Mammoth Mountain Snow Report & Conditions from the Snowman

January 19th, 2023 @ 7 PM – Pretty amazing how much snow there is out on Mammoth Mountain at this time, the base is 10 – 21.5 feet from Little Eagle up to the Top.

Now that it’s been several days since the heavy wet storms ended the mountain is all caught up with getting the lift network ready to run at full again. Let’s hope for 23 to be a go at some point on Friday and into this weekend and beyond.

Coverage Up top is full on with everything filled in now. You can ski just about any line you have ever dreamed of now that the sun is back out.

Conditions out on the hill for Friday will offer up some fresh powder off the top along with some fabulous machine-groomed packed powder. Once the powder is tracked you should be expecting some nice powder crud and packed powder conditions. The weekend should be great as far as snow conditions and the weather go.

Snowfall & Base: At the 9000-foot level / Main Lodge there are 178 inches of snow on the ground. With a seasonal snowfall total of 381 inches. The base at MC Coy Station is 220 inches with 258 inches at the top of the mountain.

Over at Mammoth Pass DWP is showing 46 inches of water as of Tuesday and that is over 100% of the April 1st average DWP looks look at each year. Let’s hope after the upcoming break that we get a lot more snow so this season can extend well into the Summer.

Mountain Operations: The change in the weather will allow more normal operations to take place out on the hill with all lifts running again daily. The grooming crew can also get back to work moving the snow and restoring the endless corduroy runs many of you love in the mornings.

Locals Choice: On Friday I plan on hitting the Avy’s and Back for More for warm-up laps and then hit the top when it opens. This weekend if 23 is running I would be running laps there and then of course several on chair 22.

Snow Conditions for Next Weekend: Off the groomed expect the mid and upper mountain to start to convert over to a packed powder and then wind buff surface. The groomers should be in great shape with just the right surface to make some very nice turns.

The morning carving sessions will be back as well. I hope to see you out there over the next couple of weeks, should be some great times out on Mammoth Mountain.

Check out the photo snow report below this write-up. The next Snow Report update will be over the weekend.


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Photo Snow Report

Below are the photos that where taken on Thursday January 19, 2023. 15-20 feet of snow is up top, what a base for mid January. Yahoo…

>>> Click on any of the images below to open the full size viewer.

Photo Snow Report

Below are the photos of the Top and the Avys that I got on Friday January 6th, 2023. What will the top look like after the next 5-6+ feet of snow comes thru the area? 🙂 Yahoo let it Snow!

Hangmans, Corince Bowl, Sunshine and Drop Out 1 and 2
Chair 23 with a slide down Drop Out 3
Chair 23 with the Wipe Out Chutes 1, 2, 3 and the Hump
The Hump, Scotties and Monument and the Upper Noids
Scotties on the far left then Monument and the 4 Paranoid chutes at the top of Mammoth Mountain. Everything is well filled in and so far there have been no avys tearing the base down to the dirt.
Looking into P3 and 4 and Kewis Chute
Top of The World
Avy 1 and Avy 2


More Mammoth Mountain Snow Report Information

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Stats: Everyone wants the basic stats about Mammoth Mountain

Base Elevation 7,953 ft
Summit Elevation 11,053 ft
Vertical Rise 3,100 ft
Skiable Acres 3,500+
Number of Named Trails 150
Number of Lifts 25 (includes 9 express quads, 2 express six-packs, 2 gondolas)
Snowmaking over 50 trails
Parks 8 parks with 100+ jibs and 50+ jumps; 3 halfpipes
The average Snowfall per Year is 400 inches
Average Season Length Nov into June

15% expert
20% advanced
40% intermediate
25% beginner

Check out the full overview write-up on the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area at this link.

Live Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Webcams and Still Captures: If you’re looking for current conditions via a webcam view here is the link to take it all in without having to mess with the live webcam control page. I stop by this page at this  2-3 times a day when I need a Mammoth Mountain fix.

Winter Season Operations & Hours:  Lifts run from early November until at least Memorial Day each season. This is one of the longest and most consistent seasonal operations in the country. Lifts run from 8:30 AM until 4 PM wind and weather permitting.

Base Lodges: You will find three Base Lodges and 2 Outpost locations at Mammoth Mountain. The Main Lodge is 8900 feet, Canyon Lodge is 8300 Feet, and Little Eagle Lodge at 7900 feet.

Outposts: The Mill is located at the base of Chairs 2 and 10 and the Outpost is located out at the base of chairs 13 and 14. Both offer up food, beverages, water, and restrooms.

Snowmaking: Mammoth’s snowmaking system runs from Main Lodge to the top of the Mountain and over to both Canyon and Eagle Lodge. The system works best when supplemented with some natural snow. 

