Mammoth Snowman Report 4-13-2017

4-13-2017  7AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we picked up a dusting of snow last night.

At this time we have a 26 at Main Lodge with winds at Main 15-26 MPH out of the SW.

Up top it’s 22 with winds sustained at 59 with gusts to 95 MPH.

Looking at radar we have a band of snow headed our way in the next couple hours.

We could see 2-5 inches of fresh out on Mammoth Mountain by 2 pm today. Let’s hope that band hold together for a refresher.

Snow conditions are all winter on the upper 2/3rds of the Mountain, with lower areas a mix of spring and winter.

Locals Choice it to get out early starting at the mill and get as much of the fresh groomed snow you can get. Stump Alley, the Face of Three, Saddle Bowl to Gremlins Gulch to St Anton to G1 are all some great warm up runs.

After you get to the bottom of G1 ride all the way to the top and grab a couple fresh groomers off of Cornice and Scotties.

Off the groomed runs you will find a mix of flat wind buffed packed powder and some snow that is still a bit rough.

Dave’s has some fun wind blown snow if you drop in on the left side as you first approach that run.

With todays winds I would also expect Climax near the sign line to have some good wind buffed snow.

Down lower chair 9 has some nice groomers, but they are just a bit firm early. That snow should soften up by 9:30AM and beyond if we do get full sun shine today.

Snowman will be out mid day to check out conditions and I will report back first thing in the morning.

Looking at lift operations for today it looks like 100% of the hill will be open. Mammoth now has a base of 200-350 inches from Main lodge to the top.

Roads for the most part are dry and clear, watch for packed snow on the road to main lodge in just a few spots now. 395 is dry and clear for easy access to Mammoth Lakes.

This week in Mammoth we are about 100% booked for Spring Break so make sure to get out early to keep ahead of the crowd.

Scroll down the page to see Mondays photo snow report from the Snowman himself. 

Powder Forecast — Tuesday April 11th, 2017
Ted Schlaepfer CCM  —- Mammoth Mountain WeatherGuy

Forecast Summary:

The weather should be dry during the day Wednesday before snowfall develops overnight Wednesday and early Thursday.  Snowfall should be the heaviest during the morning before tapering off afternoon and ending during the evening.

It will be dry Friday and Saturday with a chance for snow again Sunday and into Monday, then again Tuesday next week.  After one more chance Thursday, dry and warmer weather is now favored over Canyon Closing weekend with dry weather favored into the following week.  Generally seasonable weather with just a slight chance for a spring storm is then expected into early May.

Snowfall forecast are for the Sesame snow course (Main Lodge)
**Snowfall forecast confidence ranges from very low (1) to very high (5)

Wed 4/12 = ~1”
Thu 4/13 = 1 – 2”
Fri 4/14 = 4 – 6” (H20 = 0.60” – 0.85”) **3
Sat 4/15 = 0”
Sun 4/16 = 0”
Mon 4/17 = 4 – 6”
Tue 4/18 = 2 – 4”
Wed – Fri 4/19 – 21 = 0 – 6”

April Snowfall = 43.5”
April Forecast = 55 – 65”

Seasonal Snowfall = ~590”
Seasonal Forecast = 615 – 630″

Here is the link to our detailed weather and powder outlook’s from the Mammoth Weather Guy. 

FYI: 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.

Lifts expected to run after April 23rd: Mid Week 1,2,3,6,11,23 G1 and G2. On weekends they will add in 4,5,10 and 12.

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