This morning we have SE winds up top gusting to 23 MPH with a temperature of 16.
Down at Main, we have SW winds to 16 MPH with a temperature of 25. Expect highs today in the mid 20’s to low 30’s out on the hill.
Look for snow showers to move into the area tonight and to be with us well into Saturday. Snowfall amounts look to be 1-3 inches tonight with 3-5 inches by noon on Saturday.
Winds will be SW gusting to 30 – 50 MPH depending on your elevation on Saturday with much less wind on Sunday.
For Sunday we do expect clear blue skies with the entire mountain open by midday with highs in the upper 20s to mid-30s.
Road Conditions: Roads are mostly clear at this time with no chain restrictions posted at this time.
There is a good chance you will need chains on Saturday morning so be ready to chain up. For the most current up to date info from Cal Trans use this link.
Snow Conditions: Mammoth Mountains base at the snow study site at 9000 feet is 170+ inches.
Up top, the snow is soft in most areas and you can ski and ride any line you want at this point.
Cornice and Scotties are getting groomed nightly, get on them early before the crowds hit for some fast groomed top to bottom fun.
The noids are a ton of fun just watch for rocks getting into those chutes, the snow in here has been fantastic.
The Drop Outs and Wipe Outs when opened have been a flat and fast wind packed surface. Yesterday when they opened 23 there was about 6-10 inches of new fresh powder in there.
Daves is flat and fast while Climax has been covered in some big packed powder bumps.
The groomers are in great shape with packed powder snow from chair 16 over to chair 14. Even the Face of Five and Dry Creek have been getting groomed several times a week.
Over at Little Eagle and Chair 25, there is a mix of winter pack with some spring pack so watch for the slick spots early in the morning.
If you’re into winter ski and snowboarding conditions the next 10-14 days looks to offer up plenty of packed powder and powder day fun.
Stay tuned as Snowman will keep you updated.
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Photos from 3-15-2019 by the Snowman – Next Photo Snow Report will be on Sunday 3-24-2019
Cornice Bowl was just about perfect on Sunday in the sunshine.
The new skis from K2 Blow my mind I guess that is why they call them Mind Benders.
I have now taken these ski’s all over the hill the last 5 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.
My advice is to pick some demos from Footloose and give these a try out for a day. 760-934-2400
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Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman has spent countless hours studying and learning about mammoth mountain weather and snow conditions first hand.
Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to MammothSnowman.com in 2004 with his Video & Photo Blog reports. (No YouTube back then)
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Ted Schlaepfer – CCM – The Mammoth Weather Guy
We met The Weather Guy about 12 years ago on the Mammoth Mountain Forum. He checked out MammothSnowman.com and offered to do a Powder Forecast.
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.