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Mammoth Snowman Update 10-19-2016

black-tie-sli-rental10-19-2016 – 2:11PM – Updated to add images below… Clear Blue skies with Indian Summer days here in Mammoth Lakes.

The top 2/3 of the ski area is now white and is looking good. Snowman will be out later this morning getting some sunshine shots of the new snow and will post them up later today.

If your just checking in with us this week main lodge picked up 4-6 inches of heavy base snow along with over 4 inches of rain. Above about 10,00 feet we got 1-2 feet of base snow mixed in with some rain. The snow that is on the ground has a ratio of about 5:1, this is some thick wet base snow.

Taking a look at current conditions:  As of this post I have a temperature of 38 here at the 8200 foot level, up at Main it’s 44 with a 26 at the top of the mountain. Winds up top are NNE 15-25 MPH this morning.

Starting today we are going to have some nice warm indian summer weather for a few days and then things cool off starting Sunday. If your a local this will be the time to do your final winter preparations, get that wood stacked and covered.

When will it snow again? It looks to get wet again in the 6-10 day outlook. It’s still up in the air if we get any snow at all next week, but things will be cooling off for sure. Early morning models have us getting some decent snow around the 2nd – 3rd of November so it’s wait and see time folks.

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DUMP ALERT!! New this season Snowman will be emailing and texting a dump alert once it starts to snow, along with our dump alert we also have a once a month newsletter that comes out the first week of each new month. Here is the link to sign up…

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Winter Outlook: Lot’s of preseason winter forecast’s are all over the internet at this time. It’s really a bit early to be jumping on any outlook and consider it reliable.

Snow making: Each year the snow making crew comes on board around the 20th of October to start getting ready for the opening day blow. Crews need temperatures in the mid to upper 20’s for snow making to be effective. Snowman will be watching and reporting when snow making is on or off in just a few short weeks. You can learn more about mammoth mountain snow making here.

Opening Day of Snow Season: Make your plans now to ski the “WORD” on November 10th, 2016. Maybe we will get lucky and get the remnants of a hurricane in late October or early November like we did last season and have a bunch of runs open.

So while we wait for winter to start come on up for some great late Summer and Early Fall fun. All summer sports and activities are still going on full right into the middle of September. Winter 2016-2017 Updates: Going to be a fun season for producing content for all of you. This year we have a new apple mac pro to edit with along with 2 new go pro 5’s for 4k video production. We also have two new Cannon Power Shots Camera’s to help with the content production.

Along with that we have Shannon who will be getting lot’s on hill photos and Sean will be joining the team to take care of Snap Chat, Instagram and help us film the new version of our video snow report, ya this season Snowman will also be in the videos skiing. All we need now is SNOW!

FYI: For more information about current Mammoth Mountain Conditions all year long, check out the Mammoth Snowman Facebook Group at this link.

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Who is Steve Taylor – The Mammoth Snowman? Over the last 30+ years, Snowman have spent countless hours studying and learning about mammoth mountain weather and snow conditions first hand.

Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to in 2004 with his Video & Photo Blog reports. (No You Tube back then)

Snowman has had his reports, videos and photos featured on both local TV Stations here in Mammoth, along with AP, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC News. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at at this link.


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