Mammoth Snowman Report


25% off Black Tie Ski Rental Discount1-23-2017 – 6:30AM – Good morning from Mammoth, excess snowfall last night is making for delayed snow removal around town and on 395.

At this time 395 is closed both in and out of Mammoth Lakes. We have no time frame on when it will re-open. I would assume some time after 9 am.

Here in town roads are R3 with all the sides streets now impassable, unless you got a 36-inch lift kit on your truck.

Here on Canyon Blvd we picked up 30 inches new since 6PM last night. Berms are 4+ feet high, so my advice is stay in place and till things get cleaned up around town. Leave now and you going to get stuck and high centered.

All bus route are being worked on at this time and should be running by 7:30 AM. However, there may be a delay on the bus routes.

So the good news to report this am is we have now got around 250 inches at Main during January. That amount of snow breaka the old record that was around 210 inches for the month.

We are working on some special t shirts and hoodies for this recorded breaking month. Check back late today for a link to get your January 2017 Record Breaking Snowfall Snowman swag.

Snow conditions: The snow that fell last night was some fine blower powder. When they do get the lifts going again you will want to get on as steep as a run as you can. There must be 3-4 feet of this fluffy powder on top of yesterday’s thicker snow.

For today we expect snow showers at times, they could be moderate with 4-8 inches of additional snowfall. Highs will be in the teens out on the hill with SW winds 15-45 MPH over the upper elevations.

By Tuesday we get just a chance of a snow shower with pt cloudy skies and highs in the teens.

Then on Wednesday we get sun shine with highs in the 20s. Thursday there is now a 30% chance of getting a dusting to several inches of snow. Beyond that we get clear blue skies for the weekend with highs in the 30s.

Now is the time to make plans to come to Mammoth and see and play in all this snow. Next weekend looks clear so you blue bird lovers get on up here.

For our in depth detailed weather write up use this link, for our photo snow report read down the page here.

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Photos from 1-16-2017 – Photo’s by The Snowman

This first image is from the Face of Chair 5. They have been grooming this section the the left of the lift just about nightly. Some really good snow in here the last couple days. Riding up chair 1 the amount of snow of the ground is just amazing after 5 years of drought. On Tuesday these racers had left the area and Fascination was skiing great.  Gravy Chute and Little Grave are becoming one run. Drop Out and Wipe Outs with a great base. The snow surface is skied out, new snow on the way just in time.  Loved this shot a buried snow fence. That fence is 10 to 12 feet high when the season first starts. Climax all filled in and ready for this next storm cycle. Next Monday or Tuesday could be the day it pops with 3-4 feet of fresh new powder snow.
Hangmans HallowBumps under chair 3 are fun with the wind blowing snow around adding to the fun.
The Face of 3 has been groomed to some prefect wind buff with snow spraying on each turn you make, it’s fast and fun.  A direct view of Climax from the top of chair 3. Dave’s with a strong NE wind blowing up slope. Top of the World Looking down on Lincoln Mountains back side The Mammoth Lakes Basin is off in the distance Looking down at Mammoth Lakes and the Long Valley to the White Mountains Chair 9 – You can see them digging out the yellow chair tower pads below. Drogon’s Back The Face of Chair 5 is all bumped out Cornice – it’s always groomed unless it’s a powder day. Saddle Bowl A better view of the Lakes Basin and the Mammoth Crest



Who is Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman have spent countless hours studying and learning about mammoth mountain weather and snow conditions first hand.

Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to in 2004 with his Video & Photo Blog reports. (No You Tube back then)

Snowman has had his reports, videos and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at at this link.


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