6-24-2019 – Mammoth Mountain & Eastern Sierra Weather Forecast from the Snowman

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Eastern Sierra Weather Summary – 6-24-2019 – The weather this week will be highlighted by a low-pressure system to our north.

This system will help to bring down our high and low temperatures and it will also bring windy conditions to the higher elevations this week.

It will feel more like Springtime then Summer so be prepared with a jacket and warmer clothes.

Lows at the 9000-foot level will be close to freezing with the 30s well below that level.

If you’re camping be prepared for cold nights above 6500 feet. Skiers and Snowboarders be ready for frim conditions at Mammoth Mountain at 7:30 AM when they open.

Mammoth Mountain and the Lakes Basin Weather

At the 9000 foot level, we are expecting highs in the upper 50s to low 60s on Monday lowering to the lower 50s to possibly the upper 40s by Wednesday.

Night time lows will be in the 40s tonight and then drop back down into the low 30s by Wednesday morning.

Winds will be moderate this week with some gusts to 50 MPH out of the SW possible Tuesday and Wednesday. Winds will back off later in the week but it will still be breezy and noticeable.

By next weekend highs at Main will be in the low 60s with mid to upper 30s at night.

That will allow for some great summer corn snow conditions over the weekend, winds should also be a none factor.

Mammoth Lakes Weather @ 8000 Feet

At the 8000-foot level highs will be in the low 70s dropping to the mid-60s midweek. Lows will be in the 40s tonight and into the mid to upper 30s midweek. Brrr

Winds will be 10-20 MPH today increasing to 20-30 MPH on Tuesday. Expect breezy conditions all week.

By next weekend it warms back up into the 70s with lows in the 40s. Perfect Summertime weather to explore the Mammoth Lakes area.

Bishop and Big Pine

Highs will be in the low 90s today and will give way to the mid-80s by Wednesday.

Lows at night are down into the low 50s this week. Winds in the area will be around 10-20 MPH at times.

It’s only hot right now from about noon to 6 PM and then it cools off fast.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes, California Radar

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6-11-2019 Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes Weather Forecast

6-11-2019 – 3 PM – Good Afternoon, Mammoth Mountain is sitting under clear blue skies and it looks to stay that way for the next few days.

Highs into Friday will be in the ’60s at Main Lodge with 70’s down in town. Winds are light at 10-15 MPH at times out of the SW.

Feels like Summer has arrived with lot’s to do after the ski area closes at 2 PM. June is a prime time to get out for some fishing, mountain biking, scenic drives and so much more. 

Mammoth Mountain Weather Highs and Lows

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Mammoth Snowman Report 11-10-2018 – Opening Day

Black Tie Ski Rentals in Mammoth Lakes - Discount Coupon10:20 AM 11-10-2018 – Mammoth Mountain is open daily with Broadway only on a firm 12-18 inch base of man-made snow. 

It’s was a fun opening morning, everyone was in a happy snow mood ready to get some turns in.

Broadway was a ton of fun with a mix of firm snow with a bit of soft corduroy in spots. Coverage is thin so watch for obstacles. 

Snowmaking continues to run full on nightly into the early morning hours. Snowmaking is taking place on Broadway, Rusty’s, Silver Tip, Andy’s Double Gold and one beginner run.

The forecast for snowmaking calls for good snowmaking conditions nightly over the next 3-4 days and then ok snowmaking conditions. For our weather forecast scroll down the page past today’s photos.

Opening Day Photos 11-10-2018

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Mammoth Mountain Weather: Today’s Mammoth Mountain weather forecast is calling for a high in the 40s at Main Lodge with a low tonight in the mid to upper 20s. Sunday into Monday night cooler air moves for better snowmaking production. 

Also to note we have some smoke in the area at this time, there is a fire south of Mammoth, when the wind is out of the SW this week we will be smoky at times.

Looking at the long-range outlooks there are no storms in the 6-10 day forecast at this time. Looking into the fantasy period of Thanksgiving week we see cold and snow showers moving into the area.

The Mammoth Weather Guy posted his first Powder Outlook of the Season, here is the link

If your planning to come up for Thanksgiving, skiing will be out of Main Lodge with limited terrain. Could be a multi-sports Holiday if it stays dry.  

Have a great day, Snowman will be updating you Monday – Friday now by 9 AM. 

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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 You Tube back then)

Snowman has had his reports, videos and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at MammothSnowman.com at this link.

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Powder Forecast – Friday, November 9th, 2018

Ski Renter Mammoth Discount Powder Forecast – Friday, November 9th, 2018

Ted Schlaepfer CCM  —- Mammoth Mountain WeatherGuy

Forecast Summary:

   Sunny weather is expected through the weekend and most of next week as well.   Temperatures will get a little colder Sunday and into Monday before warming up into the middle/end of next week.  First chance for seasonal snowfall looks to be around Sunday/Monday the 18th/19th with better chances over the following week and rest of month.

Next update Tuesday 11/13

Snowfall forecasts are valid at the Sesame snow course (Main Lodge) for the prior 24 hours as reported in the 6-7 AM morning snow report.

Sesame Snow Course

**Snowfall forecast confidence ranges from very low (1) to very high (5)

Sat 11/10 = 0”
Sun 11/11 = 0”
Mon 11/12 = 0”
Tue 11/13 = 0”
Wed 11/14 = 0”
Thu 11/15 = 0”
Fri – Mon 11/16 – 19 = 0 ­– 6”

November Snowfall = 0”
November Forecast = 20 – 30”

Detailed 5-day Snowfall Forecast:

Sat 11/10 through Tue 11/13 — No snowfall expected all days.

Forecast Discussion:

Short Term:

    Sunny weather is expected through the weekend and into next week with seasonably cool temperatures.  An upper-level ridge will remain off the West Coast and block all storms to the north before they move southward through the Great Basin as inside slider type systems.

    The next one moves east of the Sierra Sunday (image below) and will re-enforce the colder air already in place from the one that moved through Thursday.  This pattern should last through early next week.  That means snowmaking will be pretty good, especially at night and during the morning hours.

 

Long Range:  

   The longer range guidance is favoring a pattern flip to occur over the latter part of next week and into the following weekend.  The ECM model (image below) flattens the upper-level ridge off the coast while moving it eastward over California end of next week. 

