Black Tie Ski Rentals in Mammoth Lakes - Discount Coupon7 AM 11-12-2018 – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain the ski area is open daily for the season with Broadway only on a firm 12-18 inch base of man-made snow.

This morning as of 7 am they have the snowmaking system on. At Main Lodge, the temperature is sitting at 25 with a 27 up top. Winds are light at Main with gusts to 55 MPH up top. 

Looking at the cams you can see they are grooming Rustys out now. I would expect Andys Double Gold to be the next run to get groomed out.

When I came down the hill yesterday they were setting up guns at the bottom of chair 2. You can see the snowmaking guns from the MC Coy cam blowing snow on Upper Stump Alley this morning.

It was a fun opening weekend to get out and make a few turns. The best snow on Broadway is on the skiers right with it being a bit firm on the skiers left.

This week into the weekend will offer some fun warm-up laps and get the body moving and into ski and board shape again. Not much open yet, but by late in the week I would expect it to be 4-5 runs. 

The forecast for snowmaking calls for good snowmaking conditions nightly for the forceable future. For our weather forecast scroll down the page.


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Mammoth Mountain Weather 

Today’s weather forecast is calling for a high in the mid 40s at Main Lodge, looks to be that way all week long. Lows will be in the mid 20s with a very dry air mass under the east flow. This is perfect for making a ton of snow during the nights and early moring hours.

Winds the next few days will be 5-15 MPH out of the North East on the runs that are open. Expect stronger winds over higher elevations ridge tops.

With the NE flow in Mammoth all the smoke from the fires has blown out of the area, so while most of the state is suffering from the bad air we have perfectly clear skies. Come on up and make some turns and escape the smoke. 

Looking at the long-range outlooks there are no storms in the 7-day forecast at this time. Looking into the period of Thanksgiving week we see cold and snow showers possibly moving into the area.

Models keep showing a change at the 7-10 day period but every day it keeps getting pushed back a day so who knows what will happen at this point. 

The Mammoth Weather Guy posted his first Powder Outlook of the Season, here is the link

If your planning to come up for Thanksgiving, skiing will be out of Main Lodge with limited terrain. 

Have a great day, Snowman will be updating you Monday – Friday now by 9 AM. 

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