At this time there is a new series of storms moving into the Mammoth area. There is a winter storm warning in effect until 4am on Saturday.
So far there is about 1-3 inches of new snow out on the hill. We have light snow showers in the area at this time.
For today we will see a few snow showers with several inches of new snow expected above 9000 feet. Snow fall amounts are about half what we expected just 36 hours ago.
Highs will be in the upper 20s with SW winds 25-45 MPH above the 9000 foot level.
Tonight look for 2-4 inches with 6-10 inches in the forecast for Friday at the 9500-foot level and above.
The weekend is now looking to be pt. cloudy with no snow in the forecast until late on Sunday. Highs will be in the 30s with lows in the 20s.
More snow with higher snow levels moves in next week. We could see snow levels come up to 8000 – 9500 feet. Not what we want, so let’s hope it stays to our north.
Roads are now R1 from the junction of Hwy 395 and 203 and through the town of Mammoth Lakes.
Snow conditions: All lifts and runs are now open on Mammoth Mountain on a Base of 150 to 300 inches of snow. We have some great packed powder on the groomers and skier and rider packed powder off trail.
The first few images are of Scotties. They have been grooming it out nightly for some steep fun groomed out speed runs. Most people hit up Cornice so this area had much less traffic on it.
Gold Hill via Chair 9 – All the groomers leading down to chair 9 are perfect corduroy in the mornings. I was able to get 6 laps in before it got tracked up. The Dragons Head and Back are all filled in, give them a shot on the next powder day they are open.
Havasu Grande – Easy to get in with all the snow, still have not got to ski it yet.
Another real fun run it go to the top of five and bomb down the comeback trail over to 3. China and Christmas bowl are now one big merged run and they are groomed perfectly into Coyote. This is a fun fast and steep groomed run, give it a shot today.
Terry’s Run is closed for racing a lot, but on Monday it was opened with perfect cord all the way down. Best part is there is never much traffic in here so you can ski or ride fast. Looking out to St Anton with the top of 1 and 3 in the image. Look at all that snow, we will be skiing at least until the 4th of July. Took some laps over on chair 12, nobody was around so I got turn after turn on more perfect corduroy. The k2 wanted to make some big round turns as you can see in this image. Fascination for fast fun at Main and Chair 1. Saddle Bowl has become one massive run. West Bowl Hangman’s Bowl – Yes it is still steep and scary Half Pipe Competition this week
Now is the time to make plans to come to Mammoth and see and play in all this snow. Make sure to scroll down this page for some local coupons and for fresh images from last Tuesday.
Also to note we will have the Record Snow Design out this Wednesday. Sorry for the delay we been shoveling out for days, now that we have caught up we can finish the design with Craig Fine.
Ski ya later… Snowman out
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