Hello this is the Snowman with your local’s snow report for Mammoth Mountain on Monday Morning April 4th, 2022
Spring skiing and riding are here. Today expect hard fast groomed speed runs at the first bell. The snow today will take some time to get soft as there are some thicker high clouds moving into the area this morning.
The snow should be great by late morning and this afternoon. When I say great that is if you’re a Spring Conditions lover.
If you’re heading out early I would ski out of the Mill to start the day, break out your winter firm pack skis and carve up the firm stuff for an hour and then switch out. If you’re parked at the Mill you can switch to a freshly waxed pair of spring skis quickly once the snow starts to get soft.
Tuesday look for fewer clouds and highs to come up a couple of degrees which will allow the snow conditions to loosen up a bit earlier than today. However, the wind will still be limiting the melt a bit up top.
So once again up top expect some firm turns today and again Tuesday, Cornice and Scotties are groomed and will be your best bet.
Snow conditions for Wednesday into Friday will start out firm and quickly turn over to soft corn. By noon to 1 pm on the lower and mid-mountain groomers, I would expect the snow to be slow and very wet.
Local Tips: Best to ski out of Canyon or the Mill and avoid Eagle now. Too much of a slog to get back to Eagle, it’s a real leg burner after 1 PM.
If you’re looking to ski or ride the groomers expect a firm fast corduroy surface to start the morning. By 9 to 9:30 areas of the ski runs that get direct sun will start to spring up and should offer some nice smooth soft turns.
Also, it’s a MUST that you’re gear is waxed up daily during spring conditions or you’re going to bog hard as the day goes on. Most people who hate spring conditions have never learned how to prep their gear nightly.
My advice is to purchase all-purpose Hertel hot sauce, an iron scraper, and a buffer and do it yourself.
You can also take your gear to Fast Ski Sports and use our Free Hot Wax Coupon. If you still bog down have the crew at Fast Ski texture your skis for a better spring glide. They also have the tools you need to do it your self and they can show you how the process goes.
Canyon and Eagle Lodges will close Sunday, April 17th for the season. There will be the annual pond skim at Canyon on that closing Sunday.
Ski Ya Later Snowman