Mammoth Snowman Update 10-27-2016

Mammoth Mountain Radar

10-27-2016 – 4:53PM – Heavy Rain with a rain / snow mix falling over the top of Mammoth Mountain.

We have two systems moving the first is over us now and the second will come in on early Sunday.

This first storm is very warm as the moisture is coming up from a old hurricane and there is no cold air support, so rain with very high snow levels.  Things will cool off Sunday and we should see snow at Main and all the way down into town.

Snowfall and H20 Amounts for the 9000 foot level by the Weather Guy:
Fri 10/28 = 0” (H2O = 2.25” – 3.00”) Snow levels 10.5K, lowering to 10K overnight, then 9K Fri AM; up to 18” up top, 6-10” McCoy
Sat 10/29 = 1 – 3” (H2O = 0.25” – 0.50”) Snow in AM, then rain showers PM, very slushy.
Sun 10/30 = 0 – 2” Storm moves Sunday AM, peaks afternoon, lower snow levels to 7K
Mon 10/31 = 10 – 14” (H2O = 1.25” – 1.75”) Around 18” up top and 15-18” McCoy

Pray for snow everyone I look forward to seeing many of you again in 14 days. So excited for the new season and what have to offer you all this year. Snowman out…


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DUMP ALERT!! New this season Snowman will be emailing and texting a dump alert once it starts to snow, along with our dump alert we also have a once a month newsletter that comes out the first week of each new month. Here is the link to sign up…

Snow making: The snowmaking crew is on board and getting things set up. Right now the first window we see to make snow will be this upcoming Monday night and again next Wednesday/ Thursday.

Opening Day of Snow Season: Update 10-25 For this years opener it appears we might have top to bottom skiing and snowboarding.  Up top there is already over a foot of base. Add in the next two fronts and Cornice should be ready to ski and ride.

Opening day is now set for November 10th, 2016, if we get some bonus snow early next week they will move the opener up like they did last season. Winter 2016-2017 Updates: Going to be a fun season for producing content for all of you. This year we have a new apple mac pro to edit with along with 2 new go pro 5’s for 4k video production. We also have two new Cannon Power Shots Camera’s to help with the content production.

Along with that we have Shannon who will be getting lot’s on hill photos and Sean will be joining the team to take care of Snap Chat, Instagram and help us film the new version of our video snow report, ya this season Snowman will also be in the videos skiing. All we need now is SNOW!


Who is Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman have 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 in 2004 with his Video & Photo Blog reports. (No You Tube 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 at this link.


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