6-24-2019 – 7 AM – Good morning and thanks for stopping by MammothSnowman.com. We have clear skies in the area at this time.
Highs the last couple days have been in the upper 50s with cool nighttime lows down to freezing. Those cool temperatures turned that spring slush into ice overnight.
The icy pack turned soft by mid-morning leaving us with some great skiing and snowboarding on some great summer corn snow under mostly clear skies.
Mammoth Mountain Weather wise this week we expect cooling temperatures starting mid-week. Highs will be in the high 50s today dropping into the lower 50s and upper 40s later in the week at Main Lodge.
Once again night time lows midweek will drop back into the low 30s at the 9000 foot level at Main Lodge.
Winds will also be picking up the next few days. Look for winds 20-30 MPH today picking up to 40-50 MPH midweek over the higher elevations. Down at Main winds will be gusting 35-40 MPH.
For Snowman’s complete Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes Weather Forecast use this link.
June 20, 2019 – Top of 23
June 13th, 2019 – Top of Chair 23
Mammoth Mountain Snow Report – 6-24-2019
The Summer Corn Snow season is going off right now. Lot’s of diehards up here having a blast.
More and more people are learning that summer corn snow skiing and boarding can be fun if your boards are tuned for these conditions.
Out on the hill chair, 2 is melting out fast, looks like it could last thru next weekend if they keep moving the snow around. Not sure if this lift can run on July 4th, it is going to be close.
Down at Main Lodge, there is still a ton of snow with chairs 1 and 6 along with Gondolas 1 and 2 open.
The unbound Main is done for the most part, but the slopestyle hits are still up as of this post. The forest Trail Park is open with a ton of fun to be had.
Up at MC Coy Chair 3 is open as is chair 23 and gondola 2. Skiing off of three is a mix of a groomed center bowl and a bump fest in West Bowl. The rest of the snow is starting to get a bit of sun cuppy in spots.
Up top Climax, Cornice Bowl, Scotties along with the wipe and dropouts are all still open with some fun turns to be had.
Got to love the summer corn as it gets soft later in the morning. Yahooooo
Mammoth Mountain is now open until at least August 4th, 2019. There is a 4-15 foot base out on the hill at this time.
All operations are out of Main Lodge. Lifts running are 1, 2, 3, 23 and Gondolas 1 and 2. Chair 11 has closed for the season so there is no beginner terrain open at this time.
If your looking for a lesson call Mammoth Mountain Ski School and reserve a private instructor BEFORE you come up.
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Local Area Recreation News
Lakes Basin Access and Camping Update – The road is now open in the Lake Basin, however, there is no camping at this time due to Snow and Water Runoff from the big winter.
Tioga Pass is open with very limited access to the west and east sides. Hours the road is open will be 10 to 11 AM and then 2 PM to 3 PM.
What else is there to do besides Skiing and Snowboarding in the Eastern Sierra?
Fishing Season: is wide open below the 9000 foot level with lakes being the prime spot to fish.
Right now we advise you to fish at Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake Mamie, Lake George, Convict or Crowley for the best experience.
Mammoth and Convict Creeks are raging right now and the water flows are too high for fishing at this time.
Hint: Hiring a guide is the best way to go if you really want a killer fishing experience in the Eastern Sierra.
Mountain Biking: The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is now open with Downtown, Uptown, Big Ring and Shut Gun open from Chair 4 down. More trails will be open by the end of the week below the 8500-foot level / Chair 4.
Mountain Biking trails and roads in the Shady Rest area are melted out, as are the trails and roads in the Inyo Craters areas. Also the forest roads on the East Side of hwy 395.
If you want some good single track riding, Lower Rock Creek 15 mins south of Mammoth is the place to go. For our complete update please use this link to the Mountain Bike Report.
Hiking: at this time is limited to areas below the 8500 – 9000 foot level. Try a hike to the Sherwin lakes as this trail is all melted out. My advice is to go early with limited trail open right now it gets crowded fast.
The Convict Lake trail loop is all melted out and is great for a family hike. Mc Gee Creek is also melted out lower down on the trail with snow above 9000 feet.
Road Biking: is wide open below 8000 feet. Try a ride from Mammoth to June and back for a nice long road ride. Parking at the Green Church 5 mins out of Mammoth and riding out to Benton and back is also a great ride right now.
Take a Walk: in Mammoth Lakes, you can walk all the paved trail sections with the exception of the Lakes Basin Trail above Twin Lakes.
Check out the Hyden Cabin now open daily off Old Mammoth Road across from the Mammoth Creek Park.
Scenic Drives: Take a drive up to June and drive around the loop. When you hit the town of June Lake try out June Pie for the best Pizza in the Eastern Sierra.
Gondola Rides: Nothing like a ride to the top if you’re not skiing or riding.
Campgrounds open: Mammoth Mtn. RV Park (private, year-round). Crowley (BLM, no water),
Convict Lake, New Shady Rest, Old Shady Rest, Sherwin Creek, Pine Glen Family/Group,
Brown’s Owens River (Private)
Campgrounds closed: Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake George, Pine City, Coldwater, Agnew
Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows Group, Agnew Meadows Family, Upper Soda Springs,
Pumice Flat, Reds Meadow, Devils Postpile.
The Mammoth Welcome Center is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Fuelwood Permits on sale
Monday-Friday, 8:30 to 1:00 and 2:00 to 4:00).
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