It is Tuesday and we have a 28 here at 8200 feet with about 4-5 inches of fresh in the yard.
Looks about the same at Main Lodge with more up in the Powder Fields of Mammoth Mountain.
Snow continues to fall light to moderate at times in town and up on the Ski Area.
So far the new snow has been a base type snow not the light stuff. That is just what we need at this point to help along the snowmaking crews.
Up top we have a temperature of 18 with a 24 at Main Lodge. Winds are gusting out of the SW to 39 at Main and 100 up top.
The weather outlook for today called for 3-6 inches of new snow out on Mammoth Mountain with up to 10 inches up top. It seems like those numbers are right on track at this point.
Tonight looks for the snow to turn to showers. The snow showers move out early on Wednesday and the cold wave moves in.
Highs on the hill will be in the single digits and teens during the day time hours starting Wednesday. More snow is on the way for Friday night into Early Saturday morning. Could be some freshies on very limited terrain this weekend.
All this cold weather will also mean a massive snowmaking effort will be taking place to get more lifts and runs open for the upcoming Christmas Holidays. I did check out Canyon and the Gold Rush area yesterday and they both have massive snowmaking operations set up and ready to roll.
Snow conditions on the runs open are a mix of packed powder with some firmer man made snow in spots early in the morning. The base is at 12-24 inches on Broadway, Cornice, Saddle Bowl, Andy’s Double Gold, Fascination, Ralphies, St Moritz, Forest Trail, Stump Alley, Mambo, Silver Tip, Sesame Street, Powder Bowl and in The Unbound Main Park.
For the entire week you can expect Chairs 1, 2, 3, 6, 11, G1 and G2 weather permitting. Lift hours are from 8:30 to 4PM.
Canyon and Eagle lodges will not be open until December 18th at this point in time. That will change if we can get 2 feet of snow.
Bus Lines: At this time the Red and Blue lines are running.
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