   That means continued dry weather and with the jet stream flow now out of the west, expect warmer temperatures and less ideal snowmaking conditions that might be confined to night-time hours only.  This pattern should continue into the following weekend.

   The fantasy period of the guidance is then suggesting a more favorable pattern for snowfall may develop as early as late that weekend or probably more likely over Thanksgiving week.  The current weather pattern has basically been in place for the last 30 days and has to give at some point.

  The GFS model is the most bullish about a quicker turn-around with the pattern moving a decent strength short wave quickly southward and through California around Sunday the 18th (image below).  It currently projects the short wave to be strong enough to generate over 0.50” liquid precipitation (two images below) and up to 6” of snowfall.

     However, the latest ECM run (image below) shows the short wave splitting before moving onto the coast and moving southward into Baja for no precipitation.   The Canadian (two images below) is also different showing a much weaker short wave moving through NorCal and also no snowfall for Mammoth.

  A few of the ECM ensembles are similar to the GFS and the current forecast does including a chance for up to 6”, but confidence is generally low with any solution that far out in time.

   The latest ECM (image below) does appear to be moving a stronger short wave southward into the West Coast early over the following week and the GFS also moves another one southward into CA by mid-week.

   This trend generally agrees with the climate models that are favoring a beneficial pattern change for the last part of November and through the first half of December or longer.  The CFS basically has a snowy pattern starting around Thanksgiving and lasting to near Christmas (images below).  The latest ECM model is similar, although it breaks the pattern a bit earlier.  Nonetheless, it could be 2-3 weeks of persistent storminess according to the long term models that are not particularly accurate most of the time.

Seasonal Outlook:  

The 2018-19 ski season looks to feature a moderate El Nino in the tropical Pacific that won’t peak in strength until mid-winter and is a bit later than the typical El Nino that usually peaks around Christmas. 

Also, this El Nino won’t be a typical eastern Pacific based one with the warmest anomalies farther westward over the Central Pacific including a warm pool in the far western Pacific that is usually cooler than normal during El Ninos. 

These Modoki type events have been both wet and dry for CA with the moderate strength events having been more wet than dry while the weak events have been opposite.  Still, lots of variability within each threshold.

Other factors to consider for the winter forecast is the QBO that is a measure of the stratospheric winds over the equator and can influence the teleconnection pattern in the Northern Hemisphere during winter. Last winter, it was in the negative phase and this winter it is transitioning into the positive phase.

The negative phase with the QBO is associated with a better chance of persistent high latitude blocking while the positive phase has been associated with lesser chances.  Last year, high latitude blocking was responsible for the basically dry mid-winter as the block set up in the wrong spot and CA was under a persistent ridge with the favorable troughing to the east.

 The other factor to consider during winter is tropical forcing from the MJO.  Unfortunately, there is no way to know how it will behave this winter beyond a few weeks and will be the wildcard for how much snowfall plays out this winter.

 Overall, the moderate El Nino combined with a lesser chance for persistent high latitude blocking will probably translate into a decent or good winter for Mammoth. The snowfall outlook is calling for 365” of snow with a 50% chance of snowfall between 300-400” and 25% chance for less/more than those amounts (image below).

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Mammoth Snowman Report 7-19-2018

7-19-18 – 2 PM – Good day from Mammoth, as of this post we have a thunderstorm going off here in town and up on the hill. Nice to see some more rain to offset this dry Summer.

Over the next few days, we will continue to see more moisture move into the area. By Friday storms will be possible of dropping very heavy rain in the areas that get the big build up’s.

All this moisture and storm activity has the high temperatures coming down over the next 3-5 days. 

Today expect a 40% chance of a thunderstorm, and then on Friday into Saturday at least a 50% chance of a storm. Additional moisture moves are way Sunday into Monday for more chances of some heavy downpours.

Highs will be in the 70’s up at Main Lodge and in the Mammoth Lakes Basin over the next week with nighttime low’s down into the low 50’s.

Down in town high’s are heading up in the low 80’s today and then around 78 over the weekend.

Winds the next few days will be south-west 5-10 MPH with afternoon winds 10-20+ MPH at times over higher elevations.

Enjoy the rain and thunderstorms the next few days, the long-range outlook shows us drying up and getting hot again by mid-week.

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Good Morning from Horse Shoe Lake – 7-17-2018

The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is almost 100% open now. Current Conditions are a mix of dusty to very dusty trails. This weeks rain cut down the dust big time out on the hill. I would expect more rain to dampen down the dust later this week.

Trail crews are doing a great jump of keeping the hill in great shape. Come on up for some great downhill action or a fun cross-country ride. Also to note that the Friday Downhill Races Series is happening every Friday at 5 PM, call the bike park for more information.

New this year they allow e-bikes out on the trails. If you struggle to ride at this high altitude an e-bike is the bomb.

You can rent an e-bike at Footloose Sports, they are right at the corner of Main and Old Mammoth road when you come into town.

Beyond the Bike Park, Mammoth Mountain has a cool adventure center for Families right at the base of Main Lodge. There is also a shuttle at Main that will take you down to Reds Meadow and back to Main at the end of the day.

Last but not least check out a scenic Gondola Ride to the top, if you have an Ikon Pass you get to ride up FREE.

Hiking is now wide open, trails in the Lakes Basin are in great shape with most of the snow gone now. If you’re hiking my advice is to start out early when it’s cool and at that time you will find fewer people in the trails. You will also be out of the Thunderstorm activity by going early on your hike.

As for Mountain Biking out of the bike park, all the USFS trails are now open. If you’re riding downhill on the Mammoth Rocks trail BEWARE of horses and lots of hikers.

If you need to rent a downhill or e-bike or have you’re biked worked on Footloose Sports is the spot right when you hit town.

Fishing season is going off with some great fish coming out of Crowley, the Owens River and Twin Lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Here is a link on fishing in the Mammoth Lakes area.

The town’s paved trail system is all open, try taking your bike on the trolley get off at horseshoe lake and ride back all the way to the Village on mostly flat and downhill terrain.

Camping is now wide open with just Devil Post Pile campground closed. Lot’s of events up and coming here in town over the next 6 weeks. So much to do at this time of year. Come up and beat the heat and have some fun. 

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Who is Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman have 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 You Tube back then)

Snowman has had his reports, videos and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at MammothSnowman.com at this link.

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Mammoth Mountain Snowman Report 7-17-2018

7-17-18 – 10:24 AM – Good morning from Mammoth, clear skies on this Tuesday morning. As of this post it’s a nice 68 at Main Lodge with a 63 up top.

