Mammoth Snowman Update 11-17-2016


mammoth-lakes-hot-wax11-17-2016 – updated 6:26 PM added 24 photos below…

We picked up about an inch of snow over the last 24 hours and snowmaking has been running none stop over that time frame.

With the snowmaking system back on conditions on open runs will improve fast. Today is looking like a good day for some early season fun.

So for today expect clear skies with winds 10 – 20 MPH at times. Highs will be in the upper 20’s into the low 30’s. Lows tonight will come up into the mid 20s.

On Friday we warm up a bit more so the snowmaking 24/7 run will be over. Highs will be in the upper 30s with high on Saturday into the 40’s

Winds will also be picking up on Friday with gusts increasing to 35-45 MPH out of the SW. On Winds get going even stronger with gusts 60-75 MPH over the highest elevations.

On Sunday we will have a chance of snow showers looks to be a dusting to a few inches possible. For our complete weather discussion with charts and weather images use this Mammoth Weather link

The Snow Conditions, Base and What’s Open:

Snow Report Update Thursday Morning 11-17-2016 – Out on the hill we currently have a base of 6-36+ inches from Main Lodge up to the top.

With snowmaking running again we should have some good snow on Broadway today. Hopefully in a day or two they will open some new runs. Snowmaking guns are blazing on Fascination and it would not take much to also get powder bowl open in a day or two.

The snow surface on the lower runs is a mix of firm machine groomed snow to a softer fresh man made snow pack. With highs below freezing you can say good bye to the November corn and slush we had for the last week.

Up top there is some nice firm wind buff mixed in with some ice and suck pack. Dave’s and Cornice have the best snow, watch out for the ice band at the top of Cornice when you go to drop in.

What’s open this week? Chairs 1 and 3 along with G1 and G2. Runs that will be open this week: Broadway, Saddle Bowl, Center Bowl, West Bowl, Cornice Bowl, Dave’s, Climax and the Drop Outs.mammoth_snowman_photos0020 mammoth_snowman_photos0019 mammoth_snowman_photos0021 mammoth_snowman_photos0018 mammoth_snowman_photos0008 mammoth_snowman_photos0022 mammoth_snowman_photos0023 mammoth_snowman_photos0024 mammoth_snowman_photos0025 mammoth_snowman_photos0017 mammoth_snowman_photos0016 mammoth_snowman_photos0015 mammoth_snowman_photos0014 mammoth_snowman_photos0006 mammoth_snowman_photos0005 mammoth_snowman_photos0004 mammoth_snowman_photos0013 mammoth_snowman_photos0012 mammoth_snowman_photos0003 mammoth_snowman_photos0002 mammoth_snowman_photos0011 mammoth_snowman_photos0010 mammoth_snowman_photos0009 mammoth_snowman_photos0001

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