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Over 80 new photos below from 11-30-17
We currently have a base of 20-60 inches out on the hill. The skiable snow line of natural snow is right around 8900 feet, below that snowmaking is set up and running full bore on a nightly basis.
Canyon and Eagle Lodge will open in two weeks on December 13th, with the Night of Lights set for December 16 at 5PM.
Surface conditions are now back to packed powder and wind buff with sugar blowing all around. There are a few spots when entering the top that the wind stripped off all the new snow and you’re on the hard pack.
Thursdays best snow was on Dave’s and the Face of Five, the wind was blowing perfect for refreshing sugar turns. Just about every run on the hill had some of that soft sugar blowing all around. Let’s pray for more sugar snow today.
Check out the Fresh Video Snow Report below along with my new photo snow report from Thursday.
Lifts running this weekend (weather permitting) are Chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23 and G1 and G2.
There are now 80+ named runs opened, watch for obstacles as it’s still early season and what we call low tide.
The weather for the next two days will offer up clear blue sky’s with highs in the 40’s and lows in the 20s.
Winds will pick up again later today and last into Saturday. Expect winds speeds to be 15-25 MPH later today with gusts to 40+ MPH. Winds on Saturday will be 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH in the higher elevations.
Then Sunday we have slight chance of snow showers with a mix of cloudy to pt cloudy sky’s and yes more winds. Highs will be in the 30’s with lows in the teens for great snowmaking. If that system would drop just a bit more south we could see a few inches of snow. Right now that is doubtful.
If you’re thinking about getting some turns in it’s worth it to make a pre Holiday trip to Mammoth Mountain. Game ON and the slopes have almost no one on them.
Mammoth Snowman Snow Stoke and Snowman Report Videos
Photo Snow Report 11-30-2017 by The Snowman – click any image to open the full size viewer
The Face of Five was perfect with refilling fresh sugar snow right down the chair line. The rest of the face of 5 was a mix of Hard Pack, Packed Powder and blown in Sugary spots.
Dave’s is a ton of wind buff fun right now Face of Five and that wind blown lineCarvable Wind Buff with Floating Sugar on Top So I just wanted to say thanks to all who stop by the web site. Moving forward we need to monetize this site better so we can keep doing what we do.
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