Massive upgrades are taking place with the snowmaking system for the 2022/2023 season. Here is the link to learn more about the snowmaking system at Mammoth Mountain.

Mammoth Mountain Snowfall History: Looking for past snowfall trends and when to plan the best time to come up? Take a look at our snowfall history data page. You will find month-to-month snowfall from 1969 on. Here is the link to access the page.

Parking & Shuttles Service: There is some bogus info on the internet about parking and such at the hill. The bottom line is there is tons of parking if you show up early. Remember you don’t have to access Mammoth Mountain from a lodge you can walk in from several spots on the roads to chairs 4, 20, 21, 10, and of course Chair 2 which has its own parking lot.

For those who are late birds plan on parking down the hill and riding up from one of the MANY shuttle pick-up spots that are well-marked along the road and down in town. During big weekends, holidays and bluebird powder days expect to wait as the crowds will be out. Here is the link to learn more about the shuttle service from town and the parking shuttles.

Lodging Options: We have a few private lodging rentals listed here on the website. Here is the link to access that information.

Get Lift Tickets: The best deal is to get an Ikon Season Pass, 7 days or less and the pass pays for itself. Enjoy the freedom of having a season pass. Just pull up boot up and go, no lines or sell-out days. If you’re looking for a deal on daily lift tickets I would bookmark the lift ticket page at the Ski Area website. There are often non-holiday deals posted.

Black Tie Ski & Snowboard Rentals is offering Mammoth Snowman Website Visitors a 20% off discount. They will deliver gear right to your door or you can walk in for service. Here is the link to set up your reservation and get your Mammoth Snowman discount.

Got Ski Boot Pain? When the Snowman was a young buck in 81 he was ready to quit skiing from foot pain. Then he was fitted with Super Feet Orthotics and got the needed ski boot work down at Footloose Sports. The results were no real foot pain for 4 decades! Learn more about their ski boot fitting service here or call them at 760-934-2400 today.

Need a Ski Tune-Up Matt over at Fast Ski Sports will be in and out of the shop again in Mid October. Give him a call to inquire when you can drop your gear off. Snowman usually drops his gear off in later October so it’s in the early season lineup before any early dumpers hit the hill. Here is the link to see the current tune-up prices.

Other things to do in Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra: If members of your family are not into skiing and snowboarding there is a ton to do in the wintertime. Here is the link to learn more.

Photos of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Live MC Coy Station Webcam Feed
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Trail Map
Trail Map for the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Trail Map for the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Opening Day Video Snow Report from 10-29-21 in 4k

Where is Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes, California?

Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol Snowfall Data from 2021-22

Here is the link to the full season data at Ski Patrol… the below image goes thru March.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol
Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol

Past Mammoth Mountain Snow Report Posts

Mammoth Mountain Resort Snow Conditions:

The Mammoth Snowman and Crew bring you the snow conditions at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, from a local’s point of view. Log on daily to get our fresh morning updates on the current snow conditions. We let you know if the snow is packed powder, powder, firm, or soft. There are on-hill reports from the Top, the Groomers, the East Bowl, Lincoln Mountain, and the Paranoids.

You will also find the current snow depths at the Main Lodge, The Summit at 11,053 feet, Canyon Lodge, and the Little Eagle lodge area. Last but not least you will find what lifts are scheduled to run and what lifts could be on Weather Hold and what the hours of operations our.

Make sure to read our on-mountain trip reports that get posted a couple of days a week with current on-mountain photos and our own Mammoth Snowman Video Snow Report from the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. When you read our content is the real deal from real people that have been on the hill that day.

Disclaimer on Snow Conditions and our Snow Reports

This is a simple disclaimer to keep us legal. First, this website is run by Mammoth Locals, we are not employees of Mammoth Mountain, but yes they do support our efforts.

Second, Snow Conditions change by the hour, so when you read our posts please consider when the post or report was made.

Check the date on the report before you email us! Nothing worse than some crybaby complaining that our conditions are not right. Yep, I get emails like that, again read the date, and don’t be a jerk.

Please Remember that the longer time has passed, the more the conditions have changed.

Third, what Snowman or any other member of the community posts is purely based on how that person views snow conditions.

Everyone looks at things in their own view, so one person’s epic might not be your epic day. For example, I love spring corn snow but many people hate it.

Fourth you can die skiing or snowboarding, if you’re not skilled don’t take the runs Snowman or somebody else in the community might suggest. 

Many of our videos contain extreme footage by professional athletes that ski and ride full time. We do not endorse these activities and encourage you not to try the tricks and extreme moves the professionals make in our videos and or images.

If you do, you do so of your own accord and risk and you further understand you risk almost certain death at times!

And last but not least thanks to the State of California you must be 18 or older to use this website. 

If you’re not 18 log off now or we will have to call your parents to shut you down. 🙂