On Sunday I got the email saying I was using up to much CPU space. I talked to support and was told I needed to do the following:

#1 Turn of the hourly Word Fence Scans
#2 Instale WP Super Cache
#3 Disable Word Press Heart Beat
#4 Optimize Mammoth Snowman.com and DiscoverMammoth.com

Below are my notes from getting all that done, I believe we are all update to date and I request you let the public see my site again.

Notes: All this was done on MammothSnowman.com & DiscoverMammoth.com

Heartbeat Control Plugin Installed and set to disable ALL heartbeats

WP Super Cache installed and set up to work with wp touch and word fence.

Changed word fence to auto scans

Read this article and all links from it and took the following actions.
http://support.hostgator.com/articles/how-to-optimize-a-wordpress-installation
• Plugins Advice http://support.hostgator.com/articles/plugins-advice

• WP-Optimize
Installed

Akismet – Installed and set up and paid fir service

Minimized the number of WP Crons

Limit WebCrawlers and Bots:

Set up Linux Cron and got rid of wp-cron

I also Read this article:
http://support.hostgator.com/articles/cpu-resource-restriction

Updated Robots.text
http://support.hostgator.com/articles/how-to-use-robots-txt

added this to the file:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/

Disallow: /wp-admin/

Disallow: /wp-includes/

Disallow: /wp-content/

Disallow: /trackback/

Disallow: /index.php

Disallow: /xmlrpc.com

Disallow: /wp-login.php

Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/

Disallow: /comments/feed/
User-agent: Yandex

Disallow: /
User-agent: Baiduspider

Disallow: /

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3-17-2016 – Mammoth Mountain Photo Snow Report

Snowman was out on the hill this morning and got some images for you to check out from Mammoth Mountain and the Mammoth Lakes Area. You can also get all these photos on our smug mug web site. If you click any of the images below they will become full size so you can see the terrain better.

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3-8-2016 – Mammoth Snowman Photos

mammoth_mountain_03-07-20161438Some fun powder out on the hill today. The mountain was on it and opened the top right about 9:30 AM today.

The snow was wind effected in areas and light and dry in others.

Snowman ripped thru the powder with his full size Canon Camara and got a ton of images for your enjoyment.

You can see all the photos from today on our Mammoth Snowman Smug Mug Page.

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Winter Storm Warning from 7pm till noon on Thursday – Riders of The Storm in the morning…

Coupon Mammoth Lakes Ski Renter2-17-2016- 6:44 AM – Good morning from Mammoth Mountain, are you ready for a return to winter weather conditions?

It looks like Thursday morning will be a “riders of the storm” event for the first few hours.

If you have been waiting for Powder NOW is the time to get up to Mammoth for the Thursday and Friday sessions.

Mammoth Mountain Weather Update: Winds are starting to pick up here in Mammoth and we have a few clouds already moving in.  Radar shows some showers that look to move in after the 10am hour.

For today we have a High Wind Warning in effect until 7pm, winds will be out of the south to south west 25-35 MPH with gusts up to 65 MPH. Over the top of the ski area winds will be gusting to 120MPH+.  Besides winds we will see a few rain and snow showers today.

For tonight we have a Winter Storm Warning now posted for 7pm to noon on Thursday. Here is the snowfall forecast for the Sesame snow course (Main Lodge):

  • Thu 2/18 = 17 – 19” (H2O = 1.90” – 2.10”)
  • Fri 2/19 = ~ 1” (H2O = 0.05” – 0.10”)

 

Snowman will have a fresh video update and a fresh daily image from Mammoth Mountain a bit later this morning.

For more on Conditions and Mountain Info check our home page

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Winter Returns Wednesday with 12-20+ inches of fresh snow on the way….Powder Day Thursday!

mammoth_mountain_02_12_2016_12612-15-2016- 7AM – Hey everyone Snowman here with you, the skiing and riding are still great out on the hill.

2-12-2016 – Mammoth Snowman Photos

Mammoth Mountain Weather Update: So the good news on this Monday morning is it looks like we will get a refresher of snow moving in on Wednesday into Thursday.

Models have come in wetter over the last couple days so we could possible see up to 12 – 20+ inches of fresh snow over Mammoth Mountain.

At this time it appears most of the snow will fall late in the day Wednesday and during the over night hours so no Riders of Storm Alert at this time.

Thursday and Friday should be the powder fest days if your thinking of heading up. After this system I do not see any powder days until the end of the month so head up if you can. For all the fine details of Mammoth Weather use this link.

Mammoth Mountain Snow Report: All 150+ named trails are now open and the mountain is grooming out almost 75+ runs each night.  Lifts hours are from 8:30 to 4 PM.

Out on the hill, Mammoth Mountain now has a base of 75-150+ inches from Eagle Lodge up to the Top.  So all runs are now wide open and ready for you to come and ride.

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For our complete discussion on this weeks weather, the long range and the El Nino outlooks, check out our Mammoth Mountain Weather page here.

So here are the details on snow conditions, we have not seen fresh snow now for 13 days. Along with the dry spell things have warmed up big time.

The snow surface is a bit firm early on in spots, but as things quickly warm up things soften up across the hill.

If you’re heading out early head over to the Main Lodge or Chair 5 groomers to start the day.

For you early riders, I would avoid the chair 9 and chair 25 areas as the runs over there have converted over to spring conditions. From about 10 am on you will find some fun spring butter to enjoy, go early and you will be skiing on ice.

Up top we have a wind buff type snow surface that is a mix of flat surfaces with bumps in the Drop Outs and Climax areas. Dave’s and Monument are getting the most traffic as that is where you will find the best snow off the groomers at this time.

Chair 23 with the Drop Out below.

Chair 23 with the Drop Outs below.

Dave's Run has some nice wind buff snow on it.

Dave’s Run has some nice wind buff snow on it.

The Cornice has been getting groomed very wide the last few days, the snow quality has been just about perfect. Great job by our grooming crew dialing it in for fast fun.

Scotties is also getting groomed and is a ton of fun. It also gets a lot less traffic then Cornice Bowl, so make sure to check it out when the Cornice gets zoo-ed out with to many skiers and riders.

Scotties

Scotties

Climax softens up during the morning hours and is wide open, some of the bigger bumps in here are getting filled from the SW winds we have had the last couple days.

Climax

Climax

If you are skiing or riding up top I would advise you to have a good tune on your gear. With the firmer snow conditions you are going to want sharp edges.

Over on Chair 3 they are grooming Center Bowl and into the Christmas Bowl area down into Coyote. West Bowl is all bumped out with some very large firm bumps at this time. My back told me to get out of there so I did not check out if there are any real lines at this time.

West Bowl

West Bowl

The Face of Five chair line has turned into a bump fest. At times these bumps are soft enough to rip up at others they are to firm to ski. Today I noticed that the bumps had started to fill in from the SW winds that are blowing. It will be interesting to see how it skis on Saturday.

Face of Five Bumps

Face of Five Bumps

Looking up at the Face of Five in the photo below you can see that they did groom a line down the skiers right on the face. I skied that on Friday and it had rocks the first 100 yards and then wind buff type snow all the way to the bottom. Hopefully they groom that again for Saturday morning.

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Mammoth Mountain WeatherMammoth Mountain Weather: – The Mammoth Mountain Weather Guy and The Mammoth Snowman bring you powder and weather forecasts for the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

Year Round we feature daily updates with simple to understand temperature, wind and snowfall forecasts. Log on using this Mammoth Mountain Weather link

heasder12-16Mammoth Mountain Winter & Summer Sports Blog: New for the 2015-2016 season you can count on just about daily posts on snow news from around the world.

Our mountain reports will also appear in the blog and RSS feeds, along with fresh photo galleries and all our new video reports and mountain stole videos that are on the way. Here is the link to our Mammoth Mountain blog.

Mammoth Mountain PhotographyMammoth Mountain Photography: New this season we have updated our gear and will have a crew out take photos with killer Cannon DSLR cameras.

You can expect to see our Photo Snow Reports, along with Daily Images and 1000+ sports action shots each week.

We have partnered up with smug mug so if you see your self on a image you can get a print or more… Here is a link to our Mammoth Mountain Photography section.

2015-08-05_1640Mammoth Mountain Video Snow Report: The Snowman has been doing video snow reports from Mammoth Mountain since the Fall of 2004.

You will have him back for 2015-2016 with all new gear to capture the moment and fresh music from Fat Head Productions.

Here is the link to our Mammoth Mountain Video Snow Report with the most current video report and reports from years past.

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2015-09-07_0921Classic Mammoth Mountain Videos: Dave Mc Coy brought video to Mammoth back in the 70’s.

Snowman brought the first snow report and snow stoke video in 2004… here in 2015 video has exploded on Mammoth Mountain.

At this section of the web site we offer up lots of Snowman’s old video as well as just about anything we could find about Mammoth Mountain. Grab a coffee or a beer and sit back and watch some classic Mammoth Mountain Videos at this link.

Learn more about Mammoth Mountain on the Wiki Page

____________________________________________________________________ Who is 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 MammothSnowman.com 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. Learn more about the Snowman and our team here at MammothSnowman.com at this link.

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