2-1-18 – Mammoth Snowman Report

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2-1-2018 @ 7 AM – Thick high clouds this morning should give way to pt cloudy skies later this morning.

Somebody just asked if condition’s will be ski able this weekend. Of course we have a 40-90 inch base it’s not going to melt in 3 days. The snow will be firm in spots early and soften up as the day goes on.

The lower runs will have some slush while the upper hill will be in a firmer winter wind pack state.

The grooming crew will be out doing their best to groom out and give us a soft carvable surface, my advice is to start out at the mill or main lodge.

Expect highs at Main around 50 with mid 50’s down at Canyon and Eagle this weekend. My advice is get your ski’s and board’s waxed so you fly thru the wet stuff. *hint – Use the free wax coupon we have here at the site. 

As of now you will find the best snow out of Main Lodge and on the mid and upper mountain lifts. Also to note the Super Pipe is open with Main park built out. They also just did a re build at south park, so check those areas out for a ton of fun. 

Weather over the next week will be mostly clear with some high clouds at times. The next few day’s highs will warm up into the upper 40’s to low 50’s with night time lows into the upper 20’s to low 30’s. High down at Canyon and Eagle will be into the mid 50’s. Winds will be light in the area 5-10 MPH out of the SW.

As of now it looks like Mammoth Mountain will be dry with above normal temperatures over the next couple weeks. 

There is still hope we can get some major dump-age this season. My first year here full time was in the 90-91 ski season, we only had about 3 feet of snowfall up to March 1st that year (with no snow-making system) and then we got over 20 feet of snowfall.

With the lack of snow at elevations below Mammoth Mountain there are tons of other options for fun you can tie in with ski and snowboarding. Check out our sister site DiscoverMammoth.com for more idea on things to do.

See you on the hill…. Keep the faith and for now go read and view my photo snow report below.

Mammoth Snowman Snow Stoke and Snowman Report Video

Images taken on Monday and Tuesday 1-29 and 1-30-2018

Laps on Chair 23 are a ton of fun this week.Corduroy on Chair 12 The view from the chair 12 areaTerry’s run seems to always have fresh corduroy.World CupLooking down Saddle Bowl – Just a few skiers out today

Took this photo from the top of World CupLooking up to the Top of Chair 23Lower Cornice BowlUpper Cornice Bowl all groomed out

Coyote to the bottom of Chair 5
Christmas Bowl to CoyoteBottom of little Eagle was all fresh soft groomed out packed powder at 9AM today – Get’s slushy by mid morning below the bridge. Havent the Foggiest

Solitude – Top of Chair 5Watch for the floaters, some days there are a few other days none. Monday morning in line at Chair 16 it’s 8:20 and there is no one around. Rode up the lift with a guy visiting for the first time ever. 

Corduroy at Canyon Lodge to start your mid week day.

This is a photo taken from the spot I do my video reports from. From the left you see Dragons Back, the Head Chute, Roma’s and the top half of Dave’s run.  The groom in front and the trees to the left side our Gold Hill. Top to bottom laps from Cornice or Scotties are a ton of fun. This is the view as you head into the Gondola 1 Station at Main Lodge. The chair lift you see is the Broadway Express or Chair 1. 

Looking out from G2 at Upper Dry Creek and Dave’s RunMy K2 Pinnacle Pros Love these Skis!!! O and Chair 23 with a groomed Cornice and Sunshine with it’s bumps. Climax – Watch for rocks as it’s low tide in here. Most of the early season snow slide off this run down to last seasons ice base in November. In December howling east wind stripped the rest of the snow off. The first wet storms in January finally covered the old ice base.

Looking down on Center Bowl from the Gondi. I did ski this run today and it was very firm, unlike the rest of the hill. Grab your carving skis and jump on in for first tracks on the corduroy in the mornings. Stump Alley Powder Crud from Thursday

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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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