4-18-2017 – 8:15 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, we currently have snow falling down to around 8500 feet. That is just below the chair 4 loading area.
Over the last 24 hours Main Lodge has picked up about 7 inches of heavy wet base type snow. Over the powder fields of Mammoth, we have 10-12 inches of new snow.
At this time Main Lodge has a temperature of 31 with winds out of the south west at 10 MPH with gusts to 28 MPH. Over the top of Mammoth Mountain its 26 with sustained winds at 59 MPH with gusts to 72 MPH.
Conditions today will offer up more snow with highs in the upper 20’s too low 30s. Snow levels should at some point drop to around 8000 feet. Additional snowfall amounts of around 5-10 inches from 9000 feet up.
Winds today will be moderate 20-35 MPH with gusts to 50 possible. Over the higher elevations we will see gusts to 70 MPH over greater this morning. Winds will back off later today.
The snow levels we predicted yesterday busted when most of the colder air was drawn north away from the Mammoth Mountain area.
By tonight we should have clearing skies with Wednesday being pt cloudy with highs in the low 40s. Winds on Wednesday will be in the 25-40 MPH range out of the SW.
There is one weaker system coming in on Thursday with a chance for a dusting of snow.
Roads at this time are all wet so no chains required in town. If your heading to Main Lodge you might need chains this morning to be prepared.
If you’re coming up for the weekend expect sunny skies with highs in the 50s on the mountain and 60s in town.
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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.
The top should re-open on Wednesday with some thick powder turns, should be some fun times. Once it gets tracked the winds should turn it all into some soft wind-blown snow.
This is the last weekend for Canyon and Eagle, we expect some spring skiing with highs in the 50’s. The pond skim takes place at Canyon Lodge on Sunday.
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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