1-15-2018 @ 8 AM – Happy Martin Luther King Day 

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1-15-2018 @ 8 AM – Happy Martin Luther King Day 

It’s going to be a fantastic day here in Mammoth with packed powder on the upper half of the hill and some great groomed out corduroy on the lower half of the hill. 

Checking the temperature’s this am we have a 40 at Main and a 31 up top. Winds up top are gusting to 26 MPH out of the SSW, down at Main we have winds @ 8 gusting to 20 MPH.

Out on the hill we have a base of 20-80 inches from little Eagle to the top of Mammoth Mountain with over 2000 acres of groomed out terrain ready to ride on. Off trail the top and chairs 3 and 5 offer the best experience at this time. 

Locals Choice this week: for advanced and experts the runs off G2 and Chair 23 are the call. Climax is open (low tide watch for rocks), Dave’s has made a come back. Cornice & Scotties are groomed now, the Drop Outs and Wipe Outs are back to top to bottom skiing.

Snowman is just about better and will be back out on the hill on Tuesday for some turns and to see what the snow conditions are like. There will be a detailed report posted later on Tuesday with some fresh image. We will also work on getting a updated video report posted later today. 

Weather for today mostly clear skis expected with a few high clouds around. Highs will be in the 40’s with lows tonight into 20’s to low 30’s. Winds will be out of the SSW today 10 – 20 MPH. On Tuesday winds will be gusting to near 45 mid mountain with gusts to 60 up top.

For Tuesday we also expect mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers and if we get lucky 1-2 inches of fresh possible.

If the system slides a bit father south we could see additional snowfall accumulating. By Thursday into Friday we get a second system that brings snow with 1-2 feet possible by late Friday. Confidence is low in snowfall amounts as of this early Monday morning. If that system comes thru as foretasted Saturday AM could be a bluebird powder day.

Long range we get a chance for more snow fall starting some time next Sunday into Monday. That system is still a bit far out to call right now, but it does appear that it could bring moderate to heavy snowfall. Weather Guy is coming up so I have confidence that it will dump.  🙂  

For a complete detailed write up on the weather take at look at our Mammoth Weather Guy forecast at this link.

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Here is the QPF Forecast – This indicates 12-18 new with up to 2 feet over the top by late Friday

1-10-2018 – Photos by Flaskman & Kiri – Edit by The Snowman

Looking up Hangman’s Hallow Snow Nymph on the Apron of Hangman’s One Final shot of the Hangman’s Area – Still a few of the big rocks left Looking down from the top of Cornice Bowl Standing at the top of Cornice Bowl looking to the top station A nice view of the Minerats Looking out towards Fresno from the Top of Mammoth Mountain

The ParanoidsLooking down the Paranoids Powder Skiing in the Drop Outs The Wipe Outs Riding up Chair 23 for first tracks Scotties, Monument and the Paranoids Wind Buff off of Chair 3

Climax Cornice Bowl Hangman’s in the fog

Center Bowl wind buff
Back side of 3 closed for Avy danger Chair 3Powder on Skyline Looking out from chair 23 Looking down the Noids Drop Out Into the clouds

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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.

Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to MammothSnowman.com in 2004 with his Video & Photo Blog reports. (No You Tube back then)

Snowman has had his reports, videos and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at MammothSnowman.com at this link.


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