❄️☃️ Good New Years’ Eve morning to everyone, I hope you have a great New Snow Year in 2023.
Over the last 24 hours, Mammoth Mountain has seen a mix of snow and rain with the snow line at one point up 9500 feet on Friday.
Snow levels have come down this morning to around 7500 feet and are expected to be in the 7500-8000+ foot range through the day and then dropping down to 7000-7500 feet overnight.
From 9000 feet up you will find 16-22+ inches of new heavy wet base snow with over 3 1/2 inches of water content so far.
Expect new snowfall amounts from 9000 feet up over the next 24 hours to be in the 2-4 foot range. Yes, it will be Sierra Cement creating a great base that will last a long time.
As of this morning, models are showing a mid-week storm that will have much lower snow levels and several feet of snow to refresh Mammoth’s winter snowpack and landscape.
Out on the hill today not much will open as crews are dealing with icing issues on the entire network of lifts. Add in the heavy wet snow that is still falling along with the high winds and I expect not much is going to open.
Looks like a great day to hydrate and crack walnuts by the fire.
On Sunday this weather system will be on the way out of Mammoth and crews will have a chance to catch up and get more lifts running by mid-day.
That’s all for this morning’s update, I hope to see you out on the hill soon, Snowman
Photo Credits to Big Tim, Brian, Nest cam, and Mammoth Mountain