Snowmaking Update: Snowmaking is on this morning with a wave of colder air in the area. However the next few nights it will be to warm to make much snow.
The good news is we have a great snowmaking run coming up starting the middle of next week. If the outlook for next week holds we could see 12-18+ hours of snowmaking continue for several days.
Mammoth Mountain Snow Report: Grooming crews have been out nightly and you will find a mix of a firm to soft corduroy if you head out at 8:30 in the morning.
Snow conditions soften up in spots and also stay firm in others as the morning warms up. Typical man-made conditions, it’s fun to get those turns in but watch out for the rough and firm spots.
There is a 12-18 inch base of man-made snow on Broadway, Silver Tip, Andy’s Double Gold and Rusty’s. From here on out, the ski area will be open daily now from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Chair 1 is open for access to skiing and snowboarding.
Gondola 1 & 2 is open for scenic rides at this time, go check out the new 24-foot sign they put up a couple of weeks ago. (Expect Gondola 1 to be open for access to Broadway this weekend.)
Mammoth Mountain Weather Summary & Forecast:
Summary: A ridge of high pressure intensifies one last time this weekend and then starts to weaken and moves out early next week.
After almost 3 weeks of this pattern, it appears next week there will be a change coming up.
The change is going to involve a cut off low off the California Coast. These types of systems are the weatherpersons woe as they are hard to forecast their exact path.
The path the system takes is going to determine if Mammoth Mountain gets a dusting or several inches of wet snow next week. There is more confidence in getting some cold air into the area then snowfall for next week.
Forecast into Sunday: Expect High clouds at times today Friday, highs will be in the upper 40s to 50s on Mammoth Mountain into Sunday. Lows will be in the low to mid-30s which is border-line for them to be able to blow snow.
So time to do your snow dances and wash those cars. Snowman out…
**Ted Schlaepfer CCM —- Mammoth Mountain WeatherGuy – Snowfall forecasts are valid at the Sesame snow course (Main Lodge) for the prior 24 hours as reported @ 6-7 AM
Sat 11/16 = 0”
Sun 11/17 = 0”
Mon 11/18 = 0”
Tue 11/19 = 0”
Wed 11/20 = 0 – 1”
Thu 11/21 = 2 – 4”
Fri 11/22 = 0 – 1”
Sat – Mon 11/23– 25 = 0”
November Snowfall = 0”
November Forecast = 15 – 25”
Ted’s Full post is at this link