Mammoth Snowman Report – 3-18-2017


3-18-2017 – 9AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we have pt. cloudy skies today.

Expect highs in the 40s with lows in the 30s tonight. It will be very windy, with a southwest wind 45 to 50 MPH, winds could gust as high as 70 mph.

Sunday will be more of the same, but wind gusts back off with gusts to 65 MPH over the high elevations.

Snow Conditions are now a mix of spring and winter conditions across the hill.  Start out at Main for a better snow surface and realize with daylight saving it’s take till 10/10:30 AM for things to get much softer.

Locals Choice: Hit up the Face of Three, Gremlins Gulch and St Anton’s for warm up bomber runs.

** Just a note, please observe the 15 foot rule, yes stay that far away from other skiers or riders. If not be prepared to get crap form the hosts or patrol. To many idiots at full speed come to close to people.

Up top it’s a mix of some firm groomed on snow on Cornice and Scotties, with some good wind buff type turns off the groomed. With the firm snow make sure you get a fresh tune over at Command Performance so you can hold an edge.

Should be some great snow mid to upper mountain with the wind blowing the surface snow around today.

Down at Canyon and Eagle with have had highs in the upper 50s, so the snow as converted to spring slush, corn and early morning ice and hard pack. It takes till about 10:30 for it to loosen all up. If your starting at Canyon take 16 to 5 or 2 right away for the best morning snow.

The base at Main is at the 175-inch mark, with over 300 inches over the top of the mountain. Expect all lifts and runs to be open until wind speeds are in in excess of 55 MPH.

There will be no photo snow report this week since Snowman has picked up a nasty virus and is home bound for a few days.

Looking at next week’s outlook we could see snow move in on Monday night into Tuesday night. Models are wavering on how much snowfall we will get at this time. The early outlook for next system is 6-18 inches across the hill.

We will fine tune the snowfall numbers on Sunday when we have a better idea of what’s headed our way. Beyond that late next week could also offer up more snow fall into next weekend. That system looks to be in the 1-3-foot range.

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Have a great day and fantastic weekend, hope to see you up here next week for some fresh powder as winter tries to make a comeback.

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