6-14-2019 – 6 AM – Good morning, Mammoth Mountain is sitting under clear blue skies at this time.
Expect some clouds to build up during the morning hours leading to a 20-30% chance of showers during the PM hours.
Any rain we do get will be light and brief thru Saturday.
Highs into Sunday will be in the mid-60s at Main Lodge. Down in town highs will be in the ’70s.
Lows will be in the 40s at Main and 50s down in Town. Winds are light with SW gusts 10-20 MPH in the area at times.
For Snowman’s complete Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes Weather Forecast use this link.
Feels like Summer has arrived with lot’s to do after the ski area closes at 2 PM. June is a prime time to get out for some fishing, mountain biking, scenic drives and so much more.
Mammoth Mountain Snow Report – 6-14-2019
Currently, we are skiing and riding on some great corn snow. You will find some nice soft carvable snow on the groomers on Chair 2 starting right out of the gate at 7:30 AM.
All the other runs are quickly getting soft now as the sun is high in the sky as we approach Summer.
Up top Cornice is getting groomed just about nightly and it’s the first to get soft up top. Scotties is also groomed and offers up some fun warm-up laps in the am.
As the day heats up any run off the groomed that is getting some skier or boarder traffic has some really good snow as it gets turned up.
Top of the Drop Outs are great, watch out on the lower half later in the am as it gets a bit sticky.
West Bowl has some bumps that are getting bigger by the day now. The bumps in here are best to ski after 11 AM.
To keep the snow in better shape grooming crews are also doing there salting, keeping the snow surface less slushy and not grabby.
The race runs are getting an extra dose of salting so the ski teams that are training have a nice firm surface to ski on for a few hours early morning.
Around 10:30 to 11 AM they pull the closures on those runs and the snow is just about perfect. You will find a nice thin layer of silver lined corn snow with a carvable but not to firm surface below.
The base out on the hill is around 6-18 feet from what we are observing. With the warm weather, we have had the snowpack drop a couple of feet the last week. All that May snow is about gone as we see a lot of the early May Spring base starting to appear.
Lift hours are now locked in at 7:30 AM to 2 PM with Chairs 1, 2, 3, 6, 11 and 23 open daily. The lower gondola is also open with the upper gondola set to re open on Saturday.
ASCENT is the largest cannabis retailer in the Eastern Sierras. We are dedicated to providing our community of Mammoth Lakes with the highest quality cannabis products available. Click here to learn more.
What else is there to do after the lifts close at 3 PM?
Fishing Season: is now wide open in the Mammoth Lakes area below 8500 feet. Right now we advise you to fish at Convict or Crowley for the best experience. 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 closed due to excessive snowfall last winter and into May. The word is they will open on Friday with Downtown and Shot Gun from Chair 4 down.
With highs warming up now the lower mountain trails will melt out fast. Going to be mid to late July before you can ride off the back side trails off the top.
Mountain Biking trails and roads in the Shady Rest area are melted out, as are 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.
Road Biking: is wide open below 8000 feet. Spring is a great time to ride down in the lower elevations in the morning before summers heat moves in.
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 Park.
Scenic Drives: Take a drive up to June and drive around the loop, when heading back to Mammoth use the scenic loop to head back to town.
Gondola Rides: Nothing like a ride to the top if you’re not skiing or riding. Or ride to the top after 2 PM when they are closed for snow sports.
Camping: Is open at the Mammoth RV park, New Shady Rest, Convict, Mc Gee, and Sherwin Creek.
Mammoth Creek will be running very high the next several weeks, so far we have not had any real run off yet. With the warm days this week and then more very warm days next week the real runoff will begin.
The Mammoth Lakes Basin is still under snow at this time, with just a few patches of water showing at Twin Lakes. All Trails, Stores and Camp Grounds are closed until more of the snow melts off.
The road up to the Mammoth Lake Basin and Lake Mary will be getting plowed out over the next couple weeks. If you’re in the Mammoth Marathon on the 23rd of June they will have the road ready to run on by that time.
The Back Country at this time is frozen under snow and ice. Winter just shut off so it’s going to be a long wait until everything is melted out. It’s going to be late August before that happens this summer.
Tioga Pass is closed and we have no word on when they will get it opened.
Please Support our Local Advertisers
The new skis from K2 Blow my mind I guess that is why they call them Mind Benders.
I have now skied these skies for the last 5 month. Everything from groomers, to wind buff, steeps to steep cut up powder crud and now corn snow. I have been flying all over the hill feeling like I am in my mid 30’s again. Love these skis….
My advice is to pick some demos from Footloose and give these a try out for a day. 760-934-2400
Who Are We?
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.