Mammoth Mountain Snow Report & Conditions from the Snowman
4-19-2023 @ 9:15 AM – The
Mammoth spring snow that we all love should start to return on Thursday
and is expected to be around for at least the next week to 10 days.
that time period, the snow will be able to go through a nice stretch of
freezing and thawing every 24 hours. That process will finally get the
real corn snow to start showing up in about a week.
Coverage out on the hill is great with a 225-inch base being reported at the Main Lodge. Mid-week lifts running are chair lifts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 along with Gondolas 1 and 2.
– Sunday through at least the month of April, Canyon Lodge and Eagle
Lodge are expected to be open for parking and access with chairs 8, 15,
and 9 running. 17 was going to run, but on all the updates seen from
Mammoth 17 was not on the list.
If you want to have the most fun in the spring snow, You will want to
clean and wax your gear nightly to avoid the slow and sticky feel you
can get as the snow surface gets wet.
sure to take advantage of the Free Hot Wax that you can get from Matt
over at Fast Ski Sports in the Vons Mall. For a small charge, he can
even texture your skis and board so the wet snow moves off the bottom of
your skis better.
Ski Area is expected to stay open through the end of July and possibly
well into August this Summer. My take is that Mammoth should be able to
break the record for the latest closing ever which was in mid-August of
Snowfall Totals and the Base: Main Lodge is 705 inches for the season. The base at the snow study site is now sitting at 215 inches.
As of April 8th at Mammoth Pass, there were 104.5 inches of water for the season. That amount of precipitation breaks the old top 2 years by 19 inches. 1969 had 85.5 on April 1st of that year. During the big snow year of 1983, the amount was 85 inches.
With that amount of water in the snow pack and all the heavy wet snow that has fallen, you can bank on a long run-off season. Skiing and Snowboarding could last well into August if there is a cooler summer.
The Seasonal Snowfall total comes from the Ski Patrols Snow Study site located at the 9000-foot level. The measuring station is located near chair 11. To get an idea of how much has fallen over the top add 30% to the seasonal total that is being reported at the snow study site.
I have measured around the hill for years after storms and found this to normally be an accurate formula to follow.
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Mammoth Mountain Photos – April 2023
All Photos taken and edited in Photoshop by the Mammoth Snowman Steve Taylor.
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More Mammoth Mountain Snow Report Information
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
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
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
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 www.mammothsnowman.com 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!
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