Ski Renter in Mammoth Lakes - Mammoth Mountain9-19-2018 7:42 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we continue to have Fall-like weather in the area.

A lot of you are wondering about the Fall Colors, so far in Mammoth just a few patches of colors.

I would expect that around the 1 and 2nd weeks of October the show will be full on. There are some colors now showing in upper Rock Creek Canyon

Currently this morning it’s 34 up top and we have a 47 at Main Lodge. Winds this am are up to 42 MPH up top out of the South.

Mammoth Weather wise we should see these cool temperatures the next few days before a bit of a warm-up this weekend. 

Highs will be in the 60’s in town with 50’s up on Mammoth Mountain and in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Lows at night are down into the 30’s to low 40’s now.

Winds over higher elevations will be gusting to 15-25 MPH over the higher elevations with just some light breezes in town.

At this time there is no rain or snow in sight over the next 7-10 days. Late next weekend we look to warm up a bit and then 10 days out cool off again.

Weather models at this time of the year are not that great past the 7-10 day period. I checked in with Ted the Weather Guy about the next 30 days and he said he expects an early snowfall the latter half of that time frame.  

If you’re into Mountain Biking the Kamikaze bike races are set to go from September 21stthru September 23rd.

This year the games are being held out of Main Lodge as Canyon lodge is being refurbished over the next couple years. ( Chair 16 will be replaced next summer with a 6 pack).

Some Fall Colors up in Rock Creek Canyon – Photo by Sarah Asa

Mountain Bike Report: The bike park is still 100% open with not many people around on the weekdays. This week’s big races should get the crowds out one last time before the Fall shoulder season hit big time.

Trails out in the park are in the great shape as the bike park crew is relentless with their upkeep of the trails in the bike park.

Please note Sunday is the last day for lift operations at the Bike Park, you can still ride, but please watch for trail crews getting ready for winter operations. 

Outside of the park, all local trails are open, with the Fall within the area this is the perfect time of year to hit Mammoth for a Mountain Biking Vacation. All the Summer Crowds are gone and you’re left with just hardcore riders. 

Summer Improvements: Canyon Lodge is getting a major remake with lots of work taking place this Summer. We are told this will take 2-3 years to complete and when they are done Canyon will have a whole new look.

Besides the Lodge, Chair 16 is going to be replaced and realigned to unload near the top of chair 4. The new lift will be a 6 pack for weekend and holiday relief.

Up at Main, they added in some fun stuff at the adventure center. The biggest add-on is the Mammoth Zip Line that goes from the top all the way down to Main Lodge. That project will not be finished until late September.

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