Tuesday 5-22-18 @ 7:00 AM – Good day from Mammoth Mountain.
We have cloudy skies with rain showers at this time here in Mammoth. We picked up off and on rain all day on Monday and last night as well.
Expect an 80% chance of rain today and then less of a chance on Wednesday and Thursday.
By Friday into Saturday we expect moderate to possibly strong T Storms with snow above 8000 feet. Sunday looks to offer more chances of snow and rain before we almost clear out for Memorial Day. So some interesting weather for the traditional start of Summer time here in the High Country.
Highs at Main will be in the 50s this week with lows down into the 30’s. If and when the sun does come out at that point we should have some fun corn snow to ski and snowboard on.
The base on Mammoth Mountain is around the 1 – 6 foot mark. It’s getting thin over at Chair 2 and we expect Monday will be the last day it can run for the season.
Lifts running for the week will be 1, 2, 3, 6, 11, and 23. G1 and G2 run on Friday, 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 lower part of the bike park will be 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, still a lot of snow above the 9000 foot level.
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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