1-25 6:30 AM Good morning from Mammoth Mountain. We have clear blue skies over the hill at this time with much lighter winds. It’s time to get out and ride.
Current Conditions up top, there is a temperature of 26 with winds out of the ENE to 30 MPH at times. Down at Main Lodge, the temperature is sitting at 26 with NW winds gusting to 8 MPH.
Roads are free of snow and ice, for the most part, watch out on side streets and in parking lots for black ice. Check out our road conditions page for local road webcams.
The best snow on the hill now is from Canyon Lodge over to the Chair 14 area. You will find miles and miles of groomers with packed powder and machine groomed snow. Up top, the snow is packed out from last week’s storm and you will find a mostly soft top surface.
Locals tip today, when nothing much is open, is to get your laps in on Chair 15, sure it’s a low pitch but skiing and riding the runs around the lift line will get you some vertical and some fun turns in. For park riding try South Park off of chair 20 if the winds back off 4 will reopen and you will be right there for access. (For my full snow report scroll down the page.)
Mammoth Mountain on Hill Weather Outlook:
Today will start mostly clear now with mostly cloudy skies moving in late in the day. Some light snow showers possible late on Saturday night into Monday. Most likely we are looking at a dusting to an inch of snow at this point.
Winds on Saturday will remain light but on Sunday they pick up again at 10-20 MPH on the lower slopes with the mid and upper mountain getting winds to 25-35 MPH with gusts to 50+ possible out of the SW.
The next update will be Saturday by 6 PM with fresh images – Snowman out
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Mammoth Mountain Snow Report
1-24-2020 11 AM – Out on Mammoth Mountain you will find a wide mix of snow conditions at this time.
On the groomers you will find some really nice machine groomed packed powder, some areas are perfectly soft while others are a bit firm.
Mid Mountain off the groomed there are some good lines in West Bowl and on the Face of 5 that you can see from the chair ride up. The snow in here is all packed out with a nice carvable surface.
On the Upper Mountain, I have been skiing off of Cornice and Scotties a lot as I am still rehabbing the knee. When there are some good flat sections I have had some good wind buffs turns in the Dropouts and Upper Dry Creek.
Lincoln took some laps in Avy 2 and that offered up some fun-packed out steep turns. Just be careful getting in as there are some rock, about normal for the base we have.
Over in the East Bowl, you’re going to find that it is very firm first thing in the morning if the sun is out it snow surface softens up a bit by around 10 AM.
I have still been skiing this area, but have been using chair 25 since there are a ton of little rocks on the unloading area at the top of chair 9 and on the road accessing you back over to 5. I would avoid 9 until we get some decent snowfall or they fire up the snowmaking in that area.
Here are the current base depths out on Mammoth Mountain. Eagle Lodge Area 1-3 feet – Canyon Lodge Area 2-3 feet – Snow Study Site at Main 4 feet – Up Top 6 feet
All lifts are now running for the winter season (wind and weather permitting), lift hours are 8:30 AM to 4 PM.
Mammoth Area Shuttles are also running for the season, when you check into your lodging ask about the closest shuttle stop and leave your car at the condo.
Have a great day Snowman out…
Photos from January 13th & 19th, 2020 – Click the photo for a full size view
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