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.  

Ikon Pass
Ikon Pass

4-27-2020 8:49 AM – Good morning, there are clear skies over Mammoth Lakes today.

A very strong ridge of high pressure is moving into California. That will bring record-breaking highs to areas in the southwest, Mammoth Lakes will see highs into the low 70s possible the next couple days. 

Over the last 4 days, the snow has been dropping 2.5 inches a day up at Main Lodge, the result is the run off-season now going strong. If you’re a local out for your daily walk be careful of high water around all creeks at this time. 

If you have not heard Fishing Season has now been pushed back to June 1st and the short term lodging ban ends at the same time. 

Hopefully, these dates will not get pushed back and we can start to get Mammoth Lakes opened and running again on June 1st. I will let you know right away if I hear of anything changing.

With it being late April many of us are looking forward to Mountain Biking on the hill this summer, there is no word yet on what the plan is from Mammoth Mountain.

I see no reason why they could not run the bike park using chair lifts only starting in late June. Going to depend on when they could get bike park crews working to get the park ready.  

Time to start thinking out of the box to win at this new game we are playing, it’s going to take a total reset to keep moving forward. 

COVID News: 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

4-27 For Mammoth Lakes highs will climb into the low 70s by Tuesday into Wednesday and then cool back in the 60s later this week. There will be no freeze in town for the next couple of nights. 

Temperatures in the Eastern Sierra will be 10-15 degrees above the average for this time of year. The warm-up will be short-lived as highs in Mammoth Lakes will be back in the mid to upper 50s by the weekend with snow showers possible by Sunday into Monday.

Beyond that, the area ridges up again with more warming, and then another cut off low tries to approach the area in the fantasyland forecast time frame out 11-14 days. Pretty typical for this time of year, especially after the drier winter we had. 

For all the fine details on Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes Weather check out our Mammoth Weather page.

Mammoth Mountain Weather GFS Loop
Mammoth Mountain Weather GFS Loop

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

This my favorite time of year to ski, going to miss seeing the May/June Ski gang that comes out for the corn snow season every year. 

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

FYI: If your down in So Cal, Mt Baldy is running, check them out if you feel the need to turn up some slush.

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 few days, you guys and gals sure are great! 

As promised the updates will keep coming along with some fresh pages and adventure content.

Snowman out…

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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