Current Weather Conditions: skies are mostly cloudy once again and we are looking at a chance of snow showers today after 10 am.
Expect a high near 17 with winds out of the southwest 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
The ski area could pick up several inches of snow over the higher elevations during the afternoon hours.
Upper mountain lifts are now on weather hold, looks like lower and mid-mountain lifts will run today with no problem.
Road Conditions: 395 is open with chains or snow tire required 1 mile north of the junction of highway 395 and 203. Here in town chains are required on all cars and truck without 4×4 or AWD with snow tires.
Beware snow berms are so high in the area, that cars need to inch out almost into traffic to see if they can enter the flow. Be prepared for this on every street and driveway in town. Main Street is still just two lanes so be prepared for some congestion once you enter the town.
For the most current up to date info from Cal Trans use this link.
Snow Conditions: Out on the hill today you will find some leftover Powder, Packed Powder, Powder Crud and some Wind Buff.
Groomers should be all groomed out into a perfect corduroy surface. Looks like the crews have groomed out over 1500 acres of terrain for today.
The base now at the Snow Study site at 9000 feet is 159+ inches. At this point, you can ski and snowboard 100% of Mammoth’s terrain, weather permitting.
Great News: Mammoth Mountain has confirmed they plan to stay open thru at least July 4th, 2019. 🙂
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2-17-2019 – Photos from the Mammoth Snowman Group on Facebook.
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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)
Snowman has had his reports, videos, and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at MammothSnowman.com at this link.
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.