Mammoth Snowman Report – 12-13-2016

free-hot-wax-mammoth-mountain12-13-2016 – 7:23AM – Good morning we have snow showers falling up at Main Lodge.

So far just a trace of new snow, we are not expecting more then a dusting to one to two inches.

Highs today will be in the upper 20s to low 30s with winds at main gusting to 45 MPH and to over 80 over the top of Mammoth Mountain.

On Wednesday expect more strong SW winds with gusts to 70+ over the higher elevations.

We will also have increasing clouds as the last in a series of storms moves in with Snow Heavy at Times likely by late Thursday into Friday morning. Snow levels with the next storm will be high once again starting out around 8000-9000 feet and then lowering down into town during the night on Thursday.

As of this post we are looking for 12-30+ inches of new snow from Little Eagle to the top of Mammoth Mountain.  I have no doubt we will have to update snow levels and snowfall amounts as we get closer to this storm.

If your thinking about coming up, Friday looks to be a possible riders of the storm day with a bluebird powder day coming up on Saturday. Whatever happens the snow out of Main right now is packed powder and wind buff with the top 100% open, fun stuff come and get it.


Snow Conditions Report and News from The Hill

Tuesday morning – We had some great wind buff and packed powder out on the hill on Monday. You could even still find some fresh tracks if you were willing to work for them.

Up top right now we have mid winter coverage, still some large rocks to watch out for but for the most part the top is now wide open and ready for you riding pleasure. Climax Dave’s, Cornice Bowl, The Noids, Scotties and the Wipe Outs are great.

Taking a look at the Face of Three it’s all filled in and you can can ski or ride any line you like. Over at the Face of Five things are looking way more filled in but still some rocks and stumps to watch out for.

All of the groomers from 4 over to 14 should be in great shape today with machine groomed packed powder on the runs.

As far as the base for goes, at Canyon Lodge we have 6-12 inches, up at Main Lodge there is a base of 12-24 inches, with a base of 70-85 inches over the upper mountain. At this time the top is in mid winter conditions.

Both Canyon Lodge and Eagle Lodge will be open on Wednesday, coverage down at eagle is very very low with just the skiers right side open after you pass over the bridge. Use this area for access only.

Over at Canyon the snow is a firm hard pack from all the rain we got.  Until we get some more snow use this area also for access only.  Let’s hope the Thursday storm comes thru has the Canyon and Eagle runs need more snow.

Lifts open at this time: Chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12,13, 14 along with G1 and G2. Lift hours this week are 8:30 AM to 4 PM. (weather permitting) Chairs 8, 15, 16 and 17 should be running starting on Wednesday.

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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