Mammoth Snowman Report 5-1-2017

5-1-2017 –7:42 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we currently have clear skies.

At this time Main Lodge has a temperature of 42, winds are light at 6-12 MPH.. Over the top of Mammoth Mountain its 32 with sustained E winds at 46 MPH with gusts to 54 MPH.

Weather conditions today will be clear and cool with those E winds blowing up top all day.

Lower on the hill winds will be in the 15-30 MPH range out of the NE. This type of pattern keeps the snow firm on some mid mountain runs that face NE and the upper mountain.

Snow conditions on Sunday turned into full on spring across the entire mountain. The upper mountain was slow to get soft, but Climax, Cornice and Scotties got soft enough for some fun turns later in the day.

With the spring conditions you expect the snow to be groomed out and firm at 8:30 in the morning.

The snow over on Stump Alley is the first to get soft at about 9:30 to 10AM. After 10AM the runs off Chairs 1 and 6 also start to get soft. By Late morning runs off of 3 and 5 will be good as well.

During the spring you want to follow the sun and start out low and work you way up the hill.

If your into the firm groomed out snow get out at 8:30 am as the groomers have some fast corduroy snow ready for you to fly down on.

Lifts running this upcoming week (weather permitting) will be chairs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 23 and G1 and G2. There is still a base of 180-330+ inches out on the hill.

Climax and the Sign Line get good just after 10:30 to 11 AM.

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 the 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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Photo Snow Report April 30th, 2017 – Photos by The Snowman  – Click any image for a full size view

Riding up chair 3 look over at the top of West Bowl and into Cornice Bowl Face of Three is getting groomed wide nighty  Fascination is just about perfect when the race crew is done for the day. Chair 12 is running on weekend with some some corn snow  Kiwi Flats and Philipes – Still a bit firm on these runs
The groomed snow on Scotties got softer then the snow off the groomed up top Riding up Chair 14 and wondering if it will be open next weekend.  Hemlocks Stump Alley held up well on Sunday Rodgers Ridge is getting soft by 10:30 AMThis Sign still had about 12-15 feet of snow around it
Top of the World Dave’s RunThere are some fun bumps over on the face of 5
Middle Dry Creek Bumps Lines


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Who is Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman have spent countless hours studying and learning about mammoth mountain weather and snow conditions first hand.

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