Mammoth Snowman Report – 2-12-2017

2-12-2017 – 10AM – Mammoth Mountain has clear blue skies today.

Over the last week we picked up 4 feet of new snow at Main Lodge and over 8 feet at the top.

So much snow it hit the gondola cables at the top. Chair 14 was also buried and had to be dug out.

The base out on the hill is now up to 178 at Main Lodge and 340 at the top of the Mountain. Yes, those numbers are right, I have only seen this much snow 5 or 6 times in my years up here.

Snow conditions are a really fun machine groomed packed powder with skier pack off the groomed. Snowman will be back out on the hill on Monday and get you some photos and a live video update.

The weather for the next few days will be highlighted by clear blue skis and a warming trend. Highs will be in the upper 20s too low 30s today with 5-10 degrees of warming the next couple days.

Winds will be NE winds 35-45 MPH over the upper elevations of the hill, then on Monday winds will be 15-25 MPH also out of the NE. By Wednesday we get a return of the SW winds as the next storm cycle gears up to hit Mammoth.

The next series of storms looks to be a bit weaker and colder with less rain and will start this coming Thursday.

If you’re coming up next weekend be ready for a very stormy weekend with strong winds and moderate to heavy snow at times. Use this link for our complete Mammoth weather discussion and long range outlook.

Roads are now R1 in town and up to the Main Lodge, lots of icy spots around from melting snow so slow down.

Also to note the snow piles in town are 10-20 feet high, it makes it very hard to pull a car out into traffic. Please beware that people need to slowly inch their cars into the road to be able to see traffic while pulling out of local side streets and driveways.

We live on Canyon and we have fools drive up the street 30 -40 mph, that is not safe folks. FYI all roads in town are now set at 25 MPH due to excessive snow.

Now is the time to make plans to come to Mammoth and see and play in all this snow.

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Ski ya later… Snowman out 




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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