Friday, June 21st, 2024 @ 9 AM – Good morning, and thanks for stopping by MammothSnowman.com. You’ll find clear blue skies in the area today, with temperatures now on the rebound as the area warms up into full-time Summer mode.

It’s going to be a great time to be in the high country this weekend, with all of the Basins and Trail Heads now open. However, do watch for patches of snow above the 9500-foot level. 

If you’re into Mountain Biking, the Bike Park at Mammoth Mountain is open, as are all the USFS Trails. Scenic Rides Reopened today, so it’s time to take a ride up to the top and hang out at 11,053 feet.

Scrolling down the page, you can check out our 3-5 Summer Weather Forecast, a Mountain Bike Report, and our What-to-Do Tips and recent photos. I hope to see you at the Mountain Bike Park or on a beautiful hiking trail this summer.

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Travel & Road Forecast: Lake Mary Road is Open into the Mammoth Lakes Basin, 395, 203, and Mammoth Lakes Roads are open. Tioga Pass is OPEN, and Sonora Pass is OPEN. For current webcam road conditions on 395 and 203, visit our road conditions page at this link.

Video Player: The player above contains some great Mammoth Mountain Ski Area & Eastern Sierra videos for your enjoyment. *Make sure to select the 4K options to avoid grainy trail footage.

Mammoth Lakes Basin - June 2024
Mammoth Lakes Basin – June 2024

Mammoth Mountain & Eastern Sierra Recreational Weather

Here is what you can expect in the High Country into next Tuesday: Mid-day temperatures at the 9000-foot level (Main Lodge / Lake Mary) will be in the mid-70s throughout the period. Overnight lows in the high country will be comfortable in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Winds on Mammoth Mountain and over the higher elevations will be NW to East today and then turn back to the SW at 5-15 MPH tonight, with gusts up to 20-25 MPH during the afternoon hours through the upcoming weekend.

Temperatures in Mammoth Lakes will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s, with nighttime lows in the mid-50s. Today, winds will be out of the East at 5 – 10 MPH, and then tonight, they will change back to the SW at 5-10 MPH, with gusts to 20 MPH at times.

Midday temperatures from Crowley Lake to Toms Place today will be in the mid-80s and then into the mid-to-upper 80s into next Tuesday, with overnight lows in the low 50s.

For Bishop to Mill Pond, Summer is on, with mid-afternoon temperatures expected to be in the upper 90s to lower 100s until next Tuesday, and overnight lows will be in the mid-50s. Expect afternoon winds of 5-10 MPH, with gusts up to 15 MPH possible.

For Snowman’s Detailed Weather Forecast and Discussion, use this link.

Mammoth Weather Story Image for June 21st, 2024
Mammoth Weather Story Image for June 21st, 2024
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Eastern Sierra Mountain Bike Report

Happy Summer Time to all the local and traveling Mountain Bike Crowd. As of this update, all mountain biking trails and OHV roads below the 9000-foot level are ready to ride from Mammoth Lakes to Bishop.

The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is open, and most of the trails from Main Lodge down to Little Eagle Lodge are open. Cross-country conditions in the park are excellent, and nobody is around yet. The Downhill action on Smooth Rider, Shot Gun, and Juniper has been a blast.

Above that level, there is still some snow on the ground in many areas. Over the next couple of weeks, most of that snow should melt, and you should be able to ride up to 11,000 feet.

EasternSierraMountainBiking.com is my newest website. Here, you can read and check out my full report on the current conditions for mountain biking in the Eastern Sierras. Click here to go there now.

Top of Downtown Trail at Shuttle Stop J
Top of Downtown Trail at Shuttle Stop J

Recreation Report for Mammoth to Bishop

The Current Snowline in the Eastern Sierra has turned patchy in most areas. Trails have opened up, and Summer is underway. Be ready to encounter snow and patches of snow above the 9500 to 10,000-foot levels.

Local Area Summer Access Roads: The Lake Mary Road into the Mammoth Lakes Basin is open and clear to Lake George and Horseshoe Lake. Rock Creek Road is now open to the Mesquite Flats Trailhead, giving you access to the entire Canyon. All Forest Service OHV roads are open below the 9000-foot level. Bishop Creek Canyon (Hwy 168) is open to Lake Sabrina and South Lake. 

Scenic Gondola Rides: Add a ride to the top of Mammoth Mountain to your Eastern Sierra Summer Bucket list. There’s nothing like being up at 11,000 feet during the warm days of Summer. This one is a must for everyone. If you have a winter Ikon Pass, you can ride up for Free.

Campgrounds: Here is a link to the USFS Camping page, where you can find out what is open and what is not. 

Minaret Vista: The viewpoint and day-use picnic area are open now. It’s a perfect time for lunch and some photos. The Vista is 3.5 miles up Highway 203 from the Main Lodge at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

Reds Meadow Shuttle and Road Access: The Forest Service has contractors trying to finish up the total rebuild of the road in the Valley this Summer. For this season only, the Shuttle Bus to Reds will only run Fridays – Sundays. It will be the same if you want to drive into the Valley. Expect the road to be all dirt, as they are doing a total rebuild from the ground up. It’s not the year to take an RV down in that area, IMHO.

The Mammoth Lakes Basin: Is melted out and ready for Summer fun, come on up for some paddle boarding, fishing, hiking and camping. 

Mammoth Lakes Basin Tour - June 8th, 2024
Mammoth Lakes Basin Tour – June 8th, 2024

The Lakes Basin Path: Is wide open and cleaned Up for the Summer of 2024

Mammoth Lakes Basin Paved Trail by Lake Mary
Mammoth Lakes Basin Paved Trail by Lake Mary

Woolly’s Adventure Park is now open and ready for Summer Tubing. The Mountain Roller Coaster is also now open. However, please use caution at the park as construction is still underway.

Woolly's Adventure Park
Woolly’s Adventure Park

The Adventure Center at Main Lodge is all set up and open and ready for Summer fun. So far, there have been no crowds, and the kids have the place to themselves.

Fishing season is wide open, and some great catches are being had in local lakes. I saw lots of fish-stocking trucks driving around. So far, I have missed them doing any drop-offs.

Use this link for my Big List of 25 things to do in the area.

The Broadway Express (Chair 1) Replacement Project at Mammoth Mountain

The replacement project for chair one at the Mammoth Mountain ski area is progressing well. I stopped by a couple of weeks ago, and crews were busy removing the trees that had to be felled to make way for the broader 6-pack lift that would go in. Yes, it’s a six-pack lift.

I will be back for more photos the week of June 24th to get more images of the progress at the bottom and up at the top station. To see all our photos of this project so far, use this link.

Summer 2024 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. 

Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums, and then on to MammothSnowman.com in 2004 with the Video & Photo Blog report. (No YouTube back then). Facebook was added to the fold back in 2008 and then the Facebook Group in 2016. 

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