About Us


Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman:

Began skiing at Mammoth Mountain in 1969, he got his first Mammoth season pass in 1985 and ripped off 86 days while being home-based in La Canada.

Steve made the move north with his wife Jennifer from La Canada full time in 1990 to be closer to the slopes and run his father’s business in one of Mammoth’s first home-based businesses.

Steve was one of the first work-from-home ski bums in ski country. Dad’s customers were all in Southern California, with Fax, 800 Toll-Free Lines and the new internet it was a dream come true.  You could ski every day and still make a great none resort income.

Over the last 30+ years, Snowman has spent countless hours studying and learning about mammoth mountain weather and snow conditions first hand.

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 his Video & Photo Blog reports.  (No YouTube back then)

“I started the website because I wanted to get skiers from the Los Angeles area excited about coming up so I wouldn’t have to ski alone,” Steve explained. “Now I have 300,000+ new friends, thanks to MammothSnowman.com.”

Snowman still has his videos and photos featured on TV Stations here in Mammoth and Bishop, along with KTLA, ABC, CBS. FOX and NBC News outlets local and nationwide.


Mrs Snowman
Mrs. Snowman

Jennifer Taylor – CFO – Mrs. Snowman 

Jennie helps out by running our office in Bishop. She is overseeing website development, accounting, and helping edit our trip reports and adventure stories.

It takes a lot of work to make all this content come alive and Jennie is helping make it happen.

She also helps keep the dream alive here at MammothSnowman.com.


WeatherGuyTed Schlaepfer – CCM – The Mammoth WeatherGuy 

We met The WeatherGuy about 10 years ago on the Mammoth Mountain Forum.  He checked out MammothSnowman.com and offered to do a Powder Forecast.

Those forecasts are now responsible for many people getting multiple powder days on Mammoth Mountain over the years.  People email us saying they plan their days off around The Mammoth Weather Guy Powder Forecasts.

Ted’s Bio:   Always fascinated with the weather, skiing was just a natural extension of my love for snow and rain.  I started skiing at age 5,  first discovered Mammoth in 1979 as a youth, and have been a regular visitor since the late 80s.

Shannon Taylor – Social Media Helper

New this Fall Shannon is learning the ins and outs of how to get our content out on social media fast. Expect all of your favorite snowman posts on all the social apps as we move forward.


Mammoth Snowman Community – We have built a Private Facebook Group of 12,000 people.

With this size of a tight group of mostly season pass holders, we have somebody to report back on conditions daily.

The live road reports we get are also a major help as they come in real-time from 395 not delayed like the gov websites.

If you’re on Facebook you can check out the private group at this link.