Mammoth Snowman Update 12-10-2016



Good Saturday morning to you all… sorry for the late post today, I hate to write about rain.

At of noon the snow levels have now come down to the village so we can say good bye to the rain at Main Lodge for now.

Over the next few hours expect snow levels to be 8000 – 8500 feet. Tonight look for snow down into town.

At this time we look on track for 10-18 inches of new snow at main by Sunday moring.  Up top over all snow totals will be in the 2-3 foot range. This is some thick heavy base snow so look for more lifts and runs to open over the next few days.

Canyon Lodge is now set to open this Wednesday and we have snow in the forecast for the opener. I am working on a longer update check back after 1pm today. 

Snow Conditions Report and News from The Hill

We picked up 6-8 inches of heavy base snow on Thursday morning. Then the snow turned to rain and sleet and really messed things up.

Snowman’s guessing that the snow conditions are hard pack to ice out there, use caution if your heading out when the lifts open. I will have a update when we get word on current conditions. Pray for the chart above to come true…. Snowman out.

Lifts open at this time: Chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, and 11 along with G1 and G2. Lift hours this week are 8:30 AM to 4 PM.

Runs open: Apple Pie, Broadway, Stump Alley, Rusty’s, Mambo, Forest Trail, Andy’s Double Gold, Saddle Bowl, Center Bowl, Christmas Bowl, China Bowl, West Bowl, Cornice Bowl, Dave’s, Climax, the Drop Outs, the Wipe Outs, Scotties, Road Runner, Unbound Main and more!

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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