Last nights low was 53 at Main Lodge, that’s great summer sleeping weather. Winds this morning are out of the SSW 10-20 MPH from Main to the Top. Down here in town we have calm conditions.

Today expect a 20% chance of a thunder storm, could be a few storms over the higher elevations. For the rest of the week we now have a 30% chance of storms in the forecast thru Sunday.

Highs will be in the 70’s up at Main Lodge and in the Mammoth Lakes Basin over the next week with night time low’s down into the low 50’s.

Down in town high’s are heading up in the low to mid 80s’s for the next week with lows in the mid 50s at night.

Winds the next few days will be South West 5-10 MPH with afternoon winds 10-20+ MPH at times over higher elevations.

July is normally the hottest month of the year here in Mammoth. So far no major heat waves with none in sight.

Good Morning from Horse Shoe Lake – 7-17-2018

The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is almost 100% open now. Current Conditions are a mix of dusty to very dusty trails. This weeks rain cut down the dust big time out on the hill. I would expect more rain to dampen down the dust later this week.

Trail crews are doing a great jump of keep the hill in great shape. Come on up for some great downhill action or a fun cross country ride. Also to note that the Friday Downhill Races Series is happen every Friday at 5PM, call the bike park for more information.

New this year they allow e bikes out on the trails. If you struggle to ride at this high altitude an e bike is the bomb.

You can rent a e bike at Footloose Sports, they are right at the corner of Main and Old Mammoth road when you come into town.

Beyond the Bike Park Mammoth Mountain has a cool adventure center for Families right at the base of Main Lodge. There is also a shuttle at Main that will take you down to Reds Meadow and back to Main at the end of the day.

Last but not least check out a scenic Gondola Ride to the top, if your have a Ikon Pass you get to ride up FREE.

Hiking is now wide open, trails in the Lakes Basin are melted out for the most part with just a few snow patches left above 10,000 feet. If you’re hiking my advice is to start out early when it’s cool and at that time you will find less people in the trails.

As for Mountain Biking out of the bike park, all the USFS trails are now open. If you’re riding downhill on the Mammoth Rocks trail BEWARE of horses and lot’s of hikers.

If you need to rent a down hill or e bike or have your biked worked on Footloose Sports is the spot right when you hit town.

Fishing season is going off with some great fish coming out of Crowley, the Owens River and Twin Lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Here is a link on fishing in the Mammoth Lakes area.

The town’s paved trail system is all open, try taking your bike on the trolley get off at horseshoe lake and ride back all the way to the Village on mostly flat and downhill terrain.

Camping is now wide open with just Devil Post Pile camp ground closed. Lot’s of events up and coming here in town over the next 6 weeks. So much to do at this time of year. Come up beat the heat and have some fun.

Snowman out.

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Who is Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman have 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 You Tube back then)

Snowman has had his reports, videos and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at MammothSnowman.com at this link.

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Mammoth Snowman Report 12-15-2017

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December 15th, 2017 @ 1 PM – Clear blue skies over Mammoth Mountain Today. So much fun with the entire lift system now running. We are still skiing and snowboarding on some very fun machine groomed snow.

At this time we have a base of 20-60 inches, and there are over 120+ named runs opened, watch for obstacles as it’s still early season.

Check out our Video Snow Tour below for a sample of this week snow conditions.

There is also a detailed mountain report down the page along with your Christmas weather outlook.

Last but not least there are 50 fresh images loading for you if you scroll down this web page. 

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Mammoth Mountain Weather for the weekend expect highs in the 30’s with moderate to strong north winds. Lows will be back into the 20’s. There is a 20% chance of a snow shower on Saturday as well.  Sunday into Tuesday it will be clear with highs trying to move back into the 40s by Monday.

The wind forecast for Saturday is calling for north winds to be blowing 20-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH mid mountain. Over the top we expect gusts 60-75+ MPH and a possible wind hold for some mid and upper mountain lifts. 

Next Wednesday into Christmas Weekend we will have a cold front from Canada coming down the back side of the ridge. This pattern is a very cold one and could bring in a dusting to several inches of snow. There will also be a ton of wind next Wednesday and that will result in single digit wind chills.

Years back we had a system like this and it somehow got off the coast and over water and then doubled back on us for a 2-3 foot dumper. Pray for Snow you never know what can happen. 

Bottom line is get ready to bundle up… more on that outlook on Saturday. 

Snowman’s Detailed Report and Surface conditions as of 12-15-2017 1:30 PM…

Today is the last day of the preseason what a blast that was. Great snow, great friends, such good times.

For now we get ready for the holiday crowds to descend upon town tonight. Good thing all the lifts are now open that will help keep lines down. 

Skied most of the hill this week and one thing is for sure the snow continues to consolidate and get firmer on a daily basis. That firm base is still very carvable in most spots on and off the groomers.

Most of the groomers now have that nice corduroy surface that is soft. As the day goes on that snow gets spread around so a soft sugary surface that is a ton of fun to ski on.

However today Friday we had some SW winds pick up and they did firm the surface in wind exposed areas, so the corduroy was more crunchy then soft. Chair 4 and 16 had the best snow as it was soft and unaffected by today’s winds. 

Over at Canyon the runs are getting better daily as the snow cats needed a few night’s to turn the man made cement into a fun skiable surface.

I skied both Swell and Downhill again today and they went from firm on Wednesday to soft and fun today. Snowman was shocked it was so good.

Skied down to Eagle on Wednesday and there is plenty of snow on the open runs. It was a bit firm, but with more grooming I am sure it will be fun for some laps come the weekend. Runs without snowmaking this low are not skiable at this time.

Chair 25 and 9 opened today, Snowman tried it again and thinks those runs would be fun if they got groomed. The only good sections is in areas where the wind is blowing soft snow into. I hope that tonight those runs get groomed, we could use that terrain now that the Holiday’s have hit Mammoth.  

Chair 4 has great coverage and the groomers seem a bit softer then the other runs out on the hill. Great for laps with the kids. South Park is just starting to be set up with a few feature’s set up but not accessible at this time.  

Chair 5 has some great corduroy in the morning on Solitude, today as that run got skied the wind started blowing the snow all around. The surface went from a firm groomed surface to sugary and soft. The face is still carvable but has definitely gotten very firm with the wind returning. 

