Mammoth Snowman Report – 12-15-2016

12-16-2016 – 7:05 AM – Hello and welcome too Mammoth, we have snow showers still falling at this time.

Snow totals so far are 39-56 inches from 9000 feet up. Below that there is 10-18 inches of new very heavy base snow to work with.

Mammoth Mountain should be up and running with 100% of the mountain opening up the next few days. This was the perfect base storm to secure a great season.

FYI today it will take a long time to get things up and running, many lifts are caked with ice so be prepared to wait it out.

Currently it’s 22 at Main Lodge with a SW wind to 30 MPH. Up Top it’s 20 with SW winds gusting 94 MPH.

Today expect highs in the 20s with continued strong SW winds over the mid and upper mountain. This morning expect cloudy skies with more snow showers around. By Saturday we clear out and that will allow Mammoth to get most of the hill up and running.

Next chance of snow is late next week when we could see a cold storm with several more inches of snow to refresh the surface.

Snow Conditions Report and News from The Hill

Snow Report Update 12-5-2016 – Out on the hill we currently have a base of 24-132 inches from Canyon Lodge up to the top.

The snow surface is powder and packed powder groomers; we have full mid-winter conditions now. The only area that is very thin is the chair 15 and chair 25 areas down low.

FYI: I will be updating the information here during the day today, check back for fresh images and fresh mountain information. Enjoy the fresh snow and welcome to winter!

Lifts open at this time: ( weather permitting ) Chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 along with G1 and G2. Lift hours this week are 8:30 AM to 4 PM. (weather permitting) .

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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