Mammoth Snowman Update 10-31-2016

fast-ski-30010-31-2016 – Photo’s from Today!

updated 8:37 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain we picked up about 6-7 inches of snow at Main Lodge after the rain ended Sunday afternoon. That snow came after we had picked up well over 2 inches of rain.

Up top we picked up 18 inches of heavy base snow with 10-12 inches of  new base at MC Coy Station. So we now have a base of 6-36 inches. Not bad for October.

Current conditions, we have clear skies at this times with a 16 at the top of Mammoth Mountain, winds up top are out of the SW at 43 with gusts to 55 MPH. Down at Main it is 32 with winds gusting to 35 MPH. Down here at Canyon we have a 28 no winds with 1-2 inches of new heavy snow.

For today we should have highs in the 30’s with winds up top at 45-55 MPH and winds down low around 20-30 MPH. Tonight expect increasing clouds and winds again leading to some snow showers by Tuesday morning. At this time we are looking for a dusting to 1 inch of new snow to fall.

Night time lows will be in the 20s tonight perfect for snow making and then things warm up into the low to mid 30s at Main the rest of the week. They might be able to blow snow around MC Coy and above for a few hours each night.

For the weekend at this time it appears we will get a dry cold front into the area with windy and cooler conditions. That cooler and dryer air should get snowmaking going down to the bottom of Main Lodge.

Beyond that time frame it is unclear when we will get back into a stormy cycle. Last week at this it time was looking good but the last few days the models we look at have gone dry for the next 6-10 days.

We do have the MJO heading into phase 7 on both the EC and GFS weather models. If that happened about 14-21 days from now we should see some wet weather set up again. It’s all just an outlook at this point. So keep up your snow dances!

For today once the sun is out we are heading up to Main to get some fresh images and video that I will post up later today. Have a great morning, Snowman out…Mammoth Mountain Summit Cam

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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…

Opening Day of Snow Season: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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