Thursday Morning Storm Update and the Weekend Outlook

3-28-2019- 7:05 AM –  This current storm has brought 6-12 inches of new snow from Little Eagle to the top of Mammoth Mountain.

At this time we still have snow falling in town and on the mountain.

No winds in town but we do have mid and upper mountain winds, with SW winds gusting to 54 MPH up top and to 30 MPH at Main Lodge.

Expect the steady snowfall to rapidly come to end later this morning, then the rest of the day will offer up snow showers at times. 

Highs will be into the mid-20s, winds will be out of the SW 25-35 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH possible over the higher elevations.

For Friday expect sunny skies with highs from the upper 20s to low 30s across the hill with winds out of the west 15 – 25 MPH gusting to near 40 over higher elevations.

If you’re coming up for the weekend the forecast is calling for clear skies with highs in the upper 30s to mid-40s.

Should be a perfect winter type weekend with packed powder conditions over the upper elevations. Over lower elevations that get direct sun, you can expect some spring type snow to come out.

Early next week we have another spring system in the forecast with an additional 6-12+ inches possible by late on Tuesday, so more winter in spring. 

Road Conditions: CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 6 MI SOUTH OF THE JCT OF SR 203 TO 8 MI SOUTH OF BRIDGEPORT.   For the most current up to date info from Cal Trans use this link. 

Canyon Lodge Cam and Chair 16
Canyon Lodge Cam and Chair 16 7:10 AM on Thursday Morning

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

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


Snow Conditions: 3-28-19 It’s a Powder Day out on Mammoth Mountain! 

3-27-2019 – Mammoth Mountains base at the snow study site at 9000 feet is 165+ 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 have been a flat and fast wind packed surface. 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.

FYI: The Ski Area will be open at least thru July 4th this season, make plans to get some Spring and Summer turns in.

Canyon Lodge and Eagle Lodges will be open until April 28th, after that all lifts will be running out of Main Lodge.

May is a great month to get ski and riding in during the AM hours then get in some fishing or mountain biking in the lower elevations. There are also lot’s of places to hike at that time of year below the 8500-foot level. 

Next update at 7:00 AM on Friday

Snowman out

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PS 2: I will be keeping this site updated just about daily thru the Spring and Summer and right up to next seasons opening day. Keep checking in for the most current details…

 Photo Snow Report 3-24-2019


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