3-2-2015 6:15 AM – Thanks for stopping by mammothsnowman.com.
Photo Snow Shots 2-24-2015
Winter is back in force on Mammoth Mountain.
We picked up 8-12 inches of fresh light powder snow Friday night into Saturday. Then on Sunday 4-6 more inches of snow fell after lunch ending right around 4pm.
Today Monday as of this post we have cloudy skies and we are expecting snow showers to develop later this morning. We could see 1-2 inches of more snow today and if we get under a thunder storm we could maybe double that.
Highs today will be in the 20s to low 30s on Mammoth with West winds gusting to 45 MPH above 9500 feet today. Tuesday and Wednesday we get a NW wind with gusts to 35 MPH over the top of the mountain.
Looks like a week of full on sunshine with highs in the 40s starting on Wednesday, with just light winds forecasted at this time. Perfect time to get a real taste of winter before spring hits on the 21st of the month.
Snow Report Summary: Snowman will get out and get some fresh images on Tuesday when things clear. We had some Go Pro issues this weekend so no footage, need to get a new go pro.
This weekend was a blast ripping up powder and dealing with full on winter conditions. We got powder up top, on the faces of 3 and 5 and via the hike to the top of Lincoln. All those areas along with 50 groomers should be plenty to have a ton of fun this week out on the hill.
Still not open are Snowmans favorite chairs 9, 22 and 25. They did open lower Back for More on Sunday, but we did not get to check it out. Will head out there today or Tuesday and get the beta.
If you’re thinking about coming up for mid week it is looking very good with very light crowds and some more fresh forecasted on Tuesday into Wednesday. Expect packed powder conditions on all open runs with blue skies by Wednesday.
Snow Blog Report UPDATE ON TUESDAY 3-3-15 … from 2-25-2015 Over the top of Mammoth Mountain most of the snow from the high traverse line up to the top ridge blew off in the North East winds we had at the end of the storm. This was one time that you wanted to use the high traverse off of 3 to get to the best snow.
In this image of Climax below you can see the firm snow on the upper 1/3 of the run with the powder on the lower 2/3rds. Snowman skied this on Tuesday and you needed a good edge up top, once you got to the soft stuff it was skiing great!
Here is a shot of Cornice Snowman got from Chair 3, it’s a great angel to show you how steep the top really is. The snow on Cornice is very firm up top with it getting softer has you make your way down.
The Drop Out are not good in the top sections, best to enter from Cornice and ride the lower 2/3rds as the snow is soft with only a few hard bottom spots coming out at this time.
Looking at Dave’s and getting this shot from the Top of Lift 5 made Snowman decide not to try Dave’s. The upper steep sections are all blown off to extreme hard pack. I call this the true no fall zone.
The Face of Five is ready to ski and ride, with that said it’s still very low tide so slow down until the new snow is all packed out and we can see the hidden rocks that still can cause a problem.
Taking a run on Solitude was a blast, for the first time this season no floating rocks and all the snowmaking machines were gone. Laps in here first thing in the am will be offering up some fast and fun cordory.
Here is a shot of the Canyon Lodge area, they have made massive amounts of snow in the area the last few nights. Notice the dirt and brown spots are all gone, so are all those little floating rocks.
Some fun runs out on the hill at this time… unfortunately much of the hill is still does not have enough base to be 100% open. In times like these take what you get or forever hold your peach through the long off season.
That is all time allows me to write for now… have a great day see you out on the hill this weekend, Snowman out…
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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.
Snowman started blogging this information back in 1990 on the old Mammoth BBS system, then the RSN Forums and then on to MammothSnowman.com in 2004 with his Video & Photo Blog reports. (No You Tube back then)
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