Chair 3 Center Bowl is groomed nice and wide with nice big carvable bomber turns possible first thing in the morning. West Bowl has some firm but still carvable snow with bump turns ruling in here. My favorite run off of 3 is Saddle Bowl to Gremlins Gulch to St Anton. I have not tried Christmas and China Bowl this week. 

Chair 12 Groomed out fun all day long, the corduroy in here is just a ton of fun and coverage has been good. 

Photo Snow Report 12-12-17

Looking at Chair 16 and lower Downhill Riding up Chair 16 with Lincoln Mountain in the back groundBottom of 22DownhillFollow Me Route to Chair 8 – It’s not groomed Avy 1Avy 2Riding up Chair 22 – This area turns very bumpy as the season gets going.Rock JumpStill need some more snow in here.Top of VivaChair 22 Top StationDragons Head and Dragons Back – Closed until we get more snowDave’s RunThe View from the top of Lincoln MountainSome firm morning snow on the way to Chair 9Looking up to the top of Chair 9Little Eagle opened on WednesdayThere is a lack of snow on runs they have not made snow on yet. The part of the hill got a lot of rain this fall. Riding up chair 5 This is the view while riding up chair 2The NoidsChair 23Saddle Bowl had some perfect snow this week.Chair 3 and the FaceSnowmaking in here for the slope style courseSuper Pipe will be open soonThis is the lower part of the Unbound Main Park – The un groomed area is the Slope Style course being built.Riders on Broadway with chair 1 in the backgroundUpper BroadwayUnbound MainView from the Main LodgeRaces Runs Fascination and Andy’s Double GoldCenter Bowl from Chair 3Cornice BowlThis is the Apron below the upper Drop Outs – Chair 23 is in the back groundYou can get to the Drop Outs and the lower Apron by traversing in from Cornice Bowl.Cornice is now groomed. It fun all day,but first turns in here are a blast when it all fresh corduroy.Bottom of Gremlins Gulch and upper St Anton – both are groomed every night. Gremlins still has snow in it from last season.Daves

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Who is Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman have 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 You Tube back then)

Snowman has had his reports, videos and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at MammothSnowman.com at this link.

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Powder Forecast –Friday November 24th, 2017

Powder Forecast –Friday November 24th, 2017

Ted Schlaepfer CCM  —- Mammoth Mountain WeatherGuy

Forecast Summary:

   Fair and continued unseasonably warm Saturday with spring conditions on the mountain followed by colder and windy weather Sunday with snow possible by the afternoon, but more likely Sunday night.   A period of heavy snow is expected late Sunday night and Monday morning with snow tapering off Monday afternoon and ending Monday night.   The rest of the week should be dry with seasonable temperatures except for a slight chance for light snow late in the week.   A better chance for snowfall, possibly heavy, is expected over the first weekend of December with a chance it could be the start of a storm cycle lasting over the following week.

Next update Tuesday 11/28

Snowfall forecasts are valid at the Sesame snow course (Main Lodge) for the prior 24 hours as reported in the 6-7 AM morning snow report.

http://patrol.mammothmountain.com:83/Home.aspx

**Snowfall forecast confidence ranges from very low (1) to very high (5)

Sat 11/25 = 0”
Sun 11/26 = 0”
Mon 11/27 = 6 – 8” (H20 = 0.70” – 0.85”) **4
Tue 11/28 = 8 – 10” (H20 = 0.75” – 0.95”) **4
Storm Total = 14 – 18” **4 (H20 = 1.45” – 1.80”) **4

Wed 11/29 = 0”
Thu 11/30 = 0”
Fri 12/1 = 0 – 2”
Sat – Mon 12/2 – 4 = 12 – 30”

November Snowfall = 22”
November Forecast = 35 – 40”

Detailed 5-day Snowfall Forecast:

Sat 11/25 — No snowfall expected.

Sun 11/26 — No snowfall expected during operation hours, but there will be gusty winds.  Snowfall is expected to start Sunday evening and increase overnight.  Accumulations 6”+ by Monday AM with up to 9” up top.

Mon 11/27 —Snowfall during the day, heavy during the morning hours, tapering off afternoon, ending evening.  Accumulations 8 – 10” by Tuesday AM with 12”+ up top.

Tue 11/28 — No snowfall expected.

Forecast Discussion:

Short Term:

A strong upper level ridge remains parked over the interior West today and will hold through Saturday (image below) for continued dry weather and spring conditions on the mountain.  Temps should be in the 40s up top Saturday and middle/upper 50s to around 60 at Main.

   A change in the weather pattern back to winter starts the next day with Sunday generally the transition day as no snowfall is expected during the day.  The ECM model take the deep trough off the coast from Saturday (image above) closer to the coast and the southwest flow will increase during the day.  Expect increasing clouds, colder temperatures, and gusty winds during operations with just a chance for light snow by the afternoon.

   The models are now in general agreement that the upper level trough will take a more southerly route ashore into central California which favors better snowfall potential for Mammoth.   The latest ECM model (image below) moves a tight closed upper level 500-mb low ashore early Monday morning with the jet core (purple arrow) aimed right at the Mammoth Lake region.

   The GFS model (image below) has now trended closer to the ECM solution with the upper low taking a southerly track and the latest run of this model actually takes it even farther south than the ECM.  Under this scenario, the core of the jet stream (purple arrow) moves just south of Mammoth in the southern Sierra, although Mammoth still remains in the divergent left front quadrant of the jet resulting in good quasi-geostrophic omega lofting over the range.   That means that the front will hold together, but there is less bonus snowfall due to orographic effects (flow that is orthogonal to barrier causing air to rise/condense into precipitation).

    Model QPF (Quantitative Precipitation Forecast) ranges from about 1.25” to around 1.75” over the last few runs for the various model suites.   The latest GFS model is showing a little over 1.25” split over two days (images below) as that model is a bit faster with the eastward movement of the upper level low than the ECM model that is 3-6 hours slower.  That model is showing around 1.50” latest run and the Canadian model is similar.

   The forecast generally follows the more consistent output from the ECM model with high confidence for at least a foot at Main with probably around 15” total by Monday night when the storm ends.   I think the top will get around 20” while Canyon should pick up around a foot.   Looks like Monday will be the first riders of the storm day with the top likely closed Monday.   Tuesday will be a bluebird powder day.

