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Black Tie Ski Rentals in Mammoth LakesApril 16th, 2021 @ 4 PM We have cloudy skies here in the Eastern Sierra and over Mammoth Mountain. Way cooler and cloudier today then expected.

Checking in at the top of Mammoth Mountain the temperature is 27 with an N wind at 11 MPH gusting to 27 MPH. Down at Main Lodge, the temperature is 37 with an NNW wind at 13 with gusts to 20 MPH.

The base at 9000 feet is sitting at 38 inches this morning, expect a couple more weeks of full coverage and then the game of pushing snow around to stay open will begin at Main Lodge. 

The snow line is solid right around 8000-8500 feet now with a mix of dirt and snow patches down to about 7500 feet.

Mammoth Mountain Weather: Going to be a bit cooler the next few days then we forecast with a light NE flow this weekend.

Highs from Main Lodge to MC Coy Station will be in the 30s with northeast winds 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph to 35 mph over the top.

Down at Canyon and Eagle Lodge highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the upper 40s to low 50s. The best snow this weekend will be at Canyon and Eagle lodges, wax em up. 

WeatherGuy just posted his long range Powder Outlook, here is the link to grab his newest post on what’s up on the extended weather outlook.

Mammoth Mountain Mc Coy Station Webcam
Mammoth Mountain Mc Coy Station Webcam

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report: Closing day for winter sports out of the Main Lodge has been set for Memorial Day, with Canyon and Eagle Lodges closing on Sunday, April 18th. 

Out on the hill, it has significantly cooled off the last couple of days and that has firmed the snowpack up. Not expecting much of a thaw today, but by Thursday the snow should start to get soft again with some sweet corn snow expected Friday into next Sunday. 

If you’re coming up this weekend I would spend your early mornings over on chair 9 as the snow will get soft in that area first. Gold Hill has been great as have been the groomers lower down on 9 and off of 25. 

The Faces of 3 and 5 have been nice with soft spring snow along with some bumps forming in West Bowl and on the Face of 5. 

Up top it’s been more firm than soft over the last 5 days, Sunday was the best with a good melt. I would expect by Friday / Saturday to see it get real soft again with some nice spring turns again later in the morning hours. 

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Mountain Biking is on below 8000 with tons to ride while we wait for the Bike Park to open on May 28th, 2021. Check out my full mountain bike update at this link complete with a list of trails that are open. 

Ski ya later, Snowman

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