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Good morning and thanks for stopping by Mammothsnowman.com. We had our first dusting of snow on Thursday morning, it was that good old grapple snow that some people mistake for hail.

We observed trace amounts on the ground all the way down to the Mammoth Skate Park. There was about 1⁄4 to 1 inches around the Main Lodge and up to 2 inches in some of the higher elevations.

Got to love these September dustings that seems to happen more often than not around the 3rdweek of September.

In most years it warms right back up and we get 4-6 weeks of Indexing Summer Weather and Fall Colors.

This year, however, things are looking much different.

So far this month we have had a series of low-pressure systems come thru cooling things down. If it was late Fall or Winter they would have brought good amounts of snow.

While the next week looks to warm up a bit, it’s the pattern that is showing up by the end of next week that is very cold and wet, that makes Snowman get excited.

Do I think this pattern will get the mountain open right away, nope, but there is always a chance we get a hook up of moisture from the south and we get some bonus footage.

Very early openings have happened in the past. In 1994 we got 3 feet of snow at Main Lodge on the last night of September into the early morning hours of October 1st.

A few of us even hiked and skied the races runs on 10/1 with the T bar opening on the 8th that year. They ran Chair 26 all October that year for early season skiing and boarding.

For all the details on this weekend’s weather and Snowman’s long-range outlooks with images and charts, check out our Mammoth Weather Page.

Mountain Biking and Bike Park News – The Park will be closing on Sunday, with the heavy wet snow that fell it will be a brown powder weekend for the closer.

Most of the snow will be gone after today, but trails will be firm and moist. Hope to see you all out on the hill for some bomber sessions this Sunday.

For our complete report on Road and Mountain Bike check out this link.

Fall Colors Update:

I checked on the Fall Colors from Mammoth to Bishop on Thursday and found that the color show is not happening yet. There are signs of the color show starts, with small bits of yellow popping up here and over there, but we are still 2 weeks out from seeing the colors everyone is looking for.

Please report into us what you are seeing and include images that you want us to post here at the site.

 

Forecasted Snowfall Amounts into September 30th 2019
Forecasted Snowfall Amounts into September 30th, 2019

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Photos from 9-19-2019 at Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes

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Opening Day Countdown

Mammoth Mountain is set to open (weather permitting) on Saturday, November 9th 2019. This video below is a good average of what to expect that first day. No matter what everyone seems to have a good time. See ya out there… Yes Snowman will be there handing out stickers and getting the first video snow report of the year. 

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