Mammoth Snowman Report 4-20-2017

4-20-2017 – 8:15 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we currently have partly to mostly cloudy skies over the hill.

At this time Main Lodge has a temperature of 27 with winds out of the south south west at 16 MPH with gusts to 31 MPH.

Over the top of Mammoth Mountain its 20 with sustained winds at 55 MPH with gusts to 68 MPH.

Weather conditions today will be chilly with highs in the low to mid 30s over the hill. Wind will continue to blow at the speeds we are seeing at the 8am hour.

Expect light winds with a warming trend to start on Friday with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s across the hill into Saturday. By Sunday highs will back down just a bit for the pond skim and closing weekend at Canyon and Eagle Lodges.

Snow Conditions on Wednesday was a mix of winter and spring conditions. Up top we have some fun fresh tracks that went off at around 11 am. The back side also offered up some real good powder turns.

The faces of 3 and 5 got tracked out fast and the snow turned into some real nice packed out powder. Full in winter conditions.

Down low in the Eagle lodge area the snow turned to some real fun spring slush by 11 am.

By Friday with the warm up all areas in direct sun should convert over to spring snow. After a freeze Friday night that spring snow should be a ton of fun over in the Chair 9 and 25 areas this weekend.

And yes this is closing weekend for lifts out of Canyon Lodge and Little Eagle Lodge.

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2 feet of new base snow on Chair 23 – Photo by The Snowman

At this time Mammoth Mountain has a base from Main Lodge to the top of 200 to 350 + inches. All lifts are expected to run this weekend.

Starting on Monday weekday lifts that are expected to run are chairs: 1,2,3,6,11,23 and G1 and G2. From those lifts you can access runs off of chair 5, the Avy chutes and runs off of 12 via road runner.

On spring weekends if there is enough of a crowd they add in 4, 5, 10 and sometimes chair 12.

The long range weather outlook calls for a slight chance of showers on Tuesday. Beyond that it looks clear with normal spring breezy conditions at times. High will be in the 40s in the 6-10 day outlook.

We do not see any more winter storms all the way out for 2 weeks now. Looks like spring has finally sprung, however I would expect at some point we get some more snowfall in May.

Here is the link to our detailed weather and powder outlook at out Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Weather Center. Weather Guy updates the page on Tuesdays and Fridays and Snowman will be updating the weather page all other days except on Sunday.

Here at we will keep you updated year round on conditions on Mammoth Mountain. Rumor has it that we just might stay open longer the July 4th, maybe even right until next opening day in early November.

Have a great day and we will ski you later, Snowman out!


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