11-8-2020 @ 6:46 AM – Good morning, we have cloudy skies with moderate snow at times falling over Mammoth Mountain. A world in white has arrived.

The snow moved back in around 1 AM last night and dropped 7-10 inches of light snow from Main Lodge to the Top. We should see several more inches by around noon today with more snow showers in the afternoon. Total water content from the first and second cold fronts is now @ 1.10 inches. 

Snowmaking is cranking at 100% capacity. They are making snow on Broadway, Rusty’s, the Wall, Silver Tip, Saddle Bowl, Lower St Mortiz, Upper Stump Alley, and in the Unbound.

Looking at the Current Conditions at the top of Mammoth Mountain the temperature is 10 with light winds to 46 MPH out of the WSW. Down at Main Lodge, it’s 16 with an SW wind gusting to 36 MPH and the humidity is at 82%. Down in Mammoth Lakes, the temperature is 20 with light winds, and down in Bishop, it’s 27  with calm winds.

Road Conditions: R1 from the junction of 395 and 203. The road to the Mammoth Lakes basin is now closed and hwy 203 is closed at Main Lodge. Tioga Pass, Sonora, and Monitor Pass are now closed. 

Main Lodge Snowmaking - Photo by Dave Chesavage
Main Lodge Snowmaking – Photo by Dave Chesavage

Opening Day is now 6 days away, Mammoth Mountain should have no issues running with several runs open out of the Main Lodge. 

At this point, no official word on what runs and lifts will be open. However based on the past and what I have heard from the Mountains CEO, the lifts I would expect to run are 1, 3, 6, and G1. Runs open at a minimum should be Broadway, Rustys, Saddle Bowl, and the Unbound Main. 

If you plan on coming up for the opener, there are no walk-up ticket sales this season, you have to pre-buy online. As of now, if you have a season pass you will not need to make a reservation to ski or snowboard. 

The mountain will also be operating under new guidelines, make sure to review them before you visit Mammoth Mountain this winter. 

Also to note, the town has placed a 70% limit on lodging so you must secure your lodging before you come up. 

For our complete weather summary with forecasted snowfall amounts and the snowmaking outlook click here.

Snowman out…

Here is a view of Broadway from Main Lodge Cam


Main Lodge Cam at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Snowman at Main Lodge

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