Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 @ 2:30 PM – Good afternoon, it’s a gorgeous day here in the Eastern Sierra and up on Mammoth Mountain. The Lake Mary road up into the Mammoth Lakes Basin is now open to the public for the Summer season.

The upcoming week is looking great with highs in the low to mid 70 in the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and up in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. There is still a lot of snow over the higher elevations from about 8800-9000 feet and up. Keep the snow levels in mind if you’re coming up to the area this week.

As we move forward into the start of June you can expect visitation in the area to be on the light side the next 3 weeks. The Summer Season kicks off big time once Southern California Schools get out for vacation. If you scroll down the page here you can check out our Summer Weather Forecast, a Mountain Bike Update, and our What To Do Tips.

Video Player: The player above contains some great Mammoth Mountain Ski Area videos for your enjoyment. It’s Winter Every Day here at Mammoth *Make sure to select the 4K options to avoid grainy trail footage.

Twin Lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin
5-30-24 – Twin Lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin

Mammoth Mountain & Eastern Sierra Recreational Weather Forecast

5-31-24 – Looking like a gorgeous 3-5 days coming up for the Eastern Sierra with clear blue skies. Temperatures will be a bit above average with dry conditions and no build-ups in the forecast at this time. Going to be a great time to get outside for some Fishing, Mountain Biking, and lower-elevation Hiking.

By later next week there is a very strong progressive ridge of high pressure that will move through the area. If the ridge is strong as the ECM model is showing this morning Mammoth Lakes might see its first 80-degree temperature of the year with Bishop likely hitting the century mark.

Over the next 3-5 days here is what you can expect in the High Country, temperatures at the 9000-foot level (Main Lodge / Lake Mary) will be in the mid-60s the next couple days with upper 60s later in the period. Nighttime lows will be in the low to mid-40s.

Winds on Mammoth Mountain and over the higher elevations will be SW into Sunday at 5-15 MPH, with gusts up to 20 – 30 MPH at times.

Temperatures for Mammoth Lakes will be in the low to mid-70s with nighttime lows in the mid-40s. Winds will be out of the SW at 5 – 10 MPH at times. Temperatures from Crowley Lake to Toms Place will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s, with nighttime lows in the mid-40s.

For Bishop to Mill Pond, Summer is on with the lower 90s by mid-afternoon. Morning lows are in the 50s right now perfect weather right up till about noon when it starts to get hot out.

Winds from Crowley Lake down to Bishop will be in the 5-10 MPH range. Afternoon winds in the Bishop area will be gusting 15-20 MPH at times. 

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

Travel & Road Forecast: 395, 203, and Mammoth Lakes Roads are open and clear. Tioga Pass is Closed, and Sonora Pass is OPEN. I got word that the Mammoth Lakes Basin will now remain closed until further notice due to too much snow preventing parking. For current webcam road conditions on 395 and 203, visit our road conditions page at this link.

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Eastern Sierra Mountain Bike Report

Mountain Biking is open below the 8600-foot level, with lots of trails and double tracks to ride at this time. If you want to ride in the Mammoth Area, try the trails off Sherwin Creek Road, Mammoth Rock Trail, or Lower Rock Creek Canyon Trail.

Up at the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, it still looks a bit wintry. This week’s warm temperatures should speed up the melt. As of this update, crews have got Shot Gun and Smooth Operator all dug out and open. Watch out for the wet, muddy spots around. Uptown and Downtown is now melted out and raked up to Shuttle Stop F. 

For more ideas on where to ride while we wait for the Mountain Bike Park to melt out, check out my new website,

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report

Happy Summer Time Folks, for the Winter of 23/2024 Mammoth Pass ended up at 107% of average. The total snowfall for the season is 367.5, with 44.01 inches of precipitation in the snow that fell.

Sure was a strange season with the dry start and then all the backend winter snowfall. You know what, that’s exactly what was forecasted here on the website. Seasons like that you notice most people give up on winter just about the time the dumpage starts. For those who waited it out, they got some epic powder days in.

I want to thank Ryan Hurley for his photos over the last couple of months and Jake the Snake for confirming snow surface conditions. Unfortunately, I ended up with ACL and MCL sprains on opposite knees and a nasty left knee contusion. Nice to have good people like those 2 to help keep the show going while I went through P/T sessions.

Hope to see some of you out in the Mountain Bike Park this Summer or on some high country peak we can mountain bike to the top of.  If not then I will see you Friday, November 9th, 2024 when the Mountain is expecting to reopen for Winter Operations.

5-27-2024 - Closing Day Party at the Mammoth Mountain Summit
5-27-2024 – Closing Day Party at the Mammoth Mountain Summit

What’s up, Off the Mountain?

The current snowline in the Eastern Sierra is about 8500-9000 feet. Below that elevation, all forest roads and trails are melted out and ready for hiking, mountain biking, and 4 x 4 adventures.

Mammoth Lakes Basin: The Road is OPEN! Local Marinas are open with Campgrounds still closed due to snow, standing water and mud in the campsites.

Woolly’s Adventure Park will reopen on June 14th with Summer Tubing Lanes and the Mountain Roller Coaster.

The Adventure Center at Main Lodge will also reopen on June 14th with the Rock Climb and the Ropes and Swings you’re all used to seeing.

Hiking Trails: With the snow quickly melting, a lot more hiking trails are opening up. This week, I would try out the Sherwin Lakes Trail. It’s perfect weather, and this one melts out much quicker than trails in other locations.

If you want to get into the full Spring zone, there is much to do in the Bishop area. Fishing Season, The Disc Golf Course at Mill Pond, and the Bishop Golf Course are open. As the area warms up by mid-month, floating the Owens River will also be an option for some fun.

Fishing season is wide open, and some great catches are being had in local lakes. I saw an 8-lb fish come out of Convict last week. Crowley is overflowing, so beware. Shore camping and fishing are out in some areas once again this spring. From what I have heard, it’s been a great bite so far.

Camping Season has begun, and a limited number of campgrounds are now open for early-season campers. Here is a link to the USFS Camping page.

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

Have a great day, Snowman Out…

Mammoth Mountain Photo Snow Stoke

Starting next week there will be weekly photos posted from the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park to the Mammoth Lakes Basin and around the Eastern Sierra down to Bishop. I also plan

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