Mammoth Mountain Today – Weather & Snowmaking Outlook – 10-24-2014

IMG_417110-24-2014 – 8:12AM – The window-cast from out on Mammoth Mountain is showing clear blue skies at this time.

It’s in… the 2014-2015 Winter Snowfall Outlook from the Mammoth Weather Guy… click here.

Current Weather Conditions: at the Mammoth Mountain Summit it’s 36 with a 44 at the main lodge.  The wind gauge up top is showing winds SW at 34 gusting to 39 MPH at the Main Lodge winds are out of the WSW at 11 gusting to 22 MPH.

Mammoth Mountain Weather Forecast:  Winds will be picking up today and will be strong to moderate this weekend.  The NWS has now posted and wind advisory for the Mammoth Mountain and Mono County Areas. 

A storm system is moving into the west coast just north of Mammoth.  To far north for us to get a big dump of snow, but we could see a dusting with maybe 1 – 2 inches above the main lodge if we get lucky. 

Highs in the 40s lowering into the 30s at Main Lodge. Highs in town in the 60s lowering into the 50s/40s. Lows will be in the 30s to the upper 20s over the Mountain and into Town.

Looking at the weather models for Halloween into next weekend Snowman is wondering if the forecast will be a Trick or a Treat next weekend.  Models are still flipping with each run… we do see a chance for a dusting or possibly up to 1-2 feet of snow.  Before getting all excited I would wait to see if it’s still in the cards early next week.


10-31-2014 – 180 Hours Out


11-1-2014 – 192 Hours Out

cpc_NAM_f192wbg___________________________________________________________________ The best news is overall the trend we are headed for is cooler weather with wetter then normal conditions over the next few weeks.  Now it just needs to pan out and happen.  Kinda like the phrase ” do not count your inches until they are on the ground.


Snowmaking Weather & Operations:  In past years snowmaking has started anytime after the 21st of October. For the next week there is only a very limited snowmaking window.  We may see a test run early Sunday or Monday, but at this time conditions for good consistent snowmaking at night are about one week to 10 days out.

The Snowmaking Crew is Ready to Blow!

The Snowmaking Crew is Ready to Blow!

Below is the outlook for temperatures from November 3rd into the 23rd and those images are showing a nice 3 weeks of good night time snowmaking weather.


Mammoth Mountain Snow Report: There is no Snow on the hill at this time. We are just waiting for the next dusting or real snowfall. See Snowmans Extended Weather below.


The Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Opening Day is set for November 13th, 2014 (weather permitting).


Snowman’s Extended Weather Outlook:  10-24-2014 – The good news is we are seeing a real change to Fall and the westerlies are picking up to the north of us.  The EC Model as been showing these systems a bit more south and we could see some light rain or snow this weekend.

By the 31st into the 2nd of November the EC has been showing a storm with 1 – 2 inches of water content on the way for Mammoth Mountain.  As of this AM the EC has backed off amounts and now the GFS is going nuts with 1-2 inches of QPF.  It’s like Trick or Treat Watching these models.

Here is a fresh winter outlook from the Mammoth Mountain Weather Guy:


Here is a fresh winter outlook from and Joe Bastardi:

Winter_2014_2015_Snowfall_Updated_10_15Here is an outlook from AccuWeather for Winter 2014:


Snowman along with the Weather Guy will be watching daily and let you know if there is any change….

Right now it’s a perfect time to come up for Fall Mountain Biking, Hiking and Fishing. We still have lot’s of Fall Colors around, but we are past the peak as the winds have taken many of the colored leaves off the local trees.

Mountain Biking Details: The bike park is closed via lift access. However, the trails in the park remain open at this time for cross country riders and those of you who love a good dirt hill climb. FYI: Watch out for construction and snowmaking crews, they are not expecting riders out on the hill so use caution please.

Biking Trail Conditions: no snow this month so the trails are all snow and ice free at this time. Conditions are perfect for riding in the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and on the Inyo National Forest Trail System.

Looking down Lower Viva from the Follow Me Trail. Click the image for the full size version.Looking down Lower Viva from the Follow Me Trail. Click the image for the full size version.

Other Fall Activities: It’s a perfect time for a hike out of the Mammoth Lakes Basin or on the many paved paths we have in town. Fishing is still good in many locations, with the last day for the season on November 15, 2014. If you’ve never hiked the ski runs out on Mammoth Mountain, it’s a blast to check it them out before it snow’s.


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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