Footloose Sports - 760-934-24005PM 1-23 Winter Storm Watch Tuesday night into Friday AM for Mammoth Lakes, Crowley Lake and the Owens Valley. Traveling up 395 during that time period is going to be a nightmare. 

Expect light and dry snowfall with windy conditions, that will create blizzard conditions at times. My advice is to not drive up during that time frame… I will have a update on Monday Morning. 

1-23-2021 7 AM Good morning everyone, we have clear blue skies this morning from Mammoth Lakes down to Bishop. 

Up top, the temperature is 5 this with an NE wind gusting to 17 MPH. Down at Main Lodge, the temperature is 6 with calm winds. In Mammoth Lakes, the temperature is 9 with a temperature of 13 down in Bishop. 

Road Conditions: The chains required sign is posted 1 mile up 203 from 395. To see what the current road conditions look like check out our road conditions webcams page

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report: Pack Powder snow on the Groomers with a mix of fresh and some wind buff up top today. 

This weeks cycle of storms will put us in mid winter conditions with a great base by Friday. 

As of today, there is a base of 20-40+ inches from Canyon Lodge up to the top now. Lifts running are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, G1 & G2, and the Village Gondola (weather permitting). Chairs 13 and 14 have closed until we get at least a foot of fresh snow. Mammoth Mountain will continue to be open daily from 8:30 AM to 4 PM.

Please note there will be no gondola access from Mc Coy station, you will need to load at the bottom station. 

Lodging News: Lodging is still closed to non-essential travelers according to the town and the state. The county has submitted a request to the state to allow 30% occupancy to non-essential travelers, but that has not been approved yet.

Mammoth Mountain Sunday 1-24-2021
Mammoth Mountain Sunday 1-24-2021


An active winter weather pattern will prevail through much of next week as a series of progressively stronger winter storms push through the Sierra and western Nevada. A significant winter storm is looking increasingly likely by late Tuesday through at least Thursday. Additional waves of moderate to heavy snowfall are possible through next weekend. NWS Reno 

For today expect increasing clouds later this morning with a 40 percent chance of snow showers after 10 AM, with a high near 24. Winds will be light and variable becoming north 10 to 15 mph later this morning. Winds over Mammoth Mountain could gust as high as 30 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of a half-inch to an inch is possible. 

On Sunday there will be increasing clouds, with a high near 27. Winds will be out of the southwest around 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35+ mph. It’s possible there could be some snow showers later in the day.

The next system arrives on Sunday night and lasts into Monday…

Powder Forecast – Friday, January 22, 2021 by Ted Schlaepfer CCM 

**Snowfall forecast confidence ranges from very low (1) to very high (5)

Sat 1/23 = 3  4”  (H2O = 0.20” – 0.30”)
Sun 1/24 = 1  3” (H2O = 0.10” – 0.15”)
Mon 1/25 = 2  3” (H2O = 0.15” – 0.20”)
Tue 1/26 = 5  8” (H2O = 0.30” – 0.35”)
Wed 1/27 = 6  12”
Thu 1/28 =  28  40”
Fri 1/29 = 2  3”
Sat – Mon 1/30 – 2/1 = 12  20”

January Snowfall = 2”
January Forecast = 55  80”

To get the full Powder Forecast use this link

7 Day QPF Forecast
7 Day QPF Forecast

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Footloose is also open for all your winter gear needs for inbounds and back county skiing. If you have any type of boot pain their expert boot fitters are waiting to help you fix your pain. 

If you’re going to have your boots worked on you must use this link and set up an appointment before going in. The appointments are great as you get service right away without having to wait as you did in the past. 

Over at Fast Ski Sport, they are offering a Free Hot Wax and they also offer a great tune-up so your edge will be ready for the firmer snow we have at this time. 

If you’re traveling up 395 make sure to stop at Fort Independence just north of the town of Independence. They have gas, food and supplies, and a drive-thru dispensary.

Photos from the week of January 11, 2021

Here is the link to all of the photos I have uploaded from this week.

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