Mammoth Mountain Snow Report & Conditions from the Snowman

3-18-23 @  3:21 PMSnow Surface Conditions: Some really good packed wind buff type snow can be found up top in the areas that slide earlier this week.

Check out the webcams at MC Coy and you can see people ripping up the Wipe Outs, the Hump, and the Drop Outs. Just beware of the Avy debris that is lower down that’s all set up. The Faces of 3 and 5 are in transition with a mix of packed powder, bumps, and some leftover powder crud.

The Hump over the Scotties - MC Coy Webcam Capture
Smooth, Fast Wind Buff – The Hump over the Scotties – MC Coy Webcam Capture
MoreCornice Bowl, The Drop and Wipe Outs, The Hump
More Smooth Wind Buff – Cornice Bowl, The Drop and Wipe Outs, The Hump

The Groomers are getting better as crews are able to till out and break up the areas that have been a bit firm the last couple of days. For the best groomers hit up 4, 10, 2, 1, 16, 12, 13, and 14.

As the sun comes up the snow out on the hill does loosen up but is not turning spring-like yet. With more snow in the forecast and cold air moving in over the next 7-10 days I would expect more winter conditions to be with us right through the end of March.

Ski Area Parking: The Little Eagle / Chair 15 lot is half closed due to construction equipment that is snowed in. They were working on the problem when I parked there on Thursday. Parking on Meridian blvd outside the parking lot is strange, as the snow walls are into the parking lanes so people are just parking in the street.

It’s a total mess, going to be a real issue in the next couple of days. Parking on Lakeview by Canyon is also so tight I would not advise it. The best advice I can give is to take the Shuttles to Juniper or to the Village Friday – Sundays.

Snowfall Totals and the Base: The corrected snowfall total for Main Lodge is 606 inches for the season. The base at the snow study site is now sitting at 215 inches. 

As of March 15th at Mammoth Pass this is 88.5 inches of precipitation recorded for the season. That has all been snow and none of it has melted off. That amount of precipitation breaks the old top 2 years by a couple inches. 1969 had 86.5 on April 1st of that year.

During the big snow year of 1983 the amount was 85 inches. DWP Crews will be up at Mammoth Pass around April 1st to verify all the numbers from this season. With that amount of water in the snow pack and all the heavy wet snow that has fallen, you can bank of a long run off season. Skiing and Snowboarding could last well into August if there is a cooler summer.

In the past, aka 2017 when there was about the same snow base on March 1st, lift operations went till August 6th, and in 1995 with similar amounts, the closing day was August 16th. That 2017 Summer you could ski the race runs back to Main Lodge right up through the 3rd week of July.

>> Get Your IKON Pass Renewed Now or Get a New One and Starting Skiing and Riding on April 10th at Mammoth Mountain. The IKON pass will be good for Big Bear Resorts starting March 16th. Here is the link to purchase your season pass.

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Mammoth Mountain Photos -3-16-23

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. 🙂