTLOOSE SPORTS is offering a free bike safety check-ups till May 24th. Tell them the Snowman sent you! ***
Fishing season is WIDE open now and we are seeing lot’s of big fish getting pulled out of local lakes and creeks.
The town’s paved trail system is all melted out from the skate park to the upper lakes basin. Yes the road to the Lake Basin is also open now.
The word on winter sports is we have until at least June 17th to make turns on the upper mountain.
Ski Ya Later Snowman out…..
Here out some photos from out Mammoth Snowman Facebook Group.
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