1-28-2015 at 1PM – Thanks for stopping by our web site for the most accurate snow and weather conditions from the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
We found 2-4 inches of fresh set up snow out on the mountain this morning from chair two up to the the top.
The new snow really improved conditions on the groomers and a few of the runs off the top. Amazing how much better things got on the opened runs with just a little bit of new snow.
For the rest of the week we are expecting highs to be into the 30’s, and then 40s through the weekend. Lows will be in the mid to upper 20s through the weekend for continued snowmaking.
On Thursday we get one more quick shot at about an inch of snow and then things will clear out for the weekend.
Mountain winds will be out of the NE today into tonight with gusts to 50+ MPH over the upper elevations. The winds will back off this weekend to about half those speeds.
Snow Conditions are now a mix of softer machine groomed snow, some firmer snow pack along with a few slick spots. There are a few floating rocks on the runs…however, the new snow covered up about 90% of the ones that were on the runs just two days ago.
The current base out on the hill: 8-15 inches at Canyon Lodge, 15-30 inches at Main Lodge and 25-40 inches from MC Coy Station to the top.
The snowmaking system has been running nightly and the goal for the public is to refresh the open runs at least weekly from what we can tell.
Our advice is to ski out of the Main Lodge & Mill areas until we get a good storm or prolonged cold wave back in the area. Canyon and Eagle should be for access to the Main Lodge runs only at this time.
If you’re like Snowman you’re wondering is this it, will it snow again this season? Well nobody has the real answer, but in past seasons of drought, the snow machine came back on around mid February. SM OUT>>>
Current Photo Snow Shot’s from Mammoth Mountain 1-28-2015
Snowman’s Mammoth Mountain Snow Report:
The Groomers – We picked up 2 inches on most of the mountain groomers on Tuesday. Just that little amount of snow was good for getting the runs a bit more soft and getting rid of most of the little floating rocks we have seen on many of the open runs.
G2 & Chair 23 – The Top of Mammoth Mountain
Cornice is getting groomed every night, the surface first thing in the am is fast and carvable.
As the day goes on Cornice is getting scrapped down to a much firmer surface. Get your self a good ski or snowboard tune before laping cornice is our advice.
FYI: Please use caution at the very top of Cornice as the snow is very firm and icy. Once down about 50-75 years you get past that harsh snow.
The Face of 3
Center Bowl: Yesterdays new snow softened up the surface just enough to make it some of the best corduroy on the mountain. Snowman did about 10 laps on this face this am. So fast and fun with no one around.
West Bowl is now set up into a extremely firm base with most of the run also covered in big bumps. This weekends temps should soften things up a bit so it will be worth at least a lap after 12 noon.
The Unbound – The parks are now all open and are ready to keep you entertained for hours and hours. Currently the snowmaking crew have about 25 snowmaking guns blowing constant snow so they can build out the Mammoth Super Pipe and some more large jumps.
Coverage down at Little Eagle is darn good with all the snowmaking they have been doing in this area. Not a lot of runs, but you have the two beginner routes and the bridges run to chose from. I would still use this area as access to ride over to the Main Lodge runs only.
The Canyon Lodge area is getting a bit thin in spots with a few floating rocks you will need to avoid. As of this post I would use Canyon as a access point to ride up 16 and then down to chair 2 for laps in the Main Lodge area.
Lincoln Mountain is closed !
Chairs 25 & 9 and The East Bowl is closed until it snows a good 2-3 feet.
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____________________________________________________________________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.
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