11-23-2018 @ 6:30 AM – We have 15-22 inches of new snow from Main up to the top. Over the last 24 hours, the snowfall amounted to 2-3 inches.
Down here at the 7900 foot level in town I have 5-7 inches of new snow.
Roads R2 from the Village to Main Lodge. Roads in town have melted off now and are clear.
Currently, out on the hill, we still have light snow falling. Up top, it’s 23 with an SW wind gusting to 20 MPH. Down at Main, it’s 28 with light winds to 25 MPH at times.
Mammoth Mountain, is open with Chairs 1, 2, 3, 6, 11 and G1 to Mid Chalet.
Runs currently open are Broadway, Upper Stump Alley, St Moritz, Saddle Bowl, Silver Tip, Rustys, Andys Double Gold, and Sesame Street. More runs should open today as they groom and pack things out.
They also have the main park open with 6-10 jibs set up. More will be added as things get groomed out and they add in more snowmaking.
Snow conditions are now a mix of natural packed powder and man-made snow. Some very fun turns to be had out there at this time.
Snowmaking continues with snow being blown on Saddle Bowl, Mambo and Forest trails. With the new snow it will now be easy to add in snow overnight groom and open runs fast.
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Mammoth Mountain Weather
Today’s weather forecast for Mammoth Mountain is calling for light snow showers to turn to moderate snow later this morning and into the evening hours.
Snow levels are coming up to 8000-8500 feet. This is good news as we need the base snow to get more runs and lifts open ner the next few days.
We could see an additional 8-16 inches of new heavier snow from this next wave headed our way today.
Highs will be in the 20s out on the hill today with winds out of the SW gusting to 35-45 increasing to 55+ MPH later in the day. Lows will be in the upper 20’s as we have a warming air mass into the area.
We clear out fast on Saturday with clear skies and highs in the low 30s with winds gusting to 30-40 MPH. Sunday looks clear with NE winds up top 30 MPH.
Next Tuesday into Wednesday there is a small system headed our way followed by a much larger system at the end of next week. We will have a very detailed update on all this at 5 PM today.
If you’re coming up, it’s time to have your winter travel kit in the car.
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Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman has 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 YouTube 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.
Ted Schlaepfer – CCM – The Mammoth Weather Guy
We met The Weather Guy about 12 years ago on the Mammoth Mountain Forum. He checked out MammothSnowman.com and offered to do a Powder Forecast.
Those forecasts are now responsible for many people getting multiple powder days on Mammoth Mountain over the years. People email us saying they plan their days off around The Mammoth Weather Guy Powder Forecasts.
Ted’s Bio: Always fascinated with the weather, skiing was just a natural extension of my love for snow and rain. I started skiing at age 5, first discovered Mammoth in 1979 as a youth, and have been a regular visitor since the late 80s.
Here is the link to The WeatherGuys Page with all his great insights on the weather, update Tuesday and Friday at 5 PM during the ski season.