Long Range:

   Looks like generally dry and seasonable weather for the rest of next week.   The numerical guidance moves a weak low ashore into NorCal early Wednesday that may result in breezy west winds (and wind buff) with a piece of energy from that low cutting off from the jet and setting up off SoCal by Thursday next week  (image below).   Looks like great skiing/riding next week under winter conditions on the mountain.

    The longer range models are now suggesting that a favorable snowfall pattern may set up over the first weekend of December.  The ECM model is the most bullish on this scenario with a deep upper level low pressure system situated right along the coast by next Sunday (image below) and Mammoth on the cold side of a strong jet stream slamming into the Sierra.   That particular upper level pattern would result in a classic Sierra snow storm with the current QPF showing enough precipitation for four feet of snow by early the following week (and two feet in Big Bear!).

   The other models are not as bullish as the ECM model, but they do show some form of deep trough along or near the coast that would result in snowfall for the Sierra and Mammoth.   It is still over a week out and the set-up will change as we get closer to the potential event, with the main message now being that there is a chance for snowfall, possibly heavy, that weekend and into the next week.   With good ensemble support and operational model agreement on a the placement of a trough along the West Coast, confidence is higher than normal for a 8-10 day forecast for at least some snowfall.

   There are also hints that there could be storms to follow over the following week.  The GFS model moves a classic high latitude type cold storm in the Sierra by Wednesday the next week (image below) followed by another one in the fantasy extended the next weekend (two images below).   These types of storms usually don’t have tons of moisture, but often produce the nicest quality cold-type powder under low snow levels.

   Overall, looks like there will be a potential storm cycle to watch for in the fantasy extended range.   Confidence is medium right now as the 12Z run of the ECM ensemble mean favors ridging after the 6th.  Good news is that the ensemble models, ECM in particular, have not performed well in that time frame yet this season, so hopefully the GFS is onto something.  WG

Mammoth Snowman Report 11-6-2017

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Monday November 6th, 2017 @ 8:30 AM – Hello everyone Snowman here with you, Mammoth is still set to open this Thursday.

Currently out on Mammoth Mountain the snowmaking system is running on Broadway, the path to Fascination and in the Unbound Main Park.

The storm that we had high hopes for was a bust for what was forecast. So no 1-3 feet, just a few inches on the ground for now.

For this week we have clear sky’s into Wednesday with highs in the 40s a Main Lodge. Low’s over night will be warming up, we expect a 19 tonight and then a 26 on Tuesday night.

Wednesday night looks to be a bit warm with a temp of 30 for the low at Main. So just limited snowmaking at that point. 

Winds will be 15-20 MPH out of the SW the next few days then will become moderate on Thursday as the cold front moves thru. 

What will be open come this Thursday? At this point at least Broadway will be open. If crew’s can make enough snow there should be a path with features in the Unbound Main. They are also blowing snow now on Andy’s Double Gold.

The Long Range Weather Outlook: Yikes how do you trust anything at this point? The door is open to get a storm in here next week so at this point it’s just wait it out see what happens. At least we do have snowmaking, I remeber all the years we did not have it and did not ski. 

Stay tuned in here at MammothSnowman.com as we will be updating daily now.

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Things to do while we wait for winter sports to start:

Fall Mountain Biking is in great shape. Today 11-5 we have a trace of snow on the ground. Trails are moist and in the shade covered in snow. The bike park is open for peddle power with snow still on most trails at 11am.

All Inyo Forest Trails are open and in prime shape for a ride today. 

Hiking is still wide open, however there is 1-3 inches of snow starting at the 9000 foot level in the Lake Basin and in the Back Country. 

 

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Mammoth Snowman Storm Update 10-30-2017

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Free Hot Wax Footloose Sports10-30-17 10:00 AM – Good Monday morning from the Snowman. Yahoo the warming trend has ended and things are cooling of a bit this week.

The big news is the major change in the weather pattern starting late this week.

We are headed for some significant snowfall on Mammoth Mountain this weekend into early next week. Along with an extended period of cooler then normal temperatures, for an epic snowmaking run.

Confidence is now high in a change to cold and wet, and moderate that we get 1-3 feet of snow out of this first weekend system.

There is also a chance that we do get a more solid sub tropical hook up right over Mammoth Mountain for additional feet of snow on the ground.

Bottom line is we really need to wait 48-72 hours more to know with high confidence how much possible footage we will get. Models are still wavering a bit keep holding up to our first call amounts. 

Snow levels will start out around 8000 feet late Saturday/Sunday and drop to around 5,500 feet by Sunday. Yes new models are delaying the start of the system now making it a Sunday/Monday event.

Local roads will turn to R1 next weekend with chain controls possible down to the Sherwin Grade. Time to get your winter car kits set up and be ready to chain up and SLOW DOWN.

For the next few days expect a cooling trend with high clouds at times and light winds. Highs will be in the 50s on the hill and down into the 60s in town. Lows will be in the mid 30s at night. 

Stay tuned in here at MammothSnowman.com as we will be updating in the AM and PM daily now.

Have a great day and if you’re a local get your yard and car ready for winter NOW.  

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This image is the most current GFS and show how man inches of water are on the way. 1 inch of water on average = 10 inches of snow. 

Here is the Snowfall for the next couple weeks. 

This image shows cold air in place for the Month of November.  Good for Snowmaking!

This chart shows above normal snowfall for November 

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Things to do while we wait for winter sports to start:

Fall colors are now past peak all over the Eastern Sierra. However there is still a ton of yellows out there to be seen during this warm October week. Old Mammoth, Mc Gee Creek, Crowley and June all have some left over colors to check out.

Fall Mountain Biking is in great shape, with last weeks 1-3 inches we have moist trails with a bit of snow out in the Bike Park. Remeber the Bike Park is closed so no lift access. 

All Inyo Forest Trails are open and in prime shape for a ride. 

Hiking is still wide open, however there is mixed snow and dirt starting at the 9000 foot level in the Lake Basin and in the Back Country.

Also to note Fishing has been going off this Fall here in Mammoth. Perfect time to come up and throw in a line before the snow and cold hits in 5 days.

For Local’s it’s time to wake up get your wood stacked and covered. Be ready a world in white is not far off. Feels like Summer today in 6 days it will feel like Christmas. Get ready NOW! 

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Mammoth Snowman Weather and Snow Report 10-14-2017

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Free Hot Wax Footloose Sports10-14-17 8AM  – Hello from Mammoth Mountain. 

