Mammoth Mountain Snow Report & Conditions from the Snowman

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 @ 4 PM Had a great morning out on the hill, did laps for 3+ hours skiing from Little Eagle over to Main Lodge, and back checking out as many runs as possible.

Here are my observations from this morning’s ski and photo session.

The groomers are all in great shape with some crispy carvable groomed corduroy at the first bell. Most of that snow softens as the sun comes up and turns into a very fun ski and ride-packed powder.

I did find a few spots that are set up and firm due to the colder NE flow that has been in the area for the last week.

My advice is to break out the carving gear as the snow is perfect to ride an edge on right now. The snowpack has consolidated just enough that the base is not getting all chewed up and chopped up at all now.

Off the groomed: Yesterday’s low-end powder fest has left some nice softer snow to ride on in many spots mid-mountain. Yes, you are still hitting the firmer base at times, but most turns are on a softer surface.

Up Top: The good news is a lot of the upslope wind damage from last week got covered by the new snow and the strong SW winds the last couple of days. The snow is still a bit funky. Firm, but should soften up as temperatures warm up the next couple of days.

Hopefully, the small system that’s coming in on Sunday will have enough fresh snow and SW wind effect to finish flatting out all the upper bowls. Another powder day would also be awesome for everyone who’s up early next week.

If you’re looking to ski and ride on miles of groomers you will absolutely love what the mountain is offering up right now. For those wanting to do laps off the top, you will need to pick and choose your line carefully.

Snowfall & Base: The January snowfall total is now 204 inches measured @ the 9000-foot level snow study site. The record for January was from 2017 at 245 inches of snowfall, in third place was 165 inches in 1993.

At the 9000-foot level / Main Lodge there are 157 inches of snow on the ground. With a seasonal snowfall total of 383 inches. The base at MC Coy Station is 200 inches with 238 inches at the top of the mountain.

Over at Mammoth Pass DWP is showing 57 inches of water as of Tuesday 1/24 and that is 135% of the April 1st average DWP looks look at each year.

Snowman

 

Photo Snow Report – 1-31-23

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More Mammoth Mountain Snow Report Information

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Stats: Everyone wants the basic stats about Mammoth Mountain

Base Elevation 7,953 ft
Summit Elevation 11,053 ft
Vertical Rise 3,100 ft
Skiable Acres 3,500+
Number of Named Trails 150
Number of Lifts 25 (includes 9 express quads, 2 express six-packs, 2 gondolas)
Snowmaking over 50 trails
Parks 8 parks with 100+ jibs and 50+ jumps; 3 halfpipes
The average Snowfall per Year is 400 inches
Average Season Length Nov into June

Terrain
15% expert
20% advanced
40% intermediate
25% beginner

Check out the full overview write-up on the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area at this link.

Live Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Webcams and Still Captures: If you’re looking for current conditions via a webcam view here is the link to take it all in without having to mess with the live webcam control page. I stop by this page at this  2-3 times a day when I need a Mammoth Mountain fix.

Winter Season Operations & Hours:  Lifts run from early November until at least Memorial Day each season. This is one of the longest and most consistent seasonal operations in the country. Lifts run from 8:30 AM until 4 PM wind and weather permitting.

Base Lodges: You will find three Base Lodges and 2 Outpost locations at Mammoth Mountain. The Main Lodge is 8900 feet, Canyon Lodge is 8300 Feet, and Little Eagle Lodge at 7900 feet.

Outposts: The Mill is located at the base of Chairs 2 and 10 and the Outpost is located out at the base of chairs 13 and 14. Both offer up food, beverages, water, and restrooms.

Snowmaking: Mammoth’s snowmaking system runs from Main Lodge to the top of the Mountain and over to both Canyon and Eagle Lodge. The system works best when supplemented with some natural snow. 

Massive upgrades are taking place with the snowmaking system for the 2022/2023 season. Here is the link to learn more about the snowmaking system at Mammoth Mountain.

Mammoth Mountain Snowfall History: Looking for past snowfall trends and when to plan the best time to come up? Take a look at our snowfall history data page. You will find month-to-month snowfall from 1969 on. Here is the link to access the page.

Parking & Shuttles Service: There is some bogus info on the internet about parking and such at the hill. The bottom line is there is tons of parking if you show up early. Remember you don’t have to access Mammoth Mountain from a lodge you can walk in from several spots on the roads to chairs 4, 20, 21, 10, and of course Chair 2 which has its own parking lot.

For those who are late birds plan on parking down the hill and riding up from one of the MANY shuttle pick-up spots that are well-marked along the road and down in town. During big weekends, holidays and bluebird powder days expect to wait as the crowds will be out. Here is the link to learn more about the shuttle service from town and the parking shuttles.

Lodging Options: We have a few private lodging rentals listed here on the website. Here is the link to access that information.

Get Lift Tickets: The best deal is to get an Ikon Season Pass, 7 days or less and the pass pays for itself. Enjoy the freedom of having a season pass. Just pull up boot up and go, no lines or sell-out days. If you’re looking for a deal on daily lift tickets I would bookmark the lift ticket page at the Ski Area website. There are often non-holiday deals posted.

Black Tie Ski & Snowboard Rentals is offering Mammoth Snowman Website Visitors a 20% off discount. They will deliver gear right to your door or you can walk in for service. Here is the link to set up your reservation and get your Mammoth Snowman discount.

Got Ski Boot Pain? When the Snowman was a young buck in 81 he was ready to quit skiing from foot pain. Then he was fitted with Super Feet Orthotics and got the needed ski boot work down at Footloose Sports. The results were no real foot pain for 4 decades! Learn more about their ski boot fitting service here or call them at 760-934-2400 today.

Need a Ski Tune-Up Matt over at Fast Ski Sports will be in and out of the shop again in Mid October. Give him a call to inquire when you can drop your gear off. Snowman usually drops his gear off in later October so it’s in the early season lineup before any early dumpers hit the hill. Here is the link to see the current tune-up prices.

Other things to do in Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra: If members of your family are not into skiing and snowboarding there is a ton to do in the wintertime. Here is the link to learn more.

Photos of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Live MC Coy Station Webcam Feed
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Trail Map
Trail Map for the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Trail Map for the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Opening Day Video Snow Report from 10-29-21 in 4k

Where is Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes, California?

Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol Snowfall Data from 2021-22

Here is the link to the full season data at Ski Patrol… the below image goes thru March.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol
Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol

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.

Disclaimer on Snow Conditions and our Snow Reports

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 www.mammothsnowman.com 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!

And last but not least thanks to the State of California you must be 18 or older to use this website. 

If you’re not 18 log off now or we will have to call your parents to shut you down. 🙂

Snowman