- ...................................................................12-26-2020... 8:30 AM...3-6 inches of New Snow from Canyon Lodge to the Top... Light to Moderate Snow Showers at this time....CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM THE JCT OF US 395 TO THE MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN INN (MONO CO) ......Chairs Expected To Run Weather Permitting are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, G1 and the Village Gondola........More Snow in the Forecast Late Sunday into Monday......Full update by 10 AM...........Happy New Snow Year to Everyone.... .... Ski Ya Later Snowman out.....
12-23 update @ 9:40 AM...Good morning, we have clear blue skies over Mammoth Mountain and the entire Eastern Sierra.
Mammoth Mountain Snow Report: It’s still low tide out on the hill at this time, we need a good base storm to cover everything up and get the top open. If your going to be out on the hill and venturing off the groomers I would bring your rock gear.
The current snow conditions are a mix of machine groomed snow, firm pack and some wind buff in some of the areas off the groomers.
The Face’s of 3 and 5 are now open with some really fun turns to be had, but watch for rocks. You can also take the high traverse out to the Drop Outs and beyond from the top of chair 3. The runs on lower Lincoln Mtn are also now open, but beware we really need more base snow in there at this time.
There is a base of 15-30+ inches from Canyon Lodge up to Mc Coy Station. Lifts running are Chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 16, 17, and G1. Mammoth Mountain will continue to be open daily from 8:30 AM to 4 PM (Weather Permitting). Please note there are no scenic rides at this time.
Canyon Lodge: Is open with limited services with Chairs 16 and 17 open at this time. Little Eagle Lodge and Chair 15 are still closed.
Unfortunately, we still have the Short Term Lodging Ban in Mammoth Lakes. That ban has been extended until at least December 28th. At that time the next decision on the lodging ban will come from the state. With Mammoth Lakes part of the So Cal Tier, I would expect the ban to be extended, for how long is anyone’s guess.
Mammoth Mountain and Eastern Sierra Weather Forecast: By late on Christmas Day we should be feeling the effects of the next weather system that will be into the area for Christmas night into Saturday. That weather system looks to bring in about 1/2 to 3/4 inch of water content to the 9000-foot level. That would add up to about 5-8 inches of new heavier snow, we will fine-tune these numbers on Thursday.
There is a second system also now in the outlook for Sunday into Monday. However, confidence in that system remains very low in how much snow we will get. Ted the Mammoth Weatherguy posted an update on Tuesday, here is the link to his Powder Outlook.
Ski Ya Later, Snowman…
Unedited Photos from December 16th, 2020
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