1-8-2019 – 5:45 PM Happy New Snow Year – Now it’s on to the regular ski and snowboard season up here on the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
The last series of storms dropped 3-4 feet of snow. That brings our base up to 60 – 70 inches at the Main Lodge with a base of 80+ inches up top. Down at Canyon an Eagle there is a a good 2-5 foot base now.
Weather for tonight will be increasing clouds with a chance of snow before day break. There could be and inch or two at sunrise.
The main front from this next weather system is forecast to come thru right during the opening hours of the ski day. There could be a solid 4-8 inches in the secrete spots by late morning.
Wednesday is going to be cloudy with flat light at times, along with light to moderate snowfall in the am hours. Look for highs in the 20s with South West winds 25-35 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH at times.
Roads in town are now chain free, slow down and watch for icy spots on side streets and parking areas.Expect R1 conditions later tonight and into the morning hours.
Snow conditions are a nice groomed out packed powder with some fresh blown powder and set up snow up top. Going to head out now and get the beta on the hill. Snowman out….
Photo Snow Report – January 8th, 2019
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