Mammoth Snowman Report 4-19-2017

4-19-2017 – 8 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain. We currently have clear skies.

Over the last 48 hours Main Lodge has picked up about 18 inches of heavy wet base type snow.

Over the powder fields of Mammoth, we have over 2 feet of new snow. Again this was heavy wet base snow, so we are not looking at epic dry powder on the hill.

At this time Main Lodge has a temperature of 28 with winds out of the south west at 10 MPH with gusts to 19 MPH. Over the top of Mammoth Mountain its 26 with sustained winds at 23 MPH with gusts to 27 MPH.

Conditions today will offer up clear skies highs in the 40s around Main Lodge and MC Coy Station. Winds will 15-25 with gusts to 35 MPH possible.

Roads at this time are all wet so no chains required in town. If your heading to Main Lodge you might need chains this morning to be prepared.

If you’re coming up for the weekend expect sunny skies with highs in the 50s on the mountain and 60s in town.

With the warmth this weekend you will want a fresh wax, get a free wax at Footloose, there is a coupon for it at the bottom of this page.

Snow Conditions: Look for wet rain soaked snow below 9000 feet. Above that you will find some thick heavy wet powder. Get those fat skis out and make sure to wax them up.

The top should re-open today with some thick powder turns, should be some fun times. Once it gets tracked the winds should turn it all into some soft wind-blown snow.

This is the last weekend for Canyon and Eagle, we expect some spring skiing with highs in the 50’s. The pond skim takes place at Canyon Lodge on Sunday.

Here is the link to our detailed weather and powder outlook at out Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Weather Center. 

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. The ski area will be open thru July 4th this summer.

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