Mammoth Snowman Report 6-13-2017

6-13-2017 – Hello from Mammoth Mountain. We still have tons of snow up here with a base of 70-230+ inches out on the hill.

That base will allow the Mountain to remain open into August. At this time there is no set closing date for the ski area.

The Mountain Bike park will open a week from this Saturday with at least the lower 2/3rds of downtown open. Crews are clearing snow with a back hoe to get more trails up and running. 

This Saturday the gondola will re open for the summer season for skiing, snowboarding and scenic rides once again. 

Weather wise we are heated for a radical change from winter temperature the last few days to down right warm summer temperatures for the high county.

Highs will get into 70s all the way up to Mc Coy station if our forecast pans out. Night time lows will be warm in the upper 40s. 

Snow conditions will be turning back to summer corn and slush by Friday. Make sure to wax your gear up daily for the best glide on the snow. Nothing worse them bogging down in the slush. 

Off the groomed there is a mix of some fun snow, some sun cups and now also a dusty brown layer from dirt blowing off the back of Mammoth Mountain. 

Cornice and Drop Out 1 are the best runs off the top right now with G2 opening this weekend climax and the Sign Line should also be a ton of fun. 

The Face of 3 is groomed and the snow gets real good in there about 9 am. West Bowl has a nice bump line in it.

Snowman will be back out on the hill this Thursday getting you some fresh images and a quick video report.

If your coming up make plans to start out of the mill and ride up chair 2. If you want some firm snow get out at 7:30 AM and hit up the Main Lodge area, the Face of 3 and a groomed out Cornice.

The snow starts to get soft fast and by 8:30 AM Stump Alley is soft with everything else getting soft by 9:00 AM.  Cornice and Sunshine have silver lined corn going off by 9:30 to 10 am.

Lifts running will be chairs starting Saturday will be 1, 2, 3, 6, and 23 along with G1 and G2. Lifts hours are now running 7:30AM to 2PM. Please note chair 5 is also open at times when the mountain runs their high performance camps. 

You should be able to ski down to Main Lodge into mid July with Stump Alley possibly open into the July 4th weekend. After that you will be downloading from Mc Coy Station. The last time we stayed open this long was in 1995.

Check out the snowfall video I got on Sunday, those flakes where massive in size. That video has now got 1.2 million views. AMAZING! 

Ski ya later, Snowman out.

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