January 21st, 2022 @ 8 AM Updated – Good morning everyone, checking the window cast, there are cloudy skies developing over Mammoth Mountain at this time. The rest of the Eastern Sierra is clear.
Weather: If you’re going to be out today expect cloudy skies now over the upper parts of the ski area with clear to pt cloudy skies in all other areas. Highs will be in the upper 20s to mid-30s from Canyon Lodge up to Main Lodge.
Winds will be out of the northeast wind 20 to 30 MPH with gusts to 50+ MPH. Over the mid and upper mountain, the NE winds could gust as high as 60-75+ MPH. Bundle up it’s going to be a bit chilly today.
For the full Mammoth Mountain and Eastern Sierra Weather Outlook use this link.
Snow Conditions: The NE winds and cooler air coming in today and Saturday will firm up the snowpack for a couple of days. Expect a warmer windless day with much better snow conditions on Sunday into Monday.
To read my detailed snow and trip reports and to see the most current photos from out on Mammoth Mountain, use this link.
What to Do in the Eastern Sierra: Besides the skiing and riding out on Mammoth Mountain, you will find decent amounts of snow around the Eastern Sierra at this time.
Cross Country Skiing is wide open at Tamarack Lodge. Down at Shady Rest, the town trail system is also groomed out for Cross Country Skiers and Snow Shoeing. The Mammoth Lakes Ice Skating Rink is also open and offers a great time to be had by all.
The Snowmobile crowd is stoked with some decent snowpack now across most of Mono County. If you want to try this sport out give Mammoth Mountain Snowmobile operations a try.
If you’re looking for some dual fun try some Mountain Biking down in the Bishop Area. Trails and roads below 5000 feet are now mostly melted out. You can also hit up Lower Rock Creek Canyon, just watch for snow and ice especially on the upper 2 sections. Chipmunk Canyon in Bishop is in prime shape with no dust at this time.
Ski ya later Snowman…