Face of Five - 4-15-2020 - Photo From Snowman
Lincon Mtn - Chair 22 - Viva & Avy 1 - 4-15-2020
Upper Dry Creek & Climax 4-15-2020
The Sign at the Top 11,000 Feet - 1-4-2020
Chair 23 - 1-4-2020 - Photo From Snowman
Bloody Mountain, California - Photo From Snowman
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Mammoth Mountain is Now Closed Until Further Notice, There Is No Uphill Hiking Allowed!

Please avoid all travel to Mammoth Lakes at this time, all non-essential services & lodging have been closed.  

Fort Independence
Fort Independence

4-22-2020 9:15 AM – Hello and thanks for stopping by

We have mostly clear skies in the Eastern Sierra now with light winds. Highs will be warming again today as we have lost the NE flow over the Eastern Sierra. 

Currently, up top, it’s a chilly 39 with a light wind out of the WSW at 9 MPH, humidity is down to 27%. Down at Snow Study Site at the 9000-foot level, the base is @ 62 inches with 27.74 inches of water for the season.

That amount of snow during a light drought year like this would normally get us to about Memorial Day or a bit longer. If this was 2017 I would say we would have a chance to ski and ride again, but not this year and not in California.

COVID News: Everyone has left the area now or they are sheltering in place. Please hold back on your travel plans to Mammoth Lakes until the shelter in place orders have been lifted. As of now, that order is in place till the end of May. 

The government has now basically shut down all public lands, BLM land, and all DWP recreation areas. Fishing season has now also been delayed until June 1st, 2020. If you’re looking for information from Mammoth Mountain on the COVID Virus click here for the info page they have set up and here is the link to the Mono County information page.

Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge Cam
Current View From The Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge Cam **They are not letting you hike at Mammoth Mountain** #shelterinplace

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Weather

4-21 – Spring weather is on the way now with pt cloudy skies and warming temperatures through the weekend as a ridge of high pressure moves into the area.

Mammoth Lakes should be in the 60s by the weekend with 80s down in Bishop. Lows will still be in the upper 20s to low 40s depending on your elevation.

Winds will be light in the am hours and pick up during the pm hours @ 5-15 MPH as the day heats up. 

For the real fine details on Mammoth Mountain Weather check out our weather page.

The Snowpack should start to convert rapidly over to its normal freeze-thaw cycle over the next 10 days, it’s Mammoths famous corn snow season now. 

Let’s hope we have flattened the curve enough to get some turns in before for all this corn snow melts off.

If not Mountain Bike Season is just around the corner and we will be doing a weekly bike report post with fresh photos from Mammoth Mountain and there will be some new write-ups about rides you can take here in the Eastern Sierra.

I have been riding a lot over the last year and I am ready for the challenge of doing some fresh trip reports from the dirt. 🙂  

Last but not least I want to thank everyone who donated and became a monthly subscriber over the weekend, you guys and gals sure are great! As promised the updates will keep coming along with some fresh pages and adventure content. 

Snowman out…

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Monday Moring Update from the Snowman

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Final Edit on the Photos from April 15th, 2020

Who Are We?

Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman Over the last 30+ years, Snowman has spent countless hours studying and learning about Mammoth Mountain Weather and Snow Conditions first hand. He has been skiing around the hill with marked ski poles since March of 1991 so he can measure the fresh snowfall amounts out on the hill. 

Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to in 2004 with Video & Photo Blog report. (No YouTube back then). Facebook got added to the fold back in 2008 and then the Facebook Group in 2016. 

Reports, videos, and photos from the website have been featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC News.

Ted Schlaepfer – The Mammoth WeatherGuy – Powder Forecast – These forecasts are now responsible for many people getting multiple powder days on Mammoth Mountain over the years.  People email us saying they plan their days off around The Mammoth WeatherGuy Powder Forecasts.

Ted’s Bio: Ted has been a full-time Meteorologist (CCM) for the past 25+ years. He has always been fascinated with the weather,” skiing was just a natural extension of my love for snow and rain. I started skiing at age 5,  first discovered Mammoth in 1979 as a youth, and have been a regular visitor since the late ’80s.”.

Here is the link to The WeatherGuy Page with all his great insights on the weather, updates happen every Tuesday and Friday by 5 PM during the ski season. 

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