February 21st, 2024 @ 7:30 AM – It’s a winter wonderland on Mammoth Mountain and around the Eastern Sierra today. Up at Main Lodge this morning, there are 8-10 inches of fresh powder at a 10-1 ratio. There are going to be more great powder turns to be had today before several Blue Bird days arrive starting on Thursday.

Checking the current conditions on the hill, the temperature is 20 degrees at Main Lodge, with winds at the Top of Chair 1 out of the southwest at 49 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Up Top, the temperature is 12 with an S wind at 42 mph, gusting to 46 mph, with a wind chill of -12 this morning.

Travel & Road Forecast: Highway 395 from Toms Place North to Mammoth Lakes and Highway 203, and all roads in Mammoth Lakes are R1 / Chains or Snow Tires Required. If you want to check out the 395 and 203 webcams in one place, check out our road conditions page at this link.

2-21-24 - Fresh Snow on the Face of 3 - Photo from Snow Reporter Ryan H.
2-21-24 – Fresh Snow on the Face of 3 – Photo from Snow Reporter Ryan H.

 Mammoth Mountain Weather Forecast

If you’re heading to the hill today, expect clearing skies with decreasing winds during the morning hours. Mid-day temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 20s. With a Southwest by late morning at wind around 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 25-30 mph.

Thursday into Sunday, look for pt cloudy skies at times, with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 30s and light winds at times. Looks like a great 4 days for you Blue Bird lovers.

Beyond this weekend, it looks like more snow will be moving at the end of the month and at the start of March. Keep an eye on our forecast pages if you plan to travel up during the extended outlook period.

Mammoth Weather Links: You will find Snowman’s Full Recreational Weather Forecast & Long Range Data Images by clicking here. For The Mammoth Weather Guy Powder Forecast, click here.
ECM Snowfall Forecast through Sunday.
ECM Snowfall Forecast through Sunday.

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report from the Snowman

2-21-2024 – As of 8 AM at the Snow Study Site (9000 Feet), you will find 8-10 inches of new snow with the snow ratio at around 10-1. The base at 9000 feet is now at 96 inches, with an estimated base of 130-140+ inches over the top. The seasonal snowfall total at the snow study site is around 230 inches. *Will confirm totals once we get an update from Ski Patrol.

It looks like a slow start to the day, but once the crews clear out the new snow, you can expect the entire Mountain to be open and remain that way right through the upcoming weekend. By Thursday, every groomer should be packed out with that wonderful mid-winter packed powder surface.

Snow surface conditions should remain soft into Friday and then start to pack down a bit as temperatures rise and the snow gets packed out by the ski week crowd that’s in town right now. If you’re into Bluebird, this upcoming weekend will be just right for your mid-winter fun.

Ski Ya Later, Snowman

2-21-24 - Good Morning from Main Lodge - Photo from Snow Reporter Ryan H.
2-21-24 – Good Morning from Main Lodge – Photo from Snow Reporter Ryan H.
2-20-24 - Photo View from the Bear Run
2-20-24 – Photo View from the Bear Run
2-20-24 - Old Faithful
2-20-24 – Old Faithful
2-20-24 - Secret Freshies Location
2-20-24 – Secret Freshies Location

Mammoth Mountain Photos from the Snowman

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 firsthand. 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. 

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