Mammoth Snowman Report – 2-26-2017


2-26-2017 – 6:21 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain we have clear skies that will give way to pt cloudy skies with snow tonight into Monday.

Expect highs in the twenties today with lows near 12 tonight, winds will be out of the west south west 15-40 MPH possible today.

Snow conditions for today will be machine groomed packed powder with wind buff conditions off trail.

Yesterday the wind blew just right and many of the runs had that floating sugary snow effect going off. It was a ton of fun and everyone out on the hill seemed to be loving it.

As noted in my video report with the wind and cold about half of the groomers are now very firm to start the day. I did laps on Saturday on 5, 9 and 25, for the most part is was a mix of hard snow with a few soft groomers. As we warm up a bit today expect the snow to not be so firm in those areas.

I did not venture to the top Saturday as I was worried about the crowds that never showed up. Report’s came in that it was some nice flat fast wind buff with some soft stuff on top of the buff.

To get a better visual idea of what it’s like out on the hill Snowman got a bunch of images on Thursday. Scroll down to see all the snow on the hill along with a few shots from around the upper parts of town.

Up on the hill the base at Main is at the 210-inch mark, with over 350 inches over the top of the mountain. This is the deepest base for this date in time since the ski area began keeping records.

Check out this photo Flaskman got of the Chair 2 Snow Wall. Last time it was almost that high was in 2005.

Take look a look at how much water we have in that epic snow pack. We are tied with 1983 with March and April snowfall still to come. Amazing…
Looking at the weather for next week we should have cloudy skies with snow showers on Monday, we could see about 3-5+ inches out on the hill before this weak system moves out Monday night.

Tuesday into Wednesday we will have sunny skies with highs in the 30s and then later in the week highs into the 40s under clear skies

The long range outlook shows clear skies after that right into March 10th, so Mammoth will get a big break and with lots of bluebird days to enjoy. It will be time to break out the sunscreen. High will be in the 40s with lows in the 20’s during that time frame.

Roads are now clear with no chains required, watch fs of snow on the roads along with black ice in spots.

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.

Ski ya later… Snowman out

So we have started the set-up of our Mammoth Snowman Logo Wear and Gear. Right now we have Stickers, T-Shirts, Hoodies, and Mugs with our logo with the white backing on them. Lot’s more will be added over the weekend. Here is the link the Mammoth Snowman Store.

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 Photo Snow Report – 2-23-2017 – Photos by The Snowman



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