Monday Morning Snowman Update 3-25-2019

3-25-19 – Monday 7:30 AM – Winter Storm Watch in effect Tuesday night into Thursday morning.

Looks like a nice taste of winter with 12-24+ inches of new snow in the forecast from Main Lodge to the top by Thursday morning. 

At this time it looks like Today (Monday) will be mostly clear with increasing SW winds @ 25-35 MPH with gusts up to 60+ MPH over the top.

Should be some fantastic skiing and riding with the wind machine in full effect.

Snow moves in on Tuesday during the day with a dusting to 1 inch of fresh snow. By Tuesday night into Wednesday, we could see moderate snow at times.

Wednesday will be a storm riding day with upper lifts closed and possibly mid-mountain lifts on hold at times as well.

By Thursday we expect just snow showers and a good chance of the top opening with 2 feet of fresh snow ready to ride.

If you’re coming up next weekend at this time the forecast is calling for clear skies with highs in the 30s. Should be a perfect winter type weekend with packed powder conditions. 

Road Conditions: Roads are mostly clear at this time with no chain restrictions posted. Expect chains to be required in town and up to the lodge on Wednesday. It might be to warm for chains on 395 during this storm,  for the most current up to date info from Cal Trans use this link. 

Mammoth Mountain - Photo by Ed Cesnalis - taken from his plane
Mammoth Mountain – Photo by Ed Cesnalis – taken from his plane


Snow Conditions: Mammoth Mountains base at the snow study site at 9000 feet is 170+ inches.

Up top, the snow is soft in most areas and you can ski and ride any line you want at this point. 

Cornice and Scotties are getting groomed just about nightly now. When they are not groomed it’s most likely a powder day.  

The Noids are a ton of fun just watch for rocks getting into those chutes, the snow in here has been fantastic. 

The Drop Outs and Wipe Outs when opened have been a flat and fast wind packed surface. Yesterday when they opened 23 there was about 6-8 inches of new fresh powder in there. 

Daves is flat and fast while Climax has been covered in some big packed powder bumps. 

The groomers are in great shape with packed powder snow from chair 16 over to chair 14. Even the Face of Five and Dry Creek have been getting groomed several times a week. 

Over at Little Eagle and Chair 25, there is a mix of winter pack with some spring pack so watch for the slick spots early in the morning.

If you’re into winter ski and snowboarding conditions the next 10-14 days looks to offer up plenty of packed powder and powder day fun.

Next update at 7:30 AM on Tuesday… Snowman out

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 Photo Snow Report 3-24-2019


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