Mammoth Snowman Report 4-23-2017

4-23-2017 – 8:41 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we currently have partly to mostly cloudy skies over the hill. It’s also a bit windy today.

At this time Main Lodge has a temperature of 34 with winds out of the south west at 16 MPH with gusts to 28 MPH.

Over the top of Mammoth Mountain its 28 with sustained winds at 58 MPH with gusts to 68 MPH.

Weather conditions today will be cooler with highs in the low to mid 40s over the hill. Winds will continue to blow at the speeds we are seeing at the 8am hour.

Monday we are now expecting cloudy and windy conditions with a chance of snow and rain. Snow levels will be 8500 to 9000 feet. Tuesday looks sunny and then a slight chance of showers on Wednesday. The rest of the week looks to be clear and warm into the upcoming weekend.

Snow Conditions are now full on spring across the entire mountain. So you can expect the snow to be groomed out and firm at 8:30 in the morning.

On days when it’s not cloudy things start to thaw out by 9 – 930 in the morning on the lower groomers that get direct sun. Try Stump Alley this week for the first run to get soft.

With 4 months of spring and summer skiing still on the schedule it would be a good idea to head into Command Performance to get your skis resurfaced for spring snow.

You will glide and not stick to the wet snow. Use the coupon at the bottom of the page and save 20% off. Snowman is taking his gear in on Monday to get this service done.

If you’re coming up for mid-week skiing remember Canyon and Eagle lodges are closing today. Main Lodge is scheduled to run into mid-August.

Lifts running this upcoming week will be chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 23 and G1 and G2. Chair 5 will be closed be you can still ski or ride it off of chair 3 or via Climax or Dave’s run.

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At this time Mammoth Mountain has a base from Main Lodge to the top of 185 to 350 + inches. Nasa did a laser of the base on Dave’s and came up with an amazing 60+ feet. Expect the top to have a base that is still there for the start of next ski season.

Snowman has heard there is a small chance that the ski area could stay open right into next season. If you have a season pass expect it to get cut off in August.

Here at and our sister site Discover Mammoth we will keep you update year round of what conditions and weather our like. We are going to also be bringing back out Discover Mammoth Today videos reports twice a week.

Have a great day and I hope to see you this spring and summer here in Mammoth Lakes and out on Mammoth Mountain. I always have free stickers in my pocket so just say hello. We will ski you later, Snowman out!

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