4-8-2014 3:24PM – Hello from Mammoth Mountain.
Clear spring skis with highs in the 50s to low 60s in town. Winds 5-10 mph out of the SW on Mammoth Mountain.
Conditions out on the hill are now spring conditions top to bottom. Not sure I have ever seen it get slushy on top this early in.
The groomers are slow since they have not corned up yet and they are just wet by noon. I think we used to spray pam on our ski’s when it got this wet in so cal. As things corn up the groomers will ski and ride much better.
Down by Canyon I skied thru pools of water, mini pond skims all over the place. At this point I would avoid little eagle and if your staying there drive up to main lodge for your ski day.
So if your coming up sleep in and wait for things to warm up and make sure you wax your skis and snowboards good before and nightly while your in Mammoth this week.
FYI: Mammoth Mountain is selling the MVP for next season, you can buy it today and use it thru the rest of the season and all of next season. Learn more about the MVP here.
If your looking for more weather, the Weather Guy has a detailed report posted at this link here.
Out on the hill the base is still around 50-70 inches from Main Lodge on up to the top.
The best skiing and riding at this time is up top and on the chairs 3 and 5.
Mammoth Mountain & Mammoth Lakes Deals: If you want to save big on lift tickets check out the packages you can now get right from MammothSnowman.com and Liftopia.
If your looking for Discount Ski Rentals in Mammoth Lakes try out the Ski Renter here in town by the Shell Station. If your into Snowboarding, Wave Rave can take care of you with Rentals and Plenty of New Gear on Sale. We also just partnered up with booking.com for great deals on Mammoth Lakes Lodging.
Looking way ahead… The Early Forecast for next season does show a rather strong El Nino event. It’s all ready starting to form. At this point winds that forecasters look at are stronger then in spring 1997 when the last so called supper El Nino formed and brought the entire state a big winter.
All I know is I am getting a season pass for next season! … “By Steve Taylor” the Snowman…