Mammoth Snowman Report – 2-4-2017

2-4-2017 – 8:30 AM Clear skies for Mammoth Mountain today, with 12-18 inches of fresh snow.

Winds did howl last night so the fresh snow is wind effected.

The weather for this weekend will be dry, but with windy conditions. Look for SW winds gusting in excess of 50 MPH today over higher elevations with winds 25-35 MPH lower on the hill.

Highs will be in the low 30’s with a low tonight of around 20. Sundays highs will also be in the low 30s out on the hill.

Winds on Sunday will still be with us and will start to increase after lunch with increasing clouds as well. SW wind gusts on Sunday should top 60 MPH and that will result in lift closures.

More winds on Monday with gust’s expected to top 80 MPH over the top of Mammoth Mountain.

Sunday is the start of a new series of storms that will move thru the area into next Friday.

Here is your updated snowfall forecast:

Updated Saturday 2/4 @ 12 PM

Sat 2/4 = 13 – 15” (H20 = 1.25”) **4
Sun 2/5 = 0”
Mon 2/6 = 7 – 10” (H20 = 0.75” – 1.00”) **4
Tue 2/7 = 12 – 15” (H20 = 1.25” – 1.50”) **3
Wed 2/8 = 23 – 28” (H20 = 2.75” – 3.25”) **3

Storm Total = 55” – 68” (H20 = 6.0” – 7.00”) *3

Thu 2/9 = 0 – 2”
Fri 2/10 = 3 – 9” (H20 = 0.35” – 1.25”) **2
Sat – Mon 2/11 – 13 = 7 – 10”

February Snowfall = 1”
February Forecast = 120 – 150”

Roads are now R1 from the junction of Hwy 395 and 203 and through the town of Mammoth Lakes. Please slow down and chain up if you are not in a AWD or a 4 x 4.

Snow conditions:  We have some great packed powder on the groomers and powder and powder crud off the main groomed runs. (Check out our photo snow report lower down on this page.)
All lifts and runs are now open on Mammoth Mountain on a base of 150 to 300 inches of snow.

Locals Choice for Sunday start out at chair 2 at opening bell. The corduroy should be fun under clear windy skies at Main Lodge.

Try out St Anton and Terry’s Run for less crowed morning turns. An early morning fun run is to ride to the top of chair 3 and ski all the way back down to 1. So Saddle Bowl to St Anton or Terry’s.

With the winds on Sunday we expect some lifts will not be able to run, so get our early before the peak gusts hit during mid to late day.

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Photo Snow Report with comments from the Snowman.

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.

Scotties runs right into St Anton so you can ride the cord all the way back to the bottom Gondola.

Top of the World Climax

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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