Mammoth Snowman Update 11-1-2016

Footloose-Free-Wax11-1-2016 – 9:06 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain we picked up an additional inch of snow over night.

Current conditions, we have cloudy skies at this times with light snow falling up on Mammoth Mountain.

We have a 22 at the top of Mammoth Mountain, winds up top are out of the SW at 30 with gusts to 50 MPH. Down at Main it’s a nice 26 with winds 10-25 MPH at of the SW. It’s a perfect morning to be making snow on Broadway.

The Snow Base out on the hill at this time is 6-8 inches at Main Lodge, 10-12 inches at MC Coy Station with 24-36+ inches up top. Cornice, Dave’s and the Drop Outs are all skiable at this time. Please not the hill is closed and they do not allow hike and ski or snowboarding.

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 clearing skies with lows in the 20s for some great snowmaking.

As we move into Wednesday we are going to warm up in to the 40s up at Main Lodge, night time lows will come up and snowmaking will become less productive. Later in the week we might get to warm to blow snow for a few nights.

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 again 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 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!

20161102_4319This was Broadway today 11-2-2016 at 1pm a bit thin but skiable at this point.

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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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