Mammoth Mountain Snow and Weather Conditions – 11-26-2014

IMG_054811-26-2014 – 2:30PM  – Happy Thanksgiving to you and you’re family and welcome to

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Mammoth Mountain Photo Shots: 11-24-2014: On Monday Snowman was out on the hill and got some fresh images of what it looks like at this time,  click here for 138 images.

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Mammoth Mountain Snow Report:

11-26-2014  at 2pm  –  Over the last week we have been skiing and riding groomers.   All runs have a base of 10-20 inches of machine groomed man made packed snow along with some hard pack snow that softens up during the day.

Hot Tip:  As the day goes on try skiing and riding on the sides of the runs for some great soft snow.

There are a few icy spots out there so watch out for them. Please also watch for small floating rocks and a few bare spots.

This weekend is a Holiday so watch out for large crowds on the few open runs we have.  Ski or Ride early is the best bet for parking and crowd control.

In the Main Park you will find 9 jibs and one nice large jump.  Forest Trail Park is open with jibs for beginners and intermediate park riders.

Lifts that are running: Chairs 1, 2, 3, 6 and 11 and G1 are open for the season (wind and weather permitting).   You can take Gondola 2 to the top for a scenic ride as well during this Thanksgiving Holiday Week.

Runs expected to be open for Thanksgiving Week: Sesame Street, Broadway, Andy’s Double Gold*, Powder Bowl, Silver Tip, Main Park, The mini Wall, Saddle Bowl, Mambo, Forest Trail Park and Stump Alley. *Andy’s will be closed at times for race clinics. 

Update on Snowmaking:  To warm to blow the last couple nights… snowmaking should return over the weekend.

Canyon Lodge and Little Eagle Lodges:  Opening dates are set for December 17th, 2014.  If we get a large amount of snow they could open these areas early.

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Mammoth Mountain Weather, Wind Forecast & Extended Outlook:

***You can find the Weather Guys Powder Report on our Weather Page.  He updates on Tuesdays and Fridays around 2pm.

Look for clear skies with highs on the mountain in the 40s thru Saturday.  Night time lows look to be in the 30s as the week moves on and will come back down over the weekend.

Wind forecast… Thursday into Sunday look for southwest winds around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45-55 mph at times.

Extended Weather:   11-26-2014 –  Major changes are taking place in the weather.  The first major storm since late last April could be moving in on Monday into Wednesday.   Yes it’s slowing down at this time.

The 7 day QPF still looks good but it’s way to far off to jump it as fact yet.  Looking at all the models and ensembles there is still support for 2-4 inches of water coming in for a brief pattern change for the 1st week of December.

Here is a look at the latest QPF Chart from NOAA:


The key here is this will not be the start to a prolonged storm cycle… look for the clear days to return by next Thursday with the following weekend under clear blue skies.

Why will we not get a prolonged period of snow?  The PNA as pictured below goes back to the positive state and the MJO hits Phase 4 so that shuts the storm door for us.

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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 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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