Monday, September 19th, 2022 @ 8:22 AM – Good morning, you will find pt cloudy skies in the area with a dusting of snow in the backcountry.

Mammoth Mountain received a dusting of snow as well, but the ground is still too warm to hold it. Within the next 24-36 hours you should see some white on the ground via the webcam at the Summit.

This week is looking like a great time to get out for a hike or a mountain bike ride, just layer up with the chilly daytime highs now. Early Fall is one of my favorite times of the year up here.

Now that the weather has cooled and we are in the latter half of September you will notice there are some trees just starting the change over now. I will be out on Tuesday 9/20 driving around to see if I can spot any changes in the high country. If you have never seen the Fall Colors this might be the year to come on up and check it out.

Mammoth Weather: Checking around the area the temperature at Main Lodge the temperature is 39. Down in Mammoth Lakes, the temperature is sitting at 47 with winds to 7 MPH gusting to 17 MPH out of the SW. In Crowley Lake, the temp is 52 with 64 in Bishop.

For today expect pt cloudy skies with moderate winds and highs at Main Lodge and in the Lakes Basin in the upper 40s to low 50s by mid-day, lows tonight will be in the mid to upper 30s.

To get our full weather forecast, the 10-day discussion, and pre-winter data for Mammoth Mountain and the Eastern Sierra use this link.

A Dusting of Snow in the Back Country.
A Dusting of Snow in the Back Country.

Video Player: Our Mountain and Weather Video reports will be returning this week with updates on current upgrades, the weather, and what to do this Fall. We will add in some Fall Color drives when the timing is right.

For now, there are 38 videos on the playlist below along with the Mammoth Mountain Live Webcams. You will find 4K, HD and SD videos on the list. Enjoy the show!

Mountain Bike Report: For those of us who love to peddle, it’s game on out in the Park now with no ticket needed. I would avoid areas of construction, as crews are working hard and are not expecting you in their work zones. 

All Forest Trails are open and the Fall weather is perfect for a ride on all trails from Mammoth Lakes to Bishop.

For the full details on Mountain Biking and the conditions in the area check out our full report at this link.

Mammoth Mountain Winter: Just 53 days until winter operations start. There is a ton of work taking place right now with most of the focus on the snowmaking system repairs and upgrades.

To learn more about what’s happening with upgrades and the ramp-up to winter operations check in with our Mammoth Mountain Locals Snow Report page.


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Mammoth Mountain as seen from the Sherwin Creek Golf Course in Old Mammoth. So many fun lines to ski in the East Bowl it's just amazing. Photo from the Snowman

Things to Do into in Mammoth Lakes & the Eastern Sierra

9-19-22 – The Fall Recreation season is on up here in Mammoth Lakes and across the Eastern Sierra. The Summer crowds are gone now and mid-weeks are slow during this time of year called the shoulder season. If you can it’s a great time to come up and experience the area at this time of year.

Up at Mammoth Mountain, the Bike Park, Scenic Rides and the Adventure Center are closed for the season. You can still get out on the hill for a Mountain Bike Ride or a Hike.

The Fall Color Season is just getting underway in the very upper elevations with a slow-down canyon turn expected into mid to late October. Already seeing some overnight lows in the long-range forecast that will help to start the change.

We will be going out every Tuesday looking for Fall colors and reporting back each Tuesday starting on 9-20-22. Areas that will be covered will be Bishop Creek Canyon, Rock Creek Canyon, MC Gee Creek Canyon, the June Lake Loop, and the Mammoth Lakes Area. Here is the link to our Fall Color Report Page.

Here are some select events to check out the next couple of weekends if you’re in the area.

Mono Lake South Tufa Tours September 25th
This guided, one-hour walk includes hands-on activities and an overview of the human and natural history of Mono Lake appropriate for all age levels. Link to Event Information

September 22nd-25th, 2022
We are beyond excited to bring this world-class event to California and hope that you join us for a multi-day community-focused experience full of trail running, inspiring stories, and relationship building amongst fellow runners new and old. Link to Event Information

Geology of the Eastern Sierra in Mammoth Lakes with Will Young – 9/24/22
Take in the Mammoth Lakes Basin with Will and learn about the geology of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. This is a moderate 1.2 miles round trip hike with 375 feet of elevation gain. Meet at Heart Lake Trailhead the north end of the Duck Pass Trailhead parking lot in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Link to Event Information

Footloose Sports Bike Shop

Stop by Footloose Sports and check out the deals going on in the bike shop. They are still doing repairs and some bike rentals. If you need ski boot work now is a great time to get it down before the winter rush hits in a couple of months. Give them a call at 760-934-2400.

Black Tie Adventure Rentals

Mammoth is a mecca for outdoor adventure and Black Tie is here to provide you with top-of-the-line equipment for wherever the trail takes you! Check out the killer Summer / Fall Rental these guys have going right now.

Here is the Link to their rental page. Check out the Black Tie Summer Adventure Rental Service – Use Code msnowBTAR22 for a 10% Discount

To see all our ideas of what to do check out the updated Recreation Report Page at this link.

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