Mammoth Mountain Snow Report

May 20th, 20204 @ 8 AM – Snow Conditions: Here is what to expect for this last week of skiing and riding on Mammoth Mountain. The snow starts out firm on the groomers at 7:30 AM, and crews are grooming and salting, so the snow sets up each night.

As I mentioned, Stump Alley gets soft quickly, with Solitude off of chair five quickly following. By 9 AM on Sunday, all the groomers were soft, some of them too soft. Your best bet in the thicker corn is to go wider on your ski selection and leave the thin groomer skies in the car after 8:30 AM.

You also need to ensure you’re waxing nightly and have had your bases textured at a local ski shop. Those steps will help you glide better without the spring bog you get when it gets this warm. If you can’t wax yourself take your gear to Fast Ski Sports and tell them The Snowman sent you in for a Free Hot Wax. 

Up Top, both Cornice Bowl and Scotties are groomed to spring perfection. Off the groomers up Top, you will find some fun spring corn adventure skiing and riding at this time. Climax, the Drops Out & Wipe Outs, and the Noids have all been great rides the last week, getting soft around 11 AM.

Local Choice for this week is laps on Stump from 7:30 to 8:00, then laps on Solitude, and then move onto the Cornice Bowl and Laps off the top. Once the race teams are done and they pull the gates, a run down St Anton is just about perfect in the corn snow.

Here is what’s running: lifts 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 23, and Gondolas 1 and 2. Chair 4 will run from Friday through Sunday. Lift Hours this week are from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

Photo Snow Stoke: More fresh photos will be posted midweek. Photos from last week are from Snow Reporter Ryan Hurley.

5-12-2024 - Taking a look out towards the noids while riding up chair 23.
5-12-2024 – Taking a look out towards the noids while riding up chair 23.

I am getting many people asking, “Why is Mammoth Mountain Closing on Memorial Day? It seems a bit early with the base on the hill.”

It’s simple: The Ski Area has a Summer Task list of construction work that will prevent winter operations from continuing into June.

On the list for this Summer:

#1 The Chair 1 Replacement Project – While significant progress is being made at the bottom of Chair 1, construction crews need to clear the road from Main Lodge up to MC Coy Station ASAP for the project to be done in time for the start of the 2024-25 Winter Season. Clearing the Mc Coy Station road will shut off access for skiers and riders from Chair 2.

#2 Gondola Mid Chalet Bull Wheel Replacement – This project must start the day after Memorial Day so the Gondola can reopen for Summer Operations in Late June. During this time, the Lift Maintenance crew will remove the old stage 1 bull wheel at Mc Coy Station and replace it with a new one. Staff will also complete the Gondola’s yearly maintenance, which takes two weeks for each of the two stages.

#3 Chairs 3 and 6 are getting new drives and control systems. This project will reduce the frequent stops that have occurred over the last two seasons. Completing just these two projects will take 5-6 months.

#4 The Ski Area also has a backlog of maintenance that needs to be completed, which did not get done in 2023 due to the Mountain not having a summer season. Yes, there was no out there until mid-August last Summer.

With all that must be done, you can see why they will close on Memorial Day this year. No worries; it’s only six months out until the next scheduled opening day, Friday, November 9th, 2024. 


Mammoth Mountain Photo Snow Stoke

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Past Mammoth Mountain Snow Report Posts

Mammoth Mountain Resort Snow Conditions:

The Mammoth Snowman and Crew bring you the snow conditions at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, from a local’s point of view. Log on daily to get our fresh morning updates on the current snow conditions. We let you know if the snow is packed powder, powder, firm, or soft. There are on-hill reports from the Top, the Groomers, the East Bowl, Lincoln Mountain, and the Paranoids.

You will also find the current snow depths at the Main Lodge, The Summit at 11,053 feet, Canyon Lodge, and the Little Eagle lodge area. Last but not least you will find what lifts are scheduled to run and what lifts could be on Weather Hold and what the hours of operations our.

Make sure to read our on-mountain trip reports that get posted a couple of days a week with current on-mountain photos and our own Mammoth Snowman Video Snow Report from the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. When you read our content is the real deal from real people that have been on the hill that day.

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This is a simple disclaimer to keep us legal. First, this website is run by Mammoth Locals, we are not employees of Mammoth Mountain, but yes they do support our efforts.

Second, Snow Conditions change by the hour, so when you read our posts please consider when the post or report was made.

Check the date on the report before you email us! Nothing worse than some crybaby complaining that our conditions are not right. Yep, I get emails like that, again read the date, and don’t be a jerk.

Please Remember that the longer time has passed, the more the conditions have changed.

Third, what Snowman or any other member of the community posts is purely based on how that person views snow conditions.

Everyone looks at things in their own view, so one person’s epic might not be your epic day. For example, I love spring corn snow but many people hate it.

Fourth you can die skiing or snowboarding, if you’re not skilled don’t take the runs Snowman or somebody else in the community might suggest. 

Many of our videos contain extreme footage by professional athletes that ski and ride full time. We do not endorse these activities and encourage you not to try the tricks and extreme moves the professionals make in our videos and or images.

If you do, you do so of your own accord and risk and you further understand you risk almost certain death at times!

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