September 30th Warming Trend on Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain First Dusting Left Overs Chair 23

Mammoth Mountain First Dusting Left Overs Chair 23

9-30-2014 – 9:00 AM – The window-cast from out on Mammoth Mountain is showing clear blue beautiful skies over head.

There is still a dusting of snow on the upper slopes of the ski area from the weekend storm system that moved over the area.

We did not pick up the 3-6 inches we expected, Tahoe got that snow this time around.  Snowman would expect the next wave hopefully mid month to give us a better shot of snow.

Current Weather Conditions at the Mammoth Mountain Summit show a temperature of 34, with winds out of the SW to 22 gusting to 36 MPH.

Today highs will be in the 50s moving into the 60s later this week. Lows should be in the 30s this week, moving into the low 40s by late in the week.  Look for winds at out the SW 10 – 30 depending on your elevation.

The next chance for a cool down and some snow looks to be about 11 -15 days out, weathers models at this time of year are not that accurate so that could change over the next few days. Below is a image showing the possible cool down for mid October.

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Snowman was out on the hill Saturday morning checking out the dusting and got you the video below.  It’s just a sign that the winter snow season on Mammoth Mountain will begin sooner then later.

The Ski Area is set to open on November 13th, 2014.  If we get a 3-5 dump before that it is possible they will open the ski area earlier the the scheduled opening date.

Fall Colors: Colors are peaking up in the Virginia Lakes Basin, and up above Bishop. Rock Creek Canyon is also coming on strong, and around Mammoth Lakes we have colors all around. Time to plan your trip to come up and see the seasonal change over the next 2-3 weeks.

It’s also a great time time come up for some color viewing, Mountain Biking and Hiking.

This will be the 10th anniversary of and we have some cool surprises coming your way this season. Snowman and Crew are excited to get the show started.



More Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Information

Road Conditions: Roads are clear

Make sure you have chains and your winter car kit in your car, SUV or truck.

Check the Cal Tran Live road conditions link here for up to the minuet updates…….

mm-weather-top-01Mammoth Mountain Weather – The Mammoth Mountain Weather Guy and The Mammoth Snowman bring you powder and weather forecasts for the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

We feature daily updates with simple to understand temperature, wind and snowfall forecasts. Log on using this Mammoth Mountain Weather Guy link.

Bus Routes – Mammoth has a great FREE bus system. There are several routes and all have simple colored system to follow. Here is a link to this years winter transit schedule.

You can get all around town for free, but when it is busy use patience. During holidays things can get very overcrowded at times.

The Snowmaking system up on Mammoth Mountain covers over 1000 acres of terrain.

They can blow snow for top to bottom skiing with a vertical of 3100 ft. Snowmaking is also used to build out all the awesome snowmaking parks we have up here on Mammoth Mountain.

Check out this link for more information and a video on snowmaking.

Grooming with over 1000 acres of groom able terrain mammoth mountain is the king of corduroy. In fact it was Dave MC Coy and his team that came up with grooming technology we see today,

From Opening day the groomers are the rulers of the night out on Mammoth Mountain. Check this video the ski area made about grooming.


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.  _________________________________________________________________________

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