At this time we have some great fall weather in the area. Fall colors as of today are peaking out. If you’re into Fall Colors now is the time to head up to Mammoth. 

Things to do while we wait for winter sports to start:

For a fall colors drive Rock Creek Canyon has peaked up high but is still good lower down and mid way up. The June Lake Loop is all full of Color as is Crowley Lake and Old Mammoth. 

Fall Mountain Biking is a ton of fun and it’s all based on peddle power. You can still ride the Bike Park just watch for crews getting ready for winter.

All Inyo Forest Trails are open and in prime shape for a ride.  Nothing like a ride with perfect fall weather. Rock Creek Canyon is also perfect now and there are a ton of fall colors.

Hiking is still wide open, most of the snow that fell 9/21 has melted now so it’s much easier to get around. Try the Sherwin Lakes Hike for a bit of color or a hike around Convict Lake will also offer up a colorful experience. 

Opening day for Winter Sports on Mammoth Mountain is November 9th, 2017. If we get 2-3 feet on the ground before that they will open early.

Snowmaking crews should start to come on board for set up and training around the 21st of October.

**Weather for Mammoth Mountain: Expect highs in the 50s the next few days with highs in the 60s in town. Night time lows for the next week will be down into the 30’s and into the upper 20s. Expect light winds at times the next couple days 5-10 MPH.

For the upcoming week the storm we have mentioned for two weeks is finally on our door step. As of this morning QPF would indicated 12-18 inches of snow. Yes way up from the 3-6 inches we have been talking about. One model had close to 2 inches of water coming in over the Sierra crest Thursday into Friday.

These amounts will have to be looked at again on Monday and then we will have more confidence in what may be coming our way. At this time confidence is moderate that we will pick up a few inches at least.

Looking at snow levels, expect them to start out high on Thursday above 10,000 feet and then drop to around 8000 – 9000 feet as the storm moves thru on Thursday night. By Friday we will see snow showers all the way down to 6000 feet or possibly lower.

Pray for Snow – Snowman out

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Mammoth Mountain Today – 11-16-2014

ski-renter-2014-coupon11-16-2014 – 12:28 PM UPDATED Snowmaking BelowThe window-cast from out on Mammoth Mountain shows a few high clouds with snowmaking cranking in the Main Lodge area.   Mammoth did pick up a trace of snow last night around midnight.   

Current Weather Conditions: Up top it’s 17 with a NE winds at 40 MPH gusting to 60 MPH.  At the Main Lodge it’s 18 with winds around SE to 12 MPH.  We have a 24 here at our studio at 8175 feet right below Canyon Lodge.

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report:   For Day 3 on Mammoth Mountain, Broadway & Main Park have a good 12-20 inches of machine groomed man made packed powder along with some hard pack that softens up during the day. 

On Silver Tip to Main Park you will also find 10 jibs and one nice large jump, they also have some other cool features set up at this time.   Please watch for rocks and bare spots and stay on Broadway and the Main Park runs only please.

Mammoth Mountain Photo Shots & Snowmans Video Snow Report will return to action this Tuesday/Wednesday.  We will be having a couple video broadcasts & photo albums a week from out on Mammoth Mountain. 

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Photo By Sam Nicolosi – November 14 · Top of Broadway on the second day of the season.

Mammoth Mountain Weather, Wind Forecast:  Today look for highs on the mountain in the 30s with night time lows thru the week in the mid 20s except for Monday night in the low 30s.   Winds will be northeast 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph today.  Winds will decrease and shift to the SW over the next few days. Chance of Snow Showers on Wednesday, but just a dusting at this time.

Snowmaking Conditions will be great 5 of the next 6 nights in the main lodge area.  Right now snowmaking is taking place on Broadway, Silver Tip, Main Park, Sesame Street, Andy’s Double Gold and Saddle Bowl.  As of this post Greg and his crew are grooming out all the snow they made Saturday on Andy’s Double Gold.

Here is a shot from Mammoth Mountain taken at noon today.  That is full on snowmaking for Saddel Bowl off of Chair 3.

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Extended Weather Outlook:  By the end of the week we just might see some changes that will bring in some more accumulation snow out on Mammoth Mountain in the 6-10 day period.  So far the long range outlooks we look at have been flip flop from dry to wet and dry is winning out.  

However in time we do believe we will be getting a under cutting of that nasty west coast ridge for some nice bouts of sierra base snow this season.  There is a chance for some under cutting to happen before the big Thanksgiving weekend.  We would call it a 50/50 chance at this time.

Here is the GFS now thru November 24th, showing around a inch of water for Mammoth Mountain.  1 inch of water = about 10 inches of snow.

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Here is the Canadian Weather Model thru the 25thcmc_total_precip_cw_39Now finally the CFS and it still wants us to get wet.  The first image is now thru Thanksgiving showing 1-2 inches of water content and the second is the 45 day outlook showing 8-9 inches of water content coming in.

Over the last couple weeks the CFS as been showing 5-10 inches of QPF for the 45 day outlook.  Snowman is pray-in it comes thru for Mammoth Mountain and the entire Eastern Sierra.

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Thanksgiving Outlook:  As of now expect a few lifts out of the Main Lodge to be up and running on a base of man-made and natural snow.   In years past when we have had weather like we are having now they have been able to run chairs 1, 3, 6, 11 and G1 with about 15 or so runs open.   We will need a decent snowfall and some good snowmaking conditions to get the top via Cornice open and the chair 2 / mill area running. 

Canyon Lodge and Little Eagle Lodges:   Are closed until we get natural snow or until they can make snow in these areas.  At this point in time we estimate it will be mid December before these areas open for the new winter season.

Mammoth Mountain Photo Shots: click here for Snowmaking Photos from 11-2-2014 taken at 9am.  We will have more photos posted in the next few days.

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July 25, 2014 Conditions on Mammoth Mountain, California

7-25-2014 – 10:07 AM – Current conditions on Mammoth Mountain: we have clear skies, with highs in the mid 50s and winds gusting to 23 at the main lodge at this time.

Look like clear skis thru Saturday and then some build ups and thunder storms are possible once again starting on Sunday and should last most of next week.

Use this link the complete Mammoth Mountain and Mammoth Lakes Weather Forecast & Outlook.

Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom: Get more Mountain Biking details at our bike blog.

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

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MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

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July 23, 2014 Conditions on Mammoth Mountain, California

7-23-2014 – 9:45 AM – Current conditions on Mammoth Mountain: we have clear skies, with highs in the mid 50s and winds gusting to 34 at the main lodge at this time.

Look like clear skis thru Saturday and then some build up and thunder storms are possible once again.

Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

2014-07-23_0927If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member or not, check out a new more local and users friendly forum board at: MammothForums.com.   Or if Facebook is your thing check out our page at:  Facebook.com/MammothMountainSnowman

The projected Opening Day for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is Thursday November 13th, 2014 at 8:30 am.   That opener most likely will be on Broadway via Snowmaking only.

IMG_3810Got Wood?  Thanks Mammoth Firewood – Photo By Steve Taylor

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.Mammoth Mountain Photo Snow Report 3-27-2014

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July 21st, 2014 Conditions on Mammoth Mountain, California

9:45 AM – Current conditions on Mammoth Mountain: we have pt cloudy skies, we did pick up some rain on Sunday so you will find some moist and dry dirt on all mountain trails today.

Looks like more rain & thunder later today, before we get a break from the action for a week to 10 days.

Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

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The projected Opening Day for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is Thursday November 13th, 2014 at 8:30 am.   That opener most likely will be on Broadway via Snowmaking only.IMG_1271

The view from the top of the Mammoth Rock Trail. – Photo By Steve Taylor

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.Mammoth Mountain Photo Snow Report 3-27-2014

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July 20th, 2014 Update from Mammoth Mountain, California

8:03 AM – Currently on Mammoth Mountain we have clear skies, we did pick up some rain over night, but not enough to get the dirt on the hill wet.

Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

2014-07-20_0743If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member or not, check out a new more local and users friendly forum board at: MammothForums.com.   Or if Facebook is your thing check out our page at:  Facebook.com/MammothMountainSnowman

The projected Opening Day for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is Thursday November 13th, 2014 at 8:30 am.   That opener most likely will be on Broadway via Snowmaking only.

IMG_1737^ Arrowhead Lake –  Anyone up for a swim and rock jumping?

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.Mammoth Mountain Photo Snow Report 3-27-2014

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July 18th, 2014 Update from Mammoth Mountain, California

9:45 AM – Currently on Mammoth Mountain we have clear skies with thick sub tropical moisture in place.

We also have light winds to 5 mph and temperatures are in the 60/70’s.

Let’s pray the forcasted storms bring in some heavy rains the next two days.  We have had off and on showers over the last week but still nothing has been soaking down into the dry dirt at this point.   The best part of the rain has been the washing away pollen and dust in the area.2014-07-18_0916Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member or not, check out a new more local and users friendly forum board at: MammothForums.com.   Or if Facebook is your thing check out our page at:  Facebook.com/MammothMountainSnowman

IMG_3794^ Getting ready for Cam to go for his world record back flip.  Read about it here: http://xgames.espn.go.com/article/11228642/cam-zink-attempt-world-record-mountain-bike-backflip

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.

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Hello from Mammoth Mountain, California

7-16-2014 – 9:07 AM – Currently on Mammoth Mountain we have cloudy skies with thick sub tropical moisture in place. We also have light winds to 5 mph and temperatures are in the 60’s.

We have a flash flood watch in effect from noon until 9pm today and on Thursday.

Let’s pray these storm bring in some heavy rains the next two days.  We have had off and on showers over the last week but still nothing has been soaking down into the dry dirt at this point.   The best part of the rain has been the washing away pollen and dust in the area.

2014-07-16_0909Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member or not, check out a new more local and users friendly forum board at: MammothForums.com.   Or if Facebook is your thing check out our page at:  Facebook.com/MammothMountainSnowman

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather & Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports.  We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.  If we can get a new video sponsor our version of the Video Snow Report will be back as well.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.

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Hello from Mammoth Mountain, California

7-15-2014 – 10:20 AM – Currently on Mammoth Mountain we have clear skies, light winds and temperatures are in the 60/70s.

Looks like a chance for heavy rain the next few days from afternoon thunderstorms.

On Wednesday we even have a flash flood watch in effect and we might see that extended into Thursday.   After that Mammoth Mountain will dry out for the upcoming weekend into early next before the next chance of Thunderstorms return. 2014-07-15_1019Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire Mountain at this time.  The Bike Park is open from top to bottom…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member the site was moved and is now not working.  One of our local friends is hosting a new forum for us to use.  Here is the link: MammothForums.com.

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather, Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports. We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.

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July 12th, 2014 – Hello from Mammoth Mountain, California

10:26 AM – Currently on Mammoth Mountain we have clear skies, lights winds and temperatures are in the 60s.

We have had several bursts of rain the last few days, but it is still very dry on most the trails out on the hill.

Mountain Bike and Hiking trails are in great shape across the entire mountain. Cheers to the mountain bike crew for keep things in top shape this season and for all the new stuff going in.

The Bike Park is open from top to bottom at this time…. Get more Mountain Biking details at this link. 

  • Today Sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
  • Sunday Sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

If your a Mammoth Mountain Forum Member the site was moved and is now not working.  One of our local friends is hosting a new forum for us to use.  Here is the link: MammothForums.com.

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Looking forward to the 2014 -2015 winter season, Snowman will be back, his main focus will be on Weather, Snow Conditions along with Photo Snow Reports. We plan on posting every Wednesday of the upcoming snow season.

Snowfall wise, it’s way to early to have an idea of what will come next winter. Most of you have heard a El Nino event is on the way. Do not get into the media hype, El Nino events can bring drought or deluge so wait a see.

Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: Update Coming Soon

MammothSnowman.com news:  Finally a mobile version of all our local web sites, half of your our on mobile so get ready for a better experience.   Launching by 10-1-2014 or sooner.

We are also looking for new sponsors for the upcoming season.  Call Steve for proof of our effective advertising program to over 125,000 online users each year.

The sponsors on this page have been with us for years so you know we get results. Our offices are located at 420 Canyon Blvd in Mammoth Lakes – 760-709-1351.

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Mammoth Mountain Snow Report 3-24-2014

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3-24-2014 7AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we have spring conditions on the lower half of the hill, with winter wind pack and great groomers on the upper half of the ski area.

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The base is around 50-70 inches from Main Lodge on up to the top. The snow is getting a bit firm up top with the days in the 40s and 50s over the weened.

We could use a refresher of new snow and it looks to be on the way this Tuesday night into early Thursday. Take a look at the QPF chart below, it shows 1 – 1.5 inces of water for the Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain Areas.

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Many times those QPF forecasts are a bit low for Mammoth, with this system it does look like we could see a good 12-18 inches over the upper powderfields of Mammoth Mountain Tuesday night into Early Thursday.

This will be a much needed refresh back to winter conditions. Please remember it’s now spring so the sun is high in the sky.

You want to get up here for the powder & packed powder on Wednesday since it will not last long once the sun it out. Weather Guy will have a update late on Tuesday so check this link at that time for the last update on the new storm and more to come after that.

For Monday into Tuesday the best skiing and riding at this time is up top on Cornice early and on the chairs 3 and 5 on the groomers. Best bet is to keep riding out of the main lodge area until Canyon gets a refresh on Wednesday.

The Canyon are is firm early and full on spring mush by 11am. I would avoid the Little Eagle area at this time, it’s very melted out and not the best experience right now.

If you want to save big on lift tickets check out the packages you can now get right from MammothSnowman.com and Liftopia.

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If your looking for Discount Ski Rentals in Mammoth Lakes try out the Ski Renter here in town by the Shell Station. If your into Snowboarding, Wave Rave can take care of you with Rentals and Plenty of New Gear on Sale.

Looking WAY ahead to Next Season the MVP goes on sale this week, drought or deluge it’s still a great deal. Got to be impressed with the effort that was made with snowmaking this season!

The Early Forecast for next season does show a rather strong El Nino event. It’s all ready starting to form. At this point winds that forecasters look at are stronger then in spring 1997 when the last so called supper El Nino formed and brought the entire state a big winter. All I know is I am getting a season pass for next season! ______________________

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Snowmaking Update

ptz.cgi10-23-2013 7:06 AM – Hello and welcome to MammothSnowman.com.

SNOW-MAKING WAS ON Early this Morning!

You read that right, snowmaking operations cranked up for a few hours last night. Looks a bit weak at this point, but this is how it all begins.

Expect a few hours of snowmaking again over the next few nights. By Monday and Tuesday much cooler air will be in the area for the first significant snowmaking run.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the low to mid 30s at the Main Lodge.

Perfect timing next week with the cold air as we will be out filming our first Video Snow Report of the Season. This years video snow report series will come out online on late Wednesday afternoons and the Outside TV version on Thursday and Fridays.

At this point we are just 15 days until the scheduled opener here at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. 

Snowman out…. 

Mammoth Mountain Update and Snowfall Outlook 10-2-2013

10-2-2013 7AM – Welcome to Fall, seems like it was Summer one day and then boom it’s Fall with temperatures in the 50s and 60s in the Mammoth Mountain area.

36 days and counting for Mammoth Mountain Ski areas planned opener. Opening day is set for November 7th, 2013.

For some that day cannot come soon enough. If your in town enjoy these slow times and get out and hike, bike and fish. O and don’t forget the Fall colors that will be peaking out the next 14 days. (If your not in town come on up for some Fall fun.)

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report:

We picked up a couple shots of some snow last week, 2-3 inches and then a dusting several days later. At this point most of its melted off, but still some snow at the top of Mammoth Mountain and up on Bloody Mountain as well.

The ground is moist in a few spots, but on my ride yesterday most trails were back to having a dry surface. Again temperatures have cooled down to the 50s above 8500 feet, add in a SW wind and you need an extra layer. Summer days are long gone at this point.

If your into riding mountain bikes via cross country style, now is the time to get out on Mammoth Mountain. Watch for crews that are not expecting you out there, but perfect riding with no downhillers at this time. No lift access means free trail riding, get after it!

Ski area crews have been working hard to get the mountain ready for the upcoming ski season. We should be seeing snowmaking stuff coming out in a couple weeks with snowmaking planned anytime after October 21st in a normal year.

Snowfall Outlook Discussion is posted below.

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Fall – Winter Outlook 2013 – 2014

El Nino or Neutral is what we are looking at for the upcoming winter. Weather models just cannot make up there minds. As of October 1st here is our outlook as we see it. Overall for the Winter in Mammoth the odds are 25% drought, 50% average and a 25% chance of a massive winter with 500+ inches.

Lets take a look see what is in the forecasted cards as of today October 2nd, 2013.

October looks to be high and dry, we have been saying the only real hope to get a base storm in here would be from a massive Typhoon out in the western Pacific.

Some of these typhoons can get caught up in a track that favors Mammoth Mountain and we can go from no base to 5 feet in a day. There is a very real possibility that some type of an event like this could happen in October this year.

2013-10-02_0837 For now the forecast calls for October 2013 shows up and down temperatures, winds and bone dry all month long. Again I have seen a forecast like that change in 24 hours to a season opening base storm. From here on out Snowman will be watching the maps daily and will give you heads up if anything is in sight.

November is starting to look like we could have some good snows move into the Mammoth Mountain Area. Below is the newest outlook chart and it shows green now instead of the brown drought it had before. Of course these are just outlooks, but we like when it’s a positive for snow and not dryness.
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Mammoth Mountain Winter Outlook 2013-2014 – First Call

mammoth-lakes-pines-cones38-5-2013 – First off it’s way to early to make a call on next winters weather, but we always do anyway.

Snowman is more like the natives and takes a look at the plants and trees.

The Fir Trees are always the first thing I watch.  This summer we have massive cones forming on them and they are peaking out early.

I have never seen a drought year follow these massive cones when seen in July and August. Looking at my notes from over the years, 65% of the winter’s that follow are above average while 35% came in at 90-110% of the average.

For now I am going to enjoy this epic summer, but I got that feeling that it’s going to DUMP this upcoming winter on Mammoth Mountain.

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Get your wood piles ready early and get in shape now for all those endless powder days that are sure to come at some point in time.  I just hope it’s 2013-2014 when that happens once again.  That big winter of 2 years ago seems like so so long ago.

Snowman out….

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Mammoth Mountain Snow Report 1-30-2013

1-30-2013 – 4:30PM  Hello from the slopes of Mammoth Mountain.  Snowman here with you with a quick update.

Check out our fresh images and our version of the Mammoth Mountain Video Snow Report below.   We will have more footage for you on Thursday, we have Tele Kelly ready to show you what it’s like along with The Weather Guy.


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