Mammoth Mountain Today – 10-17-2014

2014-10-17_084210-17-2014 – 8:35AM – The window-cast from out on Mammoth Mountain is showing some highs clouds over the top and over the entire eastern sierra at this time.

Current Weather Conditions at the Mammoth Mountain Summit we have a temperature of 33, at the Main Lodge it’s 45 and it’s 42 here at the Snowman studio at 8175 feet. Winds up top are out of the SW at 22 MPH.

Winds will be light the next few days 5 – 25 out of the southwest depending on you elevation. By Monday winds will pick up again 25-35 out of the SW over Mammoth Mountain with wind speeds about half that in town.

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 took many of the colored leaves off the local trees.

Mammoth Mountain Weather Forecast:  Over the next few days highs will be in the 40s at the Main Lodge with highs in town in the low 60s to upper 50s. Lows will be in the 30s to the upper 20s over the Mountain and into Town.

Classic Mammoth Photo Shots to check out while you wait for it to snow again: Deep Old Mammoth Snow’s from December 2010.

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..

Snowmaking Weather & Operations:  In past years snowmaking has started anytime after the 21st of October…… It’s still looking like some cool weather with several dustings of snow is possible over the next 10-12 days.  That would also bring in some fair to good snowmaking temperatures for a few hours at night.

The Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Opening Day is set for November 13th, 2014 (weather permitting). If we get a 3-5 foot dump before that it is possible they will open the ski area earlier then the scheduled opening date.

Fall Colors: Colors have been peaking over the entire Eastern Sierra, however the winds over the last few days have blown many of the peaking leafs off the trees. There will still be some local color around just not as much as we had last weekend. Yes it’s still worth it to come and check out the Fall Colors.2014-10-17_0848

Snowman’s Extended Weather Outlook:  10-17-2014 – Same old story from the last 10 days, the majority of the weather we would like to see soon will be in the Pacific North West with several waves moving into that area thru Halloween.

Right now we appear to be to far south to pick up much snow or rain from these systems.  We will see high clouds, cooling and winds at times so it will feel like Fall just little to no moisture in the outlook at this time.

Weather models that do show a change to wet… then back off within the next run.  At this time of the year the models we look at are not very reliable beyond 5-7 days out.

The good news is we are seeing a real change to Fall and we are hoping by late in the month to get some snow and cold weather into the Mammoth Mountain area so snowmaking can start big time.

In the image below we are looking 8 days out, that pattern will bring a bit of a warming trend to Mammoth.


In the image below we are now looking at 11 days out, that pattern could result in some snow showers and good night snowmaking weather for Mammoth Mountain.

cpc_NAM_f264wbgSnowman along with the Weather Guy will be watching daily and let you know if there is any change.

Check back daily for the most current Snow Forecast & Snow Conditions, Weather Conditions & Outlooks and of course epic Snow Photos and our Video Snow Stoke Reports from right out on Mammoth Mountain.

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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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