Mammoth Snowman Report 4-4-2017

4-4-2017 – 7AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we have some high clouds in the area at this time.

Today we expect pt. sunny skies, with a high near 44. Winds will be out of the west 15-25 MPH over the upper elevations.

High’s get into the low 50s on Wednesday for some great spring skiing and snowboarding.

Snow Conditions will be a bit firm to start the day today, expect the lower mountain to thaw to spring conditions. The upper half of the hill should remain on the firmer side with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week and most of the hill should soften up at some point during the day.

As we move into Thursday we will get more high clouds and winds will start to increase and temperatures will drop. Expect SW winds 25-35 with gust in excess of 60 MPH out on the hill.

Thursday night a Strong Storm for the month of April is moving in. Water content from this moderate AR event will be in the 2-5+ inch range. That would add up to 2-5+ feet of snow for you powder hounds.

Snow levels look to start around 7500-8000 feet and then lower down about 500 feet on Friday. During the night on Friday there could be a brief period when they come up for a time and then drop down below 6500 feet for Saturday.

This system also has some high winds with it that will cause lift closers Friday into Saturday. Looks like the best days to get some fresh without all the closures will be Sunday into Tuesday.

The base at Main is at the 175-inch mark, with over 300 inches over at the top of the mountain.

Looking at the Winter of 2017 we have not broken the snowfall records, but we have broken the all-time record for most precipitation in the area.

Over 88 inches of water is on Mammoth Pass at this time and that has broken the record from 1969. They started keeping records up at the pass back in 1940.

Mammoth Mountain has a deep moisture filled snow pack that will last right thru the summer.

The ski area is making plans at this time to run the mountain bike park out of Canyon Lodge, with skiing and snowboarding well into the summer out of Main Lodge via Gondolas 1 and 2.

This will be the rare year they you should be able to ski back to Main well into July.

Canyon and Eagle Lodges will stay open thru April 23rd and then lift operations will be out of Main Lodge. You will still be able to ski or ride down to Canyon, just have a car or taxi ready to get you out.

Snowman is on the heal and is expected to be back out on the Hill this Tuesday or Wednesday. The plan is to get you some fresh images and a fresh video report.  Have a great week and get ready for a taste of winter in spring.

The longer range outlook beyond next Tuesday calls for a warm up to more normal temperatures for this time of year and more spring skiing and snowboarding. Weather Guy will have a full update later today.

To get our full weather report and powder outlook use this link.

Ski ya later…. Snowman out.

4-3-2017 Photo Snow Report with Photos from our Snowman Community the last few days.

Cornice Bowl Photo by Mark WalshHangman’s Bowl Photo by Wayne Smith

Chair 1 at Mammoth Mountain Photo by Frank BantleLincoln Mountain with a very deep base Photo By Frank Bantle

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