The State of the Inyo, current as of 07/9/20 Mono Lake Ranger District: Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4), Sonora Pass (Hwy108), Bodie
Mammoth Mountain – 11-20-2019
11-20-2019 – 9:45 AM Update – Mammoth Mountain picked up 1-2 inches of snow last night with more snow expected (1-2 inches ) today into tonight. Snowmaking is running on full this morning with a temperature of 23 at Main Lodge.
At this time roads are clear up to the Village and then you will need chains if you do not have a 4 x 4 or AWD to get to Main Lodge.
Current Conditions as of this post we have cloudy skies and scattered snow showers along with gusty winds. Up top, the temperature is 17 with NE winds blowing to 65 MPH. Down at Main, it’s 24 with NNW winds to 24 MPH. Perfect weather for the snowmaking crew to lay down some man-made base.
Mammoth Mountain Weather Summary and Forecast:
A cut off low is moving into the So Cal area today, which is bringing NE winds & clouds in the wrap-around flow to Mammoth Mountain. There is a chance we could see some more snow later today possibly 1-2 inches and maybe nothing at all. This system will be gone by Thursday morning leaving lots of cold air in its wake.
By Friday we are back to clear skies but with chilly day time highs into the 30s rising into the 40s for Saturday and Sunday with light winds. Lows over the weekend and into Thanksgiving week will be into the 20s at night and that is perfect for blowing snow.
Snowmaking crews will be able to make a ton of snow now with no end in sight to the night time runs. Looking at the weather outlook for next week, models are getting more in sync with the idea of snowfall for Thanksgiving.
Still to far out to get excited but some of the models we use are looking very wet in the 7-10 day period. Weather Guy posted on Tuesday you can read his post here, I will have my own fresh update in the next hour at the snowman weather page here.
Main Lodge Photos at 8 AM
Mammoth Mountain Snow Report
While this is not some massive winter storm the snowfall and cold air will greatly improve conditions on the 4 runs open at this time.
Snowmaking crews will now have the cold air and some snow on the ground to work with. Snowman would expect more lifts and runs open by the weekend or at the latest early next week.
They have been making snow in the Unbound Main and on Saddle Bowl and the connect form MC Coy Station.
Nothing official but we might see chairs 3, 6 and 11 open by Saturday. As of now, there is no beginner skiing and snowboarding so adding in chair 11 would open that option up.
Currently, there is a base of 12-18 inches on Broadway, Andy’s Double Gold, Silver Tip and Rusty’s.
The snow is all man-made and is getting groomed out nightly, conditions are firm with corduroy at 8:30 AM and then have been springing up by mid-morning the last few days.
Looking forward to some wintertime temperatures, some snowfall and a big snowmaking output the next few days.
Lift hours are from 8:30 AM to 4 PM daily weather permitting with Chair 1 open for access to skiing and riding this week. Gondola 1 and 2 are open for scenic rides weather permitting.
If you’re coming up for Thanksgiving week, expect runs out of Main Lodge only with limited terrain open unless we getting a couple of feet of snow before the 28th. Snowman out…