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Good day and thanks for stopping by I hope you’re having a great summer and are planning a trip to the Eastern Sierra soon.

Current Conditions: We have mostly clear skies with just a few clouds around the high country.

The top has a temperature of 56 @ 11,053 Feet with NNE winds @ 13 MPH gusting to 19 MPH, at Main Lodge @ 9000 feet the temperature is 56 with E winds @ 4 MPH gusting to 11 MPH.

Down in Mammoth Lakes, the temperature is 72 with SSE winds at 0 MPH gusting to 3 MPH. Down at the Mammoth Airport, the temperature is 73 with calm winds. Checking in with Bishop at 4300 feet the temperature is 80 with calm winds.

Weather Forecast: For the rest of the week into Saturday we expect mostly clear skies. There could be a few clouds around but there are no T Storms in the forecast until Sunday. Highs will be seasonal with the upper 70s to low 80s for Mammoth and upper 90s for Bishop.

Checking the air quality gauges and local webcams this morning, smoke from the #dexterfire near Bald Mountain is staying to the east of Mammoth Lakes and the High Country.

If you’re traveling to the area you can expect periods of clear skies, then haze, and even some light smoke at times for the foreseeable future.  Let’s just hope and pray it never elevates to the smoke levels we saw last year.

**For the complete weather forecast and outlook check out the updated weather center at this link.

Mountain Biking Season 2021: The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is now open with 49 mountain runs accessible. Trail conditions are prime after the park got rain on Sunday and Monday.

Lifts open are the Bike Shuttle out of the Village at Mammoth, Gondola 1 and 2, and Discovery Chair 11. Chair 16 & 2 are now running Fridays – Sundays through Labor Day Weekend.

For information on Mountain Biking Mammoth, check out our Mt Biking page here.

The Mammoth Lakes Basin is in great shape right now. Everything is greened up and all the lakes except Horseshoe still have decent water levels.

Hiking trails out of the basin are all open with no snow even in the higher elevations. Try a hike to Crystal Lake or a venture to Sky Meadows, the views are just amazing on both these trails.

All the marines are fully stocked and there are lots of people renting boats, kayaks, and paddle boards. The shoreline on Lake Mary by Pokonobe Lodge has been producing some good hooks ups for fisher people this week. 

Camping: The campgrounds are all open and have been full, make sure you have a reservation or be prepared to dry camp out of shady rest or the scenic loop.

If your dry camping fire restrictions are in place so no Campfires, BBQs, or Smoking. The forest service and MLPD are patrolling the forest outside of Mammoth Lakes this Summer.

What to Do: For the full details of what’s going on, what’s open, and the local’s tip of what to do, checkout out the East Side Recreation Report Page here.

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report: Winter Sports will resume on 11/13/21. If you’re jonesing for snow check out our snow report page with videos and photos from the last couple of seasons, here is the link.


Eastern Sierra Recreation Report Mammoth Lakes & Eastern Sierra Weather ForecastMountain Bike Report

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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. He has been skiing around the hill with marked ski poles since March of 1991 so he can measure the fresh snowfall amounts out on the hill. 

Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to in 2004 with Video & Photo Blog report. (No YouTube back then). Facebook got added to the fold back in 2008 and then the Facebook Group in 2016. 

Reports, videos, and photos from the website have been featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC News.

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