Mammoth Snowman Report 5-6-2017

5-6-2017 –7:42 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we currently have pt cloudy skies.

Weather conditions for this weekend will turn wet later today. Expect snow and rain in the area after the noon hour today.

Snow levels will be 8000 feet to 9000 feet and then lower into town tonight. As of this morning we are expecting snowfall amount this weekend to be in the 4-8 inches range around Main lodge with 8-12 inches possible over the top of Mammoth Mountain.

The current storm is a cut off low so nailing down snowfall amounts is a tough task, add in that it is spring and that makes even more difficult.

Snow conditions this week have been full on spring top to bottom, today Saturday we expect some softening of the snow down on the lower runs. Chairs 2 and 4 should offer up the softest snow.

With the incoming cut off low winds up top are gusting in excess of 50 MPH today, that along with cloud cover will make it tough for the upper half of the hill to thaw out.

On Sunday if we get enough snow we could be looking at some fun powder turns out on the hill. If we get just a couple inches expect dust on crust conditions. Snowman will post an update Sunday morning.

Lifts running this weekend (weather permitting) will be chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 23 and G1 and G2. 10 is closed due to the super park build out. There is still a base of 170-350+ inches out on the hill.

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 our 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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