Mammoth Snowman Report

25% off Black Tie Ski Rental Discount1-19-2017 – 2PM – Good afternoon from Mammoth Mountain, we got a bit of a bonus with 15-30 inches of new snow out on the hill this morning.

Today’s powder was not blower like Snowman thought this am, but more of the good old Mammoth powder that is a bit thicker.

Snowman waited an hour for 22 to open and then jumped in for some morning laps.

I was really surprised how much you stayed on top of all that new snow that had just fallen on the face of 25. Never the less it was still a blast getting some fresh stuff in here.

Over on the face of 22 and in the Avy’s the snow was not as thick and you sunk down in it like a good old face of 22 powder day.

Besides 22 chairs 3 and 5 are rolling this afternoon, with chair 9,13, and 12 along with G2 closed until further notice.

Last night’s weather front is long gone now and the next one is moving in tonight.

In between these systems we are getting some snow showers that are moderate at times this afternoon. Later tonight we get back into the accumulating snowfall.

Here are the details we have for the snowfall expected over the next few days.

Thu Night 1/19 —Snow begins again late at night. Accumulations 2 – 4” by Friday AM, ~6” up top.

Fri 1/20 — Snow, heavy at times, during operations with continued snow at times overnight and into Saturday. Accumulations 15 – 18” by Saturday AM, 24”+ up top.

Sat 1/21 — Snow showers taper off during the day, end by evening, storminess during morning operations mostly with a few inches’ accumulation. Snow begins again overnight. Accumulations 3 – 5” by Sunday AM, ~9” up top.

More snow Sunday into Monday along with very strong winds moving in for limited operations and very difficult travel. There is a chance now that Monday will just be snow showers and not dumpage. We will know more on Friday.

Confidence level in this series is a 4 at this point.

If you’re a bluebird lover out on Mammoth Mountain ( love’s blue skies ) starting next Tuesday and looks to last until about Saturday February 4th.

For our in depth detailed weather write up use this link, for our photo snow report read down the page here.

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Photos from 1-16-2017 – Photo’s by The Snowman

This first image is from the Face of Chair 5. They have been grooming this section the the left of the lift just about nightly. Some really good snow in here the last couple days. Riding up chair 1 the amount of snow of the ground is just amazing after 5 years of drought. On Tuesday these racers had left the area and Fascination was skiing great.  Gravy Chute and Little Grave are becoming one run. Drop Out and Wipe Outs with a great base. The snow surface is skied out, new snow on the way just in time.  Loved this shot a buried snow fence. That fence is 10 to 12 feet high when the season first starts. Climax all filled in and ready for this next storm cycle. Next Monday or Tuesday could be the day it pops with 3-4 feet of fresh new powder snow.
Hangmans HallowBumps under chair 3 are fun with the wind blowing snow around adding to the fun.
The Face of 3 has been groomed to some prefect wind buff with snow spraying on each turn you make, it’s fast and fun.  A direct view of Climax from the top of chair 3. Dave’s with a strong NE wind blowing up slope. Top of the World Looking down on Lincoln Mountains back side The Mammoth Lakes Basin is off in the distance Looking down at Mammoth Lakes and the Long Valley to the White Mountains Chair 9 – You can see them digging out the yellow chair tower pads below. Drogon’s Back The Face of Chair 5 is all bumped out Cornice – it’s always groomed unless it’s a powder day. Saddle Bowl A better view of the Lakes Basin and the Mammoth Crest



Who is Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman have spent countless hours studying and learning about mammoth mountain weather and snow conditions first hand.

Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to in 2004 with his Video & Photo Blog reports. (No You Tube back then)

Snowman has had his reports, videos and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at at this link.


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