Mammoth Snowman Report – 3-20-2017


3-20-2017 – 7AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we have pt. cloudy skies today.

Expect highs in the 40s to low 50s with lows in the 30s tonight. It will be windy, with a southwest wind 25-35 MPH, winds could gust as high as 45 mph later today.

Tuesday will be a snow day with around 5-10 inches of snow falling over Mammoth Mountain. We should also get a few inches over night on Monday. It’s been full on spring so we need at least 6-10 inches to get a lot of the hard pack all covered up.

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 takes 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.

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.

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.

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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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