Mammoth Snowman Update 11-20-2016

Mammoth Mountain Radar11-20-2016 – 7 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we have clouds moving into the area at this time.

So far the current storm system effecting Northern California has still not made it’s way into Mammoth.

That should change over the next few hours with snow or snow showers moving in late this morning or even after lunch.

Snow totals look to be around 6-10+ inches over the top of Mammoth Mountain with 4-8+ inches of new snow around Main Lodge by Monday morning. Beyond that time frame it looks like we could see a few more inches of snow on Wednesday and also on Friday.

Adding it all up by late next Friday we could see 18-24 inches of new snow above the 10,000 level. With 10 – 16 inches at main if it all works out just right.

For today expect Snow developing with a High near 33 at Main Lodge. It will be Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.Winds up top will be in excess of 50 MPH today out of the SSW. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

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Snow Conditions Report and News From The Hill

The Unbound Park is now open after a massive snowmaking run. It’s still low tide in the park but they have some cool features set up and more will be coming out for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend.

Bus Service the Red Line and the Blue Lines are now open for the winter season here in Mammoth Lakes.

Lifts open at this time: Chairs 1, 3 and 11 along with G1 and G2. Chair 11 is close to being able to run as is chair 6 the unbound lift. Chair 2 and the Mill are closed and need more snow on both upper and lower Stump to open. So far they are making snow on upper stump alley.

Runs that will be open today weather permitting: Apple Pie, Broadway, Rusty’s, Andy’s Double Gold, Saddle Bowl, Center Bowl, Christmas Bowl, China Bowl, West Bowl, Cornice Bowl, Dave’s, Climax and the Drop Outs.

Snowmaking has been running off and on all week long. Conditions look good for snow making nightly for the next week. There could be a couple days cold enough to blow snow all day long as well.

If your coming up for Thanksgiving, terrain is going to be very limited compared to last season. We are not even sure they will have chair 2 and the mill open. Canyon Lodge will be closed as there is no snow to ski on in that area and the same for Eagle Lodge.

Snow Report Update 11-18-2016 – Out on the hill we currently have a base of 6-36+ inches from Main Lodge up to the top.

The snow surface on the lower runs is a mix of firm machine groomed snow to a softer fresh man made snow pack. (There are a few spots that are solid ice so beware.)  Some fun turns to be had on Thursday for sure.

Up top they are grooming Cornice and it is carving great first thing in the moring. You’re going to need a good edge up top as there is some nice firm wind buff mixed in with some ice and suck pack.

Saddle Bowl – The snow in Saddle Bowl was a nice groomed packed surface on Thursday. Most of the snow in here is all natural with snowmaking coverage on the lower half of the run.

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