4-2-2019 – 8 AM – Good morning we have cloudy skies over Mammoth Mountain with 1-2 inches of new wet snow overnight.
Here in town, we had some rain last night that has now turned to snow, there is about 1/4 inch of fresh snow on my deck.
Up top it 23 with SSW winds to 64 MPH. Down at Main Lodge, it’s 27 with WSW winds to 38 MPH.
For today snow showers are likely, snowfall amounts look to be in the 4-8 inch range now from Main Lodge to the top.
Highs will be in the low to mid-30s across the hill, winds will be out of the South West at 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60+ over the top and mid-mountain areas.
Snowfall amounts look to be in the 1-3 inch range. Snow levels on Tuesday will be around 7500-8000 feet.
For Wednesday expect sunny skies with light winds and high in the mid-30s to low 40s.
By Thursday night we could see some more snow showers move in that last into Saturday. The jury is still out on what to expect for snowfall amounts late in the week into the weekend.
Road Conditions: No Chains are required. For the most current up to date info from Cal Trans use this link.
Climax on Sunday Afternoon
Snow Conditions: 4-1-2019 – It’s spring on the lower mountain with the mid and upper mountain still in winter snowpack conditions.
If you’re going to be out on the hill on Monday I would advise you start out at Chair 2 for the best-groomed snow. Expect the groomers to start out a bit firm and soften up fast on Monday.
The groomed runs over at Eagle and the Chair will be a bit firm until about 10 AM. So if you start at 15 head to 16 to 2 for the best snow. Cornice and Scotties should be the call if you like steeper groomers to start your day.
The rest of the top is a mostly a flat packed out snow surface that is still in full on winter conditions. There is a mix of some firmer wind buff and some nice packed powder snow.
The faces of 3 and 5 are a blast right now with packed powder snow, you can pick any line you want to take. Over on 22, you will find a mix of winter and spring. The best snow today was in the Avy Chutes 1 and 2.
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.
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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 3-31-2019
The new skis from K2 Blow my mind I guess that is why they call them Mind Benders.
I have now taken these ski’s all over the hill the last 10 weeks. From groomers, to wind buff steeps to steep cut up powder crud I have been flying all over the hill feeling like I am in my mid 30’s again.
My advice is to pick some demos from Footloose and give these a try out for a day. 760-934-2400
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