Looking at the weather, yesterday up at Main we had a high of 45 with a low yesterday morning of 37. So no snowmaking yesterday and again last night.
For today look for highs in the upper 40’s at Main Lodge with night time over the next few nights continuing to be in the low to mid 30s, so snowmaking will not be able to run at this time.
Winds: Look for SW winds 5 -15 MPH at Main with stronger gusts over the top of the mountain the next few days.
For the opener expect a low of around 35 with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. For our complete weather discussion with charts and weather images use this Mammoth Weather link.
Out on the hill we currently have a base of 8-40+ inches from Main Lodge up to the top.
For opening day the word is they will run chairs 1 and 3 along with G1 and G2. Runs that will be open look to be: Broadway, Saddle Bowl, Center Bowl?, West Bowl, Cornice Bowl and the Lower Drop Outs.
The snow conditions are a preseason groomed out surface that is a mix of natural snow and man-made snow on Broadway. Yes it’s very thin down at the last 100 yards to the base and we expect that will be the case for Thursday’s opening session.
You can avoid Broadway by taking the Gondola up and then downloading G1 when you done for the day. Just like we did on July 4th last summer.
Over on the face of chair 3 and up in cornice and parts of the drops out snow conditions are a mix of a firm base with some powder on top. Some areas appear to have just a firm gunite type base snow.
Without being able to get out on the snow Snowman is just guessing the surface conditions based on the images we have.
Grooming has been taking place on Broadway, Saddle Bowl, the Top and for building snow loading and unloading ramps for chairs 1 & 3.
So if you’re coming up for the opener the best skiing and snowboarding will be from Mc Coy Station up to the top. Broadway looks good for access until we get cold air in here for a return to snowmaking.
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…
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