12-11-2018 – Good Morning @ 7 AM – Happy Holidays – Mammoth Mountain is 95% open.
At sunrise, we have a temperature of 21 at Main Lodge with a 26 up top.
Winds over the summit are gusting to 20 MPH out of the NE. Lower down the mountain the winds are much less at 12 MPH at times out of the North.
Weather for today will be Sunny, with a high near 34. Looks like a repeat on Wednesday and Thursday. There is a slight chance of showers now on Friday with some strong SW winds in the forecast.
Local area roads are now chain free, however, side streets and some shady areas are still white and have black ice on them so use caution in those areas.
The base out on the hill is 37 inches at Main Lodge with 60 inches over the upper mountain. The Canyon Lodge and Eagle Lodge areas have a solid 18 to 36 inches.
Surface conditions, first off expect all the groomers to be in great shape this week.
You will find a mix of soft packed powder on the Main Lodge area groomers and the firmer man-made snow down by the lower base lodges.
Off the groomers beware it’s still mid tide, slow down and watch for rocks and tree stumps still sticking out or lurking just under the surface.
Conditions up top are a midwinter packed powder mixed with soft and firm wind buff spots. You will find bumpy areas and some flat spots.
The Cornice is now getting groomed so all those bumps are now gone, over the top it’s very slick so beware coming in to fast.
Bottom line the snow we have is great and there is enough to open the entire mountain. Yes, we still need more snow, but there is plenty out there to ski and ride to keep you happy for days now.
ALL Lifts are Open for the Holidays and the 2019 Winter Season
Snowmaking: Will continue as conditions allow to re-enforce the base of snow we have on the hill.
Looks like a break in the weather over the next few days. As of this morning, we are looking to see a few snow showers this Friday into Friday night. We could see 1-2 inches from that system above 9000 feet.
By Sunday into Monday, the system we have been watching appears to want to split and the results will be little to no snow. There will be a detailed post on the current and extended weather by 5 pm today.
Time to get out and enjoy some freshly groomed snow under sunny skies.
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