As of 6am winds are gusting to 90+ MPH over the top of Mammoth with gusts at Main in the 35-45 MPH range. Down here in town we also have winds gusting to 35+ mph at times.
Highs today will be in the 40’s up at the ski area. Lows will be in the 30s at night. There is a 30% chance of a dusting of snow on Sunday into Sunday night.
This far south we are only expecting a dusting, however if the front slips a bit more south we could see a few inches of snow on the mountain with a dusting down to 7000 feet.
By Tuesday things clear out the winds back off and we going into a warming trend right into the following weekend. If your ready for summer it looks like next week it will get rolling for us here in Mammoth.
Snow conditions are now full on spring conditions. The best snow is on the groomed runs at this time.
Off the groomed there is a mix of some fun snow, some sun cups and now also a dusty brown layer from dirt blowing off the back of Mammoth Mountain.
Cornice and Drop out 1 are the best runs off the top right now with G1 and G2 closed for repairs. The Face of 3 is groomed and the snow gets real good in there about 9 am. West Bowl has a nice bump line in it.
Over on the Face of 5 I found the snow not to be very good on Wednesday. I would avoid that area unless they decided to groom it out again.
I took some fresh images on Wednesday, make sure to scroll down the page to see what it looks like out on the hill. The snow is finally starting to melt, but there is 250 inches on spots up top.
If your coming up make plans to start out of the mill and ride up chair 2. If you want some firm snow get out at 7:30 AM and hit up the Main Lodge area, the Face of 3 and a groomed out Cornice.
The snow starts to get soft fast and by 8:30 AM Stump Alley is soft with everything else getting soft by 9:00 AM. Cornice and Sunshine have silver lined corn going off by 9:30 to 10 am.
Lifts running will be chairs 1, 2, 3, 6, and 23. G1 and G2 are now closed thru June 16th, looks like they will be closed on weekends as well. Lifts hours are now running 7:30AM to 2PM. Please note chair 5 is also open at times when the mountain runs their high performance camps.
There is still a base of 80-230+ inches out on the hill. That base will allow the Mountain to remain open into August.
You should be able to ski down to Main Lodge into mid July with Stump Alley possibly open into the July 4th weekend. After that you will be downloading from Mc Coy Station. The last time we stayed open this long was in 1995.
Snowman will be out on the hill every other day right up until we close. Expect more photo snow reports and video updates on a weekly basis. Ski ya later, Snowman out.
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