Mammoth Snowman Update 11-3-2016

Footloose-Free-Wax11-3-2016 – 10:06 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, it’s looking nice and white out on the hill today.

Current conditions: we have clear skies at this time. It’s 39 at Main with a 43 up at the top of Mammoth Mountain. We have light winds 5-10 MPH out of the SW.

Last night lows on Broadway dipped into the upper 20s and they were able to make a good amount of snow again. Here is a cam shot we just grabbed showing you lower Broadway and Chair 1. vid

The Snow Base out on the hill at this time is 6-12 inches on Broadway at Main Lodge, 12-15 inches around Mc Coy Station with 24-36+ inches up top.

Current conditions on the base we have appear to be real good in spots. If you look at the cam shots from Mc Coy you can see some people have poached some fresh powder turns. Some of the images I got on Tuesday appear to also show some firm pack of the face of 3. It will be nice to get out there soon and give you a real snowman update.

Looking toward opening day it appears that the runs Saddle Bowl, West Bowl, Center Bowl, Cornice, Dave’s and the Lower Drop Outs would all be skiable, however nothing official until ski patrol gets out there to access the base. Please note the hill is closed and they do not allow hike and ski or snowboarding.


For today we should have highs in the 40’s with winds up top at 10-20 MPH out of the SW later in the day. Tonight and Friday nights lows look to be in the mid 30’s and that is out of the snowmaking range. So the snowmaker’s will take a break for a couple days if the lows are forecasted right.

For the weekend the dry cold front we have mentioned is now moving to the north of us, so we will have less winds and less over night cooling. Snowmaking might get a few hours early Sunday, but not much more then that.

Early next week into the opener looks to be more of the same with clear blue skies and highs in the upper 40s to low 50s around MC Coy Station and lows continuing in the mid 30s.

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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