Mammoth Mountain Snow Report from the Snowman

December 8th, 2021 – Good morning folks, Mammoth Mountain has a base of 1-2 feet of hard firm snow from Main Lodge to the top.

The snow surface you’re skiing and riding on is a machine groomed corduroy that is firm early and then as the day warms the snow softens up a bit. (The sun is low in the sky so when I say soft I do not mean slush. )

Off the groomers, it’s very firm, and unless you’re an expert who loves very firm snow our advice is to just enjoy the groomers until it snows again.

Best Snow: Cornice Bowl, Saddle Bowl, Easy Rider, Mambo, and Broadway.

If Thursday’s storm system comes thru for Mammoth, the skiing and boarding on the open runs will be in good winter shape by Friday morning.

Looking forward to doing a video and photo update from the hill later this week when it’s snowing again. As we get more snow there will be much more frequent photos and videos posted up again.

Snowmaking: Conditions have been marginal at best for several hours a night over the last week. Looks like crews have been placed on hold now until the weather changes.

Thursday night expect a change over too much cooler air with some downright fridge air possible at times thru the weekend. That will allow the snowmaking team to get back to work for the holidays.

Remember it’s not the temperature that determines if and how much snow can be made, it’s the wet-bulb that counts.

Mountain Operations: Mammoth Mountain is now open out of Main Lodge with chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 23, along with G1 and G2. Lift hours are 8:30 AM to 4 PM.

Ski Area and Town Shuttles are Open: All Shuttles Bus Routes are Open. Here is the link to the 2021/22 Town & Ski Area Shuttle Guide, this is a pdf, open the link and print or save.

Canyon & Eagle Lodge are closed and will open for the season on Friday, December 17th, snow and weather permitting.

Slopeside Lodging: Nothing like staying at the lifts and walking over to ski or board. Here is the link to the Mammoth Mountains Slope Side Lodging Options.

LAST CHANCE December 9th – IKON Season Passes: Plan to Ski or Snowboard a lot this season. Make sure you have the Freedom of a Season Pass. Use this Special Snowman link to check out the IKON season passes NOW before they are gone for the year.

Night of Lights 2021 at Canyon Lodge: Show Date is 12-18-21 @ 6 PM – If you have never been to this event make plans to attend this year. I have seen the show 20 times over the last 30 years and it’s always a great time.

The big event is just a month away, here’s the link to get all the details and tickets when they are ready to go on sale. My advice is the call the number on the website and not wait for tickets online.

Discount Ski Rentals: Save 20% of Ski and Snowboard Rentals from Black Tie of Mammoth. They can come to you or now you can go to them. Here is the link you need to use to get the 20% off Snowman Discount.

Pre Holiday Ski Tune-Ups: Now available at Fast Ski Sports, they offer the best hand tune in town at competitive pricing. There are no discounts from any of the shops on a tune-up, but I find that I myself love the edge tune that I get from Matt and his Team at Fast Ski in the Vons Mall. Here is the link to their website for the current prices and directions to the shop. (Yes they advertise with us, but only since they offer 5-star services.)

Got Ski Boot Pain? Footloose Sports can fix your ski boot problems as they do for the snowman. They also have an appointment system so you know when you go in your going to be able to get help and not wait forever. It’s really a great service that you need to check out if you have boot pain. Here is the link to set a boot fitting appointment.

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Photos from November 2021