Roads in town and up all the lodges are now in R1 conditions. Things should melt off by the end of the ski day in town, but I would expect you still might need chains going to main. If you have a 4 x 4 or AWD with snow tires you are good to go.
The weather for today we have a slight chance of snow showers. It will be Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. It will be windy, with winds turning from the west to the northwest 20 to 30 mph, with gusts will be as high as 40 mph or greater up top.
Tonight should be mostly clear and cold with a low around 7. Expect it to continue to be windy, with a north wind to around 30 mph, with wind gusts as high as 45 mph up top.
Tuesday looks to be bluebird (yes that means sunshine and fun), with a high near 32. Windy, with a north wind 30 to 35 mph decreasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph over the higher elevations.
More bluebird conditions on Wednesday through the weekend are now expected, with highs 35 to 40 during that time frame.
Not expecting much wind over that 5 day period. We will update this forecast on Tuesday with any changes we see.
Snow Conditions as of Monday morning: After this mornings powder fest is over expect some great packed powder conditions on the hill this week, with 100% of the mountain now open. Get out early for some fresh corduroy it’s so fun getting those first runs in at 8:30 to 10 AM.
Locals Choice this week is getting a warm-up run in on Broadway and then hitting the Groomed Cornice Bowl to Gremlins Gulch and then make turns down St Anton all the way back to Gondola 1.
Also, a great way to start is at Little Eagle make a warm-up run down the bridges and then head back up 15 and over to chair 9. The runs over here are getting a ton of early morning sunlight and on most days are all groomed out to a nice fresh and fast corduroy.
Unbound Parks: they have 6 parks up and running and they look to be fully built out. Snowman plans to get a bunch of park images for you on Tuesday and I will get those all posted up for you. Never seems to be many people in the parks when I hit them up on the weekdays so I plan on being out this Saturday with the Cannon to get some action shots.
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**I wanted to give you all a review of the new K2 gear I have been skiing. I got a call last spring from the Local Rep Jeff and he asked if I would be interested in skiing on all new K2 gear.
Of course, I jumped at the chance and got started with the New Recon 130 Ski Boots from Day one. I added some fresh footbeds from that I had Keven at Footloose fit and it’s been off to ski every other day since we got started.
The new Recons are light about half the weight of my old boots and they fit like a nice perfect glove. They feel just as comfortable as my normal shoes I wear around town.
Next Up Jeff showed up at Christmas with some brand new experimental skis. I went with the 177 CM at 99 under feet.
I have now taken these ski’s all over the hill the last 3 weeks. From groomers, to wind buff steeps to steep cut up powder crud I have been flying all over the hill feeling like I am in my mid 30’s again.
Thanks to the crews I have been hooking up with, it’s been a blast skiing and riding with all of you.
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Those forecasts are now responsible for many people getting multiple powder days on Mammoth Mountain over the years. People email us saying they plan their days off around The Mammoth Weather Guy Powder Forecasts.
Ted’s Bio: Always fascinated with the weather, skiing was just a natural extension of my love for snow and rain. I started skiing at age 5, first discovered Mammoth in 1979 as a youth, and have been a regular visitor since the late ’80s.
Here is the link to The WeatherGuys Page with all his great insights on the weather, update Tuesday and Friday at 5 PM during the ski season.