April 7th, 2024 @ 7:45 AM – Good morning, and thanks for stopping by MammothSnowman.com. Amazing conditions up here the last few days with great powder and some nice wind-blown sugar to ski and ride on. Look for the winter snow conditions to remain through today and then expect a slow warm-up with spring conditions on most of the mountain by midweek.

Currently out on Mammoth Mountain skies are clear. The temperature at the Main Lodge is 20 degrees, and the wind at the Top of Chair 1 is out of the SSW at 15 MPH to 25 MPH. At the top of the Mountain, the temperature is 8, with an SSW wind at 18 MPH, gusting to 23 MPH.

At the Snow Study Site (9000 Feet), the base is 116 inches, with 41.33 inches of seasonal precipitation and 350+ inches of snow this season. Up Top, the base is around 170 inches, with 140 inches at MC Coy and 50-60 inches down at the Canyon Lodge and Little Eagle Lodge areas.

Travel & Road Forecast: Winter Roads are open and clear. Tioga, Sonora Pass, and the Mammoth Lakes Basin are closed for the Winter Season. For current webcam road conditions on 395 and 203, visit our road conditions page at this link.

4-6-24 - Freshies on the Back Side
4-6-24 – Freshies on the Back Side

Mammoth Mountain Weather Forecast

If you’re heading out on Mammoth Mountain today, expect sunny skies; mid-day temperatures will rise into the upper 20s to lower 30s, with light SW winds expected. Down on the lower Mountain mid-day temperatures will rise into mid-30s with light SW winds.

For Monday expect more sunny skies with mid-day temperatures will rise into the lower 30s to mid-30s. It’s going to be a bit windy with a northeast wind at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35-45 mph.

On Tuesday temperatures are expected to jump about 8-12 degrees with mid-day temperatures into the mid-40s around Main Lodge and mid to lower 50s for Canyon and Eagle Lodges. NE winds are expected at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35+ mph.

NE winds tend to keep temperatures on the cooler side and help to keep the snow from turning over to spring on the mid and upper-mountain runs. 

For Snowman’s full Recreational Weather Forecast & Outlook, click here.

ECMWF Snowfall Forecast for Friday into Saturday
ECMWF Snowfall Forecast for Friday into Saturday

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report from the Snowman

4-7-24 – Mid Winter conditions continue with below average temperatures and 20-30 inches of fresh snow from the Thursday / Friday storm system. On Saturday all the powder that was left over got skied out and by the afternoon there was some sugar snow blowing all around on a mostly packed out surface.

For the next 2-3 days temperatures will stay below average with NE winds kicking in for Monday and Tuesday. That will keep snow conditions on the mid and upper mountain in perfect mid winter shape. Lower mountain runs should start to see some spring snow in areas that get direct sun by Monday mid day if not today.

By Wednesday the NE winds mostly die off and temperatures warm up big time so expect the spring snow line to go up to at least the mid mountain. The wind flow later in the week will determine if the top ever turns to spring or just firms up into a hard wind buff surface.

This mornings weather data shows a new low moving in now for later Friday into next weekend. If that pans out the Mountain will see more snow showers with winter conditions returning. QPF amounts are on the lower side so we could be looking at some low end freshies mixed in with dust on crust. I will keep you all updated this week and what might happen.

Enjoy the great conditions on the hill this week, this has been one heck of a come back year for Mammoth, Yahoo.

4-6-2024 - A view of the Back Side of Mammoth Mountain
4-6-2024 – A view of the Back Side of Mammoth Mountain

Many people are asking about Closing Day at Little Eagle and Canyon Lodges. This season, the last day for lifts has been moved up to April 21st. The Pond Skim is still set for Sunday April 14th at Canyon Lodge. Closing Day for the Main Lodge and MC Coy Stations lifts is now set for Memorial Day. (Snow pack wise there should be plenty of snow to extend into June if they choose too.)

Also take note that the replacement of Chair 1 Project is now expected to start on Monday, April 15th. That means Chair 1 will close for the season and be removed to make way for the new lift which is scheduled to open around Thanksgiving 2024.

This spring, you will need to ride the Gondola or chairs 6 or 11 to leave the Main Lodge area. No word on how long chairs 12, 13, and 14 will stay open. Chairs 2 and 4 and the Mill will run as long as there is enough snow to ski down to the bottom.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Shuttle Service: All winter shuttle routes will remain open through April 21st, and then the Spring Schedules will begin at that time. Here is a link to all the Shuttle Information you need for the rest of winter and the upcoming spring season.

4-6-24 - Freshies on the Back Side
4-6-24 – Freshies on the Back Side

What’s up off the Mountain? The current snow line in the Eastern Sierra is up to about 7500 feet. Below that there are a few patches of snow left but what’s left is melting fast.

In the Mammoth Lakes Basin, the Tamarack Cross Country Ski Area is 100% open and groomed to perfection. Now that it’s spring the snow does turn over to spring snow quickly once the snow comes out. Closing day is set for April 14th. 

Lower Rock Creek Canyon Trail is all melted out for those looking for a hike or mountain bike ride during these early spring days.

If you want to get out of the snow zone, there is a lot to do in the Bishop area. The Disk Golf Course at Mill Pond and the Bishop Golf Course are open. Mountain Biking is also a blast right now, with all the trails and OHV areas in great shape from recent rains.

Click here for a complete list of winter activities other than skiing and snowboarding on Mammoth Mountain.

Have a great day, Snowman Out…

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Mammoth Mountain Photo Snow Stoke from Snowman & Ryan Hurley

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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