So far there is 4 inches of wet new snow at the 9000-foot level with up to a foot above the 10,000-foot level.
Main Lodge has a temperature of 33 with winds out of the south at 10 MPH with gusts to 35. Over the top of Mammoth Mountain its 29 with sustained winds at 101 MPH with gusts to 115 MPH.
Conditions today will be showery with high winds, look for snow levels to come down to 8000 feet late today.
Tonight into Tuesday there is a second system moving in. We could see 3-5 inches of wet snow tonight and an additional 3-5 inches on Tuesday before that system moves out. Snow levels on Tuesday look to be around 7500 feet.
Winds on Tuesday will be in the 30-55 MPH range over the upper half of the ski area. That would mean they could run 22,25 along with 3 and 5.
Roads at this time are all wet so no chains required, I expect chains will be needed above 8000 feet tonight and Tuesday on cars without 4 x 4 or AWD.
Snow Conditions: Look for wet rain soaked snow below 9000 feet. Above that you will find some thick heavy wet powder. Get those fat skis out and make sure to wax them up.
By Tuesday snow levels will drop down to cover the entire hill, so we should see some fun wet fresh stuff lower down on the hill. If winds stay down the best snow will be mid mountain. It looks like the top will not open until Wednesday.
If you have plans to come up to Mammoth I would expect snow conditions to recover and be packed powder by mid week. The weekend out looks is calling for clear skies with spring conditions.
FYI: Canyon and Eagle Lodges will stay open thru April 23rd and then lift operations will be out of Main Lodge. You will still be able to ski or ride down to Canyon, just have a car or taxi ready to get you out.
Lifts expected to run after April 23rd: Mid Week 1,2,3,6,11,23 G1 and G2. On weekends they will add in 4,5,10 and 12. The ski area will be open thru July 4th this summer.
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