Welcome to MammothSnowman.com – Snow Season 2023
Saturday, February 18th, 2023 @ 8:17 AM – Good morning, more clear skies over Mammoth Mountain and the Eastern Sierra Today.
Looks like a perfect Holiday weekend to get outside for some wintertime fun. The snow line in the area is currently sitting right at the top of the Sherwin Grade, so there are lots of options for snow play at this time.
The Snow Surface Conditions out on Mammoth Mountain have been great on the groomers. With crisp carvable snow right out of the gate on the fresh corduroy You will find early on.
Off the groomed there are some good sections of wind-buffed snow on the mid and upper mountains. For the full Mammoth Locals Snow Report use this link.
Road Conditions: 395 is open and clear. Chains are required on 203 from the Village up to Main Lodge. Many side streets and parking areas in Mammoth Lakes also have snow cover and ice on the pavement so be prepared in those areas. Rock Creek Road is still closed at Toms Place. (395 Travelers should be ready for very low snow levels and chain controls by the middle of next week.)
Mammoth Mountain Weather: As of this update over the Top of the mountain, winds are out of the WSW at 10 MPH gusting to 12 MPH with a temperature of 20 degrees. At the Main Lodge or the 9000-foot level, winds are out of the W at 2 to 12 MPH with a temperature of 29 degrees. Down in Mammoth Lakes, the temperature is 29 degrees with calm winds.
If you’re going to be out on the hill today, highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s with light SW winds. The warmer temperatures this weekend will allow the snow to loosen up into a fun-packed powder surface.
It does look like a new series of light to moderate storms will start to affect Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra starting around the Tuesday/Wednesday time period. To get the full details on the upcoming weekend and the next series of storms expected, use this link.
Things to do off the Hill: There are a bunch of winter activities besides skiing and snowboarding you can do up here in Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra. Here is a link to that write-up on what to do in Winter.
FYI… There will be no fresh photos this week, had to take the week off due to a back injury. Will be back out again early next week and will get a bunch of updated photos and video clips.
Ski ya Later, Snowman
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Website Author – Steve Taylor – Mammoth Snowman – Over the last 35+ years, Snowman has spent countless hours studying and learning about Mammoth Mountain Weather and Snow Conditions first hand. He has been skiing around the hill with marked ski poles since March of 1991 so he can measure the fresh snowfall amounts out on the hill.
Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to MammothSnowman.com in 2004 with the Video & Photo Blog report. (No YouTube back then). Facebook got added to the fold back in 2008 and then the Facebook Group in 2016.
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