Mammoth Mountain Recreational Weather & Travel Forecast

3-29-2024 @  10 AM — Good morning. The next winter low-pressure system is moving into the Mammoth Mountain area this morning. This one looks to bring about 12-18+ inches of fresh 10-1 powder snow to the Mountain from this afternoon into early Sunday.

Most of the snowfall will occur late today and into the early morning hours of Saturday and then the area will be under snow showers at times into Sunday afternoon. Some of the wetter models have over 2 feet of snow, but that seems way over the top based on the track of the low heading right into Southern California.

Beyond this system, skies look to clear out to Bluebird under a building ridge of high pressure starting on Monday. The ridge won’t be around long, as the next system looks to move into the area by next Thursday, with increasing SW winds starting early on Wednesday. 

That next low looks to be a hybrid inside slider that eventually cuts off and re-intensifies just off the central California coast. With that low-pressure system, one week out and beyond, the details right now are low confidence.

The way the models have this system playing out, the area would remain cooler than average for this time of year with snow showers mixed in.

Way out in the ultra fantasy land forecast period beyond day 12, a new ridge will build in, bringing with it a real taste of the spring corn snow season.

If you love winter powder and packed powder days, now is the time to get up here before spring settles in by mid-April.


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Author – Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman Over the last 30+ 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 in 2004 with Video & Photo Blog reports. (No YouTube back then). Facebook got added to the fold back in 2008 and then the Facebook Group in 2016. 

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