11-3-2019 9 AM Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, temperatures have warmed up and after being able to blow snow for most of last week, the Snowmaking System has now been off the last two nights.
At 9 AM on this Sunday morning, up top, it’s 39 degrees with light winds to 7 MPH out of the SSW. It’s also 39 degrees at Main Lodge with light winds as well. (Cold air sinks, down in Bishop it is 34 degrees this morning.)
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Snow Report:
Opening day is still set for this Saturday at 8:30 AM. They plan to run chair 1 with access to Broadway on a man-made base of 12-18 inches. At this time, we don’t expect the Mountain to have any other runs available, as the possibility of making snow looks to be limited this week.
Regardless of what’s running, opening day is still a blast with a great vibe as everyone just wants to get some turns in and start getting those ski and board legs ready for the first big snowfall.
The ski area provides music, free hot chocolate, and coffee before the first bell and of course Woolly will be there to get selfies and pictures with you.
Later in the morning, they will have The Toast to Kick of the New Season. Last year they handed out free beer and champagne.
This year’s toast will be on the Main Lodge deck. I hope to see many of you there for the first bell and at the kick of toast.
Mammoth Mountain Weather Summary & Forecast:
It’s looking a bit warm this week as there will be a strong ridge of high pressure over California. This pattern looks to be with us for the next 6-10 days at least.
This has been the pattern the last few years to start November, warm and dry and then BOOM later in the month we get blessed with a big snowfall.
Two years ago, in the third week of November, we went from skiing around dirt patches and grass sticking out, to a 5 foot base in 36 hours. Last year everything went from brown to a Winter Wonderland on Thanksgiving.
This week highs will be in the 50s on Mammoth Mountain with 60’s down in Mammoth Lakes. Lows will be in the low to mid-30s which is broader-line for them to be able to blow snow.
If you want more details on the weather and like to look at more detailed information along with satellite images and long-range charts, check out my Mammoth Mountain Weather page.
There will be a fresh update later today (11/3) in the early afternoon for you to look at, here is the link to the extended outlook